December 15, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Collins: Senate shouldn’t wait on Doug Jones for tax vote

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Wounded warriors retreat wraps up on a snowy note

ROME   A retreat for combat-injured veterans that was created by a man who lost all four limbs in Afghanistan is wrapping up its first season with a “winter” session.  The Travis Mills Foundation is hosting five veterans and the More...

Boy, 9, injured in fall from roof while collecting icicles

WINDHAM (AP) — A 9- year-old boy is being treated for serious injuries after falling about 20 feet while collecting icicles from the roof of a Maine apartment building.  The boy was unconscious when emergency responders arrived at the apar More...

Dispatcher arrested on charge of possessing child porn

AUBURN (AP) — State  AUBURN (AP) — State  police say a dispatcher with the Maine Department for Public Safety has been arrested on a charge of possessing child pornography.   More...

King renews push for energy independence

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Sen. Angus King is introducing a bill he says will create a push for greater energy independence. More...

Mother who ‘blacked out’ during baby’s death sentenced to 13 years

BELFAST   A woman who drank multiple shots of liquor and smoked marijuana on the night of her infant son’s death was ordered Wednesday to serve 13 years in prison.  A judge imposed the sentence on Miranda Hopkins, 32, of Troy, a month More...

Thousands of Mainers signing up for ACA coverage

PORTLAND   Thousands of Mainers are signing up for individual health plans under the health care overhaul that’s under threat by President Donald Trump’s administration.  More...

Driver crashes into pond, makes it out safely

GORHAM (AP) — Police in Maine say a man was able to escape unscathed after driving into a pond.  WGME-TV reports the crash happened Wednesday night in Gorham. More...

Feds look to cut fishing quota for butterfish by 40%

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal government is recommending reducing the commercial fishing quota for butterfish by more than 40 percent in the coming year.  More...

Feds to slow harvest of skates as fishermen near quota

(AP) The federal government is cutting down on the harvest of skate wings because fishermen are nearing their quota for the seafood item.  Skate wings are the meat of skates, which are fished commercially on both coasts. More...

Medical examiner: Couple death was a murder-suicide

MANCHESTER (AP) — The state medical examiner has confirmed that the deaths of a married couple in Manchester were a murder-suicide. The office concluded that the husband shot his wife in the head before doing the same to himself. More...

Police rescue student from utility tunnel

WATERVILLE (AP) — Police have rescued a Maine college student who hit and cut her head after crawling into a campus utility tunnel.  The Morning Sentinel reports police were called to Colby College in Waterville early Sunday.  More...

Police: Corrections officer wrestles down man in break-in

LIMINGTON (AP) — Police say a man suspected to be under the influence of drugs broke into a Maine home, only to encounter a 6- foot-2-inch, 330-pound corrections officer.  The Portland Press Herald reports the break-in occurred at a Liming More...

Wardens: NC man dies in snowmobile rollover in Maine

ROCKWOOD (AP) — Maine Game Wardens say a North Carolina man has become the first snowmobile fatality of the season.  Wardens say the body of 55-year-old Willard L. More...

Maine hires contractors to plow roads

PORTLAND (AP) — Worker shortages in Maine have forced the state Department of Transportation to hire private contractors to plow roads.  The Portland Press Herald reports the state Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to the More...

Republican wins as next mayor of Lewiston

LEWISTON (AP) — Maine voters have elected Republican Shane Bouchard as the next mayor of Lewiston.  The unofficial tally Tuesday was 3,663 to 3,518, with Bouchard winning by 145 votes against Democrat Ben Chin. More...

Regulators probing utilities’ response to powerful storm

HALLOWELL (AP) — The agency that regulates utilities in Maine is opening an inquiry into the preparedness and response of electric companies following a powerful October windstorm that left more than half the state's population in the dark.&nbs More...

Heavy snow spawns slick roads, crashes

Heavy snow blanketed most of Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire on Tuesday, forcing the closure of hundreds of schools and making roads slick as the vehicle crash count mounted.  Close to a foot of snow had fallen in some areas of northern New Eng More...

Governor says he wants to reverse solar rule delay

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor says he wants to reverse regulators’ move to delay a gradual ramp down in compensation for new solar panel owners who generate excess energy.  Gov. More...

VA funds additional justice outreach positions in Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King is praising the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for funding for three new staff positions in Maine.  More...