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Maine top election official testifies against voter ID bill

Feb. 06, 2023 17:33 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's top election official testified Monday against a bill that would require voters to produce photo identification to cast ballots, saying it's unnecessary and would reduce voter participation. Maine already requires proof of identity when registering to...

New Year's Eve machete attack suspect in federal custody

Feb. 06, 2023 17:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with attacking police with a machete near New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve was transferred to U.S. custody and made his initial federal court appearance on Monday to face terrorism charges. Trevor Thomas Bickford, handcuffed and shackled...

Legal sizes for lobsters could change to protect population

Feb. 06, 2023 13:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The rules about the minimum and maximum sizes of lobsters that can be trapped off New England could soon become stricter, potentially bringing big changes to one of the most valuable seafood industries in the country. Fishers are required to measure lobsters...

No prison for Maine corrections worker who caused crash

Feb. 06, 2023 13:14 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine corrections officer who worked consecutive 16-hour shifts before causing a crash that killed a 9-year-old girl won't being going to prison under a sentence imposed by a judge on Monday. Kenneth Morang, who was convicted in October of manslaughter,...

Future USS Augusta expected to be commissioned in Maine

Feb. 06, 2023 09:24 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A speedy warship bearing the name of Maine's capital city will likely be commissioned into service in the state. The future USS Augusta already has been christened at the Austal USA shipyard on the Alabama coast, and the ship could be ready to formally enter...

Juozapaitis scores 22 as Maine beats UMBC 84-49

Feb. 04, 2023 16:37 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Gedi Juozapaitis scored 22 points as Maine beat UMBC 84-49 on Saturday. Juozapaitis had three steals for the Black Bears (10-13, 4-6 America East Conference). Kellen Tynes added 14 points while shooting 5 of 10 from the field and 4 for 5 from the line, and he...

2 plead guilty to disrupting flight diverted to Maine

Feb. 03, 2023 09:50 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Two men from England pleaded guilty to federal charges that they interfered with a flight crew during a tussle that resulted in a flight from Mexico being diverted to Maine. The men became unruly and made racist remarks after they were told they would not be...

Maine sets another record for overdose deaths, report says

Feb. 03, 2023 08:44 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — More than 700 people died from drug overdoses last year in Maine, setting the third straight record, officials said. A report by the attorney general’s office Thursday notes there were 716 suspected or confirmed drug overdose deaths in 2022, compared to 636...

Timberlake scores 18 as Bryant knocks off Maine 71-53

Feb. 01, 2023 22:04 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Earl Timberlake had 18 points in Bryant's 71-53 victory against Maine on Wednesday night. Timberlake had 14 rebounds and five assists for the Bulldogs (14-8, 5-4 America East Conference). Sherif Kenney scored 16 points and added five rebounds. Charles Pride...

Report: Competition failing to produce lower electric rates

Feb. 01, 2023 13:34 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s public advocate wants to scrap the competitive process for electricity vendors for residential consumers, saying the current competitive system has failed to produce lower rates. Residential customers statewide would be better served if they all used...