December 18, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Maine lawmakers face big Medicaid, marijuana decisions

AUGUSTA Maine lawmakers are preparing for a 2018 session where Medicaid expansion and marijuana legalization are expected to take center stage. More...

LePage still wants to ban junk food from food stamp program

AUGUSTA   Maine's Republican governor is still pressing for his proposal to prevent the use of food stamps for junk food and planned to bring it up this week in Washington.  More...

Collins says tax reform includes proposals she wanted

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Daughter of driver with suspended license dies in crash

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UMaine wants farmers to think about growing in new weather

AUGUSTA (AP) — The University of Maine is inviting people who grow food for a living to a discussion of how changing weather patterns will impact their livelihoods.  More...

Maine wants to help grow grapes

AUGUSTA (AP) — The state of Maine wants to help residents learn to commercially grow grapes, even if it means putting up with a little wine every now and then.  The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting an introduction to gr More...

Maine bottling plant plans to expand

LEWISTON (AP) — The Louisiana-based producer of the Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey says a $1 million expansion of its Maine bottling plant will bring at least 30 new jobs.  Boston Brands of Maine, a division of Sazerac Company, says it's moving More...

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

PORTLAND   Maine’s moderate U.S. More...

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...