August 23, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Court clarifies requirements for distracted driving finding

PORTLAND   Law enforcement officials don’t have to show what specifically distracted a driver before a fatal chain-reaction crash, the state supreme court ruled, providing important guidance to law enforcement at a time when distracted dri More...

Gov. Paul LePage says thousands of Mainers fought for Confederacy

If those seeking to remove the statues of Confederate heroes are successful, Gov. More...

GOP doesn’t like wording of Medicaid expansion question

AUGUSTA (AP) — A group of Republicans wants Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap to strike the word “insurance” from a November ballot question asking voters to expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.  More...

Lawmakers give mixed review to Afghanistan plan

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s Congressional delegation is giving a mixed review to President Donald Trump’s re-commitment to the war in Afghanistan. More...

Sen. Collins not sure if Trump will be GOP nominee in 2020

BANGOR (AP) — Republican Sen. More...

Police recapture inmate who walked away

PORTLAND (AP) — Police in Maine have recaptured an inmate who escaped while at a work release job.  More...

Republican senator could face $16K fine

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Republican state Sen. Andre Cushing is facing ethics violations in part for failing to report short-term loans from his political action committee to a family business.  More...

LePage dashes off missives to critics

PORTLAND   Gov. More...

Police: 2-year-old injured in 2-story fall from window

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police say a 2-year-old child was injured after falling from a second-story window.  The Portland Press Herald reports a 2-year-old fell two stories out of an apartment window Monday. More...

Portland City Council approves sale for new Wex headquarters

PORTLAND (AP) — The Portland City Council has approved the sale of a parcel of city-owned land for South Portland-based Wex Inc.'s new global headquarters.  More...

Blaine House hosts military families for ice cream social

AUGUSTA (AP) — First lady Ann LePage is opening up the Blaine House lawn for an ice cream social for military families.  More than 100 people are expected to attend the "back to school" event in which each child receives free school suppli More...

Canadian man's body found along Appalachian Trail

WYMAN TOWNSHIP (AP) — Authorities say the body of a Canadian man has been found along the Appalachian Trail in Maine.  WABI-TV reports that the body of 55-year-old Gerald Gabon, of Ontario, was found Sunday evening by another hiker along t More...

Tourism officials work to bring in more cruise ships

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Maine tourism officials are steering a new course for the cruise ship industry.  The Portland Press Herald reports the Office of Tourism plans to increase marketing and improve the experience of visitors so more ships More...

Grant seeks to improve telehealth options in rural Maine

AUGUSTA (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding a $325,000 grant to an Augusta firm to improve telehealth services in Maine.  Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. More...

Police: Driver crashed into house

WATERBORO (AP) — Police in Maine say a home was severely damaged when the driver of a pickup truck fell asleep at the wheel and crashed.  Authorities say the crash happened in Waterboro around 5:30 a.m. Sunday. More...

Coach who admitted student relationship found dead

WESTBROOK (AP) — Police say a former girls' track team coach who admitted having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old high school student he was coaching has been found dead of an apparent suicide.  More...

Bear hunting season coming fast

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine's bears had better enjoy those doughnuts while they can, because stuff is about to get real.  Bears have been munching on bait in the woods this summer since hunters started laying it on July 29. More...

Maine conservation officials educate about forest pests

BELGRADE LAKES (AP) — Maine conservation and forestry officials are going around the state in August and September to educate the public about how to recognize and help control invasive forest pests.  More...

L.L. BEAN ‘STEPPING UP’

BEAN BOOTS are on display at the L.L. Bean manufacturing center in Lewiston. More...

Elvis fans cling to tickets 40 years after death

PORTLAND (AP) — Elvis died the night before he was supposed to kick off a tour in Portland, Maine.  Forty years later, fans like Anne Salamone are still hanging onto those tickets. More...