PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting at a Portland apartment complex that left a 23-year-old man dead.
Officers called to the apartment complex on Brighton Avenue on Friday night for a report of shots fired found the body of Richard Lobor of Portland. Police say Lobor didn’t live at the apartment. They didn’t say why he was there or who lives there.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The city of Portland is putting together a task force to examine its inspection programs in the wake of a house fire that killed six people.
City officials said Friday that the group will review the city codes and ordinances, fire and code inspection policies and staffing levels.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal data shows two of Maine’s northernmost counties posted the fastest personal income growth in the state in 2013.
The Portland Press Herald reports that Aroostook County’s personal income grew by 4.4 percent while neighboring Piscataquis County saw a rise of 4.2 percent. Piscataquis has been Maine’s poorest county for several years. The national average for personal income growth for the year was 1.3 percent.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say that the state’s unemployment rate held steady in October at 5.8 percent.
The rate is unchanged from September and is down a percentage point from a year ago.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Firefighters at Maine’s Portsmouth Naval Shipyard train regularly for industrial blazes, but mandates after a huge submarine fire call for an annual drill that’s more extensive than anything done before.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine System committee will consider whether the institutions’ should stop investing in coal mining companies.
The Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees will meet Dec. 3 to discuss the proposal. If it’s approved, it will go to the seven-school board.
LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities have made an arrest in a hit-and-run in Limington that injured a teenage pedestrian.
The York County Sheriff’s office says 57-year-old Christopher Stevens of Limington was arrested Saturday, after he called the sheriff’s office to report hitting the girl.
A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a compromise application to resolve disputes between the old Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket and its creditors.
“That’s opened up a lot so we can go forward it’s a big step for us and a big step for East Millinocket,” says PJ Perrino, Mill Trustee.
Eastern Maine Medical Center has been collecting cancerous human tissue for three years. A new lab this year is letting them take research further.
“We’re taking the discovery from the mouse and the petri dish and applying them to human beings, to human diseases,” says Dr. Jens Rueter.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — State regulators have denied a Peru woman’s appeal of an eight-turbine wind farm atop Canton Mountain, giving the go ahead to what would be the fourth wind project in Oxford County.
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A New Mexico woman’s missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery.
The female kitten, named Spice, was turned into the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook earlier this month by a man who found her inside a duffel bag outside a Portland thrift store.
LONG ISLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine state police say the death of a lobsterman who was found in a driveway outside his home was accidental.
Police say 59-year-old Steven Michael Hanson was found in his Long Island driveway on Wednesday morning. Police say an autopsy was performed Thursday and concluded that his death was an accident. They say the death was likely caused by a fall Hanson suffered outside his home.
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — Officials say a Biddeford man charged with starting a fire that killed two people has been hospitalized after jumping off a stairway railing in jail.
The York County Sherriff’s Office said that 18-year-old Dylan-Lee Collins was out of his cell at the York County Jail Thursday when he walked up the stairs and jumped off the second-tier landing. Officials say he fell nearly 11 feet before striking the ground.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland International Jetport is earning high praise from the aviation industry for its customer service and commitment to sustainability.
The Maine airport was among seven from around the world to receive an Airports Going Green award from the Chicago Department of Aviation.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — An Auburn man faces a year behind bars after pleading no contest to charges that he used a baseball bat to severely beat a man he thought was flirting with his girlfriend.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s largest city is ready to unveil its Christmas tree for the holiday season.
City officials say the tree will arrive in Monument Square in Portland’s downtown on Thursday at 10 a.m. City residents Mikki Jones-Little and David Little of Brentwood Street are providing the tree. Workers will cut the tree from the couple’s yard at 8:30 a.m.
PARIS, Maine (AP) — Police say a Paris man is facing charges after allegedly breaking his infant daughter’s ribs.
Joshua Dodd faces charges including assault on a child under 6 years old.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An Old Orchard Beach man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for stealing prescription drugs from a pharmacy and threatening to shoot the pharmacist.
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Court documents indicate that the Falmouth teenager charged with breaking into two houses while naked was under the influence of drugs.
Eighteen-year-old Logan Valle remained jailed on $10,000 bail Tuesday after his arrest Saturday night on charges of burglary, theft, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Ice Arena will now bear the name of the politician who fought for it to be built.
The Portland Press Herald reports the 30-year-old arena will be renamed after former mayor and city councilor William B. Troubh (pronounced: TRUBE).