AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Police say they’ve charged the publisher of a Maine magazine with possessing child pornography.
The Maine Department of Public Safety said Thursday that 38-year-old Joshua Shea was arrested at his Auburn home. The department says they found hundreds of sexually explicit images of a child under the age of 12 on his computer.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — It may be the first day of spring, but heavy snow is bringing power outages to some parts of Maine.
Electric utility Emera Maine says more than 3,300 of its customers in Hancock County are without electricity on Thursday morning.
GREENWOOD, Maine (AP) — The mother of a teenager killed in a hit-and-run in Paris last weekend is pleading with the person responsible for her son’s death to come forward and take responsibility.
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a pit bull that attacked a 5-year-old boy in Fryeburg this week did not have rabies.
The boy from Brownfield was visiting relatives Tuesday morning when the 7-year-old dog attacked him and bit him multiple times on the face.
HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage will discuss the state’s energy policy at a forum with lawmakers, business leaders and environmentalists.
The Republican governor is expected to address the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine’s forum on Thursday in Hallowell.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mayor of the Maine city of Portland is discussing setting a citywide wage.
Mayor Michael Brennan says he will hold the first of several meetings on Thursday to examine the city having its own minimum wage. He first raised the idea during his state of the city address in January.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate has rejected efforts by state’s American Indian tribes and harness horse-racing industry to build casinos.
The Senate turned down six gambling bills late Wednesday.
HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Marine Resources has confirmed earlier reports that the start of the elver fishing season will be delayed.
The DMR said Wednesday that the March 22 start of the elver season will be pushed back to April 6 at noon.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The sale of a Maine-based railroad responsible for a derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec has been delayed.
Canadian regulators say a New York investment firm must file additional paperwork before finalizing its purchase of the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway. The Portland Press Herald, reports the scheduled sale date of March 31 could be pushed back several months.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill that would allow Maine’s forest rangers to carry firearms is moving forward in the Democratic-controlled state Legislature.
In a 24-11 vote Tuesday, the Senate endorsed Republican Rep. Larry Dunphy’s bill, which won initial approval in the House earlier this month.
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old boy has been hospitalized after getting attacked by a family member’s pit bull.
Authorities say the boy from Brownfield was visiting relatives in Fryeburg on Tuesday morning when he was bitten.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s adjutant general has been honored by Gov. Paul LePage with the Legion of Merit military award.
The award was presented Tuesday by the governor to Brig. Gen. James Campbell for outstanding achievements and conduct. The award is given to its members by the U.S. Air Forces.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A community discussion about the effects of marijuana on youth is being held in the Maine city of Portland.
The public forum on Wednesday will be attended by city officials and groups against drugs and underage alcohol consumption. Portland legalized recreational marijuana for residents age 21 and older when it passed an ordinance last November. The ordinance made it legal for adults to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, but police continue to enforce state law that makes possession of up to 2.5 ounces a civil violation.
RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say a woman has been shot by a police officer in the Maine town of Rumford.
The Sun Journal reports, that a suicidal woman attacked police officers who were sent to check on her Tuesday afternoon after she telephoned a crisis hotline. She was shot twice.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to import bath salts, launder money and being a felon in possession of firearms.
OAKLAND, Maine (AP) — A mini version of Fenway Park in Maine is getting a $600,000 makeover that will give even more youth the opportunity to use the field.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust and the seizure of a significant amount of cocaine and heroin.
Auburn police pulled over 25-year-old Jean Valbrun of Lowell, Mass., on Sunday afternoon. His two children, ages 9 and 1, were in the car.
TURNER, Maine (AP) — An autopsy is scheduled on the body of a 16-year-old Turner boy killed last weekend in a hit-and-run.
Investigators say they hope the autopsy scheduled for Tuesday can shed light on what happened to Xavier Fuentes.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A spokeswoman for Gov. Paul LePage says the administration is reviewing state policies to determine whether to ban the use of secret messaging systems, which could enable state officials to circumvent public records law.
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A prostitution scandal in Kennebunk, Maine, has quietly drawn to a close with resolution of the final client’s case.
The man was fined $500 last week after he pleaded guilty, joining dozens of others including a former mayor, minister and firefighter to be convicted of engaging with a prostitute.