December 6, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Zinke wants to maintain Katahdin Woods monument

MILLINOCKET   Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday reiterated his support for a “made in Maine” solution that keeps intact the boundaries of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.  More...

County officials want sheriff fired over lewd photos, texts

PARIS (AP) — Members of a Maine county commission are seeking the removal of a sheriff who admitted sending a sexually explicit photo of him in uniform in his office.  The Sun Journal reports the Oxford County Commission voted unanimously More...

Police: 1 dead, 4 injured in single-car crash

WINDHAM (AP) — Police in Maine say one person was killed and four others were injured when a car hit a tree.  WCSH-TV reports the crash happened Tuesday night in Windham. More...

Hobbins says he’ll advocate for ‘207’

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s public advocate says he’s going to work to preserve Maine’s 207 area code on a panel that makes recommendations on telephone numbers and area codes.  The Federal Trade Commission recently re-charte More...

Lewiston man sentenced to 10 years for drug, gun charges

LEWISTON (AP) — A Maine man was sentenced to serve nearly 10 years in prison on drug and gun charges stemming from two separate arrests.  Prosecutors say 29-year-old David Tyree Brown pleaded guilty Monday to reckless conduct with a firear More...

Driver killed when snowplow leaves road, crashed into river

CLAYTON LAKE TOWNSHIP (AP) — Police believe a medical issue could’ve preceded a fatal snowplow crash in Clayton Lake Township, Maine.  WAGM-TV reports that 51- year-old Cedric Pelletier of Sinclair died when his dump truck equipped w More...

Search ongoing for missing woman

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — Maine law enforcement officials are searching a property in Skowhegan as they look for a woman who has been missing for six months. More...

Police charge runaway with breaking into summer homes

BELGRADE (AP) — State police in Maine say a 17-yearold runaway boy was arrested after breaking into summer homes, one of which he was living in.  Police say eight seasonal homes had been broken into in Belgrade along Messalonskee Lake. More...

Woman admits to break-in that scared woman to death

BELFAST (AP) — A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a home invasion victim was literally scared to death.  Belfast officials say 37-yearold Tara Shibles pleaded guilty in a deal with the state for a 10-month jail sentence More...

Man to serve year in jail for unlicensed bitcoin operation

PORTLAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Detroit man has been sentenced to slightly more than a year in prison for operating an unlicensed bitcoin business.  More...

US Rep. Chellie Pingree considering a run for governor

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Supplement makers settle fraud charges with Maine’s AG, FTC

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says a health products company and its owner are settling charges brought by herself and the Federal Trade Commission that alleged they deceived consumers.  More...

2nd finance agency downgrades MaineGeneral rating

AUGUSTA (AP) — A second agency has lowered MaineGeneral Medical Center’s credit rating after the loss of several primary care doctors last year.  More...

Senators want to prioritize preventive care cost savings

PORTLAND (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King is among a group of lawmakers who wants the Congressional Budget Office to prioritize the role of prevention in health care.  More...

Ex-teacher pleads not guilty to sexual contact with student

ALFRED (AP) — A former teacher at a Maine high school has pleaded not guilty to a 14-count indictment charging her with having a sexual relationship with a student.  The Portland Press Herald reports 29-year-old Jill Lamontagne, of Kennebu More...

Police identify victim of Lewiston hit-and-run

LEWISTON (AP) — Police in Maine have identified a Lewiston man as the victim in a hit-and-run over the weekend.  Lewiston police say 48- year-old Louie St. More...

Maine-New Hampshire bridge to open by year’s end

KITTERY (AP) — The bridge between Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, will open in a matter of weeks.  Maine-based contractor Cianbro is being fined $1,000 a day after the Sept. More...

SKIING SANTAS

A SNOWBOARDER DRESSED AS SANTA CLAUS rides down a slope at Sunday River during the ski resort’s 18th annual Santa Sunday event, Sunday in Newry. More...

Man armed with crossbow arrested following standoff

CHESTERVILLE (AP) — Maine police say they arrested a man armed with a crossbow and high-powered pellet gun after a 10-hour standoff at a mobile home.  Maine State Police say that 41-year-old Vance Billings was charged with aggravated crimi More...

Police: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

LEWISTON (AP) — Maine police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit a man who later died from his injuries.  Lewiston police say they received an early Sunday morning call about a man on the ground in the travel lane on Pleasan More...