January 30, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Ayla’s blood found in house

Analysis continues on evidence from father’s home

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Some of the blood found in a home where a missing toddler was last seen six weeks ago belonged to the little girl, an official said. More...

6-year-old girl hurt in snowmobile crash

ORONO (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old girl lost consciousness and required hospitalization after crashing a snowmobile. More...

Prof named editor of journal on Thoreau

FARMINGTON ( AP) — A Maine professor is taking the editorial reins of an academic journal devoted to author Henry David Thoreau. More...

Coast Guard to hold hearings on tidal plan

LUBEC (AP) — The Coast Guard is holding a pair of meetings this week to hear from mariners about a tidal energy proposal in Cobscook Bay at Maine’s eastern tip. Ocean Renewable Power Co. More...

Maine Senate OKs judicial appointments

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Senate has confirmed Gov. Paul LePage’s appointments of a district prosecutor and a family court magistrate to Maine’s District Court bench. More...

Fisherman sentenced for tax evasion

ROCKLAND (AP) — A 43- year-old commercial fisherman is going to jail for 30 days for failing to pay his state income taxes for five years. Daniel Gargan Jr. More...

Man sentenced for stealing gun

LEWISTON (AP) — A former FedEx worker has been sentenced to nearly eight years in federal prison for stealing a shotgun from the delivery company’s Lewiston distribution center and selling it. More...

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...

Biddeford man shot by U.S. Marshals

PORTLAND ( AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a 22-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot in the leg by officers who were trying to apprehend him in Portland. More...

Gov: We must pay our bills before borrowing

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the state must pay its bills before it borrows more money. More...

Sebago reservations open Wednesday

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine park officials say they’ll accept reservations for one of the state’s most popular campgrounds, Sebago Lake State Park, later this week. More...

Jay man accused of stealing 22 guns

JAY (AP) — A Jay man has been charged with stealing an arsenal of 22 guns as well as a bottle of rum and a laptop computer from another home in town. More...

Senators blast new base closings idea

KITTERY (AP) — Senators from Maine and New Hampshire are blasting a request by the Obama administration for Congress to authorize an additional round of base closings. More...

Association clears Penobscot sheriff

BANGOR ( AP) — The Maine Sheriffs’ Association says it has found no ethical misconduct by Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross who alerted the target of a state police investigation, who later committed suicide. More...

Workshops reveal no ash borers in wood

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Forest Service insect experts say a “bark-peeling” workshop aimed at finding evidence of tree-killing bugs found no evidence of the insects. More...

Vermont man dies in Hampden car crash

HAMPDEN (AP) — A Vermont man visiting family in Maine has died in a car crash just miles from his destination. Police say 70-year-old Douglas Dapice of South Burlington, Vt., was driving north on Interstate 95 in Hampden just after 4 p.m. More...

Real estate market making slow recovery

PORTLAND (AP) — Speakers at a conference for more than 600 Maine real estate professionals say the state’s real estate industry is slowly recovering from the recession and showing some bright spots, but will continue to face challenges th 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...