February 19, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

Judge to address delay in Zumba prostitution case

ALFRED (AP) — A judge was to convene lawyers today for two defendants in a prostitution scandal at a Zumba studio to determine how the case will proceed following a lengthy delay. More...

Auburn mayor wants to work with Lewiston

AUBURN (AP) — The mayor of Auburn says it’s time for his city and Lewiston to explore sharing services again, a plan that was discussed several years ago but abandoned. More...

Drive-In asks fans to help with update

SACO (AP) — The Saco Drive-In is turning to its loyal customers in an attempt to survive. More...

Deering students plan labor mural play

PORTLAND (AP) — Students in a Portland high school plan to present a play based on the Maine labor mural that kicked up a controversy a couple of years ago. More...

Pizza delivery driver robbed in S. Portland

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — South Portland police are looking for three suspects who allegedly robbed a pizza delivery driver of cash and a pizza at gunpoint. More...

Maine troopers enforce seat belt laws

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine State Police say they’ve been cracking down on seat belt violators. More...

WH: Immigration proposal a backup

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is downplaying its immigration proposal as merely a backup plan if lawmakers don’t come up with an overhaul of their own. 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...

Maine’s Acadia to get transportation money

BAR HARBOR (AP) — Maine’s Acadia National Park is going to be getting $800,000 in federal funding to build an intermodal transportation center where visitors can park their cars and take a free shuttle bus to destinations throughout the p More...

Legislature takes up concealed-carry bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine state lawmakers are scheduled to take up an emergency measure to temporarily keep confidential the names of Maine residents with permits to carry concealed guns. More...

Vote likely this week on Maine budget

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers are likely to vote this week on a $153 million supplemental state budget. More...

Maine gets pieces in place for health law

AUGUSTA Though Maine has not embraced all of the components of the federal health care overhaul, the state is still ahead of most others preparing for changes coming next year, an analysis shows. More...

Man gets 40 years for attempted murder

PARIS (AP) — A 22-year-old western Maine man is going to prison for 40 years for trying to burn down the home where his ex-girlfriend lived while she and her grandparents were asleep. More...

Maine Mall reopens after reported gas leak

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Officials say the Maine Mall has reopened after being evacuated following a report of a gas leak. Mall officials sounded alarms early Sunday afternoon and ordered that shoppers leave the mall immediately. More...

Teacher of the Year nominees announced

AUGUSTA (AP) — Fourteen teachers have been nominated to be the 2014 Maine Teacher of the Year. More...

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...