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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

12:04 AM

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.

6:00 PM

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

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

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.

5:00 PM

Falmouth Route 1 project to begin April 28

The $11.7 million 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.

7:31 PM

Two arrested in Arundel burglaries

Information provided by neighbors leads police to arrest Andrew Martinolich of Biddeford and Richard Crossley of Massachusetts.

5:11 PM

Maine teen 'superstar' mourned; crash investigation could take months

Investigators are trying to determine what caused Aundria St. Amand’s car to crash into the woods last week in Vassalboro.

7:54 PM

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.

2:42 PM

Fatal bat fungus is on the move south Video clip included

Biologists say the biggest impact – besides decimating bat colonies – could be on the agriculture industry.

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.

8:10 PM

Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

Israel is furious over Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to form a unity government with the rival Hamas movement after a seven-year rift.

6:17 PM

Maine court upholds 45-year sentence in drug-related killing

Robert Nelson sought to have his conviction overturned because of insufficient evidence.

9:10 AM

Isabel Alexis Wilkerson, Glenn Close to receive degrees from Bates

Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of “The Warmth of Other Suns,” will also deliver the keynote address at commencement ceremonies on May 25.

6:16 PM

Maine wire fraud trial set to conclude Friday

Craig Sanborn allegedly submitted $300,000 worth of false invoices related to a Maine munitions plant.

1:28 PM

AG’s report critical of N.H. representative who ran over ducks

David Campbell apologized and paid a $695 fine after his car struck and killed five ducks in Nashua.

6:50 AM

North Korea’s pop queens stage comeback

Said to have been hand-picked by Kim Jong Un himself, they perform ‘colorful’ numbers such as ‘O My Motherland Full of Hope’ and ‘We Think of the Marshal Day and Night.’

2:36 PM

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

Their colleagues at the hospital performed surgery on the shooter, who was wounded during the course of the attack.

6:00 AM

E-cigarette industry in FDA’s crosshairs

With the market rapidly expanding, the agency has decided it is time to establish some rules and regulations.

1:00 AM

Lobster forecast causes concern, not panic, for Maine’s industry

Lobstermen and dealers see a need to plan for a smaller catch in several years, but say the change may raise their prices.

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.

7:40 PM

History of relics replete with wars, blood, theft and money

The items have value both religious and monetary, which brings out the best and worst in people.

8:28 AM

Route 1 viaduct gets $14 million for makeover

Work on the deteriorating structure, which carries traffic in Bath to the Sagadahoc bridge, is set for 2016.

12:14 AM

Ospreys return to Maine nest; webcam lets you watch up-close

Lifetime partners 'Steve' and 'Rachel' have returned to their nest on Hog Island in Bremen as they prepare for breeding season. Watch them on Explore.org's webcam.

7:18 PM

Regional regulators approve research to prevent fish bycatch

The program will try to find ways to increase the catch of haddock with affecting cod and flounder.

1:00 AM

Local & State Dispatches

Man accused of snatching store clerk’s money bag / Landscaping truck mishap cuts power to half of Scarborough / Lewiston couple sentenced over housing fraud ... and more news from around the state.

12:19 AM

Parties try new strategies in battle over idled Maine paper mill

Cate Street Capital and Brookfield Renewable turn to new public relations approaches to express their positions on the Great Northern Paper mill in Millinocket.