April 16, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

Man to appear in court on murder charge

AUBURN (AP) — A 23-yearold Lewiston man is expected to make his first court appearance on charges he killed another man and dumped his body in a stream.  Michael McNaughton is charged with murder in the death of 20-year-old Romeo Parent. More...

Marijuana legalization supporters rally

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — Supporters of legalizing all marijuana use in Maine rallied on the steps of Skowhegan Superior Court and ate cookies they say contained pot, but police say it was all perfectly legal.  More...

Southwest begins flight service in Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — Southwest Airlines has begun flying out of Maine.  The airline began flying out of Portland on Sunday for regularly scheduled flights to Baltimore-Washington.  The airline is offering three daily nonstop flights betwee More...

Lewiston-Auburn to host Shriners event

LEWISTON (AP) — Lewiston Auburn has been selected to be the host of the 2015 Northeast Shrine Association Fall Field Days, an event that’s expected to draw thousands of Shriners from across New England and eastern Canada.  The Kora S More...

Police investigate 2 deaths in Farmington

FARMINGTON (AP) — Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in a home in Farmington.  Police are not releasing their names until their families are notified.  Police and the office of the chief m More...

Firefighters believe arson caused frat fire

ORONO (AP) — Firefighters believe arson is the cause of a fire that damaged a University of Maine fraternity house last week.  The attic caught on fire of the Phi Kappa Sigma house in Orono on Friday.  No one was hurt, but 14 people w More...

Gov. LePage: very sad Patriot’s Day in Boston

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says Maine Emergency Management Agency staff is on standby in case they are called to help in the aftermath of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.  More...

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Ocean temps concerning lobstermen

PORTLAND   Ocean temperatures have been higher than normal in the Gulf of Maine, creating worries among lobstermen that there could be a repeat of last spring’s early harvest that resulted in a market glut, a crash in the prices fishermen More...

Authorities: Hermit attracts marriage offer

AUGUSTA (AP) — The man who spent nearly three decades in the woods of Maine before his high-profile arrest earlier this month has attracted a marriage proposal and a stranger’s offer to bail him out, prompting authorities to dramatically More...

The Doors’ drummer in Maine Saturday

SCARBOROUGH (AP) — The drummer from The Doors is paying a visit to Maine for Record Store Day.  John Densmore, who’s written a new book, is skipping the traditional book store tour and doing all his promo events at music stores, star More...

Eel fishery hearings in Maine rescheduled

PORTLAND (AP) — Regulators have rescheduled public hearings in Maine on proposed regulations for the American eel fishery.  The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says there will be a single hearing in Maine, on April 30 at the Au More...

Tanker that struck bridge can leave port

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General Dynamics’ plant to lay off 110

SACO (AP) — Defense contractor General Dynamics is laying off more than 100 workers at its gun manufacturing plant in Saco.  Spokesman Karl Johnson says 110 workers representing nearly a third of the plant’s work force have been noti More...

FairPoint cuts 90 northern N.E. jobs

PORTLAND (AP) — Northern New England’s largest landline phone company is laying off 90 union-represented workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.  FairPoint Communications says the layoffs will occur over the next several months. More...

Parents to sue town over son’s death

BIDDEFORD (AP) — The parents of a Biddeford man who was shot and killed minutes after police had left his apartment building plan to sue the city and police department.  Police say 19-year-old Derrick Thompson and his 18- year-old girlfri More...

Appeal denied in coffee shop arson

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s highest court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of setting fire to a topless coffee shop in 2009, endangering seven people.  The court on Thursday rejected Raymond Bellavance Jr.’s appeal on the More...

N.E. shrimp season ends with a whimper

PORTLAND (AP) — The Gulf of Maine shrimp fishing season is coming to an end with a whimper.  The season officially ends at 11:59 p.m. More...

Elver fishing group applauds arrest

PORTLAND (AP) — An eel fishermen’s organization is applauding the Maine Marine Patrol for the arrest of an outof state man who was cited for illegal possession of 41 pounds of baby eels.  More...

11 state troopers slated to graduate

VASSALBORO (AP) — Eleven new Maine state troopers are shining up their badges.  The troopers are being sworn in today at a graduation ceremony at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.  The new troopers have completed eight More...

Police investigate alleged bus assault

CASCO (AP) — The Cumberland County Sheriff ’s Office is investigating a reported assault on a school bus in Casco.  Capt. More...