December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

Maine’s legislators take oath

AUGUSTA   Along with calls for bipartisanship, Republican Gov. More...

Police: Man tells cops woman shorted him

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire man is facing charges in Maine after he called police to complain that a prostitute had not given him his money’s worth.  Police announced the arrest of 34-year-old Scott Pipher thi More...

Young trapper dies in fall through ice

OXFORD (AP) — The Maine Warden Service says a teenage trapper died after falling through ice while checking his beaver traps.  Wardens identified the victim as 17-year-old Joshua Wardwell of Oxford, who was checking traps on Chapman Pond w More...

Bisphenol-A proposal on regulators’ agenda

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine environmental regulators are beginning discussions on a rule that would phase out the use of the toxic chemical bisphenol-A in baby and toddler food packaging.  The Board of Environmental Protection will meet today in More...

Maine offers ‘time of use’ power discounts

AUGUSTA (AP) — Central Maine Power customers can sign up for a new optional service that can bring discounts for electricity used during offpeak hours.  The Public Utilities Commission says the “time of use” option is open to r More...

Missouri man charged with stalking wife

PORTLAND (AP) — A Missouri man federal authorities say drove to Maine with a car full of guns intending to kill his estranged wife has been ordered held without bail.  Benjamin Lee was ordered held pending a detention hearing at his initia More...

Portland free medical clinic short on cash

PORTLAND (AP) — A medical clinic that provides free care to Portland area residents without health insurance is expected to run out of money at the end of February and may have to close unless it finds a partner to help pay the bills.  The More...

Mall sacks Santa after complaints

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine mall has sacked Santa Claus after children and parents complained he was rude, grumpy and wouldn’t even let one child sit on his lap.  Officials at the Maine Mall in South Portland say they are looking f More...

Eaton Peabody expands to Portland, snags attorney

PORTLAND   Eaton Peabody is expanding into the Portland market and already has made one high-profile hire to fill the new office.  The Bangor-based law firm has hired Neal Pratt, a wellknown Portland attorney who most recently worked for Pr More...

Somerset County official steps down

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — Somerset County Administrator Larry Post has abruptly resigned after a closed meeting with county commissioners.  Commissioner Lynda Quinn says Post, 59, resigned Tuesday because of “different management styles.&rdqu More...

3 men in Zumba case expected in court

BIDDEFORD (AP) — The first of dozens of men charged with paying for sex with a woman who allegedly used her Zumba dance studio in Kennebunk as a front for prostitution are scheduled to appear in court.  Just three of the 21 men summoned to More...

Waterville shooting leaves 1 man dead

WATERVILLE (AP) — State police say a shooting outside a Waterville bar has left one man dead.  The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. More...

Film center to buy Waterville cinema

WATERVILLE (AP) — The parent organization of the Maine International Film Festival plans to purchase the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville.  More...

Man arrested in pharmacy robbery

BANGOR (AP) — Police have made an arrest in a pharmacy robbery in Bangor.  Police say 30-year-old Kevin Gray, who is listed as a transient, has been charged with felony robbery and is being held at the Penobscot County Jail.  The Walg More...

Man gets 5 years for cyberstalking

PORTLAND (AP) — A 43- year-old Maine man convicted of using the Internet to stalk his ex-fiancee and steal her identity is going to prison for five years.  Shawn Sayer of Biddeford was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland. More...

Foot doctor pleads guilty to drug charges

PORTLAND (AP) — A foot doctor has pleaded guilty to writing prescriptions for painkillers in exchange for cash and cocaine.  More...

Former prosecutor ordered back to state

PORTLAND (AP) — A former Maine prosecutor who faces prison for child pornography has been ordered returned to Maine after being on the lam for nearly three weeks.  The U.S. More...

Armed standoff ends at Lewiston hotel

LEWISTON (AP) — A sixhour standoff with an armed man inside a Lewiston hotel has ended peacefully.  Police arrested Jeff Sewell at about 1 a.m. More...

Stephen King to talk at UMass Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. More...

Maine diocese passes child-protection audit

PORTLAND (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland is in full compliance with nationally mandated child-protection policies for a seventh consecutive year.  The church each year undergoes an audit to ensure it’s complying with st More...