Documents: Mom allegedly rubbed heroin residue on kid’s gums
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Court documents say a Maine woman accused of endangering the welfare of her baby daughter allegedly rubbed heroin residue on the infant's gums to help her sleep.
Police: Fentanyl exposure caused baby’s death, mom charged
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Bangor, Maine, Police Department says a baby's death nearly a year ago was caused by fentanyl, leading to charges against the mother.
UMaine system moves toward systemwide accreditation
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system is taking steps to switch to a single accreditation system for its seven schools.
The University of Maine System's board of trustees on...
Trial set for man without first name charged in 2018 killing
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The trial of a man charged with homicide is set to begin in Maine.
The Bangor Daily News reports that the man is accused of shooting to death 51-year-old Israel Lewis of...
Mobile campaign geared at reality of youth opioid misuse
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A mobile trailer staged as a typical teenager's bedroom is touring Maine to highlight the reality of warning signs of opioid misuse in young people.
Collins, Heinrich eye improvements to solar permitting
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Two U.S. senators from opposing parties are working on a proposal to streamline the permitting process for energy technologies such as rooftop solar and battery...
Man who caused standoff sues police, alleging recklessness
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who caused a standoff that ended with him being shot three times and his home destroyed by a police explosive has sued law enforcement officials.
Campaign aims to keep college graduates in Maine
A new campaign aims to keep college students from leaving Maine once they graduate.
The Portland Press Herald reports the pilot program is launching this October through the University of...
Maine deer season gets started for archers in some areas
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's deer hunt is getting started with a special archery season in designated areas.
The state's "expanded archery" season starts Saturday. The season runs through...
New ‘It’ film portrays painful true chapter of LGBT history
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Moviegoers from Maine who watch the film "It: Chapter Two" this weekend might recognize a scene that draws on a painful event from the state's history.
Maine woman held on fugitive charge for fatal crash in Pa.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman who failed to show up for her trial two months ago for a fatal crash in Pennsylvania is behind bars in her home state.
American Folk Festival is underway on Bangor riverfront
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The American Folk festival is getting underway in earnest on the riverfront in Bangor, Maine.
There's something for everyone with Korean percussion, an Albanian...
Ex-school official arrested in sexually explicit images case
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have arrested a school district's former top finance official on two counts of possession of sexually explicit material.
Man pleads guilty to lesser charges in fatal ATV crash
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man charged with manslaughter in connection to an off-road vehicle crash that killed a 19-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
Border Patrol agents seize drugs, cash from abandoned car
SHERMAN, Maine (AP) — Officials say Border Patrol agents in Maine seized cash and drugs from a vehicle found abandoned near an Interstate 95 checkpoint in the town of Sherman.
Maine CDC: Legionella bacteria eliminated from water source
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says tests indicate chlorine eliminated the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires' disease from the Orono-Veazie Water...
Warden charged with assault at concert faces more charges
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine game warden who was charged with assaulting a concertgoer is facing additional charges of unlawful sexual touching and disorderly conduct.
Correction: Released Inmates story
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — In a story Aug. 11 about inmates no longer being released at midnight from the Penobscot County jail, The Associated Press erroneously reported when the new policy went into...
Driver in fatal crash charged with drug possession
MATTAMISCONTIS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — State police say the driver in a fatal crash on Interstate 95 that killed his wife has been charged with drug possession.
Emera Maine’s potential buyer to face greater scrutiny
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A union representing Emera Maine workers is expressing concerns about the company's proposed buyer at a time when lawmakers created a new standard for the sale of public...
Motorcycle crash claims 2 lives in Bangor, Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police say a motorcycle rider killed in a crash in Bangor, Maine, was a corrections officer at the Penobscot County Jail. His passenger later died, too.
1 killed in motorcycle crash in Bangor, Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police say one person was killed in a collision between a motorcycle and a car in Bangor, Maine.
Bangor police say the motorcycle operator died at the scene Monday...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine city is closing its local recycling station ahead of a switch to a new waste processing facility set to serve over 100 communities.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Acadia National Park is saddled with hundreds of deferred maintenance projects that officials say will cost an estimated $65.8 million the park doesn't have.
Migratory fish could get $800,000 boost from settlement
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Efforts to help migratory fish could get an $800,000 boost from a legal settlement stemming from oil spills into the Penobscot River.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man who said he couldn't get a fair trial from an all-white jury in Maine has been sentenced to 14 years in prison on drug charges.
Maine food bank raising $5 million for renovation
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine food bank is completing its $5 million renovation of a building that was once a newspaper printing plant.
The Bangor Daily News reports that Good Shepherd Food...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's largest hospital is getting a boost to help develop a program that would train new doctors for rural areas.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen....
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A state judge has ended a lawsuit that alleged Maine was failing to comply with a law to restore the public health nursing program.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — One of the oldest and largest agricultural fairs in Maine is getting started in the state's Queen City.
The Bangor State Fair starts on Thursday and runs through Aug. 3....
You can now legally drink at some Maine park events
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Park-goers who want to imbibe at permitted events held in Maine parks now don't have to worry 'bout a thing.
The Bangor Daily News reports a Saturday reggae festival at...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine environmental managers say more than 1,000 Atlantic salmon have returned to the Penobscot River this year for the first time since 2011.
Maine warden charged with assault after concert
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine game warden has been charged with misdemeanor assault and placed on administrative leave following a concert in Bangor.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator is getting behind a proposal to continue funding wildlife conservation through money generated by hunting and sport shooting.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says it has detected bacteria responsible for Legionnaires' disease in samples from the Orono-Veazie Water...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors say they've invoked a federal law in charging three men from New York City with robbery and conspiracy in Maine.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Police have identified the 89-year-old woman who died after a tractor-trailer struck her on Maine's Mount Desert Island.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine senator says a plan to boost innovation and job growth in rural areas by providing money for broadband access would benefit his state, much of which is forested and...
Health care provider warns of possible data breach
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A health care provider in Maine is warning patients of a potential data breach.
The Bangor Daily News reports that a Penobscot Community Health Care spokesman says a...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a cluster of six Legionnaires' disease cases in the Bangor area.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Nepalese man has told federal court that he paid a Maine woman to marry him so he could stay in the country.
Twenty-nine-year-old Eilove Shrestha made the statement in...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing funding to Maine to help prevent youth suicide, including in Native American populations.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A pair of senators says the American flags the federal government purchases should have to be made in America.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins, of Maine, and Democratic...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Sales of fireworks have dipped in recent years after a boom following their legalization in 2012.
The Bangor Daily News reports that the reason could be the day of the...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Officials say high winds pushed a motorcyclist off a Maine highway, killing him.
The Bangor Daily News reports Harry Moore's motorcycle left the road, struck a ditch and...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A proposal in the U.S. Senate would make sure firefighters harmed in the line of duty are covered by federal worker's compensation.
Maine county opts for 250-bed jail at $45 million
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine county is opting for a $45 million plan to replace its aging and overcrowded jail.
Penobscot County commissioners plan to ask voters to approve bonds to pay for...