October 4, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Maine couple returns home after surviving Las Vegas shooting

FREEPORT (AP) — A Maine couple is back home after narrowly surviving the deadly mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.  Nikki Goodheart tells WGME-TV she was recording video of country star Jason Aldean’s performance Sunday night when More...

ACLU cites ‘barrage of bullying’ for Maine students of color

PORTLAND (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has issued a report based on more than 115 interviews that says students of color experience “regular harassment and discrimination” in schools.  More...

Senator Collins’ announcement on future due next week

(AP) —The question of whether Republican Sen. More...

Standoff in Lebanon ends after 7 hours

Rural Maine shooting

LEBANON   A standoff that began at a mobile home on Lower Barley Road at mid-afternoon and continued for several hours concluded about 9:30 p.m. More...

Decision soon on whether to keep shrimpers shut down

PORTLAND (AP) — Fishing regulators will decide in November whether it's time to reopen Maine's shuttered shrimp fishery.  An arm of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission plans to meet on Nov. More...

Maine conservationist St. Clair running for Congress

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine conservationist who played a key role in creating the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is running for Congress. Lucas St. Clair on Monday became the sixth Democrat to enter the race against Republican Rep. More...

Supreme Court won't hear lawsuit about fishing monitor cost

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition filed by a New England fishing group over the cost of at-sea monitors.  Monitors are workers who gather data that inform fishing regulations. More...

Residents prepare for opening of Maine’s first Krispy Kreme

SACO (AP) — Maine residents are camping out a full day in advance to prepare for the state's first ever Krispy Kreme in Saco.  The store is scheduled to open Tuesday at 6 a.m. following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with city officials. More...

Couple awarded $500,000 in fetal malpractice case

AUGUST (AP) — A jury has awarded a Maine couple $500,000 after finding a hospital was negligent in the handling of their stillborn fetus. More...

Maine hunter hit in the face with buckshot

GORHAM (AP) — Maine Game Wardens say a hunter has been struck in the face with buckshot, and they're looking for two men who fled after the shooting in Gorham.  Wardens say the victim, a 55-year-old Casco man, was hunting pheasant when he More...

Not guilty plea to attempted murder charge after shootout

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to murder a sheriff's deputy during a Maine shootout with police.  Forty-year-old Scott Allen Bubar, of Brunswick, was shot during the shootout at a mobile home in Belg More...

Mistrial declared in case of man killed over drug debt

FARMINGTON (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial because of a deadlocked jury in the trial of a Maine man charged with killing another man in a dispute over a drug debt. More...

Man sentenced for fatal crash that killed teacher

PORTLAND (AP) — A box truck driver who admitted to causing the crash that killed a Maine middle school teacher will serve at least six years in jail.  More...

Maine man dies in ATV crash north of Bangor

WOODVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a crash involving an all-terrain vehicle killed a 47-year-old man in his hometown.  The crash killed John Boucher of Woodville on Monday morning. More...

Experts skeptical of impact by proposed York County casino

PORTLAND (AP) — Economic experts are warning against sweeping promises made by the investors of another proposed Maine casino.  The Portland Press Herald reports experts remain skeptical of claims the proposed York County casino will bring More...

Little fish, big worry: Future of menhaden sparks concern

PORTLAND   A big decision about the future of a little fish is attracting the attention of ocean conservation groups who say they are concerned about whether menhaden fishing can be considered sustainable.  More...

Fly-in commemorating Lindbergh's landing draws thousands

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — Thousands of people lined a beach in Maine to watch 15 small planes land on the sand — a stunt modeled after aviator Charles Lindbergh's surprise landing in Old Orchard Beach in 1927. More...

Parking tickets going digital in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — Motorists who park their vehicles on city streets in Portland know that parking enforcement officers can be brutally efficient in ticketing truants.  More...

Troubled Minds, ‘Shattered’ System Part III

‘Lack of will’, potential conflicts of interest plague comprehensive mental health solution.

Critics of how Maine deals with potentially violent mentally ill adults point out that these people can be dealt with at either the “front end” — in the community — or the “back end” — in the mental hospitals, jails and prisons after they have become More...

Lisbon’s Mason announces he is running for governor

LEWISTON Maine Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon, has announced his candidacy for governor less than a month after the death of his mom, a state representative. More...