GRINDSTONE, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general’s office says an East Millinocket police officer acted in self-defense in fatally shooting a man during an armed confrontation.
Robert Bellfleur of Grindstone was fatally shot the night of Aug. 17 by Officer Seth Burnes.
HOULTON, Maine (AP) — A 76-year-old pawn shop owner convicted of killing a woman in 1998 in northern Maine has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
WAGM-TV says George Jaime of Presque Isle was sentenced Friday in Superior Court in Houlton. He was accused of murdering Starlette Vining, burning her body and disposing her ashes in a river.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s unemployment rate for November was 6.4 percent, down nearly 1 percent since last year.
The Maine Department of Labor said Friday that it’s the lowest figure the state has seen since November 2008.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — President Barack Obama has pardoned an Auburn, Maine man convicted of laundering money for a drug ring that included his brothers.
Derek Laliberte, now 48, was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 1992. His original sentence of 51 months was reduced after he cooperated with police.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Brunswick Inn has been awarded $10,000 in a lawsuit that claimed visitors were often confused by the similar name adopted by another establishment in the Maine town.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Lewiston officials say a car left running in a garage was the source of a carbon monoxide leak that sent nearly a dozen people to the hospital.
VASSALBORO, Maine (AP) — The Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro is holding graduation ceremonies for another group of officers who’ll soon be on the beat.
Officials say 50 new police officers have completed 18 weeks of study and training. Those include 12 state troopers, seven officers from Portland and four from Auburn.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says it’s likely that not all the contracts for MaineCare transportation rides will be renewed.
The Republican governor said Thursday that he’s concerned about Connecticut-based vendor Coordinated Transportation Solutions, particularly the fact that the company didn’t obtain a performance bond.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after his hearing was blocked by Senate Republicans, a Maine Supreme Judicial Court justice nominated to the federal bench has gone before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has given the town of Farmington more time to respond to a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the fatal police shooting of a U.S. Army veteran.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A legislative leader is offering a possible solution to a dispute between the American Hockey League’s Portland Pirates and the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Senate President Justin Alfond has filed emergency legislation that would allow the team to share revenue from alcohol sales if it returns to the Portland arena.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland-area water rates are going up and officials are beginning an advertising campaign to explain why the increase is necessary to preserve clean drinking water.
The Press-Herald reports, that the Portland Water District plans to double its investment in replacing aging underground pipes from $3.5 million to $7 million over the next three years.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union’s chapter in Portland, Maine, has been upgrading the historic home of Neal Dow. Now it’s ready to hold a holiday open house.
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is giving $1.6 million in grants to nearly 200 community organizations.
The outdoors retailer says the gifts ranging from $500 to $25,000 will go to organizations involved in conservation and recreation, health and human services, culture and the arts, and education.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Senate Republicans in Washington have postponed a hearing for an associate justice on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court who’s been nominated to serve on the federal bench.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A bankruptcy judge in Maine has approved bidding procedures for the sale of the bankrupt railroad at the heart of an oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young girl over an eight-year period.
Richard Libby of Windsor has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The extreme cold has temporarily shut down the citylink bus system for Lewiston-Auburn.
City officials said the freezing cold temperatures overnight have frozen air lines and are causing issues with hydraulics and steering systems.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The South Portland City Council has voted to put in place a temporary moratorium that bars tar sands from coming into the city.
The City Council on Monday voted 6-1 in favor of the moratorium. It lasts until May 5.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — It’s been two years since toddler Ayla Reynolds was reported missing from her father’s home in Maine, and the girl’s mother is asking people to demand answers.