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...

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...