Tucked away in a warehouse in Brewer is Highland Shoe Company, continuing the fading tradition of Maine-made shoes.
“I would doubt that there are more than 150 people left in the country that actually do true hand sewing of shoes,” says President, Adam Sutton.
The city of Rockland has received work maps for proposed new flood zones.
It’s part of research the federal emergency management agency has had in the works since 2009 across the nation.
There was a fire Wednesday afternoon at Tate’s Strawberry Farm in Corinth.
Firefighters say it started when employees were cutting metal.
Sparks reportedly ignited the grass and the wind spread the fire to the hay barn.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A lawyer hired to represent a Maine man charged with killing his 24-year-old girlfriend says the public is getting only one side of the story.
Defense lawyer James Lawley called the death of Jillian Jones a tragedy and said that it appears that drug and alcohol played a role in her death in an Augusta apartment. He said “a clearer picture” will emerge once he and co-counsel Roger Katz have conducted their own investigation.
“People I think knew more about Dexter Shoe than they did Dexter,” said Deanna Bellatty who worked at Dexter Shoe for 12 years.
It’s a town that once thrived on industrialism.
Opening statements were Tuesday in the murder trial of 41-year-old Andrew Kierstead of Tenants Harbor.
He’s accused of killing his friend and drug dealer.
Prosecutors say Kierstead shot and killed 48-year-old Richard Mills of Cushing in September of last year.
A Husson University student was killed Monday afternoon in Bangor.
The medical examiner has ruled the death of Brooke Locke, 21, a homicide.
Locke’s boyfriend, Zackery Mailloux, 21, is charged with murder.
Zackery Mailloux, 21, appeared in a Bangor courtroom this afternoon, wearing jeans and a T-shirt.
Mailloux is accused of killing his girlfriend who was found dead yesterday in an Essex St apartment in Bangor.
A Bangor woman who killed her boyfriend, is allowed to leave the mental health facility she’s sentenced to, for a few hours a day.
Gail Judd pleaded not criminally responsible by reason of insanity.
A Bangor man has been arrested on a murder charge.
Zackery Mailloux, 21, is being held at the Penobscot County Jail.
Bangor Police say they responded to a residence on Essex Street after 2pm Monday for a report of a domestic disturbance.
We’re learning more information about the death of a young woman in Augusta.
Police say Jillian Jones, 24, was stabbed to death Wednesday night by her boyfriend.
Her body was found in the bathroom of an apartment on Crosby Street in Augusta.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — An Ontario teenager who led Maine police on a high-speed chase has pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated assault.
A judge imposed a 30-day sentence on Friday and gave the 16-year-old boy credit for time already served since his Oct. 15 arrest, telling him, “Thank God no one was killed.” The Sun Journal, reported that the boy was returned to Canada to face additional charges.
Police say men wearing ski masks raided a home in western Maine and set a vehicle afire before leaving.
Police say the three men barged into the home early Sunday in Jay and began gathering items to steal while the home’s occupant was forced to sit and watch.
Maine state police say a Fort Fairfield woman has died from injuries she sustained in a head-on collision last month.
Police say 19-year-old Abigail Ladner died Friday afternoon at Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
HOULTON, Maine (AP) — A jury has convicted a 76-year-old northern Maine man in the death of his girlfriend who went missing 15 year ago and whose body has never been found.
It may be twenty five years since the death of Karen Wood, but it’s still a tragedy that remains fresh in the minds of many in the community.
On November 15th, 1988 she was shot by Donald Rogerson.
If you’re a Bangor Hydro or Maine Public Service customer, your electric bill might go up soon.
Both companies are asking for a distribution rate increase and Bangor Hydro is also asking for a standard cost rate hike.
State and Augusta Police are investigating a homicide in Augusta.
Police say Jillian Jones, 24, was stabbed to death. Her body was found Wednesday night inside her apartment on Crosby Street in Augusta.
Emergency crews responded to a barn fire Wednesday night.
It happened in Garland along Center Road.
At first, fire fighters feared that the flames could kill cattle inside a barn at Thomas Farms.
Bangor City Council swore in its newly elected City Council members Wednesday.
Nelson Durgin has served on the council since 2010.
This is the first term for both Gibran Graham and Joshua Plourde.