February 10, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Ceremony planned for Maine guard unit

ORONO (AP) — A send-off ceremony is being held for members of a Maine Army National Guard medevac unit that is being deployed to Kuwait. More...

Occupy Maine up against new deadline

PORTLAND ( AP) — The deadline has arrived — again — for Occupy Maine to clear away its tent city in Lincoln Park. More...

Hiker rescued after crawling 7 hours

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK ( AP) — A Maine hiker described as “tough as nails” is recovering after she fell and hurt her ankle and then crawled for seven hours before rescuers found her. More...

Maine committee kills anti-gang bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — A bill to crack down on gang activity by making recruitment illegal has been killed for this session by a Maine legislative committee. More...

Former podiatrist faces drug charges

PORTLAND ( AP) — A grand jury in Maine has indicted a former podiatrist on drug distribution and health care fraud charges. More...

Maine chief justice reveals anti-violence move

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s court system is acting swiftly to prevent domestic violence by tightening up bail rules for alleged abusers, Chief Justice Leigh Ingalls Saufley told the Legislature on Thursday. More...

Three Gardiner firefighters punished

GARDINER (AP) — A captain and a union president are among three Gardiner firefighters disciplined by the city last month because they engaged in inappropriate conduct against another city employee. More...

Maine’s chief forest ranger retires

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Forest Service’s chief ranger has retired after more than 30 years on the job. An agency spokeswoman says Bill Williams submitted a letter of retirement on Wednesday and Commissioner Bill Beardsley accepted it. More...

Big marine crane arriving in Maine

SEARSPORT (AP) — The Maine Department of Transportation says a marine crane that has a 144 metric ton lift capacity will be the state’s largest such crane when it arrives. The crane is due to arrive in Searsport today. More...

Toboggan teams face off in races

CAMDEN ( AP) — Hundreds of toboggan teams are waxing their sleds for the 22nd annual U. S. National Toboggan Championships. More...

Mainer convicted of killing wife

ALFRED (AP) — A Maine man who told police he accidentally shot his wife after a night of drug use before changing his story to put the blame on drug dealers has been convicted of murder. More...

Group against weaker land-use agency

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine environmental advocacy group is urging legislators to not weaken the powers of a regulatory agency that oversees the state’s vast unorganized territory. More...

Community college receives $5M gift

PRESQUE ISLE ( AP) — Northern Maine Community College officials say a $5 million gift from a Presque Isle native who now lives in California will have a “transformative impact” on the college. More...

Bangor named finish line for big race

BANGOR (AP) — Bangor has been chosen as the finish line for a nationwide charitable road race known as the Fireball Run. More...