February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Lobster catch tops 100 million pounds

HALLOWELL ( AP) — Maine lobster fishermen last year caught more than 100 million pounds of lobster for the first time, indicating the state’s signature seafood is robust as other fishery resources continue to struggle, the state’s t More...

5 taken to hospital after bus collision

FARMINGTON ( AP) — Police say a tractor- trailer slid head-on into a school bus, sending five students to the hospital in western Maine. More...

Anti-gay marriage group loses appeal

PORTLAND ( AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the state’s campaign disclosure law that requires a national anti-gay marriage group to release its donor list, but the group plans to take the fight to shield the list to the U.S. More...

Sebago reservations being taken today

AUGUSTA (AP) — Reservations for one of Maine’s most popular campgrounds, Sebago Lake State Park, are being accepted. More...

Driver dead after car drives into woods

WATERBORO ( AP) — Authorities say the driver of car that left the road in Waterboro and ended up about 50 feet into the woods appears to have died from a medical condition. More...

School official drops ‘Tebowing’ suspension

CALAIS (AP) — The superintendent of a Maine school district has rescinded the onegame ban given to a student who ran onto the floor after a basketball game last week and kneeled in the prayer stance made famous by Denver Broncos quarterback Tim More...

Sauschuck picked for Portland’s top cop

PORTLAND (AP) — Acting Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck is the city manager’s choice to hold the job on a permanent basis. More...

Ex-Postal Service employee sentenced

BANGOR (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service employee has been sentenced to three months in prison for taking powerful painkillers out of packages that were intended for veterans. More...

Downtown Showdown canceled in Portland

PORTLAND ( AP) — The smattering of snow and sleet over the past 24 hours in Portland won’t be enough to prevent the cancellation of Friday’s Downtown Showdown. More...

Maine boat builder to launch new yacht

SOUTHWEST HARBOR (AP) — One of Maine’s bestknown boat builders is launching the first yacht in a new line of luxury motor vessels. The Hinckley Co. More...

China man pleads guilty to sex assault

AUGUSTA (AP) — A China man has pleaded guilty to breaking into a neighbor’s home and sexually assaulting her last summer. More...