AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors have brought charges against a mother and daughter they say caused $34,000 worth of damage at a Monmouth cemetery when they rammed each other’s cars.
District Attorney Maeghan Maloney tells the Kennebec Journal, 42-year-old Melissa Grant and 20-year-old Savannah Lowe were charged with aggravated criminal mischief in connection with the Sept. 28 incident at Monmouth Ridge Cemetery.
GARDINER, Maine (AP) — State officials are heading to western Maine for two public information sessions about the new federal health care law.
The Maine Bureau of Insurance is holding an information session about the Affordable Care Act at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the South Paris fire station. Another session is scheduled at 5 p.m. Nov. 6 at the University of Maine at Farmington’s Roberts Learning Center.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage will meet with members of an educational group that provides resources and tutoring for children with dyslexia.
The Republican governor is expected to visit with Project D.E.B.U.N.K on Monday at Maine State Library. LePage has proclaimed October as Dyslexia Awareness Month.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is getting a look at how the health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act is working for the state’s residents looking to enroll.
The Obama administration’s top Health and Human Services official for New England will brief lawmakers and health care experts on the Health Exchange Advisory Committee on Monday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is joining local law enforcement this week to discuss the scope and impact of illicit drug use and crime throughout the state.
LePage is hosting two Drug Awareness Summits on Friday in Westbrook and Auburn. He’ll be joined by Public Safety Commissioner John Morris.
LEEDS, Maine (AP) — Maine police are investigating a single-vehicle early morning crash that killed a 27-year-old man whose license was under suspension.
The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department says it was called to an accident on Route 106 in Leeds shortly after 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Officials say Charles Damren of Leeds was killed when he was ejected from his car when it went off the road and struck two trees before catching fire.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for the beating and drowning of a young woman who lived in his apartment building in Lewiston.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Roman Catholic nun and anti-death penalty activist who wrote the book “Dead Man Walking” is scheduled to speak in Maine.
Sister Helen Prejean is scheduled to speak Friday evening at a community forum on the culture of punishment at Hannaford Hall in Portland.
OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — A battle is cooking in Ogunquit over a proposed new restaurant in town.
Some people say the proposed El Rodeo Mexican restaurant violates the town’s ban on “chain or formula” eateries.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A man convicted of murder in New Hampshire has pleaded guilty to a charge of moving to Maine without the proper authorization.
Barry Brown, of Raymond, N.H., was sentenced to 50 days in jail this week with credit for the time served since his arrest on Aug. 21 in Chesterville. The Sun Journal, reports he is also required to return to New Hampshire and report to his parole officer.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who lived as hermit in the Maine woods for 27 years before his arrest in April could get out of jail this month after a hearing admitting him to a special court program.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine man is being sentenced for the beating death of a young woman who lived in his apartment building in Lewiston.
A judge on Friday will sentence 32-year-old Buddy Robinson in Androscoggin County Superior Court for the murder of 22-year-old Christiana Fesmire.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Activists say mining regulations drafted by the Maine environmental department will weaken the land and water protections and won’t protect the environment from sulfuric acid and other toxins.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says the director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency is retiring in November.
During his tenure, Robert McAleer presided over 12 major disasters including the St. Patrick’s Day and Patriots Day Storms in 2007, Tropical Storm Irene in 2010 and a blizzard earlier this year.
HIRAM, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say a 16-year-old girl has died after losing control of her car on a curve and striking a tree in Hiram.
Police said speed was the cause of the crash that killed Alexia Valente of Hiram at about 7 p.m. Wednesday.
EDMUNDS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is visiting with fishermen that were affected by the closing of a boat launch due to the federal government shutdown.
The Republican governor is expected to travel to the Edmunds Boat Launch at Cobscook Bay State Park on Thursday.
KINGFIELD, Maine (AP) — The mother of a 16-year-old Canadian boy arrested in Maine after a high-speed police pursuit says her son suffers from mental health issues.
The boy’s mother tells the Morning Sentinel, from her Ontario home that her son has talked of suicide. She says he’s been living with his father, but would rather be in jail.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage’s judicial selection committee is accepting applications for an open judge position.
The governor says a district judge position needs to be filled because of the retirement of Judge John David Kennedy. The person selected will likely be assigned to the West Bath District Court.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s environmental department is taking public testimony on new regulations for mining being proposed in the state.
The department is expected to hear from environmental groups, Maine residents and others on Thursday.
HARRISON, Maine (AP) — Authorities are investigating the report of a bank robbery in the Maine town of Harrison, in which the suspect assaulted one of the customers.
No one was injured.