June 18, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

Lawmakers uphold LePage veto on 5 bills

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers have failed to get the two-third majority needed to override five vetoes from Republican Gov. Paul LePage. More...

Kidnapping victim driven to Delaware

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine man charged with kidnapping a man who was selling a car and stashing him in the car’s trunk during a trip to Delaware has pleaded not guilty. More...

Lewiston hospital group sues state

LEWISTON (AP) — A Maine hospital group has gone to court to get more details about a proposed new health insurance plan being put together by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and MaineHealth. More...

National gun control group to rally today

AUGUSTA (AP) — A national gun-control group co-founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is holding a rally in Maine. More...

State moose hunting lottery winners named

GREENVILLE (AP) — The state has selected the winners of more than 4,000 moose hunting permits. The lottery was held over the weekend in Greenville and thousands of hunters showed up. More...

Investigation continues into Maine bike fatality

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine State Police say the driver of a tractor-trailer believed to have struck and killed a 23- year-old bicyclist near the start of the three-day, 180-mile Trek Across Maine fundraiser was unaware his truck might have hit the r More...

Volunteer anglers sought for trout count

AUGUSTA (AP) — Volunteer anglers are being sought to survey remote ponds and lakes around Maine in search of brook trout. More...

100 Maine Guard members to return

BANGOR (AP) — About 100 Maine Army National Guard members are returning to the state after a yearlong mission in Afghanistan. The members of the 488th Military Police Company will be welcomed home in Bangor on Saturday afternoon. More...

Maine teen died from asphyxiation

AUGUSTA (AP) — The state medical examiner’s office says a 15-year-old girl allegedly lured to her death by a 20-year-old man using a phony Facebook profile died from asphyxiation. More...

Charges unlikely in death of Mass. cyclist

HANOVER (AP) — A cyclist killed during the Trek Across Maine likely lost control and veered into a tractortrailer that was passing his group from behind while he had one hand on his handlebar and was sipping water, Maine State Police said Monda More...

Firefighters save snakes from burning attic

AUBURN (AP) — It may sounds like a B-grade movie, but it was all too real for Maine firefighters who encountered “Snakes in an attic.” Firefighters in Auburn learned upon responding to an attic fire Monday morning that a tenant was More...

National gun control group rallies in Maine

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine woman whose daughter was fatally shot in 2010 is joining mayors and others in praising Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King for supporting universal background checks on gun purchases. More...

Augusta double-fatal crash investigation on

AUGUSTA (AP) — Police have released the names of the two people killed in a three-vehicle crash on Route 3 in Augusta. Police say 46-year-old Laura Hall of Liberty died at the scene of the crash just after 7 a.m. Monday. More...

Lobster prices bottoming again

ELLSWORTH Similar to 2012, prices Maine lobster fishermen are getting for their catch are low for this time of year, when a low supply usually results in higher prices. More...

Strawberry harvest looks promising

WAYNE (AP) — Maine strawberry farmers say this season’s harvest looks promising. But as usual, much depends on the weather over the next few weeks. More...

House to consider dental hygienist bill

GARDINER (AP) — A bill that proponents say would expand access to critically needed dental care in Maine is likely to be heard in the state House of Representatives this week. More...

Maine lobster boat races kick off

ROCKLAND (AP) — Maine lobstermen are competing for cash, prizes and bragging rights as the annual lobster boat racing season gets under way. The season’s first races were held Saturday at Boothbay Harbor. More...

Lawmakers OK $6.3B budget

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers are sending a $6.3 billion spending plan to Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s desk where it faces a likely veto because it includes temporary increases of the state sales tax and the meals and lodging tax. More...

Mackerel featured at Maine restaurants

PORTLAND (AP) — Atlantic mackerel is being featured on menus at Maine restaurants as part of a campaign that aims to promote underutilized seafood species found in the Gulf of Maine. More...