March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

Snow brings power outages to Maine

BANGOR (AP) — It may be the first day of spring, but heavy snow is bringing power outages to some parts of Maine.  Electric utility Emera Maine says more than 3,300 of its customers in Hancock County are without electricity this morning.&n More...

Mother of hit-and-run victim speaks out

GREENWOOD (AP) — The mother of a teenager killed in a hit-and-run in Paris last weekend is pleading with the person responsible for her son’s death to come forward and take responsibility.  Xavier Fuentes, 16, of Turner was walking a More...

Father files suit over death of son

BANGOR (AP) — The father of a man who died days after Bangor police used a stun gun on him during an arrest has filed a federal wrongful death suit.  WABI-TV reports that the suit filed by Michael McCue seeks more than $6 million and names More...

Dog that attacked boy was rabies free

FRYEBURG (AP) — Authorities say a pit bull that attacked a 5-year-old boy in Fryeburg this week did not have rabies.  The boy from Brownfield was visiting relatives Tuesday morning when the 7- year-old dog attacked him and bit him multiple More...

LePage opens forum on energy issues

HALLOWELL (AP) — Gov. More...

Portland considers minimum wage

PORTLAND (AP) — The mayor of Portland is discussing setting a citywide wage.  Mayor Michael Brennan says he will hold the first of several meetings today to examine the city having its own minimum wage. More...

Senate rejects bills to expand gambling

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Senate dealt a significant blow to yearslong efforts by the state’s American Indian tribes and harness horse racing industry to build casinos with the rejection of several gambling bills late Wednesday.  More...

Governor swears in 7 judges, justices

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has sworn in seven judges and justices for their re-appointments.  The Republican governor administered the oath of office during a ceremony at the Statehouse on Wednesday.  More...

Sales for Maine, Nova Scotia ferry approved

PORTLAND (AP) — The operator of a ferry that would connect Portland to Nova Scotia has initial permission to begin business this spring.  Nova Star Cruises Ltd. More...

Sale of Maine-based railroad is delayed

PORTLAND (AP) — The sale of a Maine-based railroad responsible for a derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec has been delayed.  More...

Maine panel reaches deal on budget

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s budget-writing committee agreed Wednesday to advance a plan to fix a multimillion dollar shortfall in the state budget as well as Gov. More...

Critics charge LePage transparency goals fall short

AUGUSTA   Gov. More...

United Technologies shuts Pittsfield plant

PITTSFIELD (AP) — A United Technologies Corp.company has announced that is closing a plant in Pittsfield, costing the state about 300 jobs.  UTC Fire & Security announced Tuesday that its Pittsfield plant would close for good in March More...

Medicaid expansion bill inches forward

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Democratic-led House gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income residents under the federal health care law, but the bill crafted by two moderate Republican senators will need More...

Boy, 5, attacked by dog in Fryeburg

FRYEBURG (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old boy has been hospitalized after getting attacked by a family member’s pit bull.  Authorities say the boy from Brownfield was visiting relatives in Fryeburg on Tuesday morning when he was bitten More...

Woman shot by police officer in Rumford

RUMFORD (AP) — Police say a woman has been shot by a police officer in Rumford.  The Sun Journal reports that a suicidal woman attacked police officers who were sent to check on her Tuesday afternoon after she telephoned a crisis hotline. More...

Elver license bill adds tribe, limits season

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine House and Senate have unanimously approved a bill that would require American Indian tribes to follow the same rules as other elver fishermen.  The bill was approved Tuesday as the Department of Marine Resources co More...

Adjutant general honored by LePage

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s adjutant general has been honored by Gov. Paul LePage with the Legion of Merit military award.  The award was presented Tuesday by the governor to Brig. Gen. More...

Man’s ‘gun’ turns out to be tattoo

NORRIDGEWOCK (AP) — Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man’s home after members of a tree removal crew he’d told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.  Turns out the “gun” the tree More...

Probe continues into Turner teen’s death

TURNER (AP) — Police say they have identified two people of interest in a fatal hit and run crash that killed a 16-year-old pedestrian in Paris last weekend.  Xavier Fuentes of Turner was struck as he walked along Route 117 on Saturday nig More...