PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Presque Isle police say they have arrested a man who pretended to be a minister and sexually abused children.
Police say 67-year-old James Morgan of Fort Fairfield was arrested Wednesday and charged with gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact, and unlawful sexual touching. It’s not clear if Morgan has a lawyer.
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Sanford resident who was drunk and driving 40 miles per hour over the speed limit when his car crashed, killing his wife, will spend two years in prison.
SACO, Maine (AP) — A grand jury has added a felony motor vehicle charge to six other charges a Saco man faces for allegedly leaving the scene after striking an elderly woman out walking her dog.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Poland man charged with stabbing his uncle has been indicted by an Androscoggin County grand jury on two counts of elevated aggravated assault and other charges.
BAILEYVILLE, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is heading to northern Maine to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for two new tissue machines at a pulp mill.
The Republican governor is applauding the $120 million investment by Grand Investment Corporation at St. Croix Tissue Inc. in Baileyville. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held there Friday.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors say a Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend will be arraigned on Oct. 15.
Evaristo De Deus is being held without bail and is charged with murder. His girlfriend Laudrinha Kubeloso was four months pregnant when she was struck and killed by an SUV. He later tried to flee to Haiti.
In Portland, a 50-thousand dollar grant will help in a study of the health care data field.
Several health care organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and Maine Institute of Technology contributed the money.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New York City man accused of shooting his married girlfriend and leaving her body in a SUV in a motel parking lot where it was found in January 2013 has been convicted of murder in Maine.
WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A Wiscasset road has been renamed less than two months after town officials approved calling it Redskin’s Drive, a move that drew condemnation from Native American groups.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group that wants to ban bear baiting in Maine is seeking an emergency injunction to halt the state’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife from using its resources to campaign against the statewide referendum.
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A man barred from working as a home repair contractor in Massachusetts for not completing work for which he had been paid now faces similar charges in Maine.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s largest fish auction is getting a million-dollar face-lift.
Work on the Portland Fish Exchange began earlier this week. The $1 million in improvements to the building is part of a $100 million state bond approved by voters last year. Portland Fish Exchange General Manager Bert Jongerden says the work will replace the building’s roof, which is about 25 years old. He says the work will likely be finished by the end of next week. More work on the building is expected in the winter and spring.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland-based foundation is giving $750,000 to the Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community to help low-income residents become financially stable.
The John T. Gorman Foundation announced the grants Wednesday at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College. The foundation says the money will be used to help 1,000 low-income residents and families learn ways to save money, financial literacy and ways to take advantage of tax refunds.
SANFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine food bank in danger of shutting its doors because it had run out of cash has been saved by a flood of donations.
SACO, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested two men they allege assaulted and robbed a Saco cab driver.
Police were called by a Twin City Taxi dispatcher who told them that one of the company’s drivers had been attacked at about 2 a.m. Tuesday by two men he had driven to a hotel in Saco from Old Orchard Beach.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Boston man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking ring that distributed cocaine in the Lewiston-Auburn area.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Testimony is drawing to a close in the trial of a New York City man accused killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in an SUV in a motel parking lot in Maine.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in a tight race for Maine governor are ready to face off in their first debate.
The debate will be held Wednesday morning at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. Christopher Hall, CEO of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, is serving as moderator.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Defense attorneys in a Maine manslaughter case say a man who died in a hunting accident had been drinking and was not properly dressed when he was shot and killed.
WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — The widow of a man who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy in Maine is planning to sue for $2 million.
The Portland Press Herald reports that Vicki McKenney filed a notice of claim against the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Nicholas Mangino and the Windham Police Department.