January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Ex-NFL star champions concussion bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — Saying the days of winning one for the Gipper are over, Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett came to Maine’s State House on Wednesday to champion a bill addressing a growing concern from school sport fields to the Natio More...

New party earns spot on Maine ballot

AUGUSTA (AP) — A new political party that’s pushing for a bipartisan ticket in the 2012 presidential election says it’s earned a spot on November’s presidential ballot in Maine. More...

Former turnpike chief to keep his pension Scarborough official avoids jail time

AUGUSTA (AP) — The former chief of the Maine Turnpike Authority will get to keep his more than $5,000 per month state pension even though he may go to prison for stealing from the agency. More...

Rumford man accused of driving drunk

RUMFORD (AP) — Police have charged a Rumford man with driving drunk as he was headed to the local high school to pick up two teenagers. More...

Bangor airport gets full-body scanner

BANGOR (AP) — Bangor International Airport is the latest airport in Maine to get full-body scanners. The Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday unveiled and demonstrated the advanced imaging technology scanner at the airport. More...

Gay marriage backers to reveal decision

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Gay marriage supporters collected more than 100,000 signatures, and they’re ready to announce whether they’re going to move forward with another referendum. More...

Maine poverty report coming out today

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Advocates for low-income Mainers are presenting a report that highlights the impact of poverty on children, families and seniors. The Maine Community Action Association is releasing its annual Poverty Report Update today. More...

Probe into casino PAC funding moves on

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine ethics board has given the goahead for a deeper investigation into the finances of two political action committees that supported efforts to bring a casino to Lewiston last year. More...

Police refuse to release toddler 911 recording

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Police have denied a request to release the audio recording and written transcript of the 911 call made to report the disappearance of a Waterville toddler. More...