LOVELL, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police and the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a 3-year-old Lovell girl.
A spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety says an autopsy on the girl’s body was performed Tuesday and more tests are scheduled for Wednesday.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic House speaker is outlining a series of policy proposals aimed at helping the state’s rapidly aging population.
House Speaker Mark Eves will unveil the proposals on Wednesday at the Creekside Village adult housing apartments in Brunswick.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills and some lawmakers are raising concerns about Gov. Paul LePage’s delay in signing off on a pay boost for assistant attorneys general.
MEXICO, Maine (AP) — Law enforcement officials say a Maine man was shot multiple times by police during an exchange of gunfire with officers.
The attorney general’s office says an autopsy concluded that 52-year-old Steven R. Piirainen of South Paris died from gunshot wounds to the neck and chest. The wounds were not self-inflicted.
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say the driver of a York County Sheriff’s Department van that was hit by a tractor-trailer had a suspended license.
State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says Roger Lanoie of Shapley was cited for operating after suspension on Tuesday. His license was suspended for failing to pay a civil fine for a seat belt violation.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler has released his first television advertisement.
The ad launched Tuesday touts Cutler’s business experience. Cutler highlights a company he helped start after the 2010 campaign that he says has sold more than 5 million pounds of Maine lobster to China.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An increase in the number of out-of-state students enrolled in University of Maine System schools this fall is providing a financial boost for the cash-strapped system.
The Portland Press Herald reports that as of Aug. 10 commitments from out-of-state students — who pay nearly three times the in-state tuition — are up 12 percent over the same time last year.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A patient at the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta is facing an aggravated assault charge after allegedly using a chair to attack his nurse.
Police say 23-year-old Frank Stewart became angry with staff on Saturday evening in a dispute over an aluminum plate.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine environmentalists will gather at a Portland hiking trail to rally about the impact of climate change on the state’s recreational opportunities.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine is hosting the event Tuesday at Baxter Woods Trail. The council is assembling people from the medical, conservation and outdoor recreation communities to release a National Wildlife Federation report called “Ticked Off.” The report is about the impact of climate change on populations of pests like ticks and mosquitoes and the spread of plants such as poison ivy.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — South Portland’s City Council has voted to place a measure on the November ballot that would legalize possession of marijuana.
The council voted unanimously Monday night to put the question on the ballot. The measure would make it legal for people 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in the race for Maine governor will be speaking at events for the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce this fall.
The group says that independent candidate Eliot Cutler will speak at its chamber breakfast event on Sept. 11.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Portland, Maine are seeking help to find a 52-year-old man who is missing.
The Portland Police said Monday that Robert Koch left his residence on Riverside Street on Friday and said he was going to the Trolley Park. He may have been seen on Saturday at the 7Eleven at Forest Ave and Riverside Street.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The city manager for Portland is resigning.
Mark Rees announced on Monday that he’s resigning to pursue other professional and personal opportunities.
Portland officials said that Rees, who has served as manager of the Maine city for three years, will step down on Sept. 3.
BELFAST, Maine (AP) – A 44-year-old Maine man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman and seriously wounding her son in a late-night attack at the woman’s Belfast home is due to be sentenced this week.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Average gas prices in Maine have fallen 7 cents per gallon in the last week.
The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.49 a gallon — down nearly 20 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.
CHINA, Maine (AP) — Members of a 200-year-old church in China have been angered and saddened by vandalism to church property.
Parishioners at the China Baptist Church arriving for services Sunday morning found that the lawn of the church’s park on China Lake had been torn up by a vehicle, leaving muddy ruts, stripped of grass.
YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors.
Emma Verrill says in her suit filed in U.S. District Court in Portland that GM failed to adequately test the rear seat heaters to prevent them from reaching “dangerously high temperatures that would burn human flesh.”
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — More than 160 members of Maine Army National Guard units have returned home after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.
Members of the 133rd Engineer Battalion and the 1035th Survey and Design Team reunited with loving family members on Sunday during a reception at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.
MEXICO, Maine (AP) — A man who stole a pickup truck in Paris and led police on a chase that ended at a convenience store in Mexico has died after an exchange of gunfire with police.
PERRY, Maine (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell are visiting Maine to talk about education reform for schools on tribal land.
The two members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet on Monday are visiting the Beatrice Rafferty School, located on the Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point reservation.