Data the Kennebec Journal received through a records request show the total number of injuries reported at Riverview is the highest it's been in three years, though lower than in years before that.
The cases of Robert E. Bowie, formerly of Hebron, and Enoch Petrucelly, formerly of North Haven, shed light on the conditions under which forensic mentally ill patients are granted privileges from Riverview Psychiatric Hospital.
The refinancing bill would enable students and graduates who have an interest rate above 4 percent to refinance their federal loans at a lower, fixed rate of 4 percent. The bill will be introduced in the Senate this week.
Rafael Nadal wins this tourney for the seventh time, and Serena Williams wins her fourth straight title this year.
On Saturday, 456 graduates of the University of Maine at Farmington were urged to let go of imaginary lines that needlessly divide people and keep them from joining together to support each other.
This is the first step to making repairs and restoring service.
The festival was started in 2009 to promote comic books and give the public an opportunity to meet the creative talent behind them.
Former Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe was all over the media landscape last week promoting her new book; Congress makes progress on important legislation; Rep. Chellie Pingree's bill on military sexual assault gets pushed back; Rep. Mike Michaud urges action on safety accord; and the C-SPAN bus stops at Cony High School, State House on Wednesday.
The men and women graduating Saturday from Kennebec Valley Community College were urged to make the most of their opportunities through hard work, integrity and discipline.
Five people were taken to a hospital early Saturday evening after a two-vehicle collision on Route 150 in Skowhegan.
Skowhegan police Saturday handed out more than 70 tickets for improper parking during the 30th annual 10-Mile Lawn Sale.
Take care of your community, your country and the planet, an acclaimed environmental educator, writer and scholar told Unity College seniors Saturday.
Ernest Almeida, 31, of Fairfield, wanted by police after leading officers on a high-speed chase, is in custody in Connecticut.
The body of Charles Scontras, who died in a house fire following a police standoff, was found late Saturday in the rubble left behind by the fire.
But with recent cuts to health departments, rules may not reflect what's happening.
Insiders say a code is applied uniformly to inspect eateries, but using ‘common sense’ can still make results subjective.
Six months in, revenue has increased by 16 percent even though traffic has dropped by 4 percent.
The Emergency Medical Services memorial groundbreaking in Augusta on Saturday drew first responders from across Maine, according to a release.
Nine teaching jobs will be cut if the proposed $17.7 million budget is adopted in Regional School Unit 4 — Litchfield, Sabattus and Wales — and each town will be billed more to support that budget.
Troopers from the Maine State Police tactical team surrounded the home after Charles Scontras refused to come out.
IN BRIGHTON PLANTATION, Saturday at 1:21 a.m., a vehicle accident was reported on Mayfield Road.
Oxbow and jockey Gary Stevens lead all the way in the Preakness, ending Orb's five-race win streak.
Gov. Paul LePage blasted legislative Democrats for inaction in a Friday letter, saying the Maine Department of Health and Human Services will run out of money to pay Medicaid providers in three weeks without action on a new state budget.
The shuttering of churches may make financial sense, but it also takes its toll on parishioners, who celebrated baptisms, communions and weddings in these buildings.
Athens residents voted overwhelmingly Friday, 194–10, to withdraw from Madison-based School Administrative District 59.
The man approached the 10-year-old as she played near Oak Grove Cemetery.
Graduations are taking place at several other Maine colleges on Saturday.
As I close the garage doors, she, the Garage Sale Queen for a day, will be sitting in an unsold antique chair, reading a $25 best-seller everyone passed up for the five-dollar tag.
Three people remain in critical condition after the Friday evening collision sends 70 to the hospital.
Maine's unemployment rate dipped under 7 percent in April, the first time it has done that since December 2008.
Farmington selectmen plan to meet again in June with the owners of Front Street Tavern, having received repeated reports that the bar is creating a public safety hazard by allegedly overserving alcohol to its patrons.
If approved at polls Tuesday, the proposed $32.3 million Regional School Unit 18 budget will result in significant increases in the local assessment for member towns, even though the total is about 1 percent greater than last year's budget.
Demolition of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church continued this week with much of the roof removed but the steeple still atop the 137-year-old building.
Motivational speaker Patrick George, of Demopolis, Ala., spread a positive message to hundreds of middle school students during an assembly at Lawrence Junior High School in Fairfield Friday afternoon.
It's now the second largest lottery prize in history, which would make a single winner wealthier than Tiger Woods and Queen Elizabeth II of England.
Educators testify in favor of a bill that aims for pre-kindergarten in all Maine districts by 2017.
'Cool under pressure,' Archer Thomas will represent Maine at the National Geographic Bee.
The ACLU cheers the legislative panel's votes on measures aimed at 'chipping away' at rights.
The burglary alarm that sent police to U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree’s office in downtown Waterville Friday morning was a false alarm.
A major makeover to Augusta's Market Square is set now that the city has secured a $200,000 grant, and officials and merchants hope the project will help bring more people into the heart of downtown to meet and mingle.
Richmond Fire Chief Matt Roberge recently proposed buying a newer, but used, firetruck with an Allison automatic transmission to replace the town's 33-year-old Engine 1.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office said a body has been recovered from the rubble of a burned out house on Jackson Road in Monroe.
But with Gov. Paul LePage critical and Republican votes against the bill, it faces an uncertain future.
Police are looking for information about a black Ford Ranger pickup or similar truck that was near the girl's home Sunday night.
The Fall River, Mass., Historical Society gets the artifact that Borden gave to her hired companion.
An industry group says air shows pump about $1.5 billion into the national economy, but without the military flyings acts, the shows don't go on.
A court document also says Margarita Scott of Westbrook planned to return to her husband after having an affair with Anthony Pratt Jr., who is charged with killing her.
IN ANSON, Friday at 8:53 a.m., a violation of bail was reported on North Main Street.
Firefighters lifted the vehicle so ambulance crews could free the boy whose leg was pinned.
The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and Waterville police say they intend to charge Ernest Almeida, 31, after he led law enforcement officials from three agencies on a high-speed chase Wednesday.
The beer, a dry Irish stout, has the approval of Sean Collier's family, and $1 from each sale will go to Collier's favorite charity, the Jimmy Fund.
The three-wheeler has an electric motor to give the rider a little help hauling the casket.
Reports by gossip website Gawker and The Toronto Star say the controversial video was taken by a man who claimed he sold crack to Mayor Rob Ford.
A bill designed to help expand access to dental care deeply divided a legislative committee Friday, with supporters saying it’s time to help poor children in rural areas and opponents arguing that the bill was not the right solution.
'I am going to see if there is some way to help,' he says, adding there may be some money available through the Federal Housing Administration.
Athens residents will vote Friday on whether or not the town should withdraw from SAD 59, making it the second community to leave the district.
Benton will celebrate its relationship with alewives during its second annual Benton Alewife Festival Saturday at the Family Fun Park on Neck Road.
Co-authored by Maine's Susan Collins, the move to revamp the military's response to sexual assaults has bipartisan support.
The residents of a glass-walled luxury residential building had no idea they were being photographed for works of art that are now on display – and for sale – in a Manhattan gallery.
The accident happened Wednesday night and involved members of a Naval branch at the post in central Kentucky.
Legislative work sessions and hearings for May 17, 2013
Maine legislators Thursday heard arguments for and against three separate bills that would change the laws regarding consent, information and limits of legal abortions in the state.
Commissioner Roderick Fraser calls the 13 deputy chiefs who wrote a letter to the mayor highly critical of the chief a "bunch of dinosaurs."
The parents of Matthew Shepard, the Wyoming college student murdered in 1998, served as keynote speakers Thursday morning at a day-long conference on hate crimes at the University of Maine at Augusta.
The public is invited to a public hearing scheduled June 3 on the closure of two railroad crossings in Fairfield that town leaders have supported because it would attract federal funding that Pan Am Railways and the Maine Department of Transportation would use to fix four other crossings in town.
'To do one without the other would leave the job half done,' Democratic leader Mark Eves says, but Republicans are reluctant to expand Medicaid.
Cmdr. Allen Maestas has been temporarily reassigned to another unit.
Authorities say Christine Daniel used her position as a doctor and a Pentecostal minister to entice people from across the nation to take her product to remedy cancer, Parkinson's disease and MS.