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Chief enforcer of US gun laws fears Americans may become numb to violence with each mass shooting

Feb. 24, 2024 09:17 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says he fears that a drumbeat of mass shootings and other gun violence across the United States could make Americans numb to the bloodshed, fostering apathy to finding solutions rather than...

In wake of mass shooting, here is how Maine's governor wants to tackle gun control and mental health

Feb. 21, 2024 14:56 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor rolled out legislation on Wednesday she said will prevent dangerous people from possessing weapons and strengthen mental health services to help prevent future tragedies like the Lewiston mass shooting that shook the state. Gov. Janet Mills,...

Maine mass shooting commission gets subpoena power

Feb. 13, 2024 16:59 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The independent commission investigating the deadliest shooting in Maine history was granted subpoena power to compel witnesses to testify or produce documents Tuesday. The governor signed bipartisan legislation after commissioners said they needed the ability...

Police who responded to Maine mass shooting describe potential missed opportunities to end manhunt

Feb. 08, 2024 17:09 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police who testified before an independent commission investigating the response to a mass shooting in Maine acknowledged potential missed opportunities to end a manhunt for the shooter that locked down the community and terrified residents. Maine Gov. Janet...

Northeast Bancorp: Fiscal Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jan. 30, 2024 16:53 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Northeast Bancorp (NBN) on Tuesday reported profit of $14.1 million in its fiscal second quarter. The Lewiston, Maine-based company said it had net income of $1.85 per share. The holding company for Northeast Bank...

Maine lawmakers consider request to give subpoena power to committee investigating mass shooting

Jan. 29, 2024 13:44 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative committee considered an emergency request on Monday to grant powers to a panel investigating last year's Lewiston mass shooting that the state's governor said are critical to unraveling how the killings unfolded. An independent commission...

Police defend response, say yellow flag law limited them before Army reservist killed 18 in Maine

Jan. 25, 2024 19:40 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Law enforcement officers spoke Thursday of the difficulty in implementing the state’s yellow flag law that allows guns to be confiscated from someone in a mental health crisis, describing a cumbersome and time-consuming process in testimony to an independent commission...

Business owners thought they would never reopen after Maine's deadliest shooting. Then support grew

Jan. 23, 2024 12:05 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Immediately after Maine’s deadliest mass shooting, the owners of the bowling alley and the bar in Lewiston where the gunman killed a total of 18 people were certain their doors were closed for good. Yet as time passed, they came to the same conclusion: They...

911 transcripts reveal chaotic scene as gunman killed 18 people in Maine

Jan. 08, 2024 19:05 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Callers who dialed 911 after Maine's deadliest mass shooting described hiding behind trees, scrambling to find their glasses, searching for loved ones and fearing for their lives as shots rang out first at a bowling alley, then minutes later at a bar. ...

Legislators pay respects, eye gun laws as they reconvene following Maine's deadliest mass shooting

Jan. 03, 2024 17:44 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The father of one of 18 people killed in Maine’s deadliest mass shooting delivered an impassioned plea for action Wednesday as state lawmakers convened for the first time since the tragedy, taking time to read the name of each victim aloud. Honoring victims,...