May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

Murder trial jury to resume deliberations

BANGOR (AP) — A jury in Maine is set to resume deliberations in the case of two men charged in the drug-related killings of three people whose bodies were discovered in a burning car in Bangor in 2012.  More...

Portland’s proposed bag fee cut in half

PORTLAND (AP) — A proposal by the city of Portland to charge shoppers for disposable plastic or paper shopping bags has moved forward after a city council committee voted to lower the proposed fee and send it to the full council.  The Tran More...

Jury to get West Paris manslaughter case

PARIS (AP) — The trial of a West Paris woman charged with being drunk and reading a text message when her car crashed, killing two teenage passengers, is winding down.  The Oxford County Superior Court jury in the trial of 21-year-old Kris More...

Deadline nearing for ‘Best Places to Work’

AUGUSTA (AP) — The deadline is quickly approaching for companies interested in competing for the title of “Best Places to work in Maine.”  Any company with at least 15 employees in Maine can register by Friday.  More...

Maine lobsterman charged

PORTLAND (AP) — A Stonington lobsterman illegally harvested hundreds of undersized and protected lobsters in what the Maine Marine Patrol on Tuesday called the most egregious such case in more than 25 years.  The marine patrol said Theodor More...

Whitefield man facing arrest flees police

WHITEFIELD (AP) — A Whitefield man charged with stealing several batteries from a car dealership made police work overtime to capture him.  Lincoln County sheriff ’s deputies went to 36-year-old Jeffrey Luce’s home on Tuesday t More...

Man sentenced for stealing VA benefits

PORTLAND (AP) — A Poland man has been sentenced to three years of probation, six months of which must be served in home confinement, for stealing about $10,000 in mileage reimbursements from the U.S. More...

Girl charged with killing infant in court

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — A Maine girl who was 10 years old when she was charged with killing an infant in her mother’s care is scheduled to appear in court where a plea deal is expected to be discussed.  The hearing for the girl scheduled fo More...

Jury deliberates in Bangor triple murder

BANGOR (AP) — A Bangor jury is expected to deliberate in the case of two men who stood trial on charges they killed three people and burned their bodies after a drug dispute.  The judge gave the jury instructions Tuesday. More...

Maine hosts meetings on scallop plans

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine officials will host a series of meetings in June to discuss the development of a scallop fishery management plan with the public.  More...

Marine missing after fall from aircraft in North Carolina

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (AP) — Military personnel and sheriff ’s deputies in southeastern North Carolina are searching for a Marine who fell from an aircraft.  More...

State House copper may become art

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The century-old green copper sheathing being removed from the State House dome as part of a $ 1.3 million restoration project may be sold for something other than scrap.  More...

Ex-tribal official pleads not guilty

BANGOR (AP) — The former finance director of the Passamaquoddy Indian Tribe has pleaded not guilty to stealing $20,000 from the Maine tribe.  Charles Fourcloud was ordered detained at his arraignment Monday in U.S. More...

Man facing arson, attempted murder

AUGUSTA ( AP) — An Augusta man is facing charges for allegedly setting fire to a city home in an attempt to kill an occupant.  Jason K. More...

Stockton Springs crash leaves 1 dead

STOCKTON SPRINGS, (AP) — Police say one person has died and three others have been hurt in a three- vehicle crash in Stockton Springs.  The victim of the crash at about 3:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. More...

Defense could rest in triple murder trial

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Defense attorneys are expected to soon conclude their case in the trial of two men accused of killing three people and burning their bodies in Bangor, Maine, after a drug dispute.  Nicholas Sexton of Warwick, Rhode Isl More...

UM trustees approve $529M budget

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System’s trustees have approved a $529 million budget for the next academic year that freezes tuition but eliminates more than 150 positions system-wide.  The budget approved Monday for 20 More...

Lawyerless defendant to be sentenced

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who was stripped of the right to a court-appointed lawyer before being convicted of robbery is due to be sentenced.  Joshua Nisbet of Scarborough had two lawyers serving in standby capacity at his trial. More...

MERRIAM-WEBSTER’S DELICIOUS ADDITION

KAREN RAMUNNO of Ramunno’s Pizza and Grill, delivers an order of poutine, a french fry, gravy and cheese dish popular with Canadians, at Old Orchard Beach, in this May 26, 2011, photo. More...

Bear encounters rise as hunt vote nears

PORTLAND   Maine’s black bears have emerged from hibernation and are pawing through garbage cans, birdfeeders and pet dishes, igniting a debate between hunters and conservationists about an upcoming referendum about the state’s bear More...