Radio station Z107.3 wrapped up its annual “Free the Z” turkey drive tonight after surpassing a big goal.
The crew collected more than 2,600 turkeys, way past their goal of 2014 turkeys.
A holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” hits the stage at The Grand in Ellsworth next month.
The Robinson Ballet will perform it Saturday and Sunday, December 13th and 14th. With 2 o’clock matinees both days, there’s also a performance at 7 pm Saturday night.
For many it’s hard to come to terms with needing help, but they’re grateful a Thanksgiving they wouldn’t have had if not for the Bangor chapter of the Salvation Army.
A former bookkeeper who embezzled $160,000 from a Rockland law firm – but stopped paying the money back – was arrested this week.
Police picked up 34-year-old Billie Jean Grotton-Roberson at the Knox County Courthouse Tuesday.
A Bangor man, convicted for his role in a bath-salts distribution ring, will spend more than 7 years in prison.
36-year-old Adam Hathorn was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Bangor Thursday.
State Police say the death of a man, whose body was found on a Casco Bay island off Portland, has been ruled accidental.
Investigators say two men found the body of 59-year-old Michael Hanson Wednesday on Long Island, in a driveway next to his home.
DEEMI Search and Rescue crews have a new mission and they are hoping you can help.
9-year-old Kaydence has holes in her heart. She is having open heart surgery in Portland to have them fixed.
A woman in Ellsworth lost $2,100 to a computer repair scam this week.
She told police a company named iFixo called her and offered to clean up her computer viruses.
We’re told she gave them remote access and they were ultimately able to break into her bank accounts, transferring $2,500 from her savings to checking account.
People came together in Orono Thursday to remember a UMaine graduate murdered 21 years ago.
Family members and representatives from the college met next to the tree planted in Laurence Jones Junior’s honor.
A lobster company has put up some serious cash to help expand a life-saving service in our state.
Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster has pledged $3 million to LifeFlight’s campaign for a third helicopter.
Big changes are happening at the Camden Snow Bowl – upgrades that have been on hold until enough money was raised.
“The Ragged Mountain Foundation raised four-and-a-half million dollars and had an agreement with the town that if they raised that much, the town would float a two-million-dollar bond. The town voted for that a year ago,” said Snow Bowl general manager Landon Fake.
Jackman Community Health Center is getting a $25,000 grant to help upgrade the center’s emergency entrance.
The money comes from the Skowhegan Savings Charitable Foundation.
Officials say the renovations will make the Urgent Care entrance safer and more accessible to patients and visitors.
A woman from Greenbush is going to prison for more than eight years for her role in a major bath salts ring.
22-year-old Jessica Bryden was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Bangor.
Thousands of Mainers will have a Thanksgiving meal this year, thanks to an annual collaboration of farmers and community members.
Solidarity Harvest, organized by the workers’ advocacy group “Food and Medicine,” collects food from more than 40 local farmers at a fair price, along with turkeys from Manna Ministries.
Officials say a woman and three children were killed in a house fire in Caribou Thursday morning.
State Police identified the victims as 28-year-old Norma Skidgel and her three children, two-year-old twins Mason and Madison Delisle, and three-year-old Trenton Delisle.
HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Hallowell’s city manager says he will reappoint the police chief even after reprimanding him after the chief was accused of sexual misconduct.
City Manager Michael Starn told the Kennebec Journal on Wednesday he will reappoint Chief Eric Nason after “looking at his entire career,” which includes more than 25 years with the department, nearly a decade as chief.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A former pharmacy technician at a health center on the Passamaquoddy Tribe’s Pleasant Point reservation has pleaded guilty to stealing prescription painkillers from the facility then shredding records to hide her crimes.
CHINA, Maine (AP) — A Maine town violated state law when it hired its former select board chairman to head its public works department and town transfer station.
The Morning Sentinel reports that Peter Foote, the former China select board chairman, has withdrawn from the appointed post. State law says a municipal official cannot be appointed immediately to a paid position that was created during his time in office. Town officials and Foote say they were unaware of the law.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are hoping to expand the use of electronic monitoring systems for domestic violence abusers.
The Maine State Board of Corrections is seeking proposals from counties interested in beginning electronic monitoring pilot programs in their areas. The state hopes to launch the six-month projects in one rural and one urban location beginning in January.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says President Barack Obama’s plan to shield millions of immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation is “shameful.”
The Republican governor told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that it took him 11 years and $80,000 under current immigration procedures to get a green card for a Jamaican whom LePage took into his home at the age of 17.