December 20, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

LePage defends efforts to reduce welfare fraud

AUGUSTA   Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday defended his administration’s proposals aimed at reducing fraud and abuse in the state’s welfare system and pledged to preserve the safety net for those who truly need it.   More...

Authorities arrest 10 in Augusta drug raid

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine authorities have arrested ten people, including seven from Pennsylvania, on drug charges and say many of them are members of an out-of-state gang.  Police and Maine Drug Enforcement agents raided an Augusta house Wedne More...

LePage discusses MaineCare rides

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State may face weekend ice storm

PORTLAND (AP) — Residents of southern Maine are being told to prepare for a possible weekend ice storm that could result in power outages.  Meteorologists say warm air coming up from the south and cold air coming down from Canada could col More...

CO leak in Lewiston sends 11 to hospital

LEWISTON (AP) — Lewiston officials say a car left running in a garage was the source of a carbon monoxide leak that sent nearly a dozen people to the hospital.  A building that houses Bernard’s School of Hair Fashion was evacuated on More...

State rests in murder trial of Bangor woman

BANGOR (AP) — The state has rested its case in the trial of a Maine woman charged with killing her husband in a brutal attack with weapons that included a baseball bat and pliers.  A DNA expert from the state police crime laboratory was on More...

LePage: Department heads at hearings OK

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1 dead in 2-car crash in Lewiston

LEWISTON (AP) — Authorities say one person has died in a two-car accident in Lewiston.  The Sun-Journal reports the accident happened on Route 196 in front of the South Lewiston Baptist Church on Thursday.  The name has not been relea More...

Man pleads guilty to firearms charge

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of firearms.  The U.S. More...

Man who fired 70 shots pleads guilty

BANGOR (AP) — A man who fired as many as 70 shots in Bangor, Maine, on the Fourth of July, forcing the holiday parade to be rererouted, has pleaded guilty to federal gun charges.  Perrin Oliver pleaded guilty Thursday to being a felon in p More...

Maine’s new bishop asks for flock’s prayers

PORTLAND   A Boston auxiliary bishop tapped by Pope Francis to lead Maine’s 188,000 Roman Catholics said Wednesday he’s beginning his new ministry the same way the Holy See did — by asking for prayers.  More...

LePage speaks with deployed Mainers

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Portland-area water rates to rise 3 percent

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland area water rates are going up and officials are beginning an advertising campaign to explain why the increase is necessary to preserve clean drinking water.  The Press-Herald reports that the Portland Water Distric More...

L.L. Bean to give $1.6M to nonprofits

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WCTU to hold open house at Dow mansion

PORTLAND (AP) — The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union’s chapter in Portland, Maine, has been upgrading the historic home of Neal Dow. More...

Man rescued after falling through ice

APPLETON (AP) — A Maine man has been rescued by two nearby skiers after his tractor fell through the ice of a pond in Appleton.  Eighty- three- year- old George Stevenson was plowing snow with his tractor onto Perry Pond on Tuesday when t More...

Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing girl

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young girl over an eight-year period.  Richard Libby of Windsor has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact.  The 48-yea More...

Weapons introduced in Bangor murder trial

BANGOR (AP) — Items used to attack a husband including needle nose pliers and a bent towel rack have been introduced into evidence in the murder trial of the man’s wife in Bangor, Maine.  More...

LePage continues to target welfare fraud

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Neighbor: woman admitted that she attacked husband

BANGOR   A woman on trial for using pliers, a box cutter and a plastic baseball bat to kill her husband acknowledged to a neighbor that she smashed his motorcycle with an ax and attacked him with the bat because she was angry that he’d bee More...