September 13, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

LePage push to reform federal funds worries workforce boards

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Insurer says it shouldn’t have to pay for medical marijuana

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine supreme court is wading into the issue of medical marijuana and workers’ compensation.  The court is hearing arguments Wednesday over whether a paper mill must pay for medical marijuana. More...

Driver loses control of vehicle and crashes into church

WESTBROOK (AP) — Police say three adults and a child escaped serious injury after their car crashed into a Maine church.  The crash occurred on Tuesday night at a church in Westbrook. More...

10-year-old selling lemonade to help hurricane victims

BANGOR (AP) — A 10- year-old resident in Maine is doing his part to help people impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma — raising money for the American Red Cross through his lemonade stand.  More...

Maine wardens seek volunteers for search for missing woman

MEDFORD (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is seeking volunteers to search this weekend for a 71- year- old woman who went missing last fall.  Wardens say they’re looking for 100 people to help search on Sunday for Diana Estey of Medfor More...

Lawmakers propose 20 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana

AUGUSTA A legislative committee wants to double the recreational marijuana sales tax to 20 percent, allow drive-thru sales and let medical marijuana dispensaries be run as for-profit entities. More...

Man accused of killing 4 described as kind musician

BOSTON   A recent college graduate accused of killing his mother, grandparents and a caregiver was described Monday as a good friend and talented jazz musician who showed no signs that he was troubled.  More...

Plea accepted for man who killed father

Smith III committed to a psychiatric hospital

AUGUSTA   A man who admitted to killing and dismembering his father was committed to a psychiatric hospital on Monday after a judge accepted a plea agreement.  More...

Homeless man’s death ruled a homicide

PORTLAND (AP) — Police say the death of a 54- year-old man whose body was found on a city street in Portland has been ruled a homicide.  The man was found by a passer-by early Sunday in the Old Port section of Portland. More...

Teen sentenced to 40 years in prison for Houlton killing

HOULTON (AP) — A judge has sentenced a teenager to 40 years in prison for his role in a brutal killing in Houlton, Maine. Samuel Geary was 16 at the time of the killing of Keith Suitter in 2015, but was charged as an adult. More...

Florida octogenarian to be sentenced for killing in Maine

CARIBOU (AP) — An 81- year-old Florida man convicted of strangling his former neighbor to death in northern Maine is due to be sentenced. More...

Maine man suspected of slaying 4

BOSTON   A 22-year-old recent Oberlin College graduate and jazz drummer from Maine will face murder charges Monday in the slayings of four adults found at a Massachusetts home.  More...

Maine court: Lenders limited to 1 foreclosure proceeding

PORTLAND   A mortgage company can’t bring a second foreclosure action against a borrower after losing a similar foreclosure in the court system, Maine’s supreme court ruled.  More...

2 motorcyclists killed in collision during charitable ride

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine State Police say two motorcyclists participating in a charitable ride have died in a collision with a pickup truck.  Police say the pickup’s two occupants and two other motorcyclists were also injured in the cras More...

Police investigate suspicious death on downtown street

PORTLAND ( AP) — Police in Portland are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on a downtown street.  Police tell the Portland Press Herald that the dead man was discovered by a passerby early Sunday morning in the Old Port More...

New law bans lead fishing tackle to protect loons

AUGUSTA (AP) — A new Maine law bans lead fishing tackle in hopes of protecting loons. More...

Shopping center in foreclosure and scheduled for auction

AUGUSTA ( AP) — A shopping center host to multiple Maine businesses is in foreclosure and will go up for auction at the end of September.  More...

Drug overdose deaths in 1st half of year on par with 2016

PORTLAND   The number of Maine overdose deaths so far this year is on par with 2016, suggesting the numbers are leveling off while still averaging one per day, the state said Wednesday.  There were 185 drug overdose deaths in the first six More...

New rules eyed for shrimp fishery – if it reopens

PORTLAND   With the prospect of New England’s shuttered shrimp fishery reopening this winter, new rules are being designed to perpetuate the crustacean’s numbers and prevent another shutdown.  More...

Man charged with transporting marijuana infused beverages

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