February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Maine chief justice to give update

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Chief Justice Leigh Saufley will address lawmakers in an annual update on the third branch of state government. Saufley presents her State of the Judiciary address today to a joint House-Senate session in the State House. More...

Man sentenced for worker’s comp fraud

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Medway man has been sentenced to two months in jail after pleading guilty to lying to investigators in order to get $6,000 in worker’s compensation benefits to which he was not entitled. More...

Portland man pleads guilty

FARMINGTON ( AP) — A Portland man has pleaded guilty to being the getaway driver in the theft of more than $ 5,000 worth of merchandise from a Walmart. More...

Maine is next up in GOP race

AUGUSTA Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are the undisputed favorites in Maine, the next state weighing in on the Republican presidential race. They’re the only candidates who have made much of an effort here. 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...

15 Colby students cited in investigation

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Colby College says an investigation into an incident involving sexual misconduct in November has led to more than a dozen students being suspended or withdrawing altogether from the college. More...

Former turnpike head in court today

PORTLAND ( AP) — The former head of the Maine Turnpike Authority is expected to plead guilty when he makes his first court appearance since being charged with theft for unauthorized use of turnpike funds. More...

Official to meet with pellet producers

CORINTH ( AP) — Maine wood pellet manufacturers are meeting with a U. S. Department of Agriculture official to discuss the future of the pellet industry and its economic impact in the state. More...

Closing statements expected in trial

ALFRED (AP) — The trial of a Limington man accused of fatally shooting his wife is coming to a close. More...

Kennebunk girl, 5, struck by vehicle

KENNEBUNK ( AP) — Police say a 5-year-old Kennebunk girl struck by a car as she was crossing the street to catch the school bus is expected to survive. Authorities say the 24-yearold driver that struck the girl at about 8 a.m. More...

Maine Turnpike plans high-speed toll lanes

NEW GLOUCESTER (AP) — It will soon be possible to drive through the New Gloucester toll plaza on the Maine Turnpike without slowing down. More...

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...