November 14, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Maine notifies more than 2,000 about information breach

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine officials say they’re notifying some 2,100 people of an incident that might have caused their personal information to be temporarily exposed.  More...

Portland fatal fire landlord hires lawyer to continue appeal

PORTLAND (AP) — A Portland landlord convicted of code violations after Maine’s worst fire in decades has found a new lawyer and is continuing his appeal, court officials said Monday.  Gregory Nisbet sought a new trial after he was co More...

No plea in hammer attack case

AUBURN (AP) — A Maine man accused of beating another man with a hammer has not entered a plea in court.  Thirty-one-year-old Jason Wotton, of Lewiston, did not enter a plea to elevated aggravated assault Monday. More...

Sen. Collins calls on Senate candidate Moore to step aside

(AP) Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Cold weather is good news for ski resorts

(AP) The cold weather that’s crept into Maine is good for ski resorts that are starting to open.  Sunday River opened last weekend and already is running seven days a week. More...

Maine Wildlife Park recovers from storm, closes for year

GRAY (AP) — Officials at a Maine park for native animals say the facility has recovered from the damage done by a heavy fall storm.  More...

Ivanka Trump in Biddeford calls for tax reform

BIDDEFORD   Ivanka Trump said Friday a tax bill that has faced heavy criticism from Democrats is a key to the president’s goals of growing the economy and helping the middle class.  The tax plan is about “supporting American fam More...

Community rallies around sick boy for early Christmas

PORTLAND   A 9-year-old boy who loves Christmas is getting his wish to experience it one last time, and it’s being held this weekend because of fears he may not make it to Dec. 25.  More...

MRRA honored with chamber award

AUGUSTA — The Maine State Chamber of Commerce presented its first Maine E.N.V.Y. award to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment More...

Ivanka Trump to appear at tax reform event in Biddeford

BIDDEFORD (AP) — White House adviser Ivanka Trump is scheduled to appear at a forum on tax reform at a business in Maine. More...

Maine DHHS misspent funds, but will likely not face penalty

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services unlawfully spent over $13 million in federal funds in 2015 and 2016, but is unlikely to face a penalty for the misuse. More...

Police: New Jersey man had cocaine, heroin in vehicle

YORK (AP) — Maine State Police have arrested a New Jersey man on drug trafficking charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 95. More...

Health officials implement new rules for medical marijuana

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine is cracking down on the distribution of medical marijuana by allowing surprise inspections and implementing a new patient tracking system. More...

Man convicted in 1989 murder to go free due to new evidence

Lawyers struck a deal on Wednesday in a review of a nearly 30-year-old murder case that will allow a man convicted of the killing to go free.  More...

Man: Dispute over untied shoelace led to Wal-Mart gunfire

AUGUSTA (AP) — A violent struggle inside a Maine Wal-Mart started with a comment over an untied shoelace and ended with gunfire, according to one of the men involved, but police say a death outside the store was unrelated.  More...

LePage: Voters wrong to approve Medicaid expansion

PORTLAND   Maine’s governor said Wednesday that residents of his state made an expensive mistake when they voted to expand access to Medicaid under the federal health care law, and he’s hesitant to implement it.  More...

Utilities restoring power to last of storm victims

PORTLAND (AP) — Crews are restoring power to the last of the customers left in the dark by a powerful fall storm more than a week ago.  The storm peaked in the early morning of Oct. More...

Maine voters overwhelmingly reject 3rd casino

PORTLAND   Maine voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal backed by an out-of-state gambling entrepreneur for a third casino in the state.  More...

No L-A: Lewiston, Auburn residents reject merger

PORTLAND(AP) — Residents of Lewiston and Auburn have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed merger.  Supporters said that combining two cities into a single municipality with nearly 60,000 residents and the state's largest school system would More...

Hunter charged in shooting death on first day of deer hunt

HEBRON (AP) — Police have charged a Maine hunter who fatally shot a woman with manslaughter.  Thirty-four-year-old Karen Wrentzel, of Hebron, died of a gunshot wound at the scene, where she was digging for gemstones on her property. More...