February 17, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Man sentenced for identity theft, fraud

PORTLAND (AP) — A 52- year- old Portland man has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for stealing another man’s identity and fraudulently obtaining nearly $200,000 of government benefits, including financial assistance for housing, he More...

Ex-Gardiner councilor charged in shooting

GARDINER (AP) — A former Gardiner city councilor is facing charges after allegedly firing several shots from a high-powered rifle at his ex-girlfriend's truck as she stood nearby. 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...

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...

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...

Hermon shooting leaves one man dead

HERMON ( AP) — Maine State Police say one of the two men shot after allegedly trying to force their way into an apartment in central Maine has died. More...

Maine man, 26, dies in Cornish accident

CORNISH ( AP) — A 26- year-old Maine man has died after his car veered off the road and crashed into a large rock in the York County town of Cornish. The York Sheriff ’s Office says Brenden Lowenberg was killed at about 2:30 p.m. More...

Relative challenges father of missing girl

WATERVILLE (AP) — The grandfather of a toddler who went missing two months ago in Maine is challenging the girl’s father to explain what happened to the youngster. More...

Lawmaker: Cut off pensions of criminals

AUGUSTA (AP) — A state lawmaker thinks public employees convicted of crimes should forfeit their state pensions. Alna Republican Les Fossel has proposed legislation that would put Maine in line with at least 15 other states. 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...

LITTLE HELPERS

SOPHIA KUHL, 2, shuffles through chunks of ice as her mother Hillary, rear left, and brother Liam, rear right, 3, clear their driveway on Pike Street in Lisbon on Tuesday. More...

East-west highway idea resurfaces

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