Stories tagged: maine
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
Storms that began on Halloween have killed at least two people, caused flooding, down trees and power lines and damaged homes from the Deep South to the Northeast
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
A Maine woman says she received more than 500 letters from UnitedHealthcare in five days. The letters were sent to Stephanie Lay’s 19-year-old son Bryce in Windham, but were addressed …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019
A fierce propane explosion leveled a newly constructed building after fire crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday, killing one firefighter and injuring at least eight other people, …
Sun., June 16, 2019
People fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants.
Thu., June 13, 2019
A bill requiring public and private insurance companies to cover abortion is now law in Maine with Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ signature Thursday.
UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019
The Maine Legislature voted Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide, with supporters declaring it in line with the state’s tradition of individualism and opponents insisting the practice tempts fate.
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
The massive ice disk in Maine that captured attention online has a baby brother.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Maine’s giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame seems to have met its end.
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
A hawk that is native to Central and South America drew a lot of attention from Maine’s birding community Friday after appearing in a park, where it brawled with a …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
Fighting for political survival, Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Maine’s new voting system, used for the first time last week in U.S. House …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018
State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018
A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. The business, Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, is …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018
The Maine wild blueberry industry harvests one of the most beloved fruit crops in New England, but it’s locked in a downward skid in a time when other nutrition-packed foods, …
Wed., June 13, 2018
A Republican businessman hoping to succeed Maine’s firebrand GOP governor was the winner in the nation’s first ranked-choice voting primary, but it could take a week for election officials to …
Tue., June 12, 2018
Voters in five states will pick their nominees in House, Senate and gubernatorial races Tuesday, although some of the nominees in November’s most closely watched races are expecting little drama.
Mon., June 11, 2018
A Maine town is raising money to save the statue of a beloved harbor seal that brought the community together.
Sat., June 2, 2018
A car careened onto a Maine field during a boys’ baseball game Friday night, striking and killing a man and sending screaming ballplayers and bystanders fleeing, police said.
UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018
Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized because of low blood pressure and fatigue, his spokesman said Sunday.
Fri., May 25, 2018
Reclusive pop artist Robert Indiana didn’t open his island home to many strangers. That’s going to change with his death.
Sun., May 20, 2018
America’s only significant state fishery for baby eels has blown past records for value as high demand from overseas aquaculture companies is driving prices to new heights.
Sun., April 29, 2018
A man accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy was held in the state’s maximum-security prison on Sunday pending his initial court appearance.
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018
A man scheduled to appear in court to face gun charges Wednesday killed a sheriff’s deputy in Maine, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store, officials said.
Sat., April 7, 2018
Residents in a Maine town believe they’ve created the world’s largest ice carousel on a frozen lake.
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
A pair of U.S. senators is introducing legislation designed to improve organic farming research.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
A theater director at a school in Maine who acknowledged creating fake Facebook profiles to eavesdrop on parents’ discussions is out of a job.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
A private forecasting company took what was intended to be a routine National Weather Service test message and sent it to subscribers’ phones as an official tsunami warning Tuesday morning, …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
A marine biologist believes a humpback whale shielded her from a 15-foot tiger shark in the South Pacific.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
Voters in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana last year, and some residents of those states will legally stuff stockings with spliffs for the first time …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017
Maine’s new lead exposure standards have led to a 10-fold jump in children identified as having been poisoned by lead.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Friday that she’s staying out of the Maine governor’s race because she believes she can do more good for the state by staying in …