According to the Maine Department of Public Safety, Maine’s crime rate dropped significantly last year, which Commissioner John Morris says makes the state one of the safest places to live in the U.S. But Morris warns that not all the news is good.
The first woman has been selected to serve as president of the University of Maine in Orono.
UMaine’s System Chancellor James Page says he’s chosen Susan Hunter to serve a two-year appointment beginning in July.
One person died in a crash on Route 2 in Hermon last night.
It happened near the Carmel town line around 5:30.
Deputies say an SUV crossed the center line and hit a car driven by 60 year old Karen Worcester of Carmel. Authorities say she was pronounced dead at the scene.
An overnight fire in Palermo has left one man homeless and two businesses destroyed.
The Palermo Fire Chief tells us when they arrived on Route 3 around 1 am, the building was fully involved.
The owners of several Mexican restaurants in Maine have pleaded guilty to hiring 10 or more people who were living in the U.S. illegally and to making false statements to federal agents.
Twin sisters were among three people taken to the hospital this morning because of a crash on Rt. 2 in Hermon.
Police say Melinda Walton, 51, of Carmel and Melanie Berber-Oglu of Etna was heading up Miller hill.
Another protest Monday against a proposed East-West corridor in Maine.
A Dover-Foxcroft group picketed all day in front of Cianbro’s headquarters in Pittsfield.
The group “Friends of the Piscataquis Valley” say they want to show their disapproval of the firm’s continued commitment to the project.
A judge ruled Monday a man accused of firing 70 shots from his apartment window in downtown Bangor last July 4th is competent to be sentenced.
44-year-old Perrin Oliver pleaded guilty in December to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Twin sisters were among three people taken to the hospital Monday morning, after a crash on Route 2 in Hermon.
According to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, 51-year old Melinda Walton of Carmel and Melanie Berberoglu of Etna were heading up Miller Hill.
Thousands of cyclists pedaled into Belfast today, wrapping up the three-day-long Trek Across Maine–a fundraiser for the
American Lung Association.
Some 700 volunteers made the event possible, and now in its 30th year, the trek has raised more than 20 million dollars.
The town of Sangerville pulled out all the stops for its bicentennial.
“To bring the community together and to recognize that we all have the same history,” said bicentennial co-chair Pamela Smith.
“I walked through the door and I took one look at that and went… Done.”
Chef Michele Ragussis is bringing Rockland’s best dockside restaurant spot her personal flavor.
“Everyone says farm to table, we’re sea to table.”
It was all about unity at the first GOP rally since the primaries.
“The Democrats have failed for two years,” said Governor LePage.
Creating jobs is their biggest theme.
A former Chelsea selectwoman convicted of extortion and tax fraud will spend more than seven years in prison.
Carole Swan was also ordered to pay $125,000 in fines and more than $100,000 in restitution. Swan was ordered to pay $25,000 to Frank Monroe of Chelsea, the man whom she extorted thousands from. It was Monroe who finally went to Police and told them of Swan’s manipulation of power.
An Old Town man has been charged with two bank robberies.
26-year-old Troy Gay was arrested Thursday in connection with bank robberies in Corinth and Orono.
In March, police were called to Camden National Bank in Corinth. A masked man demanded money, then fled.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced today they have terminated their contract with the Alexander Group. The Rhode Island based consulting firm was hired to analyze Maine’s current welfare system and the potential impacts of expanding the MaineCare program under the Affordable Care Act. According to findings from the Alexander Group’s report, MaineCare expansion would cost Maine more than $800 million over the next decade.
A woman was taken to the hospital after an accident in Glenburn Friday morning.
Officials say they responded to Hudson Road before 8 AM.
They say a woman drove her car into a pole.
Nearly two decades ago, a support group was formed in the Katahdin Region to provide a safe place for families dealing with tragedy.
Several mothers shared their experience in an effort to help others in grief.
“I didn’t have to put any money down, so it actually costs me less than it would have to rent an apartment,” explains Jennifer Kigas. “It’s not something that I thought I’d have the option to do.”