March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Brash defense lawyer in Zumba brothel case dies at 79

PORTLAND Dan Lilley, a brash defense lawyer who was involved in many of Maine’s highest profile cases including a prostitution scandal at a Zumba studio and the case of a restaurateur who shot her husband 15 times, has died. He was 79. More...

Durham legislator looks to protect IRAs from creditors

AUGUSTA   Maine is one of only a few states that lets creditors attempt to access cash locked up in a debtor’s Individual Retirement Account, a privilege that risks the life savings of people thrifty enough to save for their old age.  More...

GAME ON!

POND HOCKEY PLAYERS attempt to shovel snow faster than it can fall during a storm, Tuesday in Yarmouth. More...

LePage predicts feds will re-certify psych hospital

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor says he predicts the Trump administration will re-certify a state-run psychiatric hospital.  Gov. More...

Mom serving prison time for baby’s death appears in court

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — The parents of a Maine woman serving prison time for manslaughter in the death of her newborn son are seeking court-ordered rights to visit her 3-year-old daughter.  More...

Public may have say on plan for future of Maine shrimp

PORTLAND (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are getting ready to vote on whether to send a plan about the future of the imperiled Maine shrimp fishery to the public.  More...

Mass. mayor to testify about marine monument concerns

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is traveling to Washington, D.C. to express concerns of port communities about the federal government’s approach to marine monument designations.  More...

Maine teacher celebrates Pi Day despite blizzard

BIDDEFORD (AP) — A Maine high school math teacher isn’t letting a blizzard overshadow a holiday that’s important to him — national Pi Day.  Jon Jacques from Biddeford High School normally brings a few pies to class to cel More...

Medical examiner rules Greenville death a homicide

GREENVILLE (AP) — A grand jury in Maine has declined to bring charges in the killing of a Greenville man last summer. More...

Lawsuit alleges there is corrupt, harassing culture in Maine office

AUGUSTA   Two former employees of Maine’s Office of Information Technology have filed a federal lawsuit alleging the agency has a culture of corruption and sexual harassment.  More...

MATTRESS RACES

ADAM ARMINGTON of Lovell, Maine, right, holds on as his team goes airborne as they cross the finish line during The Mattress Race at the Shawnee Peak ski area, Saturday in Bridgton. More...

Maine U.S. attorney is now out of a job

Delahanty ousted by Trump administration

PORTLAND   U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty was ousted Monday while out of the office as part of the Trump administration’s effort to clean out the previous administration’s appointees.  More...

Unemployment rate lowest since 2001

AUGUSTA (AP) — The state’s unemployment rate in January was Maine’s lowest since 2001.  Preliminary Maine Department of Labor figures show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in January. More...

Blind woman says she and her guide dog were kicked off plane

FRANKLIN (AP) — A blind woman from Maine says she and her service dog were kicked off an American Airlines flight after she requested a different seat.  More...

Report: Tax credits spur investment, but reform suggested

AUGUSTA (AP) — A new state report is praising and also raising questions about a tax credit program that directed millions of dollars to a paper mill that shut down within 14 months. More...

Court keeps alive lawsuit by Oakhurst drivers

PORTLAND (AP) — The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has kept alive a lawsuit by Oakhurst Dairy drivers seeking more than $10 million in an overtime pay dispute.  More...

Officials: Man trying to save mom shoots intruder in chest

SIDNEY (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island man forced his way into an 84-year-old Maine woman’s home before being shot in the chest during an altercation with her son.  More...

Police: Out of state teen threatened Maine high school

YARMOUTH (AP) — Police in Maine and North Carolina are investigating a 13-year-old boy after they say he made threats of a future shooting at Yarmouth High School on social media.  The Portland Press Herald reports the unidentified teen wh More...

Storm heads to Maine; up to 20 inches of snow

The same storm that’s expected to pummel New York City and Boston is also going to bring misery to northern New England.  The National Weather Service is forecasting a foot to 20 inches of snow across Maine and New Hampshire and most of Ve More...

Drop in herring a mystery as bait price booms

ROCKLAND Maine’s booming lobster industry has a big problem involving a little fish. The state’s iconic lobster fishery is healthy, having set records for volume and value in 2016. More...