June 11, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

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MARCINE WEBB, 86, right, and his wife, Nita Lou Webb, from San Angelo, Texas, pose for a photo June 7 during a visit to the State House in Augusta to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. More...

Maine pharmacy robberies fall nearly 80 percent

PORTLAND   The state is on pace to see a large drop in pharmacy robberies, but police are warning that one apparent reason for the decline is the increasing use of heroin.  Maine, which had a record 56 pharmacy robberies last year, has had More...

Candidate claims his signature was forged

FARMINGDALE (AP) — A candidate for selectman in Farmingdale is accusing his incumbent opponent of dirty tricks.  More...

Police ID Hampden man shot by officer

HAMPDEN (AP) — Police have released the name of the Hampden man shot and killed by police after pointing a gun at officers.  Chief Joe Rogers said Monday that 21-year-old Cameron Arrigoni was fatally shot by 20-year police department veter More...

N. Maine paper maker gets new owner

MADAWASKA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says the acquisition of an important employer in northern Maine is complete.  LePage is applauding the acquisition of Twin Rivers Paper by Blue Wolf Capital Partners and Atlas Holdings LLC. More...

Racers to get hands dirty at high school

PORTLAND (AP) — Two drivers participating in the New England 200 next month at New Hampshire Motor Speedway are going to get their hands dirty visiting a pair of Maine schools.  NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Alex Bowman and Parker Klige More...

Brick facade of building buckles

POTRLAND (AP) — A section of one of Portland’s busiest streets is closed after the brick facade of a downtown building pulled away from the main structure and bulged out.  Authorities say High Street between Congress and Deering stre More...

Portland fisherman goes missing

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police are searching for a fisherman who disappeared from the commercial fishing boat on which he lives.  Police say 66-year-old George Manning was last seen at 4:30 a.m. More...

Fire marshal says man died in fire he likely set

FRENCHVILLE (AP) — The Maine Fire Marshal’s says a Frenchville man has died in a fire at his home that he likely set.  Authorities say 52-year-old Kenneth Clavet died Monday morning.  Investigators found several locations where More...

All-terrain vehicle fees may rise $5

AUGUSTA (AP) — All-terrain vehicle owners will pay $5 more in annual fees if a bill that’s received final House approval becomes law.  More...

Maine man indicted on murder charge

ALFRED (AP) — A 25-yearold Old Orchard Beach man will be arraigned later this month after being indicted on a murder charge in the shooting death of a Biddeford man.  The York County grand jury last week indicted Bub Peter Nguany in the de More...

Lawmakers to take up bond package

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers plan to consider dozens of bond proposals for state roads, bridges and schools as they work to finalize the state budget before the legislative session ends June 19.  More...

Panel supports residents in wind tower issue

AUGUSTA   A legislative committee Thursday sided with residents in some of the state’s western mountains in their fight to have more say over the construction of industrial wind towers in their backyards. More...

York deputy named top school officer

ALFRED (AP) — A veteran York County sheriff ’s deputy has been named the nation’s top school resources officer.  Deputy Jason Solomon has been selected as the National Association of School Resource Officers officer of the year More...

Boy, 4, loses leg in lawnmower accident

HARMONY (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old Maine boy has had his right leg amputated above the knee after it was caught in the blades of his father’s lawnmower.  Police say Jaydon Talbot of Harmony was riding in a trailer attached More...

Bill to protect nursing moms advances

AUGUSTA (AP) — Further legislative votes are expected on a bill to accommodate nursing mothers in Maine.  A bill that won a 90-52 vote of approval in the House now faces a Senate vote.  The measure would make an employer’s failu More...

Veto of bill on CPR training holds

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill calling for cardiopulmonary resuscitation training in Maine schools will stand.  More...

Veteran to receive replacement medals

AUGUSTA (AP) — A 92- year-old Maine man is getting replacements for his long-lost World War II medals.  Donald Lucero is scheduled to receive the medals during a ceremony at the State House today.  More...

New hotel planned near casino in Oxford

OXFORD (AP) — A year after Maine’s newest casino opened in Oxford, developers have decided to build a hotel with conference space and a restaurant directly across the street.  More...

Tax hikes emerge in budget deal

AUGUSTA   Lawmakers propose to temporarily increase the sales tax by a half a percent and the meals and lodging tax by 1 percent in order to balance the state budget for the next two years and blunt some of the cuts proposed by Gov. More...