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Judge rejects settlement aimed at ensuring lawyers for low-income defendants

Feb. 28, 2024 17:44 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A judge has rejected a second proposed settlement for improving Maine’s system for providing attorneys for residents who cannot afford them, and she won't be waiting for a third try. Justice Michaela Murphy gave the ACLU of Maine until March 8 to file a new...

Maine's deadliest shooting spurs additional gun control proposals

Feb. 28, 2024 16:16 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democrats in the Maine Legislature unveiled sweeping gun violence measures on Wednesday including a 72-hour waiting period for most gun purchases, adding to firearm bills and mental health spending already proposed by the governor after the deadliest shooting in the state...

Family that wanted to build world's tallest flagpole to pay $250K fine for cabins

Feb. 28, 2024 15:33 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The family that had wanted to build the world's tallest flagpole in rural eastern Maine has agreed to pay a $250,000 penalty under a consent agreement following construction of more than 50 cabins without obtaining environmental permits from the state. The...

Binghamton hosts Maine after Filipovity's 21-point game

Feb. 28, 2024 03:49 AM EST

Maine Black Bears (13-15, 5-8 America East) at Binghamton Bearcats (12-14, 4-9 America East) Binghamton, New York; Thursday, 6:07 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Maine visits the Binghamton Bearcats after Peter Filipovity scored 21 points in Maine's 68-58 win against the NJIT...

They’re a path to becoming governor, but attorney general jobs are now a destination, too

Feb. 28, 2024 01:21 AM EST

Instead of trying to keep their seats in Congress, two North Carolina politicians are vying for a high-profile office closer to home: state attorney general. The career path that Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jeff Jackson are trying to follow was once a...

Army personnel file shows Maine reservist who killed 18 people received glowing reviews

Feb. 27, 2024 20:54 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An Army reservist responsible for the deadliest shooting in Maine history received a glowing review from his superiors even as some of his family members were growing increasingly worried about his mental health. The annual evaluation from April 2023...

Bye-bye, birdie: Maine's chickadee makes way for state tree and North Star on new license plate

Feb. 26, 2024 16:19 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Bye-bye birdie: Maine's chickadee is making way for other images on a new license plate unveiled Monday that gives homage to an old flag growing in popularity and reappearing on hats, tote bags and T-shirts. The plate features a tall green pine — the state...

Lack of snow cancels longest sled dog race in eastern United States

Feb. 26, 2024 13:52 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The organizers of the longest sled dog race in the eastern United States said Monday they are canceling the event due to a lack of snow on the ground. The Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races have taken place in northern Maine for more than three...

Filipovity's 21 help Maine down NJIT 68-58

Feb. 24, 2024 17:22 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Peter Filipovity scored 21 points as Maine beat NJIT 68-58 on Saturday. Filipovity also contributed seven rebounds for the Black Bears (13-15, 5-8 America East Conference). Quion Burns finished 5 of 6 from the field to add 13 points. Jaden Clayton had 12 points...

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...