December 24, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

Petitions close in missing toddler case

WATERVILLE (AP) — A change.org petition aimed at pushing for criminal charges in the disappearance of a Maine toddler has been closed.  More...

2 Orland residents facing drug charges

ORLAND (AP) — Two Orland residents are facing heroin trafficking charges after police searched the home they shared.  The arrests Sunday were the result of a monthlong investigation that included an undercover drug buy.  More...

Sex offender sent back to jail for 3 years

BANGOR (AP) — A man found to be in possession of child pornography after he tried to take a picture of an 11-year-old boy using the bathroom in a Walmart has been sentenced to three years in jail.  More...

Lawsuit filed over slayings of couple

BIDDEFORD (AP) — The parents of an 18-year-old Biddeford woman allegedly slain by her landlord during a dispute over parking and snow removal have sued the landlord.  More...

Senate group pushes for heating money

PORTLAND (AP) — Senators from Maine and Rhode Island are leading a bipartisan group of lawmakers who want increased federal heating assistance for lowincome families.  More...

Hollywood Casino going 24/7 in Bangor

BANGOR (AP) — Hollywood Casino is testing out round-the-clock gambling in Bangor, Maine.  The casino said it’ll be keeping the casino open 24 hours a day between Dec. 26 and Jan. More...

Convicted rapist back in jail in Maine

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine man who spent 17 years in prison for raping and strangling a 14-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday after allegedly attacking a woman in Augusta, police said.  More...

State reviewing death of inmate at prison

WARREN (AP) — The Maine Department of Corrections says authorities are reviewing the death of an inmate at the Maine State Prison in Warren.   More...

Police: Man, 22, killed grandmother with a hammer

WILTON   A 22-year-old man charged with killing his grandmother over the weekend told police he bludgeoned her with a hammer while she slept in their home in Wilton.  More...

No bail for man in strangling of family

BANGOR   A Maine man charged with killing his girlfriend and her two young children told investigators he chased down and strangled the 10- year-old boy and 8-year-old girl because they had seen their mother's death, according to court records r More...

Man acquitted in diabetic son’s death

MACHIAS (AP) — A judge has acquitted a former Maine man of manslaughter in the death of his adopted son.  Forty-four-year-old Edward Smith was charged with manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated furnishing of sched More...

Home sales decline 9.85 percent in Nov.

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine home sales dipped 9.85 percent in November while the median sales price dropped 1.43 percent.  The Maine Association of Realtors reports the median sales price for November was $172,500.  More...

Armed woman robs Parsonfield restaurant

PARSONFIELD (AP) — Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a weekend armed robbery at a Parsonfield restaurant.  The York County Sheriff ’s Office says a woman walked in the front door of the China Garden restaurant at More...

Gas prices fall in Maine, nationwide

PORTLAND (AP) — The average retail gasoline price in Maine fell 11 cents in the past week.  Website GasBuddy.com reports the average price was $2.58 per gallon according to a daily survey of 1,228 Maine outlets. More...

Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

KITTERY   Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast.  The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered by a pair of 2,000- horsepower gas turbine engines. More...

Woman, 2 children found dead in Garland

GARLAND (AP) — Maine State Police have located a 27-year-old man they want to question in the deaths of a woman and two children at his home in Garland.  More...

Man charged with killing grandmother

WILTON (AP) — Maine State Police say a Wilton man has been charged with murder in the death of his grandmother.  Police say 22- year- old Dana Craney lived with his grandmother, 67-year-old Joanne Goudreau, whose body was found in the back More...

Maine revenues still beating projections

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine officials say that revenues are up $31.7 million over estimates so far this fiscal year.  More...

UM hockey establishes hockey fund

ORONO (AP) — The University of Maine is establishing a fund to benefit its men’s ice hockey program.  More...

NOAA seeking herring info from harvesters

PORTLAND (AP) — Federal fisheries regulators are conducting a survey of river herring harvesters to get a better handle on how to restore the fish’s population on the East Coast.  More...