SACO, Maine (AP) — A candlelight vigil has been held for a Maine family killed in an apparent murder-suicide.
People gathered Tuesday night outside a Saco apartment building, where the family lived.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 30-year-old Lewiston man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child.
Court documents indicate Ethan Hinkley streamed video online as he forced a teenager to masturbate at knifepoint
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine State Police chief charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old relative has been denied permission to have supervised contact with four of his grandchildren.
A judge ruled Tuesday against 74-year-old Andrew Demers Jr. of New Gloucester. He pleaded not guilty in April.
A raging conflict in the Gaza Strip isn’t dimming the hopes for peace among those who’ve taken part in a unique American camp.
Seeds of Peace is preparing to welcome teens from Israel, the Palestinian territories and other conflict-plagued countries at its camp in Otisfield, Maine.
RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general has ruled that a Rumford police officer was legally justified in using deadly force against a suicidal woman who was advancing on him with a knife.
LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Limington, Maine, car crash between a tractor and car shut down traffic in the area for hours and hospitalized one of the drivers.
Police say the crash occurred at 4:13 a.m. Tuesday when Limerick resident Richard Chaput crashed his car into an agricultural tractor operated by Gaetan Paulin of Limington. Police say Caput apparently did not see the tractor as he followed a turn in the road.
YORK, Maine (AP) — Selectmen in York have said no to placing a proposed ordinance to legalize marijuana in the town on the November ballot.
The 3-2 vote on Monday does not end the issue, however. Supporters of the proposal must now collect 613 signatures to force the question on to the ballot.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says Maine should no longer seek federal money for a state run psychiatric hospital because the federal certification requirements are doing more harm than good.
YORK, Maine (AP) — A Democrat who represented parts of southern Maine in the Legislature has died.
Democratic legislative leaders say Rep. Paul McGowan of York died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday. He was 67.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The executive director of the California Academy of Sciences will give a presentation about global environment, climate change and land use at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland.
WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — A Sidney man who was charged earlier this year with sex trafficking is in trouble again, this time for attending a wedding in Winslow.
The Kennebec Journal reports that 47-year-old Frederick Horne was handcuffed by police in the parking lot of Fort Halifax Park on Sunday. He was summoned to appear in court on two counts of violating conditions of his earlier release.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A fatal car crash is under investigation in Saco.
Police say a 22-year-old woman from Lewiston was killed early Sunday when the car she was driving went off Buxton Road and crashed into a utility pole.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is helping Maine Democrats rally around the candidates at the top of their ticket.
The event with U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida is being held at the Portland Public Library on Monday.
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will open up to the public on Friday to allow science-minded residents a chance to tour the facility, meet experts and participate in hands-on activities.
STRONG, Maine (AP) — Two Franklin County, Maine fire departments will receive more than $119,000 in federal grants to help buy new gear.
The town of Rangeley is set to receive $99,743 to buy 16 new sets of breathing apparatus for firefighters. Strong’s fire department will get $18,456 for new protective gear.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Oxford resident who worked for a Lewiston-based marketing group is the newest business account executive for Maine.
Gov. Paul LePage said that Diane Jackson has joined the four other executives within the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development who work with businesses hoping to start up, expand or move to Maine.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The sentencing of a Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for submitting false invoices to a Maine town won’t be scheduled until sometime after Aug. 22.
Craig Sanborn, formerly of Maidstone, was convicted in May and faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office says prosecutors are awaiting a pre-sentencing report about the case. The spokeswoman says Sanborn’s sentencing date will be scheduled at a court appearance that won’t happen sooner than Aug. 22.
CORNISH, Maine (AP) — The president of the Cornish Elementary School Parent Teacher Club has been charged with stealing about $3,000 from the group.
Authorities say 40-year-old Deanna Lovell of Parsonsfield was indicted by a grand jury on the Class C felony theft charge earlier this month.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — The case of a Maine man charged with strangling a Lewiston man because he was angry he had informed on a friend is in the hands of the jury.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — About 40 people were displaced from their homes after a fire tore through a 10-unit Lewiston apartment building.
There were no reported injuries from the fire in the four-story Blake Street building that was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Eighteen of those displaced are children.