January 31, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Bill would drop terms for housing chief

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Amid increasing scrutiny of Maine State Housing Authority spending, a legislative committee is taking up a bill aimed at making the agency’s director more accountable to its board and the governor. More...

Couple charged with counterfeit scam

PORTLAND ( AP) — Authorities have arrested two people they say have been spending counterfeit money in Maine. Authorities say since October, nearly $30,000 in counterfeit money from the same source has been passed in and around Maine. More...

Renewable energy referendum pushed back

AUGUSTA (AP) — A coalition that’s pushing for a referendum to set a state minimum for renewable energy fell short of the voters’ signatures needed by Monday’s deadline to force a November vote. More...

Police: Ayla’s dad not telling all he knows

WATERVILLE Unable to find any evidence missing toddler Ayla Reynolds was abducted, police on Monday pressed the three adults who were home with her on the night she disappeared to provide a full account of what happened. More...

Man pleads not guilty to threatening Obama

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine man already behind bars on drug charges has pleaded not guilty to threatening to kill President Barack Obama. A lawyer for Leroy Dunn of Hampden, previously convicted of threatening Republican Maine Gov. More...

Bangor grandfather scammed out of $7K

BANGOR (AP) — Bangor police are warning elderly residents of the city not to fall for the so-called “grandparent scam.” Police say a city man in his 70s was bilked out of $7,000 last week by a con artist pretending to be his grandso More...