PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Berwick man has pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a series of bank robberies in New Hampshire and Maine.
Phillip Gage pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland to armed robbery and gun charges.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police say a Lewiston woman who apparently fell from a window in her third-floor apartment remains in critical condition at a Boston hospital.
Officers responding to reports of a woman with severe head injuries found 27-year-old Samantha Watson on the ground outside the Lisbon Street apartment on Monday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maine social worker will testify in front of a U.S. Senate panel about the struggles facing the state’s aging population.
Dixie Shaw will travel to the U.S. capital to share her first-hand experience as the director of Hunger and Relief Services for Catholic Charities in Caribou, Maine.
OAKLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine town has received the first of payments that will amount to millions of dollars from an agreement with a renewable energy company.
First Wind said Tuesday that it has paid the town of Oakfield $600,000 as part of an agreement to build its wind power project there. The payment is the first of many that will be used to provide tax relief to area residents.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are examining a bill that would remove the state’s megawatt wind energy targets and replace them with goals to expand economic opportunities and lower electricity costs through wind power.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s supreme court has rejected a Public Utilities Commission decision allowing a merger between the Canadian utility Emera and renewable energy company First Wind.
The court ruled Tuesday that the PUC misinterpreted state law aimed at limiting the financial relationships between transmission and distribution companies like Emera, which owns the former Maine Public Service and Bangor Hydro companies, and power generation companies like the Boston-based First Wind.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine supreme court has rejected the appeal of a man who’s serving a 40-year sentence for attempting to burn down the home where his ex-girlfriend lived.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers say it’s time to bring the state’s courts filing system up to date and approve a bill that would improve efficiency and provide better public access to court documents.
PARIS, Maine (AP) — An Oxford County man involved in a weekend standoff with police has been charged with two misdemeanor offenses.
Corey Taylor of Peru was charged in court Monday with criminal threatening and terrorizing. Both carry a sentence of a year in jail and a $2,000 fine upon conviction. He was granted $5,000 cash bail.
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A member of the Westbrook School Committee has notified the city she intends to file a lawsuit claiming she was wrongfully charged with hindering a criminal case against a school employee.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A provision that would have allowed guards to use deadly force against prisoners attempting to escape from the Maine Correctional Center in Windham has been stripped from a bill.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative panel is moving forward with its work to craft a supplemental budget without the help of Gov. Paul LePage.
The Appropriations Committee will hear public testimony starting Tuesday on a range of ideas being examined to fix shortfalls in the state’s $6.3 billion, two-year budget. The hearings are expected to last all week.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is up another 3 cents.
Price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com reports Monday that the price at the pump has risen to an average of $3.58 per gallon in the past week, 14 cents above the national average.
PERU, Maine (AP) — A Peru man is facing charges after a more than four-hour standoff at his home.
Police say 40-year-old Corey Taylor was charged with two counts of domestic violence after surrendering at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A major turnover in Maine sheriffs is expected this year, and some see that as an opportunity to reform the county jail system.
Of the state’s 16 county sheriffs, seven have announced plans to leave office by the end of the year and another seven face re-election.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative panel is once again examining a bill that would expand Medicaid under the federal health care law and make other significant changes to the state’s program.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Charter School Commission is considering three proposals for new charter schools in the state.
The commission is expected to vote Monday on one charter school and two virtual charter school proposals that were given preliminary approval in January.
ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed an executive order to create a task force that will study the impacts of the invasive green crab in Maine.
NEW SHARON, Maine (AP) — A century-old Maine bridge deemed in danger of collapsing proved tougher than expected when the state tried to demolish it.
The bridge across the Sandy River in New Sharon was built in 1916 but hasn’t been used since the 1990s. The Maine Department of Transportation told New Sharon officials in November that it was in danger of collapsing and that the state would pay to remove it.
PARIS, Maine (AP) — A judge has denied several motions to exclude evidence from the trial of a woman charged with manslaughter for allegedly causing the death of two friends in a West Paris car crash.