PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland man who claimed he had a bomb in a backpack during a pharmacy robbery last month has pleaded guilty.
Jason Campbell pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Portland on Wednesday to robbing a Congress Street CVS store on April 11.
MEXICO, Maine (AP) — Police say a pre-existing medical condition may be to blame for a fiery car crash in Mexico that took the life of a cab driver.
Police say 62-year-old Gary McGuire, of Rumford, an employee of Mountain Valley Taxi Service, was traveling west on Route 2 at approximately 1 a.m. Wednesday when his car veered into the breakdown lane, struck an embankment and flipped onto its roof.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are handing out new grades to the state’s schools.
The new A-F grades for Maine schools are set to be released to the public on Thursday. Schools received their individual grades earlier this week.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Nova Star ferry from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia is set to make its first voyage.
The overnight cruise ferry departs Portland at 9 p.m. Thursday and arrives in Yarmouth at 8 a.m. Friday. It’s scheduled to run seven days a week until Nov. 2. on the same schedule. The return trip departs Yarmouth at 10 a.m. and arrives in Portland at 7 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The sale of the Maine-based railroad responsible for a deadly oil train derailment in Quebec is nearly final.
Chapter 11 trustee Robert Keach said the $15.85 million sale of bankrupt Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway will close on Thursday. A separate, parallel Canadian proceeding will be completed at a later date.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A ceremony in Augusta will honor 83 Maine law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
Police officers from all over the state are expected to attend the event Thursday on State Street in Augusta adjacent the Maine State House. The annual observance at the Maine Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial begins at 11 a.m. The guest speaker at the event will be Gov. Paul LePage.
NORTH WATERBORO, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service and York County Sheriff’s office are continuing to search for a 15-year-old North Waterboro boy who was last seen on May 8.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston man convicted of stabbing his girlfriend 21 times has asked the state’s highest court for a new trial.
Cleveland Cruthirds was sentenced to serve 22 years of a 28-year sentence after he was found guilty last summer of elevated aggravated assault and other charges in the December 2011 attack.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An autopsy has determined that an inmate found dead in his cell at the state prison in Machiasport last week died of natural causes.
A spokesman for the medical examiner’s office tells the Portland Press Herald that 32-year-old Phillip Kay died as a result of blood clots in both lungs.
PARIS, Maine (AP) — The trial of a 21-year-old Paris woman charged with being drunk and reading a text message when she crashed her car, killing two teenage passengers, is getting started.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former employee at an organization that promotes tourism in Maine has pleaded guilty to embezzling $116,000 from the group and using the money for personal expenses.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Mainers hoping to enter the lottery for moose hunting permit had better do it soon.
The state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is accepting online applications until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The operator of the Nova Star ferry has cut its early booking rates before its inaugural run between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
The 528-foot cruise ferry was christened in Boston on Monday and there’ll be a ribbon-cutting Wednesday in Portland. The first trip is Thursday.
WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested the ex-husband of Maine’s Republican party vice chairwoman on charges that he threatened her, her boyfriend and one of her children with a loaded gun.
WEST BATH, Maine (AP) — A man severely burned in a weekend kitchen fire in West Bath remains in critical condition at a Boston hospital.
Fire Chief Greg Payson on Monday identified the victim of Sunday’s blaze as 43-year-old Ed Grant.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A judge has postponed a Palmyra man’s murder trial a week before it was scheduled to start to allow defense lawyers time to review newly disclosed evidence.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal authorities say a former executive at TD Bank in Maine used a corporate credit card to spend nearly $220,000 at adult entertainment clubs.
Jeffrey Burnham of Arundel is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Portland on Thursday to face a charge of theft by a bank officer.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine supreme court is hearing arguments in the case of a Blue Hill farmer who ignored state law and followed a local ordinance allowing farmers to sell directly to consumers.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A World War II cargo plane that’s en route to Europe for the D-Day celebration next month is making a stop in Maine.
Officials say Presque Isle is the first stop Thursday on the trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Europe to take part in a re-enactment of D-Day 70 years later.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Sea Grant is seeking proposals for research projects related to the nearshore scallop fishery in Maine.
The sea grant program is making money available for small research projects that emphasize cooperation between fishermen and scientists. The program hopes the projects will help improve the management of Maine’s scallop fishery.