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  • Maine sues Planned Parenthood foe, says he yelled too loudly

    November 10, 2015 11:34 AM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's attorney general is suing a protester who she says yelled so loudly outside a Planned Parenthood facility that he disrupted health care services there. Attorney General Janet Mills filed a complaint under the state's civil rights act against 26-year-old Brian Ingalls, of Lisbon. She says he... more »
  • Officials: 4 dead in shooting in central Maine

    November 5, 2015 6:15 AM

    OAKLAND, Maine- Authorities say four people are dead, including the gunman who opened fire at a home in central Maine. Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the shooting erupted Wednesday night in Oakland. He says two women and man were shot to death inside the home, where they... more »
  • Bigfoot artist nabbed

    September 2, 2015 9:02 PM

    KENNEBUNK, MAINE- City leaders weren't amused by spray-painted images of Sasquatch on public property and they nabbed the accused artist for criminal mischief and drug possession. The police chief says the Sasquatch images defaced public and private property, "costing time and money to repair and replace". Sasquatch, also known... more »
  • Grocery store knife attack

    August 20, 2015 9:01 PM

    SACO, MAINE- Police are trying to find a motive for the knife attack on a mother of five at a grocery store by a woman who didn't know her. Wendy Boudreau was stabbed and later died at a hospital on Wednesday. It was near the ice cream freezer. ... more »
  • Rare orange lobster

    July 23, 2015 9:02 PM

    RAYMOND, MAINE- A lobster fisherman in Maine caught a rare bright orange lobster and its the second time he's pulled an odd one from the sea. Bill Coppersmith says he caught the rarity in the Gulf of Maine and experts say the odds of catching one are one in... more »
  • 4 people shot in 3 Maine communities; gunman sought

    July 17, 2015 12:40 PM

    BENEDICTA, ME - State police say they're searching for a gunman in a stolen logging truck following the shootings of four people in three different communities in northern Maine. Steve McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety said Friday that four people were shot overnight in the towns of... more »
  • Once Upon A Time - Sundays @ 7 p.m.

    June 11, 2015 5:30 PM

    Once Upon a Time welcomes viewers to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won't show up on your GPS, but it's a magical place to visit. Reality and myth merged after Emma broke Regina's curse, which had deprived the fairy tale characters of their memories and trapped them in... more »
  • Man who used Facebook to lure teen to death gets 60 years

    May 8, 2015 12:59 PM

    BANGOR, ME - A Maine man who lured a 15-year-old girl to her death with a fake Facebook profile is going to prison for 60 years. The sentence was imposed Friday on 22-year-old Kyle Dube, of Orono, who was convicted of killing Nichole Cable. The judge imposed 60 years for... more »
  • Stephen King pans governor over inaccurate residency claim

    March 19, 2015 12:59 PM

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Stephen King isn't pleased with Gov. Paul LePage's inaccurate claim that the horror writer has moved from Maine. LePage used his radio address this week to make his case for eliminating Maine's income tax. He said states without an income tax, such as Florida, have lured away... more »
  • Nurse who balked at Ebola quarantine is leaving Maine

    March 10, 2015 2:05 AM

    PORTLAND, ME - The nurse who refused to be quarantined after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is leaving Maine. Kaci Hickox says she's accepted a position with a health care system in Oregon and plans to leave Maine on Friday. The Texas native made national news last fall when... more »
  • 70-vehicle pileup in snowy Maine leaves at least 17 injured

    February 25, 2015 5:02 PM

    ETNA, ME - Police in Maine say more than 70 vehicles got tangled up in a series of chain-reaction pileups on a snowy stretch of Interstate 95, injuring at least 17 people. The crashes in Etna, near Bangor, started stacking up about 7:30 a.m. and involved several cars, a school... more »
  • Maine teen charged with naked break-ins

    November 17, 2014 12:09 PM

    FALMOUTH, ME - Police say an 18-year-old Maine man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire. Logan Valle faces charges including burglary, theft and attempted theft. Police allege Valle forced his way into... more »
  • Ebola nurse, boyfriend plan to leave Maine town

    November 8, 2014 10:57 AM

    FORT KENT, Maine - A nurse who successfully fought an Ebola quarantine order is planning to leave a Maine town with her boyfriend and may move out of state. Ted Wilbur says he and girlfriend Kaci Hickox will leave Fort Kent sometime after Monday, the last day of the disease's... more »
  • Nurse: No option but to fight Ebola quarantine

    November 2, 2014 10:48 AM

    FORT KENT, Maine - A nurse who successfully fought Maine's quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients says she had no option but to challenge how medical professionals were being treated. Kaci Hickox says she was fighting for the rights of other U.S. medical workers who are... more »
  • Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

    October 31, 2014 11:57 AM

    FORT KENT, ME - A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Friday that she should continue daily monitoring and coordinate travel... more »
  • 'Hello Kitty' arrested on drunken driving charge

    October 28, 2014 11:11 AM

    GORHAM, ME - Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge. Gorham police say officers stopped 37-year-old Carrie Gipson, of Westbrook, at about 2 a.m. Sunday because she driving in the wrong lane. They say she... more »
  • 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 »

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