February 15, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

Bangor Daily News nixes pursuit of gun permit list

BANGOR Beset by a firestorm of controversy, the Bangor Daily News rescinded its request of police agencies across the state to obtain lists of concealed weapons permit holders. More...

Company eyeing ferry run has vessel pact

ELIOT (AP) — A Maine company that wants to operate ferry service between Portland and Nova Scotia says it has an agreement to lease a new $165 million vessel and could start service this summer if it is awarded a contract. More...

‘Revolving door’ ethics bill addressed

If you’re paid to regulate widgets for the state of Maine, you shouldn’t be able to take a new job working for widget makers. More...

Smyrna woman, 32, facing drug charges

SMYRNA (AP) — Maine drug agents have arrested an Aroostook County woman on drug charges after a raid on her home uncovered evidence of a methamphetamine lab. More...

Man accused of threatening children

PORTLAND (AP) — A Portland man has been charged with threatening children at a school playground in Portland. More...

Truck carrying propane explodes

BREWER (AP) — Police say propane stored inside a pickup truck caused an explosion in Brewer. Police say small bottles of propone hooked up to a handheld torch and a 100-pound propane container were inside the truck before it caught on fire. More...

Motorcycle helmet legislation aired again in Maine

AUGUSTA (AP) — The latest proposal to again make helmet use mandatory for all Maine motorcyclists was couched Tuesday by supporters as a public safety issue and by opponents as a matter of personal freedom. More...

Staffing firm sued over legal pot use

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine and the McKee law firm are suing a staffing firm they say refused to hire a woman because she legally uses medical marijuana. More...

Acadian plates now available for purchase

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says new commemorative license plates marking next year’s World Acadian Congress are now available for purchase. More...

Ex-worker pleads guilty in records case

AUGUSTA (AP) — A former hazardous materials cleanup specialist for Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection has pleaded guilty to destroying records of projects he was involved in for the final three years of his career. More...

Studies: National park could create 450 to 1,000 jobs

PORTLAND (AP) — A pair of studies commissioned by a foundation that wants to create a national park in northern Maine suggest that communities near federal parks have better economic performance than other rural communities and that creation of More...

Judge’s ruling favors MMA

BANGOR (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the Maine Municipal Association acted within its free speech rights when it donated $2 million to political action groups in attempts to influence referendum campaigns. More...

Experts issue report on lake fish kill

LEWISTON (AP) — Experts say unusually high phosphorous levels in Lake Auburn caused a fish-killing algae bloom last year, but what caused phosphorous levels to spike remains under investigation. More...

5,000 apply for four Maine elver licenses

AUGUSTA (AP) — Four Mainers have been given new licenses to fish for lucrative baby eels in the state’s first elver license lottery since 2006. More...

Tow truck hits school bus; no injuries

STANDISH (AP) — Police say no injuries were reported after a tow truck hit a school bus in Standish. The bus was carrying 23 children when it was struck from behind by the tow truck on Tuesday morning. More...

Senate confirms lawyer to 1st Circuit

PORTLAND (AP) — The U.S. Senate has voted 88-12 to confirm a Maine lawyer’s appointment to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston more than a year after his nomination by the president. More...

Foes of LePage cuts hold rally in Augusta

AUGUSTA (AP) — Opponents of cuts proposed in Gov. More...

Zumba case back before high court

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s highest court prepared to weigh in on whether a man can be charged with invasion of privacy for viewing videos of accused johns who were recorded without their knowledge while engaging in sex acts with a woman who& More...

Westbrook man gets 15 years for robberies

PORTLAND (AP) — A Westbrook man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for a series of robberies last year. More...

Agents charge 2 with selling oxycodone

ROCKLAND (AP) — Maine drug agents say they have arrested two men who have been selling oxycodone pills in Lincoln and Knox counties for months. More...