- Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies Updated: Jul-05-15 11:05 am
CALAIS, Maine - A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday.
- Maine police say an erratic driver hit Wells police cruiser Updated: Jul-04-15 12:23 pm
WELLS, Maine - Maine state police say a Massachusetts man being pursued for erratic driving struck a Wells police cruiser with two officers inside.
- Bike safety advocates celebrate new Maine law Updated: Jul-04-15 10:32 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Bike safety advocates are celebrating a new law that they say will make the roads safer for bikers and pedestrians.
- Maine lawmaker will try again for scallop harvesting limit Updated: Jul-03-15 8:16 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine legislator says he will try again next year to persuade the Legislature to limit the harvest on the state's popular, meaty scallops.
- Housing project for homeless vets won't get state funds Updated: Jul-03-15 2:47 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Supporters of an effort to build cabins for homeless veterans say they will continue to pursue funding despite their failure to secure state dollars this year.
- LePage says he'll veto $15 million bond for senior housing Updated: Jul-03-15 2:00 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage says he plans to veto a $15 million bond proposal to support the construction of more affordable senior housing across Maine.
- Maine police to step up road enforcement on holiday weekend Updated: Jul-03-15 3:34 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine State Police are getting ready to use unmarked cruisers, additional troopers and aircraft for traffic enforcement during the Independence Day holiday weekend.
- Gov. LePage signs $85M transportation bond proposal Updated: Jul-02-15 3:37 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine voters will consider an $85 million bond proposal to fund improvements to the state's roads and bridges.
- Maine lawmakers override LePage's veto of $6.7B state budget Updated: Jun-30-15 11:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers overturned Republican Gov. Paul LePage's veto of the $6.7 billion state budget Tuesday as they raced through dozens of remaining bills so they could head home to their districts for the summer.
- The Latest: Maine Legislature OKs $100M in bond proposals Updated: Jun-30-15 10:55 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The latest on the Maine Legislature's rush to finish its work for the session (all times local):
- Maine lawmakers return this week for veto override votes Updated: Jun-28-15 8:20 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - After a few days off, Maine lawmakers will head back to Augusta this week to consider dozens of bills vetoed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
- Some in GOP fed up with Maine's bombastic governor Updated: Jun-27-15 5:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage's bombastic leadership style long ago alienated Democrats. Now even some in his own party are fed up, saying his high-profile antics have squandered his political capital.
- Maine Gov. LePage vetoes 31 more bills Updated: Jun-26-15 5:53 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers will have their hands full next week when they return to consider additional bills vetoed by Gov. Paul LePage.
- Maine's large metro area bucks national commuting trends Updated: Jun-26-15 10:45 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Workers in Maine's largest metropolitan area enjoy shorter commuting times than the national average despite the area's status as an employment hub for the state.
- Allegation that LePage pressured school shocks lawmakers Updated: Jun-25-15 5:36 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Even Maine lawmakers accustomed to Gov. Paul LePage's aggressive style of politics said Thursday they were troubled by accusations that the Republican had the top Democrat in the House of Representatives removed from his new job at a school for at-risk youth by threatening to cut off funds to the institution.
- Maine's highest court upholds man's sex abuse conviction Updated: Jun-25-15 1:29 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's highest court is affirming the conviction of a Nebraska man found guilty of sexually abusing an 8-year-old relative in Maine, despite the man's contention he did not receive a fair trial.
- Maine lawmakers race to wrap up their work for the session Updated: Jun-24-15 12:02 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Weary Maine lawmakers plowed through dozens of bills on Tuesday as they marched toward the end of a six-month legislative session that has been marked with partisan fights over taxes and welfare.
- The Latest: Bill to give aid to asylum seekers gets final OK Updated: Jun-23-15 10:18 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The latest on the closing stages of lawmakers' six-month legislative session:
- Aid for asylum seekers OK'd by House, but future uncertain Updated: Jun-22-15 6:53 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill fiercely opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage that would allow the roughly 1,000 people seeking asylum in the state to continue receiving municipal welfare benefits.
- The Latest: Maine House OKs state aid for asylum seekers Updated: Jun-22-15 5:23 pm
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- Effort to change Maine ballot initiative requirements fails Updated: Jun-22-15 2:38 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A proposal that could make it harder for groups to get a ballot question before voters has failed in the Maine House of Representatives.
- House rejects bill to legalize marijuana in Maine Updated: Jun-22-15 1:28 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine House of Representatives has rejected a bill that seeks to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the state.
- LePage lets bills become law without his signature Updated: Jun-22-15 12:06 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - While Gov. Paul LePage continues to veto dozens of bills, he's also letting a handful go into law without his signature.
- Maine gets $3.6 million for job training programs Updated: Jun-20-15 2:41 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is getting $3.6 million from the federal government for job training programs.
- Beyond the budget: A look at other Maine bills still in play Updated: Jun-20-15 12:29 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Debate over the $6.7 billion Maine budget dominated discussions at the Statehouse this week, but lawmakers were also busy slogging through dozens of bills as they try to wrap up their work for the year.