The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the Board of Environmental Protection’s decision to grant permission for a wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain in Grand Falls Township.
Last year, the BEP overturned a decision by the Department of Environmental Protection to reject the 14-turbine wind farm.
A Penobscot man could be sent to prison for up to ten years for having child porn.
52-year-old Kevin Ross was found guilty Tuesday in Bangor’s Federal Court.
Prosecutors say police found child porn on his computer during a 2011 investigation.
A federal judge has raised the recommended sentence in a case against a former Maine drug prosecutor.
Court papers say Judge John Woodcock initially considered a 22 to 27 year sentence for James Cameron for having child pornography.
The Salvation Army in Bangor is looking for families who may need a little extra help this Christmas.
Organizers are getting ready to register children for the annual Angel Tree program.
Kids, teens, adults, and even the governor were at the Augusta Y to invite Mainers to shoot some hoops to help children affected by domestic violence.
“These young ladies behind me, they’re playing a game, they’re raising money for a cause, but they’re putting it up front against the most heinous crime in society,” said Governor Paul LePage.
Two local snowmobile clubs are sharing more than $120,000 in federal money to help grow the industry in Maine.
The USDA awarded Moosehead Riders in Greenville a $75,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant.
Three people were taken to the hospital after a head-on crash in Blue Hill Tuesday afternoon.
It happened around 1:30 on the Mines Road.
According to troopers, a vehicle driven by 49-year old Karin Sanborn of Deer Isle collided with a car driven by 70-year old Ann Flewelling of Sedgwick who was heading in the opposite direction.
The highest protocol to protect healthcare workers and the public.
That’s what a handful of Maine nurses were demanding in Bangor Tuesday in response to the ebola crisis.
They are asking everyone to join them in signing a National Nurses United petition.
The Maine State Police Bomb Squad was called to a Skowhegan motel following a report that a grenade was found.
The Towne Motel on Madison Avenue was evacuated just after 11 this morning.
A Gardiner man, accused of robbing a pharmacy on Thanksgiving Day, admitted to the crime in federal court Tuesday.
According to court documents, 26-year-old Robert Richard went into a Bridgton rite aid last November and handed a pharmacist a note demanding prescription pain killers.
Police say an arrest has been made in connection with a burglary at a Bangor crematorium over the summer.
In July, police were called to the Pine Grove Crematorium on outer Hammond Street.
Striking workers say a nor’easter is going to test FairPoint Communications’ replacement workforce in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
More than 1,700 FairPoint workers went on strike Friday, demanding that the company return to the bargaining table. The company is hiring temporary replacement workers to maintain the system.
The death of a baby in Lewiston is being investigated after police say it was found unresponsive in a bathtub.
State Police say 27-year-old Sean St. Amand placed his infant son in the tub with the boy’s two year old sister.
Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash this morning on Route 1 in Thomaston.
Police say a van carrying four people crossed the center line and struck a pole.
WILTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine firefighter is facing an arson charge for allegedly setting a small blaze at an outdoor music theater in the village of East Dixfield.
An investigator with the state Fire Marshal’s office says Jason Baldwin set a fire at the Countryfolk Music Theatre on U.S. Route 2 on Oct. 15 and then helped extinguish it with only minor damage.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to sending a picture of himself engaged in sexually explicit behavior with a minor to an undercover federal agent in Maine.
BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old Gorham High School student was one of the two people who died in a weekend car crash in Bridgton.
Police on Monday identified Branden Denis, a starting lineman on Gorham’s football team, and 35-year-old Eric Morey, or Portland, as the victims of the crash on Route 302 south just before 6 p.m. Sunday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine committee charged with studying the impacts of ocean acidification on the state’s environment is expected to issue a draft of its recommendations.
The Maine Ocean Acidification Study Commission is meeting on Tuesday in Augusta to finish the draft. A spokeswoman says the commission will likely make a final vote on the recommendations Nov. 12. The 16-member council will report findings to the state legislature’s Marine Resources Committee.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A key federal panel will provide recommendations to fishery regulators soon about Maine’s elver quota for next year.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s American Eel Management Board is considering options for elver fishermen that range from closing the fishery to maintaining this year’s quota of 11,749 pounds. A spokeswoman for the commission says the American Eel Working Group’s recommendations to the board will be released on Wednesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in a tight race for Maine governor have engaged in a fiery TV debate, quarreling over tax cuts, energy and Maine’s economic health.
Democrat Mike Michaud blasted Republican Gov. Paul LePage for tax cuts that benefited wealthy individuals and accused him of ignoring education in the budget. LePage countered that his tax overhaul removed more than 70,000 low-income residents from the tax rolls altogether.