Latest Maine News

Suspicious letter was addressed to Sen. Collins' husband

Oct. 16, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A spokeswoman for Sen. Susan Collins says the envelope a letter writer said contained deadly ricin was addressed to the senator's husband. Collins' husband, Thomas Daffron, told WCSH-TV and WLBZ-TV that he saw the letter while walking the dog. He says he saw the word "ricin" and then...

Susan Collins alma mater will not rescind degree

Oct. 16, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The alma mater of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says it has no plans to rescind an honorary degree it awarded the Maine Republican despite requests from alumni and faculty. Hundreds of St. Lawrence University alumni who opposed the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh signed a...

As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

Oct. 16, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out. Cleveland edged Boston in the opening game before Houston ruined Golden State's championship ring celebration with a victory over the Warriors in the nightcap. Those teams ended up as the last four standing in the 2017-18...

Suspicious envelope causes ricin scare at Sen. Collins' home

Oct. 15, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A hazardous materials team was dispatched to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Monday after her husband received a letter with a note saying the envelope contained ricin. The FBI said preliminary tests on the letter and its contents indicated that there was no threat to the...

The Latest: Collins OK'd to stay in home after ricin scare

Oct. 15, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a suspicious letter sent to Sen. Susan Collins (all times local): 9:08 p.m. A spokeswoman says Republican Sen. Susan Collins has been cleared to stay in her Maine home while an investigation continues into a suspicious envelope. Spokeswoman Annie Clark says a note claimed...

Trump taps Maine official to be in charge of Medicaid

Oct. 15, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped a Maine official who battled Medicaid expansion for a position that puts her in charge of the national program, the federal agency confirmed Monday. Mary Mayhew's role of deputy administrator and director of the U.S. Center for Medicaid and the CHIP...

Oink oink, honk honk: Rogue pig goes hog wild in traffic

Oct. 14, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It was a classic case of a ham on the lam. Police in Maine's capital city are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic Saturday evening after presumably escaping. The Portland Press Herald reports Augusta police went door to door looking...

Maine trips Rhode Island 38-36 on Doak's last-play FG

Oct. 13, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Kenny Doak kicked a 39-yard field goal as time expired to lift Maine to a wild 38-36 win over Rhode Island on Saturday, the Black Bears' 12th straight in the 97-game series that dates to 1911. The Black Bears (4-2, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association) went 54 yards in nine plays after...

George H.W. Bush returns to Texas after summer in Maine

Oct. 12, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is back in Texas after spending the summer in Maine. Spokesman Jim McGrath said in a tweet Bush returned Friday to Houston. The nation's 41st president spends his summers at his family's home in Kennebunkport, Maine. McGrath said Bush is looking forward to...

Maine GOP candidate settled sexual discrimination case

Oct. 12, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

GORHAM, Maine (AP) — The campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody angrily denounced suggestions he mistreated an employee who brought a sexual discrimination complaint over her firing after she gave birth. The Maine GOP on Friday called news reports about a $20,000 settlement paid to the...