PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A Presque Isle man who worked as a referee at Aroostook County high school basketball games has been charged with sending sexually explicit photos to students he met while officiating.
WILTON, Maine (AP) — Wilton officials say a $200,000 federal grant is expected to cover the majority of costs associated with the cleanup of a former tannery in town.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant will be used to remove chemicals, deer hide scraps and hazardous debris left inside and around the tannery building near the intersection of Tannery Road and U.S. Route 2.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 50 employers will be represented at the University of Southern Maine’s annual job fair this week.
The event at the Portland campus’ Sullivan Gym will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
BRUNSICK, Maine (AP) — A Canadian businessman says he has the solution to Maine’s green crab problem — eat them.
The invasive and voracious small crabs native to Europe are devastating the state’s clam fishery.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court has ruled that a Harpswell woman doesn’t have the right to keep exotic fish at her home.
The Supreme Judicial Court this week backed a lower court ruling and said state wildlife officials were correct in denying Georgette Curran a permit to keep koi. Maine considers the fish native to Japan an invasive species.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine reference librarian who died last summer at 89 is still showing his generosity.
The man who spent much of his life reading, volunteering at a hospital and bicycling around Portland has left hundreds of thousands of dollars to a variety of organizations.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — An Auburn man has pleaded guilty to participating in a string of robberies in the area.
Scott Demmons pleaded guilty Tuesday to five store and pizza shop robberies last April in the same courtroom in which he called allegations in the case “a lie.”
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a Brunswick hotel to change its name, affirming a jury’s decision in a legal dispute between two similarly-named inns in town.
The decision Tuesday says The Inn at Brunswick Station must change its name by April 4.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court has ruled that the public does not have the right to access some parts of a Kennebunkport beach, a decision the town’s lawyer says could affect public access disputes across the state.
BATH, Maine (AP) — The stealthy Zumwalt that’s under construction at Bath Iron Works is due to be christened on April 12.
Bath Iron Works confirmed that the Navy has set the new date after postponing the original ceremony last fall because of the partial federal government shutdown.
LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine (AP) — Two people have been hospitalized and a dog has died in a house fire at a Livermore Falls home.
Fire Chief Tim Hardy says the injuries are not considered life-threatening. Their names were not immediately made public, but he says they were relatives of the home’s owner.
Lewiston Police say a 12-year-old girl made up a story about someone trying to kidnap her. Police say they got a call Saturday morning from the girl’s father. She told him that while she was walking home from the store, someone jumped out of a car and tried to pull her inside. Lewiston Police say they canvassed the area and notified surrounding police to be on the lookout for the vehicle she described.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police are hunting for the suspect in the robbery of a Lewiston credit union.
Police say a man walked into the Community Credit Union on Pine Street at about 3 p.m. Wednesday and demanded money.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The trustees of the Cumberland County Civic Center have sent the Portland Pirates a lease proposal they hope will lure the minor league hockey team back to Portland.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Scarborough man prosecutors say used the proceeds from his oxycodone distribution ring to finance a strip club has been sentenced to nine years in prison.
Adam Goodwin was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland after pleading guilty in July to health care fraud and conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.
WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) — State police have charged a Woolwich man with 15 counts of possessing child pornography.
Police say 31-year-old William Diemer was arrested Monday at the New Harbor boat manufacturer where he works.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — An Auburn woman has been sentenced to serve eight months behind bars after pleading guilty to stealing more than $120,000 from her former employer.
Prosecutors say 53-year-old Candice Campbell stole the money from Greene-based food wholesaler Town & Country Foods.
Portland police say a 24-year-old man has been taken to the hospital in serious condition with an apparent gunshot wound.
Police responded to the area of 18 Hampshire Street at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after getting a report of gunfire.
SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Police are looking for the person who robbed a Sanford convenience store over the weekend and fired a gunshot at a pursuing employee.
Police say a masked man entered the High Street store at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday. He showed a gun and made off with some cash.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Maine public health officials are headed to Central Maine Community College in Auburn to test students and staff for tuberculosis.
The testing scheduled Monday by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention comes after a student at the school tested positive for the disease earlier this month.