January 10, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Maine Agricultural Trades Show opens

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Gov. Paul LePage will be on hand when the 71st annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show kicks off in Augusta. More...

Maine early college program gets award

PORTLAND ( AP) — The New England Board of Higher Education is honoring a Maine program that targets high school students who are undecided about higher education but who have the potential to succeed in college. More...

Portland woman faces drug trafficking charge

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine police have seized nearly 1,000 prescription painkillers from a Portland woman they say was trying to sell them on the streets. More...

Maine gets $3M from feds for highway repair

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $ 3 million to the Maine Department of Transportation to repair or reconstruct federal aid highways and roads on federal land damaged during Tropical Storm Irene. More...

Police: Teens killed in crash were at party

WEST PARIS (AP) — Law enforcement officials say four young people were returning to an underage drinking party at the time of a crash that killed two teenagers in western Maine. More...

Gas prices shoot up nearly 9 cents in week

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The price of a gallon of gas has jumped dramatically in Maine in the past week. Price- tracking website maineGasPrices.com reports today that the average price for a gallon of gasoline has jumped nearly nine cents to $3.45. More...

Raye seeks rematch against Rep. Michaud

EASTPORT (AP) — Senate President Kevin Raye says he’s going to seek a rematch with Democratic incumbent Rep. Michael Michaud in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. More...

Fire marshal retiring after 14 years

PORTLAND ( AP) — Maine’s fire marshal for the past 14 years is retiring at the end of the month. John Dean of Winthrop was a Maine firefighter for 27 years before becoming fire marshal in 1998. More...

CDC: 19 sickened by ‘bad’ beef

PORTLAND (AP) — A total of 19 people from seven states have become sick from salmonella linked to ground beef sold by Hannaford. More...

Private prison bill heads to dead files

AUGUSTA — A bill to allow a privately run prison in Maine, carried over from last year’s session in hopes of addressing the needs of aging inmates with more medical concerns, was killed Monday after lawmakers were told no one is interested in r More...

Mass. man shoots himself in Maine

DEXTER (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been hospitalized after police say he accidentally shot himself in the leg while visiting Maine. More...

Medical marijuana dispensary to open

HALLOWELL ( AP) — A nonprofit company is opening a medical marijuana dispensary in Hallowell. Wellness Connection of Maine plans an open house to mark the opening of its Hallowell facility today. More...

2 dead in unrelated Maine car crashes

BIDDEFORD (AP) — A 19- year-old Biddeford man and a 20- year- old Wilton woman have died in unrelated car crashes in Maine. More...

Jay man calls cops, then he gets arrested

JAY (AP) — A Jay man who called police to report a burglary at his garage landed in hot water when responding officers uncovered what they called an elaborate marijuana growing operation at his home. More...

Maine readies for caucuses

AUGUSTA — With Iowa’s caucuses just over and New Hampshire’s primary a day away, presidential politics to be played out this year are revving up in Maine, where Republicans will hold caucuses over several days next month. More...

Mainer charged after 3-year-old overdoses

LEWISTON (AP) — Police in Maine’s second-largest city have brought child endangerment charges against a man whose 3- year- old son overdosed on a prescription painkiller. More...

Two wind forums to be held this week

FREEPORT ( AP) — The Greater Portland Council of Governments and the Windependence group that promotes wind energy are holding events this week to promote the idea of municipally owned wind power. More...

LePage gets early start on 2014 campaign

PORTLAND ( AP) — The next gubernatorial election in Maine is nearly three years away, but that hasn’t stopped Gov. Paul LePage from forming a re-election committee, holding a fundraiser and launching a re-election website. More...

Woman seeking drugs robs pharmacy

CORINTH ( AP) — Maine State Police are looking for a woman who robbed a Corinth pharmacy and made off with a large amount of prescription drugs. The Whitney Family Supermarket was robbed on Wednesday around 6:45 p.m. More...