May 2, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

Maine Green Party turning 30

AUGUSTA   The Maine Green Independent Party is turning 30 years old this weekend and they are celebrating with a birthday bash.  More...

State investigating woman’s death

PORTLAND (AP) — The state medical examiner’s office is trying to determine what caused the death of a 23-year-old Maine woman who experienced complications after giving birth.  More...

Couple sentenced for part in heroin ring

WISCASSET (BDN) — A Dresden couple will serve time in prison for their roles in a New York-to-Wiscasset heroin ring that police broke up in the summer of 2013.  Travis Crowley, 32, and Carol Crowley, 26, both formerly of Wiscasset, each pl More...

Fliers draw attention to missing toddler

PORTLAND (AP) — The grandfather of missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds is posting fliers to draw attention to the case.  Ron Reynolds of Portland says he wants to remind people the disappearance remains unresolved and that the family wants More...

Teens deny torturing kitten

PORTLAND (AP) — Two teenage girls have denied felony animal cruelty charges for allegedly putting an 8-week-old kitten in a microwave and turning it on.  The South Portland girls, who were 15 when they were charged in September, told a jud More...

Frigid winter gives way to a warming economy

WASHINGTON   The U.S. More...

State lawmakers preserve, kill bills vetoed by LePage

AUGUSTA   Maine lawmakers preserved more than a dozen bills on Thursday as they plowed through a slew of measures vetoed by Gov. More...

2 on trial accused of triple killing

BANGOR   A prosecutor told jurors on Thursday that cellphone records and bullets recovered from the scene of a burning car and three dead bodies points to two men on trial for murder, but defense attorneys countered that the state lacks evidence More...

LePage’s veto pen brings lawmakers back to Augusta

AUGUSTA   Dozens of bills spiked by Gov. Paul LePage will get another shot this week when lawmakers return to Augusta on the heels of a session filled with partisan wrangling that will continue into the November elections.  More...

A look at the vetoed bills on lawmakers’ agenda

AUGUSTA — The Democratic-controlled Legislature returns today to consider at least 48 bills recently vetoed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage. More...

Maine engineer battalion headed to Pennsylvania

PORTLAND   The National Guard will reassign the Maine National Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion to Pennsylvania, replacing it with an infantry unit, under a plan that’s in the final stages.  More...

Prosecutors hope for jury soon in car trial

BANGOR (AP) — Prosecutors are hopeful a jury will be selected today in the trial of two men accused of killing three Maine residents whose bodies were found in a burning car in Bangor.  More...

Former employee sues Winthrop schools Man facing drug charges gets 16 years

AUGUSTA (AP) — A longtime employee of the Winthrop schools whose contract was not renewed in June 2012 has filed a discrimination lawsuit.  More...

Levy nomination to federal bench approved

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted 75-20 to confirm Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Jon Levy’s nomination to serve as a federal judge in Maine.  More...

King calls for transparency

PORTLAND (AP) — U.S. Sen. More...

Sugarloaf nearly at season’s end

CARRABASSET VALLEY (AP) — When it comes to skiing, Sugarloaf is the last one still in business in Maine. More...

Minot man gets 4 years

AUBURN (AP) — A Minot man involved in a six-hour armed standoff with police following a dispute with his family has been sentenced to four years in prison.  More...

Mom charged after son wanders away

BELGRADE (AP) — A Maine mother is facing charges after her special needs son wandered away from home and had to be pulled from a stream five miles away by a stranger.  State police say Melissa Godin, 31, of Belgrade was issued a summons Tu More...

Man gets 17 years in prison in arson case

AUBURN (AP) — A Livermore Falls man who says he has set about 1,000 fires has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.  Scott Violette was sentenced Tuesday in Androscoggin County Superior Court after pleading guilty to setting fire to a seco More...

Sen. Collins warns of precious metals scam

PORTLAND (AP) — The Senate Special Committee on Aging is taking a look at precious metals scams targeting seniors.  U.S. Sen. More...