October 6, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Governor questioning Janet Mills’ authority over $10 million in fund

AUGUSTA Maine's Democratic attorney general said the Republican governor unlawfully transferred over $10 million out of Maine's consumer protection trust fund. Gov. More...

Hundreds of dead clams found at OOB

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) — Maine officials say they are investigating the cause of the death of hundreds of clams on Old Orchard Beach.  WMTW-TV reports the Maine Department of Marine Resources first became aware of the clam deaths last week More...

Court overturns man’s indecent conduct conviction

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s highest court says it has overturned the indecent exposure conviction of a man who sent nude pictures to teenage girls.  More...

Man says he never threatened high school soccer players

BANGOR (AP) — A man charged with terrorizing a Maine high school soccer team says he never threatened the team’s teenage players.  Police say 40-year-old Steven Butler displayed a weapon and threatened the Bangor High School Soccer C More...

Document: Witness was harassed before recanting murder story

PORTLAND   The sole witness to a brutal 1989 killing on a Portland waterfront changed her testimony about witnessing the crime because she was being hounded relentlessly by a private investigator and defense lawyer over a period of years, prosec More...

Teacher indicted on charges of having sex with student

KENNEBUNK (AP) — A Maine high school health teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student has been indicted on more than a dozen sex-related counts.  More...

New federal prosecutor confirmed

PORTLAND (AP) — The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Halsey Frank to be the next U.S. attorney for Maine.  Frank currently serves as an assistant U.S. More...

Woman killed in ATV crash near Eustis

COPLIN PLANTATION (AP) — Maine game wardens say a woman was killed when she crashed her all-terrain vehicle in Coplin Plantation, near the town of Eustis.  Wardens say 25-year-old Krystle Lincoln, of Eustis, died Tuesday night after the AT More...

N.E. thrush will not be listed endangered

PORTLAND (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services says a migratory songbird that summers in the northeastern United States does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act.  More...

Employers receive $21 million workers compensation refund

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company has returned $21 million to Maine employers insured by the workers compensation provider.  About 18,000 employers in the state will see insurance returns from the Portlandbase More...

Authorities: Body is that of ex-priest missing for 2 months

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Maine authorities say a body found over the weekend is that of an elderly, retired priest who was missing for more than two months.  More...

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...