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None injured in Walmart parking lot pileup involving 7 cars

Oct. 19, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — An SUV accelerated through a Maine Walmart parking lot, hitting multiple vehicles and a shopping cart corral before coming to a stop with another SUV balanced on top of it. The driver was an 83-year-old woman who Auburn Deputy Police Chief Timothy...

US high court won’t block vaccines for Maine health workers

Oct. 19, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to block a vaccine requirement imposed on Maine health care workers, the latest defeat for opponents of vaccine mandates. It was the first time the Supreme Court weighed in on a statewide vaccine mandate. It...

Agency hears testimony on disputed section of $1B power line

Oct. 19, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Opponents of a $1 billion electric transmission project urged environmental regulators Tuesday to revoke the project’s license, while supporters warned that doing so would be a step backward in the battle against climate change. The public...

US Supreme Court declines to stop mandated COVID-19 vaccines for Maine health workers

Oct. 19, 2021 16:26 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US Supreme Court declines to stop mandated COVID-19 vaccines for Maine health workers.

Mills backs federal plan to tackle PFAS contamination

Oct. 19, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor said the federal government is right to take a nationwide approach to the issue of PFAS contamination, which she called “a devastating problem” in her state. PFAS chemicals, which are short for perfluoroalkyl and...

NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

Oct. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. It missed. In that moment, there probably were not very...

TSA: Set of throwing knives won't cut it on airplane

Oct. 18, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Knives are not allowed on commercial aircraft, so a set of knives certainly won't fly. A half-dozen throwing knives were seized from a passenger's carry-on baggage over the weekend at the Portland International Jetport, the Transportation Security...

Detainees go on rampage in state's juvenile detention center

Oct. 18, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Detainees broke windows and tore apart classrooms, offices and living spaces at the Long Creek Youth Development Center, prompting a call for help from local police, officials said Monday. It was bad enough that the South Portland Police...

Fire investigator sues Maine after promotion denial

Oct. 18, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine fire investigator is suing the state and his boss, alleging he was passed over for promotion because he publicly pushed for using half of a $2 million budget surplus to allow investigators to retire sooner. Mark Roberts, 42, a Scarborough...

Feds: Ruling means lobstering to continue in planned closure

Oct. 18, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators said Monday that lobster and crab fishermen can continue to fish until further notice in an area off the coast of Maine that had been slated for restriction from their gear. The new restrictions were intended to protect...