February 20, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Occupy Maine group puts out TV show

PORTLAND (AP) — Occupy Maine’s tent city in Portland has come down, but the group is still trying to get its message out with a new TV show episode on the movement. More...

2 groups get $325K in hunger grants

PORTLAND ( AP) — Two Maine organizations are getting $325,000 in federal grants to help fight hunger. The two grants in Maine are among 27 grants totaling $4.8 million awarded nationwide by U.S. More...

New market sought for Maine lobster

PORTLAND ( AP) — Two men who met at the University of Maine plan to take advantage of a new trade agreement to export lobster to Panama. More...

State agency issues car-buying guide

GARDINER (AP) — In time for Presidents Day holiday weekend car sales, a state agency is promoting its guide giving tips on how Maine consumers can evaluate financing options for a buying a vehicle and protect their rights. More...

Mainers take part in national bird count

PORTLAND ( AP) — Bird watchers across Maine took part in the 15th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. 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...

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...

Paul wins GOP caucus in Washington County

EAST MACHIAS (AP) — Ron Paul gained ground but failed to overtake Mitt Romney in Saturday’s Republican presidential caucus in eastern Maine, which was held a week after the state Republican Party declared Romney the winner of Maine’ More...

Maine lobster boat races scheduled

WINTERPORT ( AP) — It may be the dead of winter, but next summer’s schedule of Maine lobster boat races is coming into shape. More...

Man, 24, is injured when ATV flips over

SHAPLEIGH (AP) — A 24- year-old Springvale man is in critical condition after his allterrain vehicle flipped over on Square Pond in Shapleigh. More...

Somerset chosen for wellness program

FAIRFIELD (AP) — Maine’s Somerset County has been chosen for a national program that seeks to improve worker wellness, increase productivity and lower health care costs. More...

Motorcycles to show inspection stickers

AUGUSTA (AP) — Motorcycles in Maine will soon have to display vehicle inspection stickers for all to see. More...

Bill gives cybercrimes unit more manpower

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to boost the manpower in the state police cybercrimes division. Sen. More...

Mainers raise funds by shaving heads

PRESQUE ISLE ( AP) — People in northern Maine got into the fundraising spirit by having their heads shaved and then painted as planets, dwarf planets and moons. 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...