February 13, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Film focusing on King to premiere in Maine

AUBURN ( AP) — A film with a humorous take on Stephen King will premiere in the horror writer’s home state of Maine in April. More...

Lack of snow worries snowmobile businesses

BINGHAM ( AP) — This winter’s lack of snow has some resorts and businesses that rely on snowmobilers’ dollars worrying as the Presidents’ Day holiday week approaches. More...

Turnpike interchange bridge to be 1 lane

PORTLAND ( AP) — The Maine Turnpike says the interchange bridge at Exit 53 of the toll road will be reduced to one-lane traffic. The change, which begins today, is due to removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck. More...

Bail bill addresses domestic violence

AUGUSTA ( AP) — A bill addressing domestic violence, prompted by the killings of a family in Dexter last June, is coming up for a legislative hearing. More...

Unity man dies while cutting tree in woods

THORNDIKE (AP) — Police say a Unity man has died after a tree fell on him while he was in the woods of Thorndike chopping wood. More...

Welfare fraud gets officials’ attention

LEWISTON (AP) — Maine grand juries returned a dozen indictments last year charging welfare fraud, double the number in 2010, one indication that officials are stepping up efforts to catch and convict people who cheat the system at taxpayers&rsq More...

Adjutant general to address lawmakers

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The head of the Maine National Guard, Adjutant Gen. John Libby, will address a joint session of the Legislature for the first time. More...

Drug agency creates smartphone app

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has a new crimefighting tool. The agency says it now has a smartphone application to make it easy for people to contact and send information to MDEA. More...

Body of missing snowmobiler found

TURNER ( AP) — Maine wardens say they’ve recovered the body of a snowmobiler who had been missing since leaving his home on Friday. More...

Retired Maine priest under investigation

PORTLAND ( AP) — The leader of Maine’s Catholic church says the diocese is investigating allegations of sex abuse against a retired priest. Bishop Richard Malone said a complaint filed with the church in November alleges that the Rev. More...

Mass. man found dead in Maine driveway

BINGHAM (AP) — Authorities in Maine are investigating the unexplained death of a Massachusetts man found dead in the driveway of a Bingham home. State police say 61-year-old Ernest Sayers of Haverhill, Mass. More...

Talking encouraged in USM library space

PORTLAND ( AP) — The University of Southern Maine is encouraging talking in the library. More...