April 24, 2015 RSS feed / Maine

Ads urge defeat of concealed gun bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gun control groups are urging Maine residents to help defeat a bill that would allow people to carry concealed handgun without a permit. More...

Senators advocate for balanced budget

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Republican senators are calling on Democrats to support a proposal aimed at forcing the federal government to balance its budget. More...

Police investigating stabbing in Bangor

BANGOR (BDN) — Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Thursday afternoon on Elizabeth Street, according to Sgt. Tim Cotton. More...

Board refuses to devalue paper mill

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — A Skowhegan town board has rejected a request by the owners of the Sappi paper mill to lower the taxable value of the property. More...

Maine seeks beetle event volunteers

CAMDEN (AP) — Maine conservationists and state officials are calling for residents to participate in a treetagging event to raise awareness of the invasive emerald ash borer. More...

Buying junk food with food stamps? Maybe not for long

AUGUSTA Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration urged lawmakers Thursday to support a bill that seeks to allow the state to prevent people in the food stamp program from using benefits to buy items like soda, chips and candy. More...

Bangor Walmart employee finds $4,400 cash in parking lot

BANGOR A man who lost approximately $4,400 in cash over the winter had his money returned to him on Thursday thanks to a Walmart employee, according to Bangor police. More...

Federal grant to help with green energy

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine is getting a $100,000 grant to help develop clean energy projects for farmers, fishermen and other small business owners. More...

Lobsterman faces suspension for traps

STONINGTON (AP) — A Maine lobsterman faces possible fines and a license suspension after state authorities charged him with lobster harvesting violations. More...

Burst pipe damages radio station records

PORTLAND (AP) — Volunteers are scrambling to save about 3,000 vinyl records that were soaked when a water pipe burst in the studios of a Portland community radio station. More...

Road rage incident leads to officer arrest

WEST GARDINER (BDN) — A Vermont police officer was arrested along Interstate 295 Wednesday in a road rage incident involving a firearm, according to state police. More...

Information sought in illegal deer killing

CHESTERVILLE (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps them find the person responsible for illegally killing a pregnant doe in Franklin County. More...

Wanted Michigan man may be in Maine

ALLAGASH — A Michigan man suspected of killing his wife in January and believed to be in Maine may be in Aroostook County, according to an email from the Allegan County Sheriff ’s Office. More...

Pace Your Spring Yardwork & Cleaning

Spring has sprung! We can finally open the windows and let in the fresh air and we can go outside without wearing layers of heavy clothing. More...