a review of event spending from January 2011 to May 2012 shows that the organizations entertained, fed or rented hotel rooms for legislators and state officials to create favorable impressions and advance lawmaking.
Over 12½ years, the finance company used VIP discount loans as a tool to influence a wide spectrum of officials.
Expected to become law today, the $120 billion spending plan will likely decrease funding to road safety programs.
Consumers and businesses in Maine have been asked for up-front payments by possibly fraudulent lenders.
In Portland, police said they got a deluge of complaints.
The driver apparently suffered from a medical condition and was taken to Maine Medical Center.
The unidentified man apparently hit his head as he dove from a buoy and did not resurface.
The woman clings to a train trestle and calls for help.
Christopher Miller is accused of stabbing a woman in a Cedar Street apartment.
Brian Kelley is accused of shooting a woman with a pellet gun and prompting a six-hour standoff with police.
Mohammed Mukhtar's case is in juvenile court following a judge's ruling that the state failed to establish he was an adult. He is accused of attacking a 50-year-old woman in a Portland apartment.
Nick Hall fell to his death during a rescue mission on the mountain on June 21.
The most recent examples involve companies called "Hempford Finance Center" and "Metta Capital Funding," both purporting to be based in Portland.
The Windham man was going about 75 mph and not wearing a helmet, police say.
Officials say that Selma Botman will take a position in the University of Maine System chancellor's office, where she will develop and expand international education programs.
Tonight's Stars and Stripes Spectacular on the Eastern Prom is scheduled to start with a pops concert at 7:40 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:20.
The 46-year-old Quebec man died after getting pinned between a timber harvester and a service truck, police said.
Zimmerman's $150,000 bond was revoked last month after he and his wife misled the court about how much money they had during an April bond hearing.
Police say an 18-year-old woman was stabbed in the back and neck during an altercation Wednesday night.
Police were called to a gift shop Wednesday after a worker there suspected a woman had used a fake $50 bill.
The company offers rewards of up to $5,000 following a series of thefts across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
The 7 a.m. fire on Quaker Ridge Road destroys the garage but firefighters save the house.
One woman says she couldn't visit her husband's grave because the cemetery was closed so workers could set up the display.
Judge M. Teresa Sarmina agrees with prosecutors who say Monsignor William Lynn should be treated like any other felon and remain jailed until his sentencing.
Almost 60 former patients – including 27 who tested positive for the blood-borne viral infection – have now filed suit against Exeter Hospital.
The reopening is a rare bright spot in relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, which had closed the routes in retaliation for American airstrikes in November that killed 24 Pakistani troops.
Fire Marshal Joe Thomas is urging people to stay safe as fireworks continue to be set off through the weekend.
The father was arrested under a new law making it a crime to move out of state to avoid paying child support.
"It was a long run, but someone needed my help. I wasn't going to say no," says former lifeguard Tomas Lopez.
It's been four years since John McCain selected then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palinto be the first female on a Republican presidential ticket.
Oxford County Sheriff's deputies became suspicious when one vehicle turned around just before the roadblock.
Users whose computers are infected will lose their ability to go online, and will have to call their service providers to delete the malware and reconnect to the Internet.
After repeated attempts to find it, an Orono man finally reclaims the medal awarded posthumously to Army Pvt. Larry Nadeau, who died in 1966.
The 67-year-old Hampton River Bridge operator was getting off from workwhen he was hit by a car while crossing Route 1A.
The yacht's operator says the boat went over when it was slammed by a wave. Twenty-four other people were rescued, many by fellow boaters.
The food service director says the cereal selection is being reviewed.
The men and women in the president's office are increasingly on high alert that their stays at the top could prove short.
The number without power was diminishing today, though more than 500,000 customers were still out with many of the outages in West Virginia.
Police say the boat was traveling "at a pretty good clip" when it hit a wake, went up into the air and flipped.
The existing Pets Are Worth Saving shelter of Rockport is over capacity and sometimes has to turn pets away, an official says.
The 15th annual running of the Beach to Beacon established by Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson will be held on Aug. 4.
The year's biggest community event brings out year-round and summer residents to celebrate ‘Christmas in July.’
Separately, three children are hospitalized after sparklers exploded in a glass bottle on Rye Beach.
A proposal to create more of a village feel would alter traffic and zoning.
The Freeport outfitter's first name was surely Leon, but there's some lingering disagreement about what that second 'L' stood for.
'Manny' Caulk has no Maine ties and his 'superstar' credentials are attractive to other districts, but he says he's committed to Portland's goals.
Man sentenced for selling his food stamp benefits / DEP urges boaters to check vessels for invasive plants / Appalachian Trail hiker rescued after becoming ill . . . and more Maine news.
They need help with accessing benefits, finding jobs and getting off the streets, and their numbers are rising.
The new bridge will be built right next to the existing one, with a little overlap at each end, so two-way traffic will be maintained throughout construction.
A new store sees 1,000 customers, a Standish man is burned and cops are right out straight.
Also found in Maine and other states, the canker causes dead spots that affect a tree's ability to grow.
Ceremony marks War of 1812 bicentennial / Man fatally shot while watching fireworks.
So far, 2012 has been too warm too early, too cold for too long, and altogether too wet, creating a particularly unpredictable farming season for many crops in Maine.
The concert program will start at 7:40 tonight, followed by the fireworks display at 9:20.
Scientists around the globe rejoice that the long-sought piece that gives everything else mass has been found.
Yasser Arafat's widow calls for his body to be exhumed.