March 6, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

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...

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...

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...