October 10, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

2nd governor debate focuses on education, economy

WATERVILLE   A day after their first debate, the three candidates in the hotly contested race for Maine governor reunited on Thursday at a forum dominated by education and economic issues.  More...

Jury convicts NYC man in murder case

PORTLAND (AP) — A New York City man accused of shooting his married girlfriend and leaving her body in a SUV in a motel parking lot where it was found in January 2013 has been convicted of murder in Maine.  More...

Man charged with murder due in court

LEWISTON(AP) — Prosecutors say a Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend will be arraigned on Oct. 15.   Evaristo De Deus is being held without bail and is charged with murder. More...

Ban supporters seek injunction

PORTLAND (AP) — A group that wants to ban bear baiting in Maine is seeking an emergency injunction to halt the state’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife from using its resources to campaign against the statewide referendum.  More...

Suspect in hit-and-run faces new charge

SACO (AP) — A grand jury has added a felony motor vehicle charge to six other charges a Saco man faces for allegedly leaving the scene after striking an elderly woman out walking her dog.  The victim, 87-year-old Jewell Friedman of Saco, d More...

Police ID 3rd suspect in pot robbery

WINTERPORT (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the third man they allege posed as a police officer to steal medical marijuana from a licensed growing operation in Winterport.  State police have issued an arrest warrant for 45- yea More...

NOAA provides nearly $500K to UM for coast

PORTLAND (AP) — Sens. More...

LePage to celebrate mill’s new machines

BAILEYVILLE (AP) — Gov. More...

Poland man indicted on assault charges

AUBURN (AP) — A Poland man charged with stabbing his uncle has been indicted by an Androscoggin County grand jury on two counts of elevated aggravated assault and other charges.  Police say 29-year-old Phillip Audet used a butcher’s More...

Spirited debate among gubernatorial candidates

PORTLAND   Trading jabs in a debate that almost didn’t happen, Maine’s three gubernatorial candidates squared off Wednesday in a spirited discussion of health care, minimum wage and the state’s struggling paper industry.  More...

Low-income Mainers get $750K from centers

PORTLAND (AP) — A Portland-based foundation is giving $750,000 to the Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community to help lowincome residents become financially stable.  More...

Sex offender dies while serving sentence

WARREN (AP) — Officials say a Maine State Prison inmate serving a 20-year sentence for sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl has died.  Officials say 65-year-old Ronald Leslie Farrar died Tuesday at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. More...

Milbridge man dies in head-on crash

HARRINGTON (AP) — Police say a Milbridge man has died in a head-on crash with a trash hauling truck in Harrington.  The Washington County Sheriff ’s Office says 53-yearold Michael Strout was driving his pickup truck on Route 1A on Tu More...

2 arrested for alleged assault of cab driver

SACO (AP) — Police have arrested two men they allege assaulted and robbed a Saco cab driver.  Police were called by a Twin City Taxi dispatcher who told them that one of the company’s drivers had been attacked at about 2 a.m. More...

Horse struck, killed by vehicle

NEW SHARON (AP) — An older, partially blind horse has been killed by a car after escaping from its pasture in New Sharon.  State police say the horse was struck by a car driven by a 21-year-old Gardiner woman at about 5:30 a.m. More...

Regulators set to make decision on Maine eel quota

PORTLAND   Federal regulators will soon approve rules for next year’s Maine baby eel fishing season, which could include changes to the lucrative fishery’s quota system.  More...

Christie headlining LePage fundraiser

LEWISTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is headlining a fundraiser in Maine for Republican Gov. More...

Widow of man shot by police to sue for $2M

WINDHAM (AP) — The widow of a man who was shot and killed by a sheriff ’s deputy in Maine is planning to sue for $2 million.  The Portland Press Herald reports that Vicki McKenney filed a notice of claim against the Cumberland County More...

Bath salts thrown from car in police chase

AUBURN (AP) — Police say a Maine man led state troopers on a chase in which he or a passenger in his vehicle threw bath salts out of his car before he fled into the woods.  More...

Boat capsizes off Acadia National Park

BAR HARBOR (AP) — Officials say the lone occupant escaped injury when a 50-foot charter fishing boat sank off Acadia National Park.  More...