AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Federal officials say Maine risks losing funding to administer its food stamp program unless it makes clear to recipients that having their photos placed on electronic benefit transfer cards is optional.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal data shows two of Maine’s northernmost counties posted the fastest personal income growth in the state in 2013.
The Portland Press Herald reports that Aroostook County’s personal income grew by 4.4 percent while neighboring Piscataquis County saw a rise of 4.2 percent. Piscataquis has been Maine’s poorest county for several years. The national average for personal income growth for the year was 1.3 percent.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say that the state’s unemployment rate held steady in October at 5.8 percent.
The rate is unchanged from September and is down a percentage point from a year ago.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Firefighters at Maine’s Portsmouth Naval Shipyard train regularly for industrial blazes, but mandates after a huge submarine fire call for an annual drill that’s more extensive than anything done before.
This weekend at the box office will undoubtedly belong to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One.
Now with the first two Hunger Games films grossing over 800 million dollars combined in the United States alone, the beginning of this two-part finale is shaping up to be the biggest movie of the year. But is the hype worth it? I’ll have the review on this week’s Cinema Savvy.
Police say a West Gardiner teen is lucky to be alive after a violent crash early Sunday morning.
Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says the 16-year-old boy was driving on High Street in West Gardiner when he lost control at the top of a hill and hit a utility pole.
For the fifth year in a row, volunteers at an Orrington church are working to send something thoughtful to children in other countries this holiday.
These shoe box gifts always go to a child in need, and quite often, it’s another child that’s doing the giving.
The UMaine Women’s basketball squad took on Sacred Heart Sunday afternoon at the Cross Insurance Center
Anna Heise led Maine’s offense with a career high 17 points, followed by Lauren Bodine with 12.
An Augusta woman faces charges after police say she allowed underage teens to drink at her home.
State Police arrested 22-year-old Samantha Tupper for allowing minors to consume liquor within the residence, located on Mayflower Road.
This year Make-A-Wish Maine hopes to grant over 70 wishes of seriously ill children in the state. Now, one of those children can be marked off the list.
“We were really pleased to grant Savannah’s wish for a shopping spree,” says Program Director of Maine’s Make-A-Wish, Kate Vickery.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine mom who’s been pressing prosecutors for an arrest in the disappearance of toddler Ayla Reynolds wants prosecutors to bring lesser charges if they won’t file a homicide case.
HODGDON, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities have arrested a man on methamphetamine trafficking charges in the Aroostook County town of Hodgdon.
Police say it’s the second meth-related arrest at the same residence in a year.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine System committee will consider whether the institutions’ should stop investing in coal mining companies.
The Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees will meet Dec. 3 to discuss the proposal. If it’s approved, it will go to the seven-school board.
LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities have made an arrest in a hit-and-run in Limington that injured a teenage pedestrian.
The York County Sheriff’s office says 57-year-old Christopher Stevens of Limington was arrested Saturday, after he called the sheriff’s office to report hitting the girl.
St. Agatha Fire Chief Bob Guerette tells us the cause of an early morning fire that demolished the R.F. Chamberland Inc. garage and workshop early Saturday morning is undetermined
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Anah Shrine Temple in Bangor.
The 3rd Annual Festival of Trees fundraiser began Friday.
More than 60 local businesses and organizations decorated Christmas trees.
Some well-known professional wrestlers performed in Bangor Friday.
Big Time Wrestling, an independent organization, took over the ballroom of the Cross Insurance Center.
Fans came out in droves to get their pictures taken with performers such as Matt Hardy, Bret Hart, and the longtime fictional figurehead of WWE Smackdown – Teddy Long, “So Bangor, Maine, y’all come on down. I might make some tag team matches, you never know what I might do up in here tonight so the player is definitely here. Holla, holla, holla,” exclaimed Long.
MATTAWAMKEAG, Maine (AP) — Maine wardens say a 30-year-old Mattawamkeag man shot himself in the arm and torso when he lost his footing along a riverbank, causing his rifle to discharge.
An oil spill was cleaned up on the UMaine campus. It wasn’t the real thing. The Divest UMaine Student Organization was behind the stunt to send a message to school officials.
People gathered in Millinocket this morning to watch the trademark smokestacks of the old paper mill come crashing down.
“It was loud and it was a big bang,” said Mickey Cote, who lives across the street.