AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine State Prison inmate described by a psychiatrist as a “predator” is asking the state’s highest court to send him back to a psychiatric hospital.
A lawyer for 34-year-old Michael James, serving time at the Warren prison on robbery and other convictions, wants his client returned to Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta, claiming a judge erred nine months ago in discharging him from the psychiatric hospital.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for defrauding a Maine town is scheduled to be sentenced this week.
Craig Sanborn of Maidstone is set to be sentenced in federal court in Bangor on Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. A judge convicted him in May of submitting $300,000 worth of false invoices to Brownville, Maine, for materials and services he never bought. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
GREENVILLE, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is resuming the radio-collaring of moose this week.
Special teams will be using helicopters in the Greenville and Jackman areas in the second year of a five-year study aimed at providing a better understanding of the health of Maine’s moose population.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage picked up the most votes for any candidate in a Maine gubernatorial race even though he fell short of a majority in the three-way race.
Bangor residents paused to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday.
Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church gathered to remember Dr. King with a vigil in his honor.
Firefighters say a propane leak is likely what sparked an explosion that destroyed a home near Wesley.
They were called to the home on Heyward point road in Township 26 around 3 pm Monday.
Thanks to sprinklers, damages from a fire that forced residents of a 44-unit apartment building in Rockland to evacuate their homes for a short time Monday night were minimal.
Firefighters were called to the 3-story building on Main Street around 5:30 pm.
A living history farm and museum announced plans to expand, Monday night.
The Curran Homestead plans to purchase 43-acres of land, adjacent to their property in Orrington.
The announcement was made at the homestead’s annual gathering and recognition dinner.
Three companies have now submitted letters expressing an interest in purchasing and reopening the shuttered Verso Paper mill in Bucksport.
Tuesday morning, a federal judge is expected to, again, consider, an anti-trust lawsuit against the Verso Paper Company.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The lowest heating oil prices in six years are giving an unexpected boost to New England’s economy.
Officials say families using oil to heat their homes can expect savings of $1,200 to $1,500 on average this year based on lower prices for heat and transportation fuel. Across the region, cheaper heating oil translates to hundreds of millions of dollars in savings, putting more money in people’s pockets.
Police have identified the man that was hit by a car in Bangor last night.
Police say 55-year-old Timothy Gotto was struck on Outer Hammond Street, near the Leadbetter’s Super Stop.
As the Patriots gear up to play in the Super Bowl, Olympia Sports in Bangor is gearing up for the fans in the region.
Pats shirts and hats are for sale, including new conference championship shirts after the win over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night.
The kids are off from school and despite the warmer temperatures, it was a little too muddy out to hit the playgrounds.
Many parents found the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor to be the perfect blend of fun and learning for this vacation day.
Lots of folks, young and old, gathered together in Central Maine to honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.
The community breakfast was held at Spectrum Generations Muskie Center in Waterville, in collaboration with the Waterville Rotary Club.
A “low speed” head on accident in Brewer this afternoon sent two people to the hospital.
No names have been released, but two vehicles collided near the Brewer Auditorium on Wilson Street.
Route 17 in Fayette is back open after a fatal crash.
A Livermore woman died after a propane truck rolled over her car Monday morning.
“Heard a big crash, looked down the driveway, saw a bunch of smoke,” said Charles Givens of Fayette.
50 years ago Martin Luther King Junior led the march for civil rights.
Monday a celebration of his life was held at the University of Maine.
“It’s a day for us to pause and reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Junior,” said Maine Senator Susan Collins. “But also to think about what we personally can do to advance justice and equality in this country it’s a never ending journey that all of us are on.”
Police say one person was hurt after a propane truck rolled onto a car in Fayette Monday morning.
It happened on Main Street around 8am.
According to the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department, the propane truck and the car were traveling in opposite directions. They believe icy roads may have been a factor in the crash.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are giving out more than $400,000 in grants to 11 agricultural projects in the state.
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walter Whitcomb announced the $422,855 in grants at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show last week. The projects were chosen from 47 proposals. The department says the projects address the state agricultural industry’s need to accelerate marketing and improve technology.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Officials have been unable to pinpoint what caused an apartment building fire last month in Augusta that left 27 people homeless.
Sgt. Kenneth Grimes of the state fire marshal’s office told the Kennebec Journal on Friday that the Dec. 5 fire has been classified as undetermined.