October 20, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Coach dismissed after allegedly commanding players to taunt

GRAY (AP) — A Maine high school varsity football coach has been dismissed after he allegedly instructed his players to taunt an opposing player for having two mothers as parents.  More...

Massive fire ravages neighborhood in Sanford, hospitalizes 4

SANFORD (AP) — A large fire has ravaged a neighborhood in Maine, with officials saying it destroyed six buildings and sent at least four people to the hospital.  More...

Governor proposes pushing back legal pot sales to 2019

AUGUSTA Maine's Republican governor is pushing for lawmakers to delay the start of legal recreational marijuana sales instead of rewriting the voter-approved marijuana law. More...

Brother of Marine says Trump never reached out

PORTLAND   President Donald Trump never called or sent a letter to the family of a Marine who was killed in the crash of an Osprey aircraft off Australia's coast, the victim's brother said.  Capt. More...

Scientists: Changes coming for 1 of most important fish

PORTLAND Changes in the way some small fish are managed could have major implications for the ocean ecosystem and marine industries on the East Coast, according to conservationists, fishing groups and scientists. More...

Report: Maine crime fell in 2016 despite drug epidemic

PORTLAND   Despite a devastating drug epidemic, Maine crime reported in certain federally standardized categories dropped 8.7 percent last year, for the fifth consecutive annual drop, officials said Wednesday.  More...

Regulators want better data about lobster fishery

PORTLAND (AP) — Interstate fishing managers are starting a new push to get better data about the lobster fishery.  More...

Trump voter fraud panel member says he gets no information

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is calling for President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission to provide him with information about its activities that he says is overdue.  More...

LePage calls York County casino ‘phony deal’ for state

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s governor says supporters of an effort to bring a third casino to the state are using overblown estimates of its economic impact to persuade people to vote yes in an upcoming referendum. More...

Brunswick, Scarborough want Amazon HQ

SCARBOROUGH (AP) — The southern Maine town of Scarborough is a late entry in the competition to be home to Amazon's second headquarters. There's also a proposal to put it at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.  More...

4-million-pound span floated in for bridge

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The 4 million-pound center lift span for the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine has floated up the Piscataqua River to its new home.  More...

FAA contradicts Jetport noise explanation

PORTLAND (AP) — A federal aviation official is contradicting the Portland International Jetport's contention that radar malfunctions could be contributing to noise complaints by forcing airliners to fly over residential neighborhoods.  More...

Quota will stay the same in eel fishery

PORTLAND   Maine fishermen will be able to catch the same amount of baby eels for the worldwide market for sushi and Japanese food next year.  More...

Reportedly haunted coastal castle back on the market

CAPE ELIZABETH (AP) — An elaborate Maine castle that has a reputation for being haunted is now on the market just in time for Halloween.  The Bangor Daily News reports Beckett’s Castle in coastal Cape Elizabeth is listed for sale at More...

Lewiston man says his brother was killed in blast in Somalia

LEWISTON (AP) — A Maine man says his brother was one of the more than 300 people killed in a bomb blast in Mogadishu, Somalia.  Twenty- seven- year- old Iman Osman, of Lewiston, says the explosion was so powerful that debris killed his bro More...

Maine lawmaker leaves Republican party

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker says he has unenrolled from the GOP to focus on solutions over party.   State Rep. Norman Higgins says he will serve the rest of his second term as an independent.  More...

Lawyers drop out of landlord’s appeal in fire that killed 6

PORTLAND (AP) — Lawyers for a Portland, Maine, landlord convicted of code violations following the city’s deadliest fire in decades have dropped out of the case.  More...

Man wins $300,000 in dental malpractice suit

AUGUSTA (AP) — A jury has awarded a Maine man nearly $300,000 in damages in a dental malpractice case.  The Kennebec Journal reports a jury on Monday found Dr. Jan Kippax and Androscoggin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, P.A. More...

Radar outages behind changed flight patterns

PORTLAND (AP) — Airport officials in Maine say radar outages were responsible for recent changes in flight patterns from the Portland International Jetport.  More...

Trial witness says he lied to police about teen’s 1989 death

PORTLAND   A second key witness has recanted testimony that helped convict a man who was jailed for 27 years for after the death of his teenage girlfriend.  More...