- Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire Updated: Aug-30-15 10:25 am
BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine - When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring - not a rolling, monthslong frat party.
- Search resumes in Maine for 78-year-old hiker Updated: Aug-30-15 10:01 am
MILLINOCKET, Maine - The search is continuing in Maine's Baxter State Park for a 78-year-old hiker from Virginia who has been missing for three days.
- Maine driver issued summons after selfie leads to injuries Updated: Aug-30-15 9:47 am
ORIENT, Maine - Maine state police issued a distracted driving summons to a Maine man they say crashed into a tree while taking a "selfie" with his passengers - injuring several of them.
- National Park Service opening new campground at Acadia Updated: Aug-30-15 8:52 am
BAR HARBOR, Maine - The National Park Service is opening a new campground that will be part of Acadia National Park.
- Eckerd student arrives safe after 9-month-long sail with dog Updated: Aug-30-15 1:01 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - For nine months, 19-year-old Sally Gardiner-Smith sailed alone with only her cockapoo for company. She would go four or five days without speaking to another human.
- Couple dies in Old Town house fire Updated: Aug-29-15 10:28 pm
OLD TOWN, Maine - Authorities say the two people who died in an Old Town house fire were a married couple.
- Small plane crashes in Dexter, Maine Updated: Aug-29-15 3:55 pm
DEXTER, Maine - A small plane has crashed in the central Maine town of Dexter.
- Missing swimmer found dead in Mattawamkeag River Updated: Aug-29-15 3:14 pm
MATTAWAMKEAG, Maine - The Maine Warden Service says they have found the body of a missing 9-year-old swimmer who had disappeared in the Mattawamkeag River in Penobscot County.
- Katherine Boo to receive Lovejoy Award in Maine Updated: Aug-29-15 10:04 am
WATERVILLE, Maine - A former Washington Post reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing dire conditions in group homes for the mentally disabled will be this year's recipient of Lovejoy Award at Colby College.
- Scientists gauging health of 20 New England fish stocks Updated: Aug-29-15 9:04 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Scientists are gauging the health of 20 stocks of important New England commercial fish species.
- American Folk Festival underway in Bangor Updated: Aug-29-15 8:10 am
BANGOR, Maine - The American Folk Festival is underway in Bangor with acts ranging from cowboy music and blue grass to Latin jazz and zydeco.
- Environmentalists press on with Maine lynx trapping lawsuit Updated: Aug-28-15 1:09 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A coalition of environmental groups is pressing ahead with a lawsuit it says will provide more protection for Maine's lynx, despite new trapping restrictions adopted by the state to safeguard the animals.
- Maine's largest prison looking for new warden Updated: Aug-28-15 11:41 am
WARREN, Maine - Maine's largest prison is seeking a new warden.
- Kennebec County man gets 15 years for rape of young girl Updated: Aug-28-15 8:55 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Kennebec County man will serve 15 years in prison for the rape of a girl under the age of 14.
- Maine construction company owner must pay $405K in fines Updated: Aug-28-15 4:06 am
GREENE, Maine - The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is ordering the owner of Maine construction companies to pay $405,000 for violating federal occupational safety standards.
- Sen. Collins to announce vote on Iran deal after Labor Day Updated: Aug-28-15 4:05 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is the lone GOP senator yet to say how she's going to vote on the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the U.S. and other countries.
- Motorcyclist critically injured in Waterville accident Updated: Aug-28-15 3:46 am
WATERVILLE, Maine - Police say a motorcyclist was critically injured after a crash involving two sport utility vehicles in Kennebec County.
- Maine utilities commission warns of phone scam Updated: Aug-27-15 4:13 pm
HALLOWELL, Maine - The Maine Public Utilities Commission is alerting residents about a scam in which thieves pose as representatives of a local utility.
- Phony distress call leads to 1-year prison sentence Updated: Aug-27-15 2:03 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine man whose phony mayday call led to a seven-hour search by the U.S. Coast Guard was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison, and federal prosecutors said they hoped the penalty sends a message to other potential pranksters.
- Plan for Portland Co. complex leaves out industrial building Updated: Aug-27-15 1:18 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Developers of a historic Portland property have unveiled new images of their plan, including brick facades, office space and a waterfront plaza.
- Police: pilot in Maine plane crash presumed dead Updated: Aug-27-15 12:07 pm
HOULTON, Maine - Police say the pilot is presumed dead in a small plane crash, the wreckage of which was found in a manmade pond in the northern Maine town of Houlton.
- Virginia woman indicted in Bangor Mall stabbings Updated: Aug-27-15 7:25 am
BANGOR, Maine - Police say a Virginia woman accused of stabbing two women at the Bangor Mall has been indicted on aggravated assault charges.
- Man charged with killing 3 indicted on sexual assault charge Updated: Aug-27-15 7:01 am
BANGOR, Maine - A Maine man charged with killing his girlfriend and her two children last year has been indicted on a gross sexual assault charge.
- Maine charity network to give more than $535k this year Updated: Aug-27-15 5:33 am
CAMDEN, Maine - A coastal Maine charity network will distribute more than $535,000 to dozens of nonprofit groups this year.
- Maine Democrats want help renaming Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Updated: Aug-27-15 4:23 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Democrats say it's time to rename their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner and the party wants its members to help.