May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Maine

Panel eyes LePage’s plan to shake up constitutional officers

AUGUSTA Gov. Paul LePage’s administration urged lawmakers on Wednesday to hand over the power to choose Maine’s attorney general and state treasurer to the executive branch. More...

Closing arguments in Christmas killing trial

ELLSWORTH (AP) — The prosecution and defense are ready to make their closing arguments in the trial of an Ellsworth man charged with killing his wife on Christmas Day 2013. More...

Cold case unit okayed, awaits funding

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers have again approved a bill to create a special state unit dedicated to investigating unsolved homicides, but the measure still needs to be funded. More...

Maine unemployment drops slightly in April

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s unemployment fell to its lowest point in nearly eight years with a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.7 percent in April. More...

19-year-old killed in shooting wasn’t target, parents say

PORTLAND The parents of the 19-yearold man killed in a shooting at a recording studio say their son was a bystander in a confrontation that didn’t involve him. More...

Thunderstorms cause damage in The County

CARIBOU Severe thunderstorms wreaked havoc on Wednesday in northern Aroostook County, according to the National Weather Service’s Caribou office. More...

Portland lawmakers may combine pot bills into one

AUGUSTA A crucial committee recommendation on the legalization of recreational marijuana could come as early as today after a committee directive that the sponsors of two bills with similar goals work together. More...

Police: Woman dies in northern Maine crash

WALLAGRASS (AP) — Police in Maine say a 21- year-old woman died after losing control of her vehicle while driving in a small town near the state’s border with Canada. More...

Senate, House each override 2 vetoes

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Senate has voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that would provide car decals to young drivers so parents and law enforcement can more easily identify intermediate license holders. More...

UMaine president to stay on for extra year

ORONO (AP) — The first woman to serve as president of the University of Maine has agreed to stay on for an additional year. More...