AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is moving to block welfare benefit cards from being used in automated teller machines at prohibited locations, including pubs, liquor stores and strip clubs.
NORTH WATERBORO, Maine (AP) — Maine game wardens are lowering the level of a lake and forest rangers are using a helicopter as the search intensifies for a teenager in North Waterboro.
WARREN, Maine (AP) — A Maine man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman more than 40 years ago is scheduled to appear before the state parole board this week to seek his freedom.
MACHIASPORT, Maine (AP) — Officials say the death of an inmate at the state prison in Machiasport was not a homicide and does not appear to be a suicide.
Stephen McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety says the cause of 32-year-old Phillip Kay’s death remains under investigation. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — An 80-year-old mother of seven from Waterville has fulfilled a nearly two-decade old dream by skydiving.
Marjorie Bell leaped out of an airplane and with the help of a tandem skydiver floated 10,000 feet to the ground on Mother’s Day, one day after her birthday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine schools will find out their grades when officials release their new report cards this week.
The new A-F grading system for schools implemented last year under Republican Gov. Paul LePage is designed to bring transparency and accountability to the state’s public school system.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine communities have been awarded nearly $2.2 million for local airport improvements.
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced Friday the Federal Aviation Administration is funding infrastructure upgrades at nine airports.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — As candidates gear up for next month’s primary election, Maine’s secretary of state is urging residents to take advantage of absentee ballots.
Registered Maine voters can submit an electronic absentee ballot request online up to three days before Election Day, which is June 10. Exceptions will be made under certain circumstances after that deadline.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Nova Star cruise ferry that will take passengers from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia will be christened on Monday in Boston.
Christening is scheduled to take place at Black Falcon Terminal on Boston’s waterfront at 10 a.m. The ship will arrive at the terminal at 6 a.m.
OWLS HEAD, Maine (AP) — Federal investigators say a truck driver and small plane pilot are both at fault for a crash that killed three men at a Maine airport.
The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1mIekv5) reports the National Transportation Safety Board faulted both parties in a report issued Friday. The crash occurred at Knox County Regional Airport in November 2012.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Residents of Waterville who live near a proposed new interchange on Interstate 95 say they’re concerned about increased traffic in their neighborhood as well as threats to the environment.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — Firefighters and forest rangers are using a helicopter to dump water on a brush fire that spread through a campground and came close to condo buildings in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The sale of the Maine-based railroad responsible for a deadly oil train derailment in Quebec is due to completed next week.
Chapter 11 trustee Robert Keach said Thursday that the $15.85 million sale of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway will close on May 15. A bankruptcy judge gave permission to delay a separate Canadian transaction, allowing a few more days for the buyer to receive a certificate of fitness from the Canadian government.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who told a judge he moved to Maine from New York City to escape his drug addiction has been sentenced to six years in prison for dealing crack cocaine and heroin.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Slugger the Sea Dogs has completed his long walk from Boston.
The Portland Sea Dogs’ mascot left Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday, walking in his oversized flipper feet. He arrived at Portland’s Hadlock Field on Thursday.
FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — The reward for information leading to the arrest of the vandal or vandals desecrating a little Maine girl’s grave site has grown as the case has received more publicity.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Brunswick landlord is facing charges for allegedly pointing a shotgun at a tenant he believes stole from him.
Police say Peter Davis, 57, is charged with criminal threatening and terrorizing.
WILTON, Maine (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old high school student has been charged with stealing more than $50,000 in cash and jewelry from a Wilton home.
Chief Heidi Wilcox says Brian Durrell, of New Sharon, is charged with burglary and theft. A second suspect, a juvenile, is also likely to face charges. Both are students at Mount Blue High School in Farmington.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — An effort to balance the rights of dog owners to let their pets roam unleashed on Scarborough’s beaches while protecting piping plovers has led to new regulations.
SPRINGVALE, Maine (AP) — A Sanford man charged with injuring his twin 2-month-old children has been ordered held on $25,000 cash bail.
Anthony Carpinelli made his first court appearance Wednesday via video from the York County Jail where he has been held since his arrest Monday on charges including aggravated assault on a child. If he makes bail, he is allowed no contact with the children or their mother.