June 30, 2015 RSS feed / Maine

East Millinocket voters reject national park by wide margin

EAST MILLINOCKET Residents voted 320-191 against a proposed 150,000-acre North Woods national park in a nonbinding referendum on Monday. More...

Vermont man’s cause of death to be released

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine authorities say they will soon release the cause of death of a 59-year-old Vermont man who died at sea about 13 miles off of York Harbor, Maine. More...

Gas prices fall a bit in Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — Gas prices in Maine have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week. The average retail gas price in Maine was $2.79 per gallon on Sunday. The figure is based on a GasBuddy.com survey of 1,228 gas outlets in the state. More...

Applications being taken for deer hunt

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is now accepting applications for the state’s antlerless deer hunting permit lottery. More...

Woman shot by officer identified

CARMEL (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the woman shot by a sheriff ’s deputy in central Maine after advancing toward the deputy holding what was described as a homemade weapon. More...

Bird camera catches eagle stealing chicks

BREMEN (AP) — Followers of a popular live bird camera are reeling from a rare glimpse of nature in the raw after witnessing an eagle pluck two osprey chicks from a nest. More...

Interim presidents named at UMS schools

AUGUSTA (AP) — Interim presidents have been named at the University of Maine System schools in August and Fort Kent. More...

Nearly 6,000 without power in Bangor area

BANGOR (AP) — Emera Maine crews are working to restore electricity to nearly 6,000 customers in Bangor and elsewhere in Penobscot County. More...

Man sentenced in pharmacy robbery

BANGOR (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Dexter man will spend nearly seven years in prison for a 2012 pharmacy robbery. Judge John A. Woodcock sentenced 27-year-old Michael Thompson on Monday to 82 months in prison. More...

Man arrested may be connected to thefts

PORTLAND (AP) — A Portland man has been arrested and charged in connection with a string of burglaries over the past two weeks. Portland Lt. More...