PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government says two species of herring are not at risk of going extinct, and will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are set to finish up their 2019 legislative session and tidy up work on marijuana sales, gun control and online sports betting bills.
Maine man convicted of killing sheriff’s deputy
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man accused of placing a gun against the neck of a sheriff's deputy and pulling the trigger was convicted of murder Tuesday after a trial that focused on the defendant's...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday took her 7,000th consecutive vote as a member of the U.S. Senate, extending a streak she has carefully maintained during more than...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine city council has narrowly approved the construction of a new homeless shelter.
The Portland City Council voted 5-4 to move forward on the proposed Riverton...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the deputy killing trial (all times local):
A Maine man accused of placing a gun to the neck of a sheriff's deputy and pulling the...
Police: Maine motorcycle rider dies in collision
PERU, Maine (AP) — Police say a motorcycle rider has been killed in a collision with a pickup truck in Peru, Maine.
The Oxford County Sheriff's Department said the collision happened Tuesday...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A hearing is set to determine whether one of three teens charged in the strangling and stabbing a Maine woman should be tried as an adult.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will ban single-use plastic bags in grocery stores statewide by 2020, according to legislation signed by the governor Monday.
Maine governor signs budget deal
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor has signed a two-year budget deal with a sticker price slightly below her original $8 billion proposal.
Maine House opposes change to electoral college
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's House is now opposing a proposal to join states pledging to award Electoral College tallies to the national popular vote winner in presidential elections.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ordered a Maine man detained on $5 million bail in connection with the 1986 rape and killing of an 11-year-old girl.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine could borrow hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in renewable energy, infrastructure and workforce training through a variety of proposed bonds under...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say about half a pound of drugs suspected to be heroin or fentanyl was found in a car pulled over for speeding.
Unicyclist completes 180-mile Trek Across Maine
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Thousands have ridden their bicycles in the three-day Trek Across Maine. But only one participant has accomplished the feat on a single wheel.
Piping plovers continue to bounce back in Maine
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — The number of nesting piping plovers in Maine has climbed to record numbers, continuing a positive trend in the state for the endangered birds.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The trial of a Maine man who's accused of killing a sheriff's deputy by pressing a gun to his neck and pulling the trigger has been delayed.
Dozens of miles of rail improvements coming to Maine
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Dozens of miles of railroad track will be modernized in Maine due to an investment by the federal government.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins says the Maine Department...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border...
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Fire officials say dozens of residents have been evacuated from a nursing home that caught fire in western Maine.
The Franklin County Regional Communications Center...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator is among a group of lawmakers backing a bill that calls for the modernization of public health data systems.
Former Maine governor has a new job _ tending bar
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage's wife won't be the only one in their family spending the summer working at a restaurant. LePage will be joining her as a...
Wardens: Man killed in dirt bike crash in Sebago
SEBAGO, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service says one person has died in a dirt bike crash in Sebago.
Cpl. John MacDonald says that a man was killed in the off-road crash on Sunday. He says...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Legalized recreational marijuana is coming soon to Maine, but it's highly unlikely it's coming to the entire state.
Police: 1 killed, several injured in Buckfield crash
BUCKFIELD, Maine (AP) — Police say a man was killed and several others injured in a crash in Buckfield.
The Oxford County Sheriff's Department says the deceased victim, who was not...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have failed to pass a bill to give municipalities the option of allowing certain grocery stores to open on three major holidays.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have sent Democratic Gov. Janet Mills a bill she introduced aiming to protect fishing rights for tribes.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) — A community hospital in rural Maine is a step closer to a merger with a large hospital group.
The Maine Legislature has signed off on the merger of Mayo Regional...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Donors have provided more than $200,000 and volunteers are assisting as Portland, Maine, deals with a sudden influx of asylum-seeking immigrants from Africa.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Efforts to allow Mainers to "stand their ground" and to punish adults who fail to secure loaded firearms have failed in the Legislature.
Maine lawmakers pass bills to help workers
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature has passed several bills aiming to boost protections for workers.
The state Senate sent the bills Monday to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who has a...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is urging communities around Portland, Maine, to help with a sudden influx of asylum-seeking immigrants from Africa, saying "we're all in this...
Moose breaks into pizza parlor
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) — Police say a moose smashed through the window of a vacant pizzeria in Maine.
Piscataquis County corrections officer Matt Poole snapped a photo of the moose...
MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Maine's summer agricultural fairs are getting underway with the Monmouth Fair taking place this weekend.
The Pine Tree State is home to 25 licensed agricultural fairs...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say an inadequate inspection contributed to the death of a trooper who was struck by a tire that dislodged from a logging truck on I-95.
Maine lawmakers pass $7.98 billion budget
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have passed a two-year budget deal with a sticker price slightly below the governor's original $8 billion proposal.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three schools were placed on temporary lockdown and a student was taken into police custody after he threatened violence in Maine's largest city.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Maine man accused of raping and strangling an 11-year-old girl in 1986 was to be brought back to Connecticut on Friday to face murder and kidnapping charges.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say they've completed an investigation into fatal injuries suffered by a detective when he was helping a driver and the case is now in the hands of a district...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A legislative committee in Maine has approved legal marijuana rules that would relax residency requirements for companies involved in the pot business.
Bill would limit lobbyist contributions year-round
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine could place a year-round ban on political candidates accepting contributions from lobbyists outside their districts under a bill facing Democratic Gov. Janet...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of lawmakers from Maine is introducing legislation to make it easier for schools to procure locally produced foods for children's meals.
Maine to ban youth tanning, some toxic chemicals
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor has signed over two dozen bills into law ranging from an end to youth tanning to steps to ban toxic chemicals from food packaging.
SACO, Maine (AP) — The federal government says the owner of a Maine home improvement company must pay nearly $1.8 million in penalties for safety violations following the death of an...
GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Betsy Sweet, a progressive Democrat who ran for governor of Maine last year, has announced her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A drive to require background checks for private gun sales has stalled in Maine.
The Maine House of Representatives rejected a measure to create the background checks...