August 30, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

U.S. grants boost tidal power pilot

PORTLAND   Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. has been awarded two federal grants worth nearly $5 million to help develop the company’s tidal power technology, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D- 1st District, announced Thursday.  More...

Residents angry over health care changes

AUBURN (AP) — Hundreds packed an auditorium at Central Maine Community College to voice their displeasure with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s insurance proposal that would force individual policy holders into a network with MaineHeal More...

Seth Wescott’s van collides with moose

LANG TOWNSHIP (AP) — Police say two-time Olympic gold medalist and Maine resident Seth Wescott got an up close introduction to a moose this week.  More...

Woman cited after baby left in car

FARMINGTON (AP) — Police have charged a Farmington woman for allegedly leaving her 20-month-old child locked in a parked car while she went shopping.  Two witnesses reported seeing the baby in the vehicle parked outside a Walmart in the la More...

Ed tech accused of having sex with youth

LINCOLN (AP) — A former education technician at a Maine public school has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 15-yearold male student.  Authorities say 45-year-old Tammy Larlee of Lincoln has been indicted on four counts More...

Camden Windjammer Festival starts today

CAMDEN (AP) — Maine’s historic fleet of windjammers is being celebrated at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival.  The festival kicks off today with the arrival of 15 windjammers, a dinner auction, music and a fireworks celebration o More...

Belfast man held on murder charge

BELFAST (AP) — A Maine man charged with killing a woman and critically injuring her son is being held without bond.  Todd Gilday, 44, of Belfast was returned to jail Thursday after making his initial court appearance after being charged wi More...

Info session on health care law slated

PRESQUE ISLE (AP) — State officials are heading to northern Maine to answer questions and offer information about the new federal health care law.  The Maine Bureau of Insurance is holding a public information session on the Affordable Hea More...

Train, truck collide at Hampden crossing

HAMPDEN (AP) — Maine officials are investigating a collision between a dump truck and freight train at a railroad crossing outside Bangor.  More...

Man resigns from posts after threat

SABATTUS (AP) — A retired police officer who used a racial slur and suggested shooting President Barack Obama in a Facebook posting resigned Thursday from all boards and committees on which he serves in town.  David Marsters submitted his More...

Maine lawmakers OK $149.5M bond package

AUGUSTA (AP) — A $149.5 million state borrowing plan for roads and education facilities is one step closer to the November ballot following lawmakers’ approval of the bond package during a special legislative session on Thursday.  More...

Suspect in Belfast shooting found

BELFAST   State, local and county police converged on Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport shortly before 7 a.m. More...

Mass. woman hurt in crash out of hospital

PORTLAND (AP) — The mother of a 9-year-old Massachusetts boy killed by an out of control car on a coastal Maine town’s wharf has been released from the hospital.  A spokesman at Maine Medical Center in Portland tells the Portland Pre More...

High school teacher facing sex charges

WINSLOW (AP) — A teacher at Lawrence High School in Fairfield has been arrested on charges of having unlawful sexual contact with a girl under age 12 and of possessing child pornography.  Police say David Morissette, 44, of Winslow had 2,0 More...

3 arrested at oil train protest in Auburn

AUBURN (AP) — Three people have been arrested after sitting down on the railroad tracks in Auburn to protest the transport of crude oil along Maine rail lines.  About 100 environmentalists took part in Wednesday’s protest.  More...

AG releases list of consumer complaints

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s attorney general says the top consumer complaint in the state revolves around car sales.  That’s according to a list released by Attorney General Janet Mills of the top 10 consumer complaints in the past More...

Legislature returns for special session

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers will be back in Augusta to work on a state borrowing package and a proposal to create a mental health wing at the Maine State Prison.  More...

Bill to reopen Maine state office tabled

AUGUSTA (AP) — A state of Maine office will remain closed after lawmakers chose to table a bill on Wednesday that would have re-opened it.  More...

Willette suspends bid for 2nd District seat

AUGUSTA (AP) — The assistant GOP leader in Maine’s State House says he is suspending his campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat.  Rep. More...

Brewer police officer pleads guilty to OUI

BREWER (AP) — A police captain in Brewer has admitted he drove drunk.  Police Capt. Christopher Martin was pulled over Saturday night and charged with operating under the influence. He pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday.  More...