WASHINGTON -- Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end fiscal cliff that threatens to send the economy into recession.
Reported cases of whooping cough in Maine more than tripled this year, in line with a national trend that resulted in the worst year of pertussis infection in the United States in more than 50 years.
OAKLAND -- The generosity of people near and far has helped a frightened woman sleep a little better this Christmas season.
AUGUSTA -- There is no chemical substitute for the bisphenol-A that is used in infant formula cans and baby food lids.
FAIRFIELD -- With an increasing number of paper mill employees retiring out of the workforce, Kennebec Valley Community College hopes to school another generation in the traditional backbone of Maine's production economy.
ANSON -- Store workers saw fire coming from the back of a mobile home near the store early Thursday morning and woke up the family inside, likely saving their lives.
Maine's 2012 legislative elections have broken another record.
MADISON -- The town will partner with the county to bring information technology services to the town office.
AUGUSTA -- Fifteen of the 57 hunting violations against a Mount Vernon man have been condensed by the district attorney's office into a single felony charge.
AUGUSTA -- A return to Maine has been put on hold for a homeless Seattle man accused of killing a city woman 36 years ago. Authorities said Gary Raub had an unspecified medical issue.
The three finalists were selected from 10 candidates by a vote of football coaches from all three classes of state competition and members of the media.
The reports add to calls for reforms that would blunt influence by those from away.
They only found evidence of baseless rumors, they say, but some districts are still enhancing their officer presence Friday.
Seven people have been poisoned by the gas since November.
AUGUSTA — Democratic legislative leaders announced Wednesday that they will form a committee to try to strengthen Maine’s workforce.
FAIRFIELD — For the sixth year in a row, Fairfield police officers will be wearing their uniforms, Santa Claus hats and wide smiles as they distribute presents to children in need throughout the community.
SKOWHEGAN — The Somerset County Economic Development Corp. is asking the state for help with community-guided planning and zoning in northern areas of the county.
WATERVILLE — A local charity hopes to feed 1,000 people Christmas dinner this year at an annual event that continues to grow.
Water main break on Wednesday flooded parts of downtown, resulted in boil order for fear of contamination. Water district says Thursday morning that all tests came back negative.
WATERVILLE — City officials are exploring ways to decrease late night fights, vandalism and other problems stemming from excessive alcohol use at downtown bars and nightclubs.
Fight, theft, assault
This time of year is a season of contradictions. The message is joy, peace, love and all that good stuff. But the message seems to put a lot of pressure on people.
Arresting officer reported the man "wasn't wearing any clothes, whatsoever."
WATERVILLE — When an attorney for Ayla Reynolds’ paternal family announced Friday that DNA found in the toddler’s home might not be blood, it led many to ponder two questions: If it isn’t blood, then what is it? And If investigators found Ayla’s DNA, couldn’t they determine the type of substance it came from?
The owner of Tebbs Smokeshops in Portland, Biddeford and Auburn has pleaded guilty to a range of charges including selling illegal synthetic drugs.
Adam Lanza's mother once lived in New Hampshire and her brother is a retired police captain in Kingston, N.H.
The Republican governor cites several reasons for Maine's poor ranking but he singled out energy costs.
It is the latest salvo in a tit-for-tat feud began when the U.S. Congress approved a trade bill that orders the United States to deny visas to Russian human rights violators.
The young monkey captured worldwide attention earlier this month when he was spotted wandering an Ikea store parking lot in a little coat.
Police say the couple also taped the 13-year-old girl's hands to the wall.
Forecasters warned that heavy snowfall coupled with strong winds would create blizzard conditions for morning commuters from Kansas to Wisconsin.
"We don't have money for a security guard, but this is a better solution," says Superintendent David Thweatt.
The grant will fund a solar power system, a new generator and a new switching system.
Members of the Maine Small Business Coalition are calling for measures including higher taxes on incomes above $250,000.
Senate Republicans seek to remove funds to assist fishermen from a Hurricane Sandy relief package.