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Maine institute gets grant to boost access to local seafood

Dec. 6, 2019 7:52 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine research institute has received a $480,000 boost from the federal government for a drive to increase access to local seafood. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding the money to Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland for the project. Democratic Rep. Chellie...

Maine AG confident in medical examiner despite complaints

Dec. 6, 2019 6:15 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's attorney general said Friday that nothing in a review of three complaints against the state's chief medical examiner undermines his confidence in the quality of the examiner's work. Attorney General Aaron Frey released a letter he wrote to independent state Rep. Jeffrey...

Maine police seize 5 tractor-trailers over unpaid tolls

Dec. 6, 2019 4:29 PM EST

POLAND, Maine (AP) — State Troopers on Friday seized five tractor-trailers belonging to a Rhode Island trucking company accused of amassing $75,000 in unpaid tolls. The trucking company, Commodity Haulers Express, of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, is facing felony theft-of-service charges over the unpaid...

USM ditches attempt to become UMaine-Portland

Dec. 6, 2019 2:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Southern Maine is ditching its effort to become the University of Maine at Portland, for the time being, at least. The state lawmaker sponsoring a bill to change the name has withdrawn the proposal at the request of USM officials. USM President Glenn Cummings...

Trial underway for child killing that led to reforms

Dec. 6, 2019 2:01 PM EST

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman accused in the brutal death of her 10-year-old daughter confessed that both she and her husband beat the girl a couple of times a day — beatings that amounted to torture over a period of months, a prosecutor told jurors Friday. Sharon Carrillo knew her daughter...

Woman jailed, ordered to pay $100K for Social Security fraud

Dec. 6, 2019 1:15 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to about a year in jail and must pay back more than $100,000 for Social Security fraud after collecting benefits that were intended for her daughters, prosecutors said. Kelly McCabe, of Old Orchard Beach, was sentenced to about a year in jail and three...

2 children sent to hospital after ingesting pot

Dec. 6, 2019 12:48 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Two children, ages 2 and 4, were taken to a hospital after ingesting edible marijuana, police in Maine said. Police in Lewiston said the children were taken to Central Maine Medical Center on Monday and released. The Sun Journal reports police were still investigating and they had...

Another cut in cod fishing not enough for environmentalists

Dec. 6, 2019 5:53 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators are proposing another cutback to the catch limits for Atlantic cod, but some environmentalists say the move isn't significant enough to slow the loss of the species. Atlantic cod fishing was once one of the biggest marine industries in New England, but the fishery...

Maine hospital gets boost toward planned new Portland campus

Dec. 6, 2019 1:15 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Four anonymous donors are providing a Maine hospital with $1 million toward its plan to consolidate operations in the state's largest city. Northern Light Mercy Hospital received state regulatory approval earlier this year to consolidate its services and hospital operations at a...

Transmission line foes press for full environmental review

Dec. 5, 2019 6:18 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Opponents of Central Maine Power's proposed $1 billion transmission project that would bring Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid urged the Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday to perform a full environmental impact statement, one that CMP says would delay a final...