4:31 PM

Once-criticized provider wins new contracts for MaineCare rides program

The state had determined that Atlanta-based LogistiCare had made improvements, and DHHS awards it four of six contracts.

While out-of-state MaineCare rides broker receives $1.2 million extra, local groups lose money

7:54 PM

Yankees’ Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar, won’t appeal Video clip included

He was ejected from Wednesday night’s loss at Boston after umpires found the pine tar on his neck.

Yankees pitcher ejected for pine tar: ‘It won’t happen again’

2:05 PM

Vermont lawmakers become first to require labeling of GMO foods

Maine has passed a law to require such labels, but it only takes effect when two neighboring states take similar action.

Battle over GMO food labels in N.H. to have impact on Maine

1:00 AM

Our View: Food hubs would link Maine’s small farms to new markets

Lawmakers should override Gov. LePage’s veto of a bill to make it easier to distribute local products.

7:55 PM

On eve of sainthood, relics of John Paul II abound

As the first globe-trotting pope, he left things scattered around the world, including a shirt stained with blood from an assassination attempt.

Five things to know about sainthood
History of relics replete with wars, blood, theft and money

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3:27 PM

Maine study reveals patterns in domestic abuse homicides

A key finding is the strong likelihood that a perpetrator will show suicidal behavior before killing someone.
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5:02 PM

Two teens arrested, 9 summoned after Westbrook drinking party

Police say they continue to investigate the Tuesday night party, which also could lead to student-athlete suspensions by Westbrook High officials.
Westbrook High investigates students after underage drinking party

7:24 PM

Powerful Maine wind gusts knock out power to thousands

Portland records a gust of 47 mph, and electrical wires are toppled in several towns.

9:34 AM

Maine seeks whistleblower’s health files in document-shredding case

A judge limits the request. Her lawyer says it’s likely an attempt to portray the Maine CDC employee as unstable.
Maine agency reviewing contradictions in document-shredding testimony

1:07 PM

Press Herald nominated for five regional Emmys

Videos about a police shooting and a couple coping with Alzheimer’s disease are among the nominees.

8:00 PM

Tax return scheme hits more Maine doctors

As many as 35 doctors have had identities stolen, according to the state’s medical association, and the number is likely to keep growing.

Portland man contracted rat-bite fever from Petco rodent, lawsuit says

Dominic Profenno Jr. claims in a lawsuit Portland that he was bitten twice by an infected rat purchased from the chain’s South Portland store.

8:17 PM

Maine gets $30 million for sewage systems, says it needs more

One official says the state’s needs far exceed the funds that are available.

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9:58 AM

Maine town evicting residents of trailers because of sewage issue

Several photos included in this story They will not be allowed to return to their homes until a sewage pumping station on the property is fixed.

2:04 PM

Gorham gas leak causes brief evacuation of 10 homes

Several photos included in this story Utility crews were aided by strong winds that helped dissipate the gas in the air, town officials said.

2:05 PM

Vermont lawmakers become first to require labeling of GMO foods

Maine has passed a law to require such labels, but it only takes effect when two neighboring states take similar action.
Battle over GMO food labels in N.H. to have impact on Maine

8:15 PM

$12 million Route 1 project to begin April 28

The Falmouth infrastructure project is designed to make the town’s commercial corridor more pedestrian-friendly.

2:54 PM

NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

The group wants Congress to require that concealed weapons permits issued in one state be recognized everywhere, even when the local requirements differ.

7:28 PM

Vermont man wants confession to teacher’s murder tossed out

The man and his wife are accused of abducting and killing a popular teacher in a crime that shocked the community.

Life & Culture

On eve of sainthood, relics of John Paul II abound

As the first globe-trotting pope, he left things scattered around the world, including a shirt stained with blood from an assassination attempt.

Sports from the Press Herald

Yankees’ Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar, won’t appeal Video clip included

He was ejected from Wednesday night’s loss at Boston after umpires found the pine tar on his neck.

Opinion

Our View: Food hubs would link Maine’s small farms to new markets

Lawmakers should override Gov. LePage’s veto of a bill to make it easier to distribute local products.

Nation & World

Russia responds as Ukraine launches operation

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warns that unless Moscow moves to de-escalate the tensions, Washington would impose new sanctions.

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