The public works department in Machias is still cleaning up the snow and ice left behind.
Town manager Betsy Fitzgerald says Machias got about 8 inches of snow and about an inch and a half of ice on Wednesday.
Motorists are digging a little deeper in
their pockets to drive on the Maine Turnpike.
Effective today, tolls go up on the 106-mile highway. Turnpike
officials say it’s the first toll increase since 2004.
State officials are cautioning home owners
that ice and snow can trigger spills of heating oil from outdoor
The Department of Environmental Protection says falling ice from
roofs and snow compaction around the tanks can sever lines and
A 21-year-old Rumford man was treated for
hypothermia after riding his snowmobile into open water on the
Androscoggin River in western Maine.
The Maine Warden Service says Michael Thurston was snowmobiling
Police have made arrests in connection with three robberies around the Bangor Mall on Thursday night.
Detectives aren’t releasing many details at this hour, but they will say at least one person has been arrested.
The 36-year-old man who shot his
father to death during his 65th birthday party in Lewiston wants
his sentence reduced.
Scott Poirier of Sabattus was convicted last January of manslaughter in the
With bald eagle populations on the
rebound, there’s a move afoot to remove the American symbol from
Maine’s list of endangered and threatened species.
The move follows federal action to take the eagle off its
She was robbed by a man who had just bought a cup of coffee.
Police say the cashier at the Corner Country Store on Union Street was making change for the man, when he suddenly reached over the counter and grabbed some cash.
The recall involves Stabilicer Lite cleats, model number BNX9, which are worn over shoes or boots for traction in winter conditions.
L.L. Bean recalled the product after receiving two reports of breakages of the elastic harness system to the cleats. The company has not received any reports of injuries.
The House of Flavors ice cream company says it’s the 64 ounce square packages. One allergic reaction has been reported.
The problem occurred when cartons of chocolate chip ice cream were filled at the plant after a run of maple walnut ice cream.
The suspects took off with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from three stores.
Police were first called to Best Buy after two men who walked into the store, grabbed some electronics, and ran away.
A box containing flatware was found in a dumpster on Bangor’s east side recently.
Police have no idea who it belongs too, and they’re hoping someone will come forward to claim it.
26-year-old James Wieland of Lewiston is charged with criminal invasion of computer privacy.
It carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.
Lawyers for both sides of the case met today to update the progress.
Governor Baldacci has signed into law a supplemental state budget that lawmakers enacted earlier this week.
The emergency measure is designed to bridge a $166,000,000 gap between projected revenue and spending through June.
(AP)- John A. Okie bludgeoned 19-year-old Alexandra ":Aleigh": Mills to death in her Wayne home on July 10, 2007. Six days later, he fatally stabbed his father, 59-year-old John S. Okie, during an argument in the family home in Newcastle.
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They were called to a home on the Edinburg Rd. outside of Howland around 7:15 p.m.
By the time crews got to the scene, the two story house was engulfed in flames.
(AP) Ashton Moores, who’s 61, was sentenced Thursday in Penobscot County Superior Court.
The sentence was imposed by Justice William Anderson, who presided at Moores’ jury-waived trial in November.
Moores was accused of killing Christina Simonin in his First Street apartment, hauling her body away in a borrowed wheelbarrow and dumping the body behind an apartment building, where it was found on March 3, 2007.
The National Council on Teacher Quality says only Iowa and New Mexico require any evidence that public school teachers are effective before granting them tenure.
Teacher hiring and firing is done locally in more than 14,000 school districts nationwide, but state law governs virtually every aspect of teaching. The group says tenure is virtually automatic in most states.
Authorities say 33-year-old Christopher Miliano set the fire that destroyed several downtown businesses.
District Attorney Christopher Almy says he has evidence to prove that Miliano burglarized the Hobnob restaurant in September.