PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An investigation is underway after 41 employees of the Cumberland County Jail in Portland who were supposed to get a tuberculosis test instead received flu shots.
Sheriff Kevin Joyce says some guards have broken out in hives or have swelling around the injection area.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Sanford man who emailed sexually explicit videos of children to an undercover federal agent has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Richard Moulton Jr. was also sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Portland to 10 years of probation.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court has denied the appeal of a convicted killer who contends his right to a public trial was violated.
Daniel Roberts contended the judge in the 2007 trial violated his Sixth Amendment right by questioning potential jurors behind closed doors, keeping people wearing gang colors from the courtroom, limiting entry to the courtroom to breaks between witnesses, and locking the courthouse doors around the time of the verdicts.
WELLS, Maine (AP) — Police in Wells, Maine say they pulled a body from the surf on Moody Beach on Thursday morning.
The Portland Press Herald reports the Wells Police Department received a call from someone who was walking dogs on the beach and found the body of an elderly woman. Police say the death is not suspicious. They say it appears to be the body of a local resident who was disoriented and ended up in the water.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A former Auburn city councilor who also once published a local magazine and organized a community film festival has been indicted on child pornography charges.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Lewiston man on a manslaughter charge in connection with the bathtub death of his infant son.
The Sun Journal reports that the grand jury said 27-year-old Sean St. Amand “did recklessly or with criminal negligence” cause the death of his 11-month-old son.
SEBOOMOOK LAKE, Maine (AP) — State and federal officials say the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is granting a permit to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for the incidental capture of Canada lynx associated with state-regulated trapping programs.
BATH, Maine (AP) — Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert has taken a tour of the first of the Navy’s Zumwalt-class destroyers in Bath, Maine.
Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King accompanied Greenert on the tour at Bath Iron Works on Wednesday. The 610-foot warship will be the first electric-drive surface combatant built for the Navy since the 1940s. The Zumwalt’s two main generators and two auxiliary units can produce 78 megawatts, enough electricity for about 10,000 homes.
SOUTH WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — Court records say a Maine man has been charged with killing an English man by mailing him poisonous potassium cynanide.
Papers filed with the U.S. District Court in Maine say Sidney Kilmartin sent the poison to Andrew Denton of Hull, England, in 2012, resulting in Denton’s death. Kilmartin is charged with mailing injurious articles and mailing injurious articles resulting in death. The latter charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Massachusetts became the first state to elect an openly gay attorney general, while the gay candidate in Maine’s gubernatorial race narrowly lost his chance to make history. Nationally, gay-rights activists worried that conservative gains in Congress would hamper their bid for federal anti-bias legislation.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Cumberland, Maine, voters are giving their town authorization to borrow $3 million to establish its first public beach.
The Portland Press Herald reports voters approved the referendum question on Tuesday. The vote allows town officials to borrow money to buy about 25 acres of the Payson estate on Foreside Road, near Broad Cove. The land includes 9 acres near the road, a half-mile right of way to the waterfront, and 14 acres of shorefront and tidal property. The beach is nearly a half-mile long and there is a 220-foot pier.
YORK, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police have identified a construction worker who was killed when he was run over by a dump truck on the Maine Turnpike in the town of York.
PERU, Maine (AP) — Police say three young men have been seriously injured in a violent car crash in Peru.
Oxford County Deputy Sheriff George Cayer says it appears as if speed and alcohol were factors in the crash just before 9 p.m. Tuesday that ripped the engine out of the car and spread debris about 300 feet.
PARIS, Maine (AP) — A Bowdoinham man charged with assaulting and raping a woman last summer in Hartford has pleaded not guilty.
Christopher Jones faces charges of gross sexual assault, aggravated assault, domestic violence and criminal threatening in connection with the alleged assault in June in which he’s accused of duct-taping the woman’s hands together.
MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — The Mystic Aquarium is set to release a young harbor seal pup rescued in Maine.
The Connecticut aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team and the Marine Mammals of Maine are set to release the pup at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — The former Hostess Brands bakery site in Biddeford has been put back on the market with an asking price of $11.7 million.
Hostess filed for bankruptcy and shut down the factory in 2012, putting 380 people out of work. The facility was beset by years of financial problems and a strike.
BATH, Maine (AP) — Chief of Naval Operations Admiral William Greenert is slated to tour the first of the Navy’s Zumwalt-class destroyers in Bath, Maine.
Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King will accompany Greenert on the tour at Bath Iron Works on Wednesday. The 610-foot warship will be the first electric-drive surface combatant built for the Navy since the 1940s. The Zumwalt’s two main generators and two auxiliary units can produce 78 megawatts, enough electricity for about 10,000 homes.
GORHAM, Maine (AP) — Gorham, Maine’s longest service police chief is retiring after a 42-year career on the force.
WCSH-TV reports Ronald Shephard’s last day on the job was Tuesday. He started with the department as a police officer in 1972 and became police chief in 1995.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says a man has died from injuries suffered during a weekend Portland house fire, bringing total deaths to six.
The spokeswoman for Massachusetts General Hospital says 29-year-old Steven Summers of Rockland died Tuesday afternoon. He was severely burned during the Saturday morning blaze.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The former Maine State Police chief charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful sexual contact.