Pawnbrokers bill awaits LePage's signature / Two women charged after searching Portland inmate for drugs / Canadian man sentenced for trying to smuggle pills into Maine ... and more news from around the state.
But the Legislature is still three votes short of a veto-proof majority for a bill that would provide 60,000 low-income Mainers with health insurance.
The state's Public Utilities Commission says transparency is needed to see if the meters really do provide the benefits they promised.
Before settling in Maine, Mrs. McCarvel worked for the British Civil Service during World War II and assisted with plans for bombing raids of Germany.
Paul Cellucci's reputation as a man who never forgot his roots is a theme of the memorial service.
The town is waiting an extra week in case one of the six members recalled by voters asks for a recount.
Admission to the historic Portland Observatory on Congress Street will be free on Friday (June 14) in honor of Flag Day.
President Obama plans to step up military assistance to opposition forces in Syria in response to the use of nerve gas.
Divers will search in Lake Michigan this weekend for the Griffin, a ship that disappeared in 1679 with a crew of six and a cargo of furs.
Tom Brady celebrated his completion by throwing his hands into the air and shouting as if it was a game-winning catch . . .
The vote margins are just enough to have the plan go into effect on July 1, but a veto threat remains.
Authorities say Nichole Cable, 15, was killed when an Orono man tried to kidnap her and paint himself as a hero.
A wholesale grocer says America's potato farmers are running an illegal price-fixing scheme akin to the petroleum-producing OPEC cartel.
A structural engineer has yet to determine what caused the brick facade of a Portland building to fail.
Administrators say uniformed recruiters are welcome, and some lawmakers question a bill to solve a problem that may not exist.
With state funding still up in the air, residents will be voting on schools’ best guesses at the polls.
Christopher Johnson, 23, is due in court Friday; the victim has been released from the hospital.
But a relative says James Reynolds left the house with a walking stick before being wounded by a state trooper.
The names of A, C and D streets should reflect the African-American history of their neighborhood, some suggest.
Two women are accused of luring another Cumberland County Jail inmate into a cell and then searching her for drugs.
Friends of Anthony "Joe the Barber" Cymerys say Hartford officials kicked him out of the park only a year after honoring him for his humanitarian work.
Phil Mickelson flies across the country, then leads among those who finished before rain forced a stop.
Early tests did not indicate dangerous levels of any chemicals around the facility, but air monitoring continues.
Thomas Rhett, son of country music’s Rhett Akins and the singer-songwriter of ‘Something to Do with My Hands’ and ‘Beer with Jesus’ fame, will perform at Asylum on Friday.
In one dramatic moment, a prosecutor pulls out six machine guns, one by one, and asks retired state police Col. Tom Foley to identify them.
Smokers are feeling squeezed by Portland's new law adding outdoor spots to the list of secondhand-smoke-free zones.
Memories hold meaning as Father's Day nears
Interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation is waning, according to new census estimates.
His change of plea follows the victim's emotional opening testimony and spares her a painful cross-examination.
The House joins the Senate in voting to expand MaineCare, but Republican support falls short of being veto-proof.
The Arctic tern cam is one of four on two Maine islands where people can view puffins, ospreys and terns.
The days of working for free could be numbered after a federal judge ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated labor laws by not paying interns.
Superman is revisited and reimagined — yet again — for a new generation in 'Man of Steel'
Opines our Dennis Perkins, some of filmdom's Men of Steel have indeed been super. Other, not so much.
Students will be moved to temporary classrooms, as the city shuts down the West School.
In a unanimous decision the court distinguished between genes found in the human body and those created in the lab.
Cody Campbell was found facedown in his family's above-ground swimming pool.
Ronald Wagenhoffer, 52, was found shot in the chest in a pickup truck a week after the accident that killed six people.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to undertake an audit of Central Maine Power Co.’s smart meter program, to determine if the program is saving money and providing the benefits that were expected when the agency approved it in 2010.
The $1.7 million comes from a federal program designed to be aggressive and show quick results.
Two prominent business owners made false charges under oath against an officer who accused them of city ordinance violations, officials say.
Jail officials say the May 29 brawl in a medium-security housing unit started as a dispute between two inmates over magazines.
Federal authorities say Charels Maillet was apprehended on Thanksgiving while crossing into the U.S. at Calais with more than 2,000 methamphetamine pills.
AUGUSTA -- A bill to expand the confidentiality of records from 911 emergency calls was killed Thursday as the House rejected it without a roll-call vote, following the lead of the Senate, which rejected the bill Wednesday.
SOUTH PORTLAND -- A citizen group opposed to the prospect of Canadian tar sands oil being pumped to South Portland for shipment overseas said Thursday it will try to change a city zoning law to prevent any such project from coming to fruition.
AUGUSTA -- Gov. Paul LePage told a television station Wednesday that he preferred a shutdown of state government over the bipartisan $6.3 billion budget crafted by lawmakers.
WASHINGTON -- Maine's U.S. Sen. Angus King and his staff are busy packing and unpacking boxes once again this week -- this time to move into permanent digs.
Bob Quinn, respected for his professional manner, stayed out of the town council’s clashes and was the only one to keep his seat.
A federal halt in H-2B application processing leaves some employers in Maine shorthanded.
The congressman takes steps to gauge voter support before deciding whether to take on Gov. LePage and Cutler in 2014.
The bill, passed unanimously by the state House and Senate, now awaits Gov. LePage's signature.
A bill, sponsored by Rep. Lori Fowle, D-Vassalboro, to curb property theft by requiring pawnbrokers to photograph items they receive is awaiting Gov. Paul LePage’s signature.
A study affirms distracted drivers often 'miss' what they see, and voice technology may not help.
The bill, which 'sends a message to Monsanto,' faces more votes before it reaches LePage's desk.
Guinness World Records calls the man, who was born in 1897, the oldest man in recorded history.
The failure to pass, by 10 votes, suggests voters are concerned about private-property rights.
The diocese should have disclosed later accusations against a priest, attorneys for an Augusta man argue.
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City officials say the building at Congress and High streets is structurally sound.
But districts won't know how their numbers really add up until state aid figures are finalized.
Richmond-based Shucks Maine Lobster wants to lease nearly 19,000 square feet of space in the city-owned Portland Ocean Terminal on the Maine State Pier.
If he vetoes the compromise, it's unclear whether the votes are there to override.