February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Maine high court upholds murder, arson convictions

PORTLAND — A Portland man serving 60 years in prison for strangling his girlfriend and cutting off her head was not insane at the time of the killing and is criminally responsible for his conduct, Maine’s highest court ruled Tuesday. More...

Parent involvement in schools debated

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers are considering a bill to get parents more involved in their children’s schools. More...

Man presumed dead after Canton fire

CANTON (AP) — Authorities say a 64-year-old Canton man is missing and presumed dead after running back into his burning home to try to save his dogs. More...

‘Tax zapper’ measure scaled back by panel

AUGUSTA (AP) — Without taking a final vote, a Maine legislative panel has scaled back a bill aimed at so-called tax zapper computer programs that help tax cheats. More...

Cigarette butt fine could cost $100

PORTLAND (AP) — Smokers could face a $100 fine in Maine’s largest city for flicking cigarette butts onto public property. More...

Turnpike budget offers big savings

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The chief of the Maine Turnpike Authority says financial reforms at the agency have already saved millions of dollars with the potential for millions more. More...

College to announce major donation

PRESQUE ISLE ( AP) — Northern Maine Community College and the college’s foundation will announce a major gift to the school, calling it the largest private donation given to a community college in Maine. More...

Rockland tenant charged with arson

ROCKLAND (AP) — A tenant of an apartment in Rockland has been charged with arson in a fire that temporarily displaced other tenants of the building. Rockland police say they arrested 35-year-old Christie Look on Tuesday on two counts of arson. More...

Lift span from bridge may be moved today

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Demolition crews will wait for daylight to remove the first major component of the 90-year-old Memorial Bridge between Maine and New Hampshire. More...

Teacher pleads no contest to sex charge

MACHIAS (AP) — A former substitute teacher in eastern Maine faces sentencing after pleading no contest to two counts of gross sexual assault involving an eighth-grade student. More...