AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says a manufacturing company in the state is planning to expand its operations.
The Republican governor said that the Ntension Corporation of Hermon, a wholesale tension-fabric structures manufacturer, will expand this spring into a new 40,000 square-foot facility.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are discussing a decision by Republican Gov. Paul LePage administration’s to hire an outside consultant to review Maine’s Medicaid program.
The Health and Human Services committee will consider the nearly $1 million contract for the Alexander Group among other issues involving the state’s health department Tuesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Advocates say a new mandate that requires that applicants show their Social Security cards before they can get federal heating assistance is delaying aid to those who need it.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The average retail cost of a gallon of gas has gone up a little over a penny over the past week.
Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the price is averaging $3.47 a gallon.
GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Police are looking for a man in connection with the weekend shooting of his girlfriend in Gardiner.
Chief James Toman says police received a call just after 6 p.m. Saturday that someone had been shot. The woman was conscious when Gardiner police and rescue personnel arrived. Toman tells the Kennebec Journal, that it’s still too early to say how the gunshot wound was inflicted.
TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) — Police say a pregnant woman has died in a head-on crash in Topsham that may have been caused by driver fatigue.
The victim was identified by police as 37-year-old Salima Nuh of Auburn.
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine water utilities are squaring off this week in a competition for which one has the best tasting water.
The Maine Rural Water Association is holding its 27th annual water taste test Thursday in Freeport.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine insurance regulators are continuing their tour of the state to educate residents about changes occurring under the federal health care overhaul.
The Maine Bureau of Insurance will hold a public informational session on the Affordable Care Act in the Lecture Hall at the Bangor Public Library on Tuesday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine prison inmate has filed notice of a lawsuit against the state and the state prison in Windham because he was pepper-sprayed while restrained and left to suffer for more than 20 minutes.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston woman has been charged with fraudulently obtaining about $10,000 worth of welfare benefits.
Amina Ege was indicted this week on multiple counts of theft by deception, aggravated forgery and unsworn falsification.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Farmington police sergeant is facing charges for unintentionally killing a cow moose.
The Maine Warden Service has issued a summons for Edward Hastings IV of Chesterville.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A 30-year-old Vassalboro man charged with killing a man he alleges sexually molested him as a boy has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say the suspect in 10 armed robberies in the Biddeford area has been found dead in his apartment.
Deputy Police Chief JoAnne Fisk says it appears the man took his own life. He was found at about 1 a.m. Friday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine panel that’s been studying the causes for Maine’s high incidence of cancer is finishing its work.
The Cancer Task Force meets Friday to finalize its recommendations and report to the Legislature, which returns next month.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A special tree is being placed in the Statehouse for the holidays to honor the Maine’s military service members and veterans.
The Tree of Honor that will be on display in the Capitol building’s Hall of Flags will be raised and decorated on Friday.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Colby College has received a $10 million gift to help build a new science center.
College president William Adams says the gift — from the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund — is one of the largest in the school’s 200-year history.
WINTHROP, Maine (AP) — A 17-year employee of the Winthrop schools whose contract was not renewed in June 2012 says she was a victim of discrimination and retaliation in the workplace.
SMITHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Residents of one Smithfield neighborhood say they’re being overrun by rats from a nearby pig farm, but the farmer tells town officials he’s addressing the problem.
Andrew Landry says he has cellphone videos that show dozens of rats fleeing his mother’s chicken coop. He says rats are chewing through plastic water lines, insulation and walls and threaten his mother’s radiant heating system and entering homes through clothes dryer vents.
BERWICK, Maine (AP) — A judge has doubled the bail of a registered sex offender from Berwick charged with trying to lure young girls into his vehicle after two more girls came forward.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Police say a 77-year-old Auburn man has died after getting struck by a pickup truck while crossing a city street.
George Cole was struck while crossing Minot Avenue at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday and died at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.