February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Two bank robbery suspects captured

LEWISTON (AP) — Police worked quickly to nab two suspects in a Lewiston bank robbery, and authorities are now looking into whether the pair is involved in other heists. More...

UMaine trustees to name new chancellor

PORTLAND ( AP) — University of Maine System trustees are poised to name the new chancellor. The announcement will be made Monday after the board’s executive committee meets at the University of Southern Maine. More...

Republicans want to censure Webster

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Waldo County Republicans whose votes weren’t included in the announcement declaring Mitt Romney winner of Maine’s GOP caucuses last weekend want to censure state GOP Chairman Charlie Webster. More...

Maine man indicted in 2006 break-in

NAPLES (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a man on charges connected to a breakin at a Naples home in 2006 just a month before the statute of limitations would have run out on the investigation. More...

East-west highway idea resurfaces

AUGUSTA (AP) — In Maine, the old saying goes, you can’t get there from here. More...

Otisfield gets boost from London banker

OTISFIELD (AP) — Efforts to save a historic building in Otisfield are getting a boost from an unlikely source thanks to an international friendship forged a half century ago. More...

Windham man indicted in shooting

PORTLAND ( AP) — A Windham man accused of fatally shooting another hunter last year has been indicted on a manslaughter charge. More...

Hypnotist appeals sex assault conviction

PORTLAND ( AP) — A Maine hypnotist convicted of sexual assault of a minor and accused of using hypnotism to keep the teenage girl quiet about their sexual encounters is appealing his conviction to the state’s highest court. More...

Bridge’s center span floats out to sea

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The center span recently removed from a bridge shared by Maine and New Hampshire has floated out to sea aboard a barge, on its way to a recycling center. The span was removed from the 90-year-old bridge last week. More...

Veterans court bill advances in Augusta

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Legislature is getting close to approving a special court to deal with military veterans accused of crimes. The bill sponsored by Rep. More...

Portland man appeals murder conviction

PORTLAND ( AP) — A Maine man serving a 40-year sentence for killing his girlfriend is appealing his conviction to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. More...

National Guard leader to address lawmakers

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The head of the Maine National Guard is addressing a joint session of the Legislature for the first time. Adjutant Gen. More...

Convictions appealed in Old Orchard killing

PORTLAND ( AP) — A brother and sister are appealing their murder convictions for killing the woman’s husband in his Old Orchard Beach home and trying to make it look like he was the victim of a home invasion. More...

Maine jail guard injured in skirmish

ALFRED (AP) — Officials say a Maine jail guard suffered a concussion and required hospitalization after being injured in a skirmish with an inmate at the York County Jail. More...

N.E. shrimp fishing season to end Friday

PORTLAND Over the objections of fishermen and shrimp processors, regulators on Wednesday voted to shut down the New England shrimp fishery after Friday because fishermen have reached their catch limit for the season. More...

Budget cutting plan gets first House OK

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine House on Tuesday gave initial approval to Medicaid cuts that are intended to help close a $120 million state budget shortfall, but the governor says they don’t go far enough to cut state spending. More...

Waldo-Hancock Bridge to come down

VERONA ISLAND (AP) — The 86-year-old Waldo-Hancock Bridge that spans the Penobscot River in the shadow of its modern replacement is coming down. More...

End of N.E. shrimp fishing season looms

PORTLAND ( AP) — The end of the New England shrimp fishing season is looming. Regulators are expected to set a closure date for the fishery during a conference call today to review how much shrimp has been caught since the season began Jan. 2. More...

Three men fall into river as ATV sinks

GARDINER (AP) — Three men escaped serious injury after the all-terrain vehicle they were riding on sank into the frigid waters of the Kennebec River. More...