March 6, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

North span of new bridge floats in

KITTERY (AP) — The north span of the new Memorial Bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine has floated in. The span on the Kittery side was carried on a barge early today to its final destination. Workers are preparing to set it in place. More...

Court upholds sex offender registry

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s highest court has upheld the state’s sex offender registration law in a narrow 4-3 decision, saying it does not violate the rights of people convicted of sex crimes before 1999, when the law was retroactively More...

Labor Department warns of phone scam

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Labor Department is warning people about a telephone scam in which the caller offers help finding a job. More...

Health board nominee rejected by panel

AUGUSTA (AP) — A legislative committee has rejected former lawmaker Jonathan McKane, long a critic of Maine’s Dirigo Health program, to Dirigo’s board of trustees. More...

Nova Scotia rejects two bids for ferry

PORTLAND (AP) — Nova Scotia officials have rejected two proposals to operate a new ferry service between the province and Portland. More...

Rockland man gets 10 years for assault

ROCKLAND (AP) — A Rockland man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 3- year-old girl. More...

Maine man wins $2 million on Powerball

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lottery officials say an unemployed truck driver has won $2 million in the Powerball lottery. The Maine Lottery Commission says James Lovell of Clinton bought a ticket for the Feb. 23 drawing that matched five numbers. More...

Man gets more than 12 years for child porn

BANGOR (AP) — A Hampden man who was on Maine sex offender registry for sex crimes involving a child has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on federal charges of possession child pornography. More...

Jury gets Zumba case

ALFRED (AP) — Jurors are deliberating in the trial of an insurance agent charged with promoting prostitution at a Zumba studio in Maine. Prosecutors say Mark Strong Sr. More...

Maine woman pleads guilty to stealing

AUBURN (AP) — A Mechanic Falls woman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the nonprofit group home for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities where she worked, and for stealing from one client. More...

Man gets 45 years for drug-related killing

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the drug-related slaying of another man sitting in his pickup truck. More...

LePage touts Maine maple syrup industry

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is touting the state’s maple syrup industry by tapping a maple tree on the lawn of the governor’s mansion. More...

Catholic church calls for day of prayer

PORTLAND (AP) — Catholic clergy across Maine are saying prayers for victims of past sexual abuse incidents in the church. Today has been designated as a day of prayer and penance in churches in the Maine Catholic diocese. More...

Son of former Maine governor dies at 56

SOLON (AP) — Stephen Longley, known by Appalachian Trail hikers as “The Ferryman” and son of a former Maine governor, has died at his home in Solon. He was 56. More...

Minnesota man wins 250-mile sled dog race

FORT KENT (AP) — A Minnesota man won a 250-mile sled dog race through the wilds of northern Maine that’s billed as the longest and highest-caliber race in the eastern United States. More...

Defense wants to toss 12 counts in trial

ALFRED (AP) — Lawyers for a Maine man accused of helping a Zumba instructor run a prostitution business are getting one more shot at convincing a judge to dismiss most of the remaining counts. More...

Police: Woman steals $2,100 from church

FAIRFIELD (AP) — Police are looking for a brazen thief who walked into a Fairfield church in broad daylight and walked out with more than $2,000 in cash. More...

Police: Report of gunman unfounded

NORRIDGEWOCK (AP) — State police say a report of a gunman that prompted dozens of state troopers, deputies and others to converge on a Maine school was unfounded. More...

North span of N.H.-Maine bridge readies for float-in

KITTERY (AP) — The north span of the new Memorial Bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine is getting ready for its big entrance. The span is expected to be floated in at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. More...