Latest Maine News

Woman hit by truck after chasing down money on highway

Sep. 17, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — A woman got out of a vehicle to chase down some money that blew out the window before she was struck and killed, police said. Lisa Reynolds, 47, of Windham, exited the vehicle after the driver stopped alongside the four-lane Route 302 on the...

Most UMaine students have verified COVID-19 shot status

Sep. 17, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system said most residential students have verified their coronavirus vaccination status. The percentage of the students who have done so is more than 95%, the University of Maine System said late Thursday. The percentage of...

One in 538: Map sparks fight over electoral vote in Nebraska

Sep. 16, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — A new political map proposed by Nebraska Republicans wouldn't just make it harder for Democrats to win one of the state's three House seats — it would make it a little bit harder for Democrats to win the White House. Nebraska is one of only...

Maine redistricting plan would move Dems to swing district

Sep. 16, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposal from Democrats in Maine would potentially move thousands of Democratic voters into the state's competitive 2nd Congressional District. The state is in the midst of redistricting its congressional map, which includes two districts. Maine...

Corrections shakeup follows new allegations at Long Creek

Sep. 16, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three senior officials in the Maine Department of Corrections are leaving or being reassigned because of ongoing problems at the Long Creek Youth Development Center, officials said. The superintendent at Long Creek has resigned; an associate...

Maine store Big Al's to close this year due to pandemic

Sep. 16, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A beloved Maine staple, Big Al's, is closing its doors after 35 years in business because of staffing shortages during the pandemic. Owner Al Cohen said his business is competing with the government for employees because the government is paying...

Senate passes proposal for uniform "Made in America" labels

Sep. 16, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a proposal from a Maine senator to create a standard for products that carry a “Made in America” label. Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah made the proposal, which passed...

Panel reverses course on evidence in fatal crash in Acadia

Sep. 16, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed a judge's decision to bar a blood-test from being used as evidence in a crash in which three people were killed in Acadia National Park. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a park ranger and Bar Harbor...

Officials: Maine loggers should apply for COVID-19 aid soon

Sep. 16, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Members of Maine's congressional delegation are urging members of Maine's timber industry to take advantage of federal COVID-19 relief. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Rep. Jared Golden said Thursday that timber harvesters and haulers...

High school student dies while hiking in White Mountains

Sep. 16, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

NAPLES, Maine (AP) — A Maine high school student suffered a medical emergency and died on a hiking trip in New Hampshire's White Mountains, officials said. Approximately 60 Lake Region High School students, or about half the senior class, participated along with staff...