January 22, 2018 RSS feed / Maine

Police investigate fatal crash in Arundel

ARUNDEL (AP) — Police in Maine say a 45-year-old woman died in a two-vehicle head-on crash in Arundel.  Police say the crash killed Kerry Kiernan of Sanford. More...

Program aims to get girls interested in cybersecurity

AUGUSTA (AP) — Republican Gov. More...

US attorney’s office helps collect more than $3.3M

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Winter hunting enters final few weeks

AUGUSTA (AP) — Some of Maine’s winter hunting seasons are heading into their final few weeks.  Maine’s winter seasons focus mostly on small and mid-sized game animals. The bobcat season is the first to end on Feb. 21.  More...

Legislative panel to consider new tax credits

AUGUSTA (AP) — Several lawmakers want to pass new tax credits aimed at jobs, families and lawyers.  The Maine Legislature’s taxation committee is set to hear public hearings on several such bills Monday.  More...

Tribes say Medicaid work demand threatens health care

Tribal nations say a push endorsed by federal authorities to require Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer is at odds with the federal government’s responsibility to provide health care to Native Americans.  More...

Court revives lawsuit against LePage

PORTLAND A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit accusing Republican Gov. Paul LePage of abuse of power and blackmail in a political feud that roiled the Statehouse and led to a failed attempt to impeach the governor. More...

Collins: Shutdown means furloughs, health care loss

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s Republican senator says the federal government shutdown is threatening to leave hundreds of workers furloughed and prevent low-income families from accessing health care programs. More...

Leaders to meet with white separatist town official

PORTLAND   Leaders in a Maine town said Sunday they will meet with their town manager, who has come under fire for espousing white separatist views.  Jackman town manager Tom Kawczynski recently made public comments bashing Islam and callin More...

Police: Man found dead off snowmobile trail

FORT KENT (AP) — Maine police say they’ve identified the body of a man who was found dead over the weekend just off a snowmobile trail in Fort Kent.  More...

$2M available to reduce bycatch

(AP) Federal ocean managers are making more than $2 million available to try to help fishermen catch less of the wrong fish.  More...

Jetport moves to all-recycled de-icing fluid

PORTLAND (AP) — Officials with Maine’s largest city say Portland International Jetport is the first airport in the country to use 100 percent recycled de-icing fluid for aircraft. More...

Man accused of killing teen in 1980 set to go on trial

BANGOR (AP) — A man accused of killing a teenager in Maine in 1980 in a cold case that vexed authorities for years is set to go on trial.  A judge will hear opening statements on Monday in the trial of Philip Scott Fournier.  More...

Health group taking sleeping bags amid freezing Maine temps

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine health advocacy non-profit group is holding a blanket and sleeping bag drive as temperatures dip well below freezing in the state.  Healthy Equity Alliance began the drive on Jan. 16 and is continuing it until Feb. More...

Maine sees fewer opioid prescription claims under law

AUGUSTA   A report released this month shows doctors in Maine are writing fewer opioid painkiller prescriptions in a state that rolled out one of the nation's toughest prescription monitoring laws.  More...

LePage says feds block a ban on food stamps for junk food

AUGUSTA (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the Trump administration is blocking his latest effort to prevent the use of food stamps to purchase soda and candy.  LePage spokeswoman Julie Rabinowitz said Thursday that the U.S. More...

Maine Catholics to change some practices in response to flu

PORTLAND (AP) — Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy.  More...

Judge: Blood test improperly obtained from lobster captain

PORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a blood test that showed a lobster boat captain ingested marijuana and oxycodone will be inadmissible as evidence at his manslaughter trial.  More...

Storm causes school closings, slippery roads

The latest snowstorm to hit New England sent cars sliding and caused hundreds of school closings. The National Weather Service says the storm that arrived Tuesday night brought up to 6 inches of snow to parts of the region by Wednesday afternoon. More...

Teens crash while sledding on closed ski slope, killing 1

NEWRY   A teenage stunt in which two high school students sneaked onto a ski mountain for some illicit, late-night tubing ended in tragedy when the pair crashed into a tree, killing of one and seriously injuring the other, officials said Wednesd More...