- Republican Gov. LePage vetoes $6.7 billion Maine budget Updated: Jun-29-15 6:55 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage vetoed the $6.7 billion state budget on Monday, scolding lawmakers for rejecting his efforts to overhaul the state's tax code and welfare programs and accusing them of passing a status-quo spending plan just so they can return home for the summer.
- Bird camera fans watch eagle steal osprey chicks from nest Updated: Jun-29-15 6:11 pm
BREMEN, Maine - Followers of a popular live bird camera are reeling from a rare glimpse of nature in the raw after witnessing an eagle pluck two osprey chicks from a nest.
- Lawmakers seek investigation into Gov. LePage's actions Updated: Jun-29-15 6:02 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers said Monday that the state's watchdog agency should launch an investigation into claims that Republican Gov. Paul LePage overstepped his authority by forcing a school for at-risk youth to fire the speaker of the House of Representatives from the top job there by threatening to withhold state funds.
- Nearly 6,000 without power in Bangor, Maine, area Updated: Jun-29-15 3:43 pm
BANGOR, Maine - Emera Maine crews are working to restore electricity to nearly 6,000 customers in Bangor and elsewhere in Penobscot County.
- Sarah Mildred Long Bridge replacement project is on schedule Updated: Jun-29-15 1:16 pm
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - After logging 50,000 man-hours since construction began last fall, the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge replacement connecting Maine and New Hampshire is on schedule and moving along.
- John Lannan, longtime newsman, dies at 87 Updated: Jun-29-15 11:16 am
DARMISCOTTA, Maine - John Lannan, a reporter and editor for numerous organizations, including The Associated Press, has died. He was 87.
- Cause to be released soon in Vermont fisherman's death Updated: Jun-29-15 10:44 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine authorities say they will soon release the cause of death of a 59-year-old Vermont man who died at sea about 13 miles off of York Harbor, Maine.
- Power restored to most following storm Updated: Jun-29-15 9:11 am
GOFFSTOWN, New Hampshire - Power has been restored to most customers in northern New England following some heavy rainstorms over the weekend.
- Police: Officer shoots woman advancing with homemade weapon Updated: Jun-29-15 8:05 am
CARMEL, Maine - An investigation is under way after a Penobscot County sheriff's deputy shot a woman who advanced toward him holding what was described as a homemade weapon.
- Maine bookstore's Stephen King manuscript not an original Updated: Jun-29-15 7:20 am
AUBURN, Maine - The manager of a Maine bookstore thought he made the find of a lifetime when he came across an original Stephen King manuscript among a box of the horror writer's books.
- UMaine law school incoming dean takes over this week Updated: Jun-29-15 5:08 am
PORTLAND, Maine - The University of Maine School of Law is getting a new dean this week.
- Officials: Maine man dies after falling into fire pit Updated: Jun-29-15 4:57 am
RAYMOND, Maine - A 52-year-old Maine man is dead after more than 60 percent of his body was burned when he fell into his backyard fire pit.
- $1.2M document to be displayed for 1st time in over 20 years Updated: Jun-29-15 4:47 am
HALLOWELL, Maine - For the first time in more than 20 years, one of the country's most famous documents is coming to two events to commemorate Independence Day.
- Superintendent leaving Portland schools for Kentucky Updated: Jun-29-15 4:38 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Portland's superintendent is leaving the city's financially troubled school system for Kentucky after three years in the district.
- East Millinocket, Maine, to vote on national park proposal Updated: Jun-29-15 4:37 am
EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine - East Millinocket, Maine, is slated to hold a nonbinding referendum about a controversial proposal to create a national park east of Baxter State Park.
- Greenland salmon quota worries Maine conservationists Updated: Jun-28-15 1:20 pm
ORONO, Maine - Commercial fishing activity nearly 2,000 miles away is worrying Maine conservationists working to restore Atlantic salmon to the Penobscot River.
- Filming of holiday movie is a wrap in Maine Updated: Jun-28-15 9:28 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A movie that will debut on TV in time for the holiday season has wrapped up filming at Portland's Victoria Mansion and at locations in York and Kennebunkport.
- Maine Marine Patrol targeting boating under the influence Updated: Jun-28-15 8:52 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Marine Patrol is on heightened alert for boaters who violate the state's boating under the influence laws.
- 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.
- Murray State's Cameron Payne, Oklahoma City seem a good fit Updated: Jun-27-15 5:05 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - In an NBA draft full of stars from the likes of Kentucky, Duke and Wisconsin, Cameron Payne's pedigree enticed the Oklahoma City Thunder.
- Maine gets $15M for housing in low-income communities Updated: Jun-27-15 2:11 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is getting $15 million from the federal government to develop housing in low-income communities and improve emergency shelters for homeless individuals and their families.
- New England states readying for range of new laws July 1 Updated: Jun-27-15 10:29 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Hands-free driving in the "Live Free or Die" state and a tax on even the smallest vacation rentals in Rhode Island are just two of the new laws taking effect in New England on July 1. Connecticut is cracking down on the use of restraints on students while Massachusetts workers will benefit from one of the most generous paid sick time laws in the country. Here's a look at some of the new laws taking effect:
- Abundance of rain challenges New England farmers Updated: Jun-27-15 10:13 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Farmers welcomed the rain after a dry spring but an abundance of it in June has saturated some crops, made fields too muddy for farm machinery and delayed the crucial first cutting of hay for livestock in some areas of Northern New England.
- Civil war re-enactors converge on Augusta, Maine Updated: Jun-27-15 9:10 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Civil War re-enactors are participating in a weekend event in Augusta depicting the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House.