July 13, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Teen gets probation for bathroom fire

AUGUSTA (AP) — A 14- year-old girl originally charged with arson and criminal mischief in connection with a fire in a bathroom at an Augusta middle school has pleaded guilty to the lesser charge and was placed on juvenile probation.  The K More...

Electronic monitoring panel gets funds

AUGUSTA (AP) — Donations totaling $18,000 will help pay for the work of a Maine task force that will explore electronic monitoring systems for domestic violence offenders.  More...

Lifeguard revives boy at Maine pond

SCARBOROUGH (AP) — A 7-year-old boy pulled from a pond at a campground and revived by a lifeguard is in the hospital in serious condition.  Police Chief Robert Moulton says officers were called to Wassamki Springs Campground at about 1:15 More...

Former congressman Peter Kyros dies

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s former Democratic U.S. Rep. More...

State official says victim shot in chest

PORTLAND (AP) — A man who was fatally shot in Portland in a confrontation between two groups died from a gunshot wound to the chest.  The Maine medical examiner’s office issued its findings Thursday in the case of 24- year-old Matthe More...

Presque Isle man charged with murder

PRESQUE ISLE (AP) — State police have arrested a 75-year-old pawn shop owner in northern Maine in the 13- year-old killing of a woman whose body was never located.  Police say George Jaime Sr. More...

Collins casts 5,000th consecutive vote

PORTLAND (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on Thursday cast her 5,000th consecutive vote, a milestone in a perfect voting record that dates to her arrival in Washington in January 1997.  More...

Navy convenes panel to investigate fire

KITTERY (AP) — The Navy is convening a special panel to investigate the fire that damaged the USS Miami while it was in dry dock for an overhaul at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the river between Maine and New Hampshire.  All other investig More...

Legal fireworks called business boom

AUGUSTA (AP) — The LePage administration says legalization of fireworks in Maine has sparked a small business boom in the state.  Officials say dozens of Maine jobs have been created and millions of dollars in new revenue have been generat More...

Bangor woman jailed for identity theft

BANGOR (AP) — A Bangor woman has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison for stealing checks and credit cards from other people’s mail boxes and using them to fuel her gambling and drug habits.  More...

3 people arrested on drug charges

MEXICO (AP) — Police have arrested three people they say were involved in a major heroin trafficking ring in the Rumford-Mexico area.  Authorities also seized 470 bags of heroin with a street value of almost $12,000 and other drug parapher More...

Death of baby in Fairfield investigated

FAIRFIELD (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a 3-month-old baby died in the care of a baby sitter at a Fairfield home.  Police say the baby sitter called police early Sunday morning to report that the infant was not breathing.  More...

67 bags of ice taken from Maine store

LIVERMORE FALLS (AP) — The thief may have been too hot, or may have been throwing a huge party.  Police in Livermore Falls said they are investigating the theft of 67 bags of ice from an ice chest outside a supermarket.  More...

Man wanted in fatal stabbing arrested

PORTLAND (AP) — A man wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing in Maine last year has been arrested in New York state.  Maine State Police say 31- year-old Tareek Hendricks, formerly of Worcester, Mass., was arrested Wednesday in Syracus More...

Woman, 3 teens charged in burglaries

NEW GLOUCESTER (AP) — The Cumberland County Sheriff ’s Department says a 40-yearold woman and three teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a series of home burglaries over the past few months in Gray, New Gloucester and Pownal More...

Two Maine prison escapees recaptured

GLENBURN (AP) — Two convicts who escaped from a Maine prison have been recaptured.  Authorities tell WABI-TV that the men who escaped from the Charleston Correctional Facility on Sunday were caught just after midnight Thursday in the Glenb More...

IRS workers seek apology from LePage

AUGUSTA (AP) — Internal Revenue Service workers are demanding an apology from Gov. More...

Man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

ELLSWORTH (AP) — An Ellsworth man has pleaded guilty to trafficking the prescription painkiller oxycodone.  Craig Strout-Desmond, 25, was charged with unlawful trafficking of a scheduled drug, unlawful possession of oxycodone and violatio More...

Change-of-command ceremony scheduled

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — The Coast Guard is holding a change-of-command ceremony in Maine for the cutter Jefferson Island.  The 110-foot patrol boat has been based in Portland since its commissioning in 1991 with primary missions including se More...

Search for candidates continues

AUGUSTA (AP) — The political parties are making an all-out push to find replacements for 48 candidates who have dropped out of House and Senate races to ensure that no legislative district is uncontested in the fall.  More...