June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

Police charge suspect in Augusta stabbing

AUGUSTA (AP) — An Augusta man wanted in connection with the weekend stabbing of a city woman has been captured after three days on the run.  Police, acting on a tip, say 44-year-old David Delesline was located around 1:30 p.m. More...

Man pleads guilty to sexual assault

ALFRED (AP) — A man charged with raping a 14- year-old Sanford girl as she walked to school has changed his plea mid-trial.  Dane Bosley pleaded guilty Wednesday to gross sexual assault as the second day of his trial in York County Superio More...

Ocean wind prototype to generate power

AUGUSTA (AP) — Electrons will soon be flowing from a prototype windmill off Maine’s coast in a first-on-thecontinent event.  The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center will connect the VolturnUS offshor More...

Bill requires pictures of pawned goods

AUGUSTA (AP) — A bill to curb property theft by requiring pawnbrokers to photograph items they receive is awaiting Gov. More...

Maine gets grant for low-achieving schools

AUGUSTA (AP) — The U.S. More...

Black lab shot with BBs 80 to 100 times

WALDOBORO (AP) — Police in Waldoboro are investigating an animal cruelty case involving a young dog that they say was shot 80 to 100 times with a BB gun.  Officials say the 1-year-old black lab was taken to Lincoln County Animal Shelter to More...

Two men arrested in Limington burglary

LIMINGTON (AP) — Maine authorities say a homeowner startled two thieves when he returned home and found them piling items from his house at the door.  More...

New casino has $65M in revenues

PORTLAND (AP) — The state’s newest casino generated more than $65 million in net revenues in its first year of operation, topping its original projections as well as the revenues of the state’s more established casino.  More...

Portland panhandling rule moves forward

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland is a step closer to barring panhandlers from standing on traffic medians while asking for handouts.  The Public Safety, Health and Human Services Committee voted 4-0 on Tuesday in favor of an amendment to the Portl More...

Concealed weapons bill fails by one vote

AUGUSTA (AP) — A bill that would allow Maine residents to carry a concealed firearm without a permit has been defeated in the state House of Representatives by one vote.  The Kennebec Journal reports the bill failed 74-73 on Tuesday.  More...

Madawaska woman dies after car struck

MADAWASKA (AP) — Authorities say an 83-year-old Madawaska woman has died after her car was struck by a loaded logging truck.  Police Chief Carroll Theriault says Rella Cyr was turning into a church parking lot at about 2:30 p.m. More...

OOB voters oust 6 of 7 town councilors

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) — Old Orchard Beach residents have voted six of seven town councilors out of office after months of turmoil following the firing of the town manager.  Voters on Tuesday ousted Councilors Sharri MacDonald, Laura Boldu More...

Baldacci to serve supper for fire victims

LEWISTON (AP) — Former Gov. John Baldacci is dishing out spaghetti to help people affected by a rash of apartment building fires in Lewiston.  Baldacci is hosting a spaghetti supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Lewiston High School. More...

Bill gives job seekers more protections

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine job seekers would get more protections from discrimination if a bill advancing through the Legislature passes.  The bill bars employers and employment agencies from advertising in print, on the Internet or in any other More...

Hospital debt bill back in play in Augusta

AUGUSTA (AP) — A plan to repay a debt of more than $480 million to Maine’s hospitals is back on the table in the Democratic-controlled Legislature.  Under a measure unanimously approved by the Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, th More...

Heating oil prices continue to fall

AUGUSTA (AP) — State energy officials say the price of heating oil continues to drop in Maine.  The Governor’s Energy Office said Tuesday that its weekly price survey pegs the statewide average price of oil at $3.38 gallon, down 5 ce More...

Genetically modified food labels bill OK’d

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine food retailers would have to put special labels on products that contain genetically modified ingredients, under a measure advanced by the House on Tuesday.  Maine residents have the right to know whether they’re More...

STATE CAPITOL BUCKET LIST

MARCINE WEBB, 86, right, and his wife, Nita Lou Webb, from San Angelo, Texas, pose for a photo June 7 during a visit to the State House in Augusta to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. More...

Maine pharmacy robberies fall nearly 80 percent

PORTLAND   The state is on pace to see a large drop in pharmacy robberies, but police are warning that one apparent reason for the decline is the increasing use of heroin.  Maine, which had a record 56 pharmacy robberies last year, has had More...

Candidate claims his signature was forged

FARMINGDALE (AP) — A candidate for selectman in Farmingdale is accusing his incumbent opponent of dirty tricks.  More...