AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court has made a rare decision and agreed to hear oral arguments from attorneys who will ask justices to reconsider a Kennebunkport beach access case that could have statewide ramifications.
STANDISH, Maine (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed in an early morning traffic crash in Standish.
Two vehicles were involved in the crash on Route 35 just after 6 a.m. Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Berwick man has pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a series of bank robberies in New Hampshire and Maine.
Phillip Gage pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland to armed robbery and gun charges.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police say a Lewiston woman who apparently fell from a window in her third-floor apartment remains in critical condition at a Boston hospital.
Officers responding to reports of a woman with severe head injuries found 27-year-old Samantha Watson on the ground outside the Lisbon Street apartment on Monday night.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine supreme court has rejected the appeal of a man who’s serving a 40-year sentence for attempting to burn down the home where his ex-girlfriend lived.
PARIS, Maine (AP) — An Oxford County man involved in a weekend standoff with police has been charged with two misdemeanor offenses.
Corey Taylor of Peru was charged in court Monday with criminal threatening and terrorizing. Both carry a sentence of a year in jail and a $2,000 fine upon conviction. He was granted $5,000 cash bail.
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A member of the Westbrook School Committee has notified the city she intends to file a lawsuit claiming she was wrongfully charged with hindering a criminal case against a school employee.
PERU, Maine (AP) — A Peru man is facing charges after a more than four-hour standoff at his home.
Police say 40-year-old Corey Taylor was charged with two counts of domestic violence after surrendering at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine police have arrested a man they say was selling crack cocaine from a home right next door to an elementary school.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 49-year-old Ronald Gulikson late Wednesday and charged him with two counts of trafficking in scheduled drugs.
BATH, Maine (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to just over five years in prison for trying to kidnap a 2-year-old boy at a Maine park-and-ride lot.
Foster’s Daily Democrat reports, that 30-year-old James Graham of Newmarket, N.H., was convicted in Bath Superior Court of attempted kidnapping and assault and sentenced to five years and three months in prison.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 400 athletes from around the world are in northern Maine for a major biathlon event.
The first competitions are kicking off Friday in the weeklong IBU Youth/Junior World Biathlon Championships in Presque Isle. The International Biathlon Union sponsors the event, which features athletes skiing and shooting at targets on snow-covered trails at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle.
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — More than a dozen sled dog teams are gearing up for a 250-mile race across the wilderness of northern Maine that serves as a qualifier for the grueling Iditarod across Alaska.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been sentenced in Maine to four years in prison on heroin charges.
Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Derek Parker of Gonic, N.H., pleaded guilty in November 2013 to conspiracy to distribute heroin.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State officials have announced plans to double the size of Portland’s shipping container terminal and link it directly with a rail line to help it compete with other major East Coast ports.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Sabattus man charged with sexually molesting a young girl repeatedly over several years has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison.
Michael Gagnier was sentenced Wednesday in Androscoggin County Superior Court to serve 15 years of a 25-year sentence and 18 years of probation.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — An Auburn man who pleaded guilty to participating in five robberies in the area last April has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Scott Demmons was also sentenced Tuesday in Androscoggin County Superior Court to three years of probation after pleading guilty earlier this month to robbing several convenience stores and pizza shops with an accomplice.
GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — A Boston man faces charges in both New Hampshire and Maine after police say he drove 108 mph on Interstate 95 before crashing into a snowbank.
New Hampshire State Police say a trooper tried to stop the car on I-95 in Greenland Tuesday afternoon but it continued speeding around the Portsmouth traffic circle and back onto the highway heading north. It eventually crossed over into Maine and crashed into the snowbank in Kittery.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland City Council is considering an ordinance to protect open spaces, but not the park whose potential sale triggered a similar protection effort by citizens.
A group fighting the city’s plan to sell a large part of Congress Square Plaza to a hotel owner wants a June referendum on its petition to add 35 parks to the city’s list of protected properties and require the approval of eight councilors before any are sold.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — The chief of the Auburn Water District is asking the city council to approve a $1 million bond issue to pay for treatments to cut down on algae in Lake Auburn and replace some water mains.
OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — The fire chief in Ogunquit, Maine, says a time-share resort where guests were sickened by carbon monoxide won’t be fined, and it plans to install carbon monoxide detectors in all 77 of its rooms.