AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Maine need to implement plans to respond to reports of people in the midst of mental health crises, a new report from the state's deadly force review panel said.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — One of just 20 special football cards featuring Tom Brady in the year he won his first Super Bowl is coming up for auction.
The 2002 Topps Finest X-Fractor card is expected to draw six figures, underscoring the hot market for memorabilia associated with the quarterback dubbed the GOAT, or Greatest of All Time, said Troy Thibodeau from Saco River Auction.
EDMUNDS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — An 11-year-old boy was killed Wednesday morning when a vehicle skidded across U.S. Route 1 and collided with the vehicle in which he was a passenger, state police said.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine said they found more drugs and guns in an apartment rented by two people who they have also accused of trying to bail out an inmate using counterfeit money.
Investigators found the drugs and guns in a Bangor apartment, the Sun Journal reported.
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Testing wells in a Maine town contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) and the chemicals may have traveled through well systems and drinking water, the state's department of environmental protection found.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With construction halted on a 145-mile (233-kilometer) power line in Maine, a Canadian partner on the project is following suit and temporarily halting construction on the other side of the border.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers met Wednesday in person for the second time this month, upholding the governor's veto of a bill that would have allowed farm workers to unionize.
The proposal passed narrowly last year and the vote was even closer Wednesday, 66-67, failing to muster a two-thirds majority to override the veto in the House.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine might create a state fund to help students enrolled in early college courses afford their textbooks.
Democratic Rep. Maggie O'Neil has proposed a bill that would create the Textbook Cost Assistance Fund within the Maine Department of Education.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Labor recovered nearly $475,000 in wages that employers failed to pay workers in 2021.
Labor officials took the extra step of publishing the names of more than two dozen penalized employers on a website.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Greater reliance on genetic testing of baby whales and their mothers can provide more accurate information about a rare species and increase the chances of saving them from extinction, according to the authors of a new scientific study.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers in Maine are considering a proposal to increase staffing in the state's family court system to try to cope with a heavy caseload.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine education groups have joined an intellectual freedom campaign to push back against reports that certain books are inappropriate for school libraries.
Educate Maine, the organizer of the campaign, said “these challenges are about more than the content of the texts; they are attempts to silence and erase the truths and humanity of the books’ characters and creators."
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative committee unanimously endorsed a proposal Tuesday that supporters said would seek to stop insurance companies from double-billing patients for their prescription drugs.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Janet Mills has convinced the White House to increase shipments of a key COVID-19 treatment after the number of doses was reduced.
Mills announced Monday that the federal government will nearly double Maine’s ration to 120 courses of the monoclonal antibody sotrovimab, the Portland Press Herald reported.
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is going to deliver her first State of the State address to a live audience of lawmakers since the pandemic began.
Mills announced Tuesday that she'll deliver the address in person to a joint session of the Maine Legislature on Feb.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The unemployment rate in Maine has fallen to its lowest point since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Maine Department of Labor said Tuesday that the unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in December.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling said an attempt to evict him from his downtown apartment is retaliation for forming a tenants union and fighting illegal rent increases.
CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A behavioral health counselor in a Maine school district has been charged with sexually assaulting a student.
The counselor has been charged with sending sexually explicit photos and videos to a 16-year-old student in an alternative district school in Calais, the Bangor Daily News reported Monday.
GEORGETOWN, Maine (AP) — A rare species of eagle that has thrilled bird lovers and baffled scientists since arriving in Maine last month might not be in a hurry to leave.
The Steller's sea eagle arrived in Maine in late December after a brief stop in Massachusetts more than a month ago.
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A historic jail building in Maine is falling apart and the historical society that owns it hasn't been able to come up with the money to save it.
The Ellsworth Historical Society has owned the old Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth since 1998.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland is asking for help as the growing number of asylum seekers continues to stretch resources.
The city is providing shelter each night to about 1,150 people — more than twice the number from 2019 when the Portland Expo became an emergency shelter amid a sudden influx of more than 400 asylum seekers.
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — A man who is due in court in Maine on a charge of threatening with a dangerous weapon now also faces a civil rights complaint.
A complaint from Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey states that the 61-year-old man threatened a black man with a gun after he observed the man dining with a white companion in Freeport.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine wildlife managers will soon start accepting applications for the 2022 moose hunt, which will follow a year in which hunters had limited success.
Tens of thousands of hunters typically apply for a spot in the state moose permit lottery.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine might update its vehicle lien and title system by moving more of it online.
Republican Rep. Mike Perkins of Oakland introduced a bill that's working its way through the Maine Legislature.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Lobstermen will have to start using weakened rope or special inserts to weaken existing rope beginning in May in some waters to help protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 100 soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard’s B Company have returned home from a 10-month deployment to Africa.
Senior leaders greeted the soldiers on the flight line Saturday before they marched inside to music the 195th Maine Army National Guard Band — and the waiting arms of family members, WABI-TV reported.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's backlog of 46,000 positive COVID-19 tests artificially lowered its numbers of confirmed cases, coinciding with a reduction in the amount of lifesaving monoclonal antibody treatments shipped to the state.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — One of the leaders of a high school soccer team that won its first state championship — and the hearts of many state fans — is struggling for his life after being hit by a car in Saudi Arabia.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature will consider proposals to extend special retirement benefits to more public employees.
The proposals, from Democratic Sens. Craig Hickman and Bill Diamond, would provide the benefits to employees in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory and the Maine Department of Public Safety Computer Crimes Unit.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is set to receive $225 million from the federal government over the next five years to fix bridges around the state.
The state has more than 300 bridges that are in poor condition, Democratic Rep.
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Four dredging projects slated for coastal Maine communities will improve safety and navigation for commercial fishermen and others, the state's two senators said.
The projects are in Ogunquit, Scarborough, Milbridge and Bar Harbor.
HARRISON, Maine (AP) — A man was killed Saturday when the snowmobile he was operating veered off the trail and into some trees in Harrison, wardens said.
Daniel Hammond, 46, of Naples, was initially conscious after the crash but succumbed to his injuries at the scene, wardens said.
PENOBSCOT, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection has rejected the initial applications for a $12 million granite quarry and processing site in a small town on the Penobscot River.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A veteran lobbyist and public affairs specialist is set to lead Maine's dairy industry trade group.
The Maine Dairy Industry Association said its new executive director is Theodore Sullivan.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is looking for candidates to fill a vacancy for the state on the New England Fishery Management Council.
The council is one of eight regional councils in the United States.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The snowmobile season across northern New England is finally kicking into gear thanks to last week’s snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A member of the Maine congressional delegation is joining with colleagues to try to encourage more trade with Iceland.
Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said it’s time to strengthen ties with Iceland, which is already a significant trading partner with the U.S.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A man who stumbled along a street while carrying his own severed arm was saved by two public workers who saw him and happened to be trained in the use of tourniquets, authorities in Maine said.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Attorneys for a Maine college and five female athletics coaches said Friday they have reached a settlement stemming from a lawsuit over fair pay and working conditions.
Lawyers representing Colby College and the coaches released a joint statement that said complaints filed by the coaches have been settled.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The driver charged with manslaughter and drunken driving in a crash in Acadia National Park that killed three people has asked for a plea hearing in a court filing.
A jury trial for Praneeth Manubolu had been scheduled to begin next month, the Portland Press Herald reported.