Latest Maine News

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...

Chug chug! Moxie, the polarizing soda, is being celebrated

Jul. 13, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

LIBSON, Maine (AP) — One Maine town is showing its moxie this weekend. The Moxie Festival dedicated to the quirky soda gets underway in earnest Saturday with a parade, music and a chugging contest in Lisbon. The creator of the quirky beverage was a Maine native, Dr. Augustin Thompson, whose brew was...

Burglars target church where author Stephen King spoke

Jul. 12, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

DURHAM, Maine (AP) — A 214-year-old church where Stephen King once spoke has been the victim of mysterious thefts. The leader of the Durham Historical Society tells the Sun Journal that thieves took several items that can be seen in a photo taken of the horror writer at the pulpit in 1984. Historical...

Governor pushes back at feds on protection for rare whales

Jul. 12, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A directive for new protections for endangered right whales represents an "absurd federal overreach" that places an unfair burden on Maine's signature lobster fishery, Gov. Janet Mills said. She ordered the state Department of Marine Resources to draft an alternative plan that would...

Report: Overdose deaths dropped 14% in Q1 in Maine

Jul. 11, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Drug overdose deaths in Maine have declined about 14% in the first quarter of the year. The report Thursday indicates there were 74 drug fatalities from January to March, compared to 86 the year before. Attorney General Aaron Frey says he remains concerned about the opioid epidemic...

Lobster bait fish coming to Maine from Uruguay amid shortage

Jul. 11, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's lobster fishermen will be able to use a new species of bait fish to try to get through a shortage of herring that has troubled the industry in recent years. Lobstermen typically bait traps with Atlantic herring, but federal fishery regulators have enacted dramatic cutbacks to...

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George officially join LA Clippers

Jul. 10, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are now officially with the Los Angeles Clippers, moves that bring both of them back to their native Southern California. It might not be forever: Both can become free agents in only two years. The Clippers completed their blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma...

Man charged with assault in home invasion attack

Jul. 10, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — Police say they have arrested a man for attacking a car dealer and his wife inside their home. Bridgton police have charged 37-year-old Michael Holden of Bridgton with aggravated assault, burglary and possessing a scheduled drug. It was unclear Wednesday whether Holden has an...

Sturgeon, America's forgotten dinosaurs, slowly coming back

Jul. 10, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) — Sturgeon were America's vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation's rivers until mankind's craving for caviar pushed them to the edge of extinction. More than a century later, some populations of the massive bottom feeding fish are showing signs of recovery...

Deals get real: Butler joins Heat, Raptors wish Kawhi well

Jul. 7, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Toronto said farewell to Kawhi Leonard. Miami said hello to Jimmy Butler. The Lakers finally have Anthony Davis. Free agency became real Saturday. The four-team trade that sent Butler to the Heat — with a new $142 million, four-year contract — was one of the first big moves...