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  • Elephant crushes caretaker

    September 9, 2014 7:51 PM

    PORTLAND, MAINE- The founder of a facility that cares for retired circus elephants was stepped on and crushed to death by an elephant. Deputies say 56-year-old James Laurita was found unresponsive in a barn and believe he fell before one of the elephants in his care stepped on his... more »
  • Bush bash: Elder ex-president marks 90th birthday

    June 12, 2014 2:05 AM

    KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday in Maine. A family spokesman says a private dinner Thursday evening features a guest list of more than 200 friends and relatives. Bush has spent every summer in Kennebunkport except during World War II, when he was... more »
  • Drunk driving on lawnmower

    October 29, 2013 7:47 PM

    KENNEBUNK, MAINE- A man making a beer run on his riding lawn mower now faces a charge of drunk driving. Tony Caulder was turned away by a store clerk because they thought he was drunk. Police say the clerk followed Caulder outside to make sure he wasn't getting into... more »
  • Stealth ship in water

    October 28, 2013 7:42 PM

    BATH, MAINE- The navy's most automated and stealthy ship is out of dry dock and in the water. The USS Zumwalt looks like no other ship in the Navy with its wave-piercing hull, low profile and electronic propulsion. The low slung shape minimizes its radar signature. The ship is 610... more »
  • Video: Maine Zumba teacher got cash for sex

    February 28, 2013 10:21 AM

    ALFRED, Maine - A jury hearing the case of a Maine businessman accused of helping a Zumba instructor engage in prostitution has watched a video showing money changing hands after a sexual encounter. Mark Strong Sr. faces 13 counts related to promotion of prostitution. Prosecutors say he made screen-grab snapshots... more »
  • Rarest of rare baseball card auction

    February 6, 2013 7:39 PM

    A rare 148-year-old baseball card discovered at a yard sale in Maine is expected to gets bids in the hundreds of thousands when it's auctioned. A man found the card depicting the Brooklyn Atlantics amateur baseball club inside an old photo album he bought while antique picking near the Canadian... more »
  • Court date for Maine man in deaths of 2 tenants

    December 31, 2012 12:40 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Authorities say a 74-year-old Maine landlord will appear in court Monday to face charges in the shooting deaths of two tenants after a possible dispute over where they parked their cars during a snowstorm. James Pak was arrested Saturday night after a standoff at his home in... more »
  • Maine police: Man says prostitute owes 10 minutes

    December 6, 2012 12:46 PM

    OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine - Police in Maine say a man called them to complain a prostitute hadn't given him his money's worth - so they arrested him. Police say New Hampshire resident Scott Pipher was arrested this week. The 34-year-old is charged with engaging a prostitute. New Hampshire's The... more »
  • Maine mall sacks Santa after rudeness complaints

    December 6, 2012 12:30 PM

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - A mall in Maine 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're looking for a jollier Santa and hope to have... more »
  • Wash. voters approve gay marriage

    November 8, 2012 3:34 PM

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Voters in Washington state have approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. Referendum 74 asked people to approve or reject a law legalizing same-sex marriage that Washington legislators passed earlier this year. The law was signed... more »
  • Same-sex marriage, marijuana legalization ballot measures win

    November 6, 2012 11:41 PM

    UNDATED - Maine is the first state to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. Washington state is the first to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Voters a continent apart, making history on two divisive social issues. The outcome in Maine broke a 32-state streak, dating to 1998, with gay marriage... more »
  • King wins in Maine, giving Senate 2 independents

    November 6, 2012 7:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Former Gov. Angus King has won the Senate race in Maine, running as an independent. King will take over the seat held by retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe. Another independent, Vermont's Sen. Bernie Sanders, also has been re-elected. Four Democrats senators have also won re-election: Bill Nelson in... more »
  • Man has stroke at work, spends 5 days alone, dies

    October 31, 2012 1:15 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Relatives and authorities say a computer specialist had a stroke in his office and wasn't discovered until five days afterward. He later died at a hospital. David Norton, of Portland, was barely alive when police found him Oct. 10 inside his University of Southern Maine office. He... more »
  • Coach quits in Maine Zumba prostitution scandal

    October 17, 2012 3:42 PM

    KENNEBUNK, Maine - A long-time Maine high school hockey coach whose name appeared on a list of 21 men accused of paying a local Zumba fitness instructor for sex has stepped down. School Superintendent Andrew Dolloff said Wednesday that Kennebunk High School coach Donald Hill announced the day before he... more »
  • Judge reverses self in Maine prostitution case

    October 16, 2012 4:07 PM

    KENNEBUNK, Maine - A judge has reversed his decision about a Maine prostitution case, ruling that addresses and other identifying information can now be released for men charged with paying for sex with a fitness instructor. An attorney for The Portland Press Herald says Justice Thomas Warren agreed Tuesday that... more »
  • Maine drivers warned of zombie danger

    October 11, 2012 12:40 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Drivers may have gotten a chuckle out of an electronic message board in Maine warning of zombies, but city officials were not amused. The sign at a Portland road construction site was changed by a hacker to read "Warning Zombies Ahead!" on Wednesday morning. It originally read... more »
  • Prostitution arrests rock Maine tourist town

    October 10, 2012 12:43 PM

    KENNEBUNK, Maine - A Maine tourist town is on edge as residents wait to see which friends and neighbors are named as clients of a fitness instructor who pleaded not guilty to running a prostitution business out of her Zumba studio. Twenty-nine-year-old Alexis Wright pleaded not guilty Tuesday to more... more »
  • Governor calls IRS 'new Gestapo'

    July 9, 2012 7:39 PM

    Critics put pressure on blunt-speaking Maine Governor Paul LePage to apologize for referring to the IRS as "the new Gestapo" in his weekly radio address over the weekend. LePage is a Republican who was criticizing the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the health care reform law. He says it gives... more »
  • B-52 ejection seat found after 1963 crash

    May 22, 2012 4:17 PM

    GREENVILLE - A forest ranger has found what's believed to be an ejection seat from a B-52 bomber that crashed on a western Maine mountain nearly 50 years ago, killing seven airmen. The Maine Forest Service said Tuesday that ranger Bruce Reed found the seat on an overgrown logging road... more »
  • Shipyard Spiders

    December 13, 2011 7:30 PM

    A shipment of parts from the West Coast contained about two-dozen venomous black widow spiders and a shipbuilder in Maine had to fumigate a warehouse and part of a Navy warship to get rid of them. Bath Iron works employees in Bath, Maine discovered the spiders in a crate containing... more »
  • Report: Red snapper in Gulf being overfished

    July 14, 2011 3:33 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Forty stocks of fish populations are subject to overfishing in U.S. waters, but progress is being made to rebuild stocks and reduce overfishing, federal officials said Thursday. The number of fish populations being fished at too high of a level at the end of 2010 was... more »
  • Getting a Charge Leads to Jail

    June 29, 2011 7:38 PM

    A homeless man who plugged two cell-phones into an outdoor electrical outlet to charge them is accused of theft in Bangor, Maine. A police officer checking downtown businesses found Shaun Fawster charging the phones in an outlet hidden behind some flowers. Fawster was charged with theft of service and concealing... more »
  • Police Can't I-D Dead Boy

    May 16, 2011 7:25 PM

    Authorities in Maine say they've investigated more than 100 leads but still can't identify the body of boy found over the weekend on a dirt road in South Berwick. The boy had dirty blond hair and blue eyes and is believed to be between four and six years old. State... more »
  • Maine hypnotist sentenced for sex with underaged girl

    May 3, 2011 11:19 AM

    AUBURN, Maine - A Maine hypnotist accused of using his craft to keep a teenage girl quiet about their sexual encounters is going to prison for six years. The Sun Journal of Lewiston says 38-year-old Aaron Patton of Jay was sentenced Monday by Superior Court Justice Donald Marden. ... more »
  • Half dozen hurt in Maine ski lift accident

    December 28, 2010 12:29 PM

    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - A chair lift has derailed on Maine's tallest ski mountain in high winds and injured several people who plummeted as far as 30 feet to the slope below. Officials at the Sugarloaf resort say that there are about six injuries from Tuesday's accident and that... more »
  • Proper burial for soldier after 90 Years

    July 12, 2010 8:22 PM

    A U.S. soldier killed in France during World War I got a proper burial at Arlington National Cemetery more than 90 years after he died. The remains of Private Thomas Costello were found four years ago. His fellow soldiers buried him when he was killed in an attack in September... more »
  • Biker gang funeral ends peacefully

    June 26, 2010 8:34 PM

    Funeral and memorial services Saturday for an Outlaws motorcycle club member slain by federal agents were undisturbed amid heavy security and sightings of rival gang members. Police Chief Dana M. Kelley of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, said Diablos members were spotted Saturday and other rival bikers reportedly were seen... more »
  • Flight diverted to Maine airport

    April 27, 2010 2:53 PM

    A flight from Paris to Atlanta has been diverted to an airport in Maine after federal air marshals says a passenger caused a disturbance. FAA officials say Delta Air Lines Flight 273 is scheduled to land at the Bangor International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. No word on how... more »

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