PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The former Maine State Police chief charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful sexual contact.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal mediator has coaxed FairPoint Communications and striking workers in northern New England back to the negotiating table.
The first meeting since FairPoint declared an impasse in late August will be held on Nov. 18 in Boston.
YORK, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say a construction worker was killed when he was run over by a dump truck on the Maine Turnpike in the town of York.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Democrat Mike Michaud (MEE’-shoh) has conceded defeat in Maine’s heated three-way governor’s race, handing outspoken Republican Gov. Paul LePage a second term.
LePage faced Michaud, a six-term Democratic congressman Mike and independent attorney Eliot Culter on Tuesday in a race dominated by debates on issues like health care and the economy.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Voters in South Portland and Lewiston have split over ballot initiatives on legalizing possession of marijuana.
Petitions called for the municipalities to allow people age 21 and older to possess an ounce of marijuana without facing any penalty. Voters in South Portland approved the measure Tuesday, but Lewiston voters rejected it.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Voters in South Portland have voted to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Ballot initiatives in South Portland and Lewiston call for the cities to allow adults ages 21 and older to possess an ounce of marijuana without facing any penalty. South Portland voters approved the measure Tuesday, while Lewiston totals are still being counted. Portland voters overwhelmingly approved a similar law there last year.
Associated Press Update
1 of 1 precincts – 100 percent
x-Deane Rykerson, Dem (i) 2,117 – 60 percent
Jeffrey Pelletier, GOP 1,411 – 40 percent
3 of 3 precincts – 100 percent
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35 of 35 precincts – 100 percent
Peter Edgecomb, GOP 7,841 – 53 percent
Charles Theriault, Dem 7,043 – 47 percent
50 of 50 precincts – 100 percent
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree has easily won election to her fourth term in a low-key campaign in Maine’s 1st Congressional District.
Pingree had faced challenges from Republican Issac Misiuk and independent Richard Murphy. Misiuk received little financial help from his party. Murphy pledged to defend the U.S. Constitution.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A spokeswoman for Massachusetts General Hospital says a Rockland, Maine, man has died from injuries related to a Portland house fire that also killed five others.
The spokeswoman says 29-year-old Steven Summers died Tuesday afternoon. He suffered severe burns during the fire on Noyes Street in Portland on Saturday morning. The fire also killed Portland residents David Bragdon Jr., Ashley Thomas, and Christopher Conlee, and Maelisha Jackson of Topsham. The medical examiner is still working to confirm the identity of another victim and did not return a phone call Tuesday. Authorities say all of the victims are in their 20s.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The former Maine State Police chief charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful sexual contact.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has brushed aside a challenge by Democrat Shenna Bellows to win a fourth term.
Collins is the last moderate Republican from New England in Congress. She has remained popular in a state where independents comprise the largest voting bloc.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A judge has ordered the Maine State Housing Authority to release information on the homeowner’s insurance policy of a woman being sued in connection with the death of an infant in Fairfield in 2012.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Several key jobs at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention have been vacant for months, drawing criticism from some who say the state is unprepared for an infectious disease outbreak.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 80,000 Maine electric customers remain without power following a weekend snow storm, prompting the state to change some polling places on Election Day.
Central Maine Power Co. was reporting more than 49,000 homes and businesses without power on Tuesday morning, with Waldo and Knox counties the hardest hit.
HIRAM, Maine (AP) — The two teenagers who died in a car crash near Sacopee Valley High School in Hiram last weekend were recent graduates of the school.
Police on Monday identified the victims of the crash at about 2 a.m. Saturday as 18-year-old Andrew Stanley, of Porter, and 19-year-old Isaac Moore, of Parsonfield. Stanley was pronounced dead at the scene. Moore died at the hospital.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group that wants to bolster Maine’s clean election law is going to be collecting signatures on Election Day.
More than 800 volunteers with Maine Citizens for Clean Elections will be collecting petitions at more than 200 polling locations from Kittery to Fort Kent on Tuesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is hoping to fend off a challenge from Democrat Mike Michaud to win another four years in the Blaine House.
As residents enter the voting booths Tuesday, LePage and Michaud are locked in a tight race with independent Eliot Cutler trailing in third.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Ethics Commission is ruling against supporters of a ban on bear hunting methods who argued that appearances by Maine game wardens in television ads should be reported as a campaign expense.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials are identifying four of the five people killed in a weekend house fire near the University of Southern Maine.
Portland officials say at least two of the victims were tenants, 27-year-old David Bragdon Jr. and 29-year-old Ashley Thomas. Two non-tenants, 25-year-old Christopher Conlee of Portland and 23-year-old Maelisha Jackson of Topsham, also died in the fire Saturday morning.