Latest Portland News

Woman reported missing after leaving hospital is found safe

Jun. 21, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A woman who had been missing for six days after she was seen leaving a Maine hospital has been found safe. Portland police found 36-year-old Katharine Kinney unharmed Wednesday night. The Gorham woman had been missing since last Thursday, when she left Maine Medical Center in...

Police search for missing 36-year-old woman

Jun. 20, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are searching for a 36-year-old woman who went missing last week. Portland police tell the Portland Press Herald Katharine Kinney was last seen leaving Maine Medical Center around 11 a.m. Thursday. She's described as 5-foot-4 with light brown hair. Kinney's friends...

The all-time NBA draft _ the best pick from every slot

Jun. 20, 2018 2:29 AM EDT

There's a definitive answer every year to the question of who is No. 1 in the NBA draft. But who is the No. 1 pick of all No. 1 draft picks ever? Or No. 1 among the list of No. 2 draft picks? Those are questions that have no definitive answer, except perhaps in a handful of rare cases. Here's a look at The Best...

Case of ex-police officer accused of unruly behavior settled

Jun. 20, 2018 1:18 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has ruled charges against a former Portland police officer will be dismissed in three months if she stays out of trouble. Twenty-five-year-old Zahra Abu was charged at a Jan. 13 Ja Rule concert in Worcester after police say she became unruly and refused to leave...

Greenland salmon agreement touted as path to save fish

Jun. 20, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Conservation groups say they are optimistic that an agreement with Greenland will help endangered wild Atlantic salmon begin to recover. The salmon are considered endangered in the Gulf of Maine by the U.S. government. The North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization held a...

New Hampshire helicopter tour company expanding to Maine

Jun. 19, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New Hampshire-based helicopter tour company is planning to expand to Maine and offer sightseeing trips around Portland by the end of June. The Portland Press Herald reports that Seacoast Helicopters plans to start offering tours originating from Portland International Jetport this...

Company settles lawsuit against housing project developers

Jun. 19, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The developers of a stalled housing project in Maine have settled a lawsuit filed by a Vermont construction company that said it was owed $235,000. PC Construction Co. filed a suit last month accusing developer The Federated Cos. of "playing a shell game" by creating companies to...

Brothers sentenced in welfare fraud scheme at grocery store

Jun. 19, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two brothers accused of a massive welfare fraud scheme at a Portland grocery store have been sentenced to federal prison. The Bangor Daily News reports that 41-year-old Ali Ratib Daham of Westbrook pleaded not guilty in November to conspiracy to defraud the United States government,...

EPA sending more than $2M to Maine for brownfields cleanup

Jun. 18, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The federal government is giving the state of Maine more than $2 million to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites. The money will be used to clean up brownfield sites, which are former industrial areas that have become polluted. Brownfields clean-ups are intended to redevelop...

Immigrant families flock to Portland's homeless shelters

Jun. 15, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine's largest city say immigrant families seeking asylum have attributed to increased use of the city's homeless shelters. The Portland Press Herald reports Portland's emergency shelters saw about 502 people on average each night in March and April. City officials say...