Sen.-elect Angus King will work to reform filibuster rules, the banking sector and gun laws.
WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders worked feverishly behind closed doors Saturday to avert the most painful parts of a looming fiscal crisis, debating which taxpayers could or should pay more as part of a deal that would ward off looming tax increases for everyone.
WASHINGTON -- It was just a few days before Christmas 2004 when Sen. Olympia Snowe received word that thousands of jobs at Bath Iron Works, Maine's largest employer, were in serious jeopardy.
Police have taken a man into custody following a standoff with police.
WINTHROP — Twenty-six years ago, Andy and Sheree Wess bought a motel property in need of work on the north end of Lake Cobbossee in East Winthrop.
SKOWHEGAN -- Dale Watson was about 10 years old when somebody snapped a picture of him and his father, Charles, examining milling equipment at the family's grist mill in Skowhegan.
WASHINGTON -- With the nation peering over the fiscal cliff and Congress likely to cast votes Sunday or Monday on possible alternatives, it is worth taking another look at where members of Maine's delegation stand -- or stood recently -- on the major issues.
FARMINGTON -- On Friday Sheriff Dennis Pike turned over the keys to the sheriff department car, and by the new year he will have cleaned out the few belongings he's kept at the office.
WINSLOW -- Emergency workers closed a section of Route 32 for more than an hour Saturday afternoon after snowy conditions caused a two-vehicle crash.
WILTON -- The recycling program that the town switched to in September is expected to save taxpayers a few thousand dollars annually in disposal costs and is being greeted enthusiastically by residents, according to Town Manager Rhonda Irish.
IN FAIRFIELD, Friday at 2:45 p.m., a report of vandalism was investigated on Newhall Street.
Maine's largest producer of hydropower is selling all 19 of its hydroelectric dams, including projects on the Kennebec, Androscoggin, Saco and Presumpscot rivers, but consumers and recreational users of the waterways likely won't see a difference.
AUGUSTA -- In an elementary school classroom in central Maine this year, one girl has destroyed several books, ripped charts off the walls and thrown shoes at a classmate.
The condition of the 41st president, who developed a fever Dec. 23 after a month in the hospital, continues to improve, a family spokesman says.
Twelve vehicles were involved in the initial crash, before four more vehicles then became involved.
The filing claims the state Board of Education, Department of Education and state education commissioner failed to protect the child "from foreseeable harm," including by failing to provide a safe school setting.
The storm is moving up the coast and should make driving messy before it clears out Sunday morning.
HALLOWELL — Together 27 years, Brian Kaufman and Martin Swinger had spent the last three weeks planning their wedding.
Federal money is helping to pay a "Drive Sober Maine!" campaign that will continue into the new year.
Some municipal clerks said the lines failed to form for marriage licenses on the first day the new law went into effect,
Seven couples take out licenses on Saturday in Brunswick.
Reports says four people were killed and another four severely injured when the plane rolled off the runway into a snowy field and disintegrated.
South Portland City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to noon for marriage licenses and ceremonies joining other communities holding special hours Saturday, the first day same sex marriage is legal in Maine.
The scam claims consumers are being threatened with legal action.
Eric Hamel, 22, argues that the lower court judge abused its discretion in sentencing him to a longer term than that of his two co-conspirators.