Latest Maine News

Officials: Damaged propane line causes house fire

Aug. 22, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

WEST GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Fire officials in Maine say a blaze that damaged a home and killed a dog started when the homeowner hit a propane line while drilling through a stud. The Kennebec Journal reports crews responded to a home in West Gardiner Tuesday afternoon. Officials say the fire was contained...

Maine rural small businesses to get more than $500K in help

Aug. 22, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

DRESDEN, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving small businesses in southern and coastal Maine more than a half million dollars to open up new markets, reduce energy costs and cut back on fossil fuel use. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree says the grants are Renewable Energy for America...

Maine Farm Days to bring farming to public in central Maine

Aug. 22, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

CLINTON, Maine (AP) — An event designed to celebrate Maine farms and provide resources to its farmers is coming to a town in the central part of the state. Maine Farm Days is taking place at Misty Meadows Farm in Clinton on Wednesday and Thursday. The event's geared at both farmers and non-farmers and...

The Latest: Dem: Court pick won't say if rulings are correct

Aug. 21, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is meeting Congress members before confirmation hearings in September (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declined to answer when asked whether landmark...

Kavanaugh calls Roe V. Wade settled, but Dem critics unmoved

Aug. 21, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday said he views Roe v. Wade as settled law, according to Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, but the answer did little to mollify Democrats who say he would restrict abortion access from the bench. In a two-hour meeting, Kavanaugh told Collins that...

Death of northern Maine man no longer considered suspicious

Aug. 21, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — State police in Maine say the death of a man in Presque Isle is no longer considered suspicious, though their investigation into the death is not yet concluded. The body of 35-year-old Lee Theriault was found inside his Presque Isle home on Sunday. Police say an autopsy was...

Officials: Man fleeing police fatally shot in New Hampshire

Aug. 21, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man who had previously fled from state police in Maine led New Hampshire officers on a car chase and died in a shootout, officials said. Douglas Heath, 38, was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including one for trafficking narcotics and another for fleeing from Maine...

The Latest: Man fatally shot in NH was wanted in Maine

Aug. 21, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shootout and police chase (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Maine State Police say a man who died in a car chase and shootout in New Hampshire was wanted for a June 11 police chase that started in Maine. Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says Tuesday that...

The University of Maine appoints new athletic director

Aug. 21, 2018 10:27 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has appointed a veteran college sports administrator as the school's new athletic director. New Hampshire native Ken Ralph has worked as the director of athletics at Colorado College for the last 11 years. Before that, the 49-year-old served as the director of...

Single-car crash kills 1 on Maine Turnpike

Aug. 21, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

WELLS, Maine (AP) — State police in Maine say they are investigating a single-vehicle crash near the southern end of the Maine Turnpike that killed one person. Police say the crash took place in the northbound lane near the border of Wells and Ogunquit at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. They have yet to name the...