January 20, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Gulf of Maine shrimp limit increased by 10%

SOUTH PORTLAND Fishery regulators Thursday increased the amount of Gulf of Maine shrimp that can be caught this season, but Maine fishermen and processors said the higher limit won’t make much difference. More...

Police learn who took Occupy Maine signs

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police say they’ve figured out what happened to the Occupy Maine signs that disappeared from the group’s encampment in the city. More...

Maine gets grants for two land buys

AUGUSTA (AP) — The LePage administration says the state has received federal grants totaling $8.7 million to conserve two forest properties in western Maine. More...

Needle exchange programs lack funding

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Hypodermic needle exchange programs in Maine, which collected more than a quarter million syringes during the year ending last Oct. 31, are in serious financial straits. More...

Murder suspect to plead not guilty

FARMINGTON ( AP) — A lawyer for a Massachusetts man accused of fatally stabbing an 81-year-old woman in her Farmington home says his client is expected to plead not guilty. More...

Maine sheriffs’ group starts investigation

MACHIAS ( AP) — The Maine Sheriffs’ Association has launched an investigation into Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross, who admits he told longtime friend the Rev. More...

Penobscot sheriff told activist of probe

BANGOR ( AP) — The Penobscot County sheriff is defending his decision to tell friend and longtime area activist the Rev. Robert Carlson that he was under investigation by Maine State Police just hours before his suicide. More...

Tobacco use report card shows slide

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s latest report card on tobacco use shows a continuing slide in the state’s grades. More...

LePage to hold 12th Capitol for a Day

LEWISTON ( AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is meeting with business and community leaders in Androscoggin County for his 12th Capitol for a Day event. The governor today is visiting Geiger Bros. More...

DEP approves revised Oakfield wind project

AUGUSTA ( AP) — State environmental regulators have approved a revised plan for the Oakfield wind power project in northern Maine. More...

Ex-turnpike head charged with theft

Lawyer indicates Violette agrees to plead guilty

PORTLAND ( AP) — Former Maine Turnpike Authority Executive Director Paul Violette has agreed to plead guilty to theft for unauthorized use of turnpike funds in exchange for a prison sentence not to exceed five years, Violette’s attorney s More...

Maine gets nearly $10M for heating aid

LEWISTON (AP) — Maine has received nearly $10 million in heating aid under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. More...

Wild game dinner slated in Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN ( AP) — Moose, bear, deer and bison dishes are on the menu at a Skowhegan church’s annual game dinner. More...

Sugarloaf skier died of chest injuries

CARRABASSETT VALLEY (AP) — The Maine medical examiner says a 41-year-old Canadian man who died on the way to the hospital after hitting a tree at the Sugarloaf ski resort succumbed to chest injuries. More...

Portland credit union robbed by armed man

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police are investigating possible connections between an armed robbery of a city credit union and two previous robberies in the city. More...

Portland’s fire chief is stepping down

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland’s fire chief says he is stepping down after 10 years on the job. More...

Toddler’s mom unable to finish polygraph

PORTLAND ( AP) — The mother of a toddler reported missing from her father’s Waterville home a month ago says she was unable to finish a lie detector test because of a medical condition. More...

Lawmakers to hear ‘Caylee’s Law’ bills

AUGUSTA ( AP) — A legislative committee is holding hearings on a pair of bills requiring notification of authorities when a child is missing. More...

Portland-bound jet diverted to Albany

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A regional jet made an unscheduled stop at the Albany International Airport after its crew noticed a problem with a fuel gauge. More...

Man requests flogging instead of prison

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine man who asked to be publicly flogged instead of being sent to prison will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. U. S. District Judge John Woodcock on Tuesday ordered the evaluation for 34- year-old Domingos Nobrega of Bangor. More...