AUGUSTA -- The city man charged over the weekend with robbing the pharmacy inside the Civic Center Drive Walmart told police he discarded two of three bottles of pills he was given because they were more than he needed to make a down payment on his sister's apartment.
IN BELGRADE, Friday at 2:30 p.m., a protection order violation was investigated on Pheasant Run Road.
SKOWHEGAN -- A dog taken to the Somerset Animal Shelter last week was so badly abused and neglected it was euthanized the same day.
AUGUSTA -- Gov. Paul LePage moved one step closer Monday to ordering immediate cuts to the state budget.
MADISON -- The principal of Madison Area Memorial High School was fired because of what the superintendent has called a need for administrative restructuring.
FAIRFIELD -- A local union is investigating ways to improve security at its downtown hall four days after the lobby windows were shot out.
AUGUSTA -- Cony High School Principal James Anastasio was named interim superintendent, and Special Education Director Donna Madore assistant superintendent by the Board of Education Monday.
PORTLAND -- Gay couples in Maine will be able to get married before the end of the year, possibly as early as Dec. 29 in some cities and towns, now that the state has certified the Nov. 6 election results, the secretary of state's office said Monday.
Organizers of the Maine International Film Festival plan to buy Railroad Square Cinema to help guarantee the cinema's long-term health.
WATERVILLE -- GHM Insurance Agency is accepting donations of toys and clothing for the children helped by the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers.
WILTON -- A four-wheel drive vehicle for the police department has been a priority ever since Heidi Wilcox became chief.
GARDINER -- Intown residents who want to own livestock could keep up to two goats or two sheep, once an ordinance allowing livestock in the city is hammered out.
A pro football player for Kansas City, Belcher made national news Saturday when he shot and killed his girlfriend and himself.
To qualify, the companies must go through a safety audit and maintain injury rates below the industry average.
The GOP plan would reduce the deficit by $2.2 trillion over 10 years, while Obama's plan would reduce it by $4.6 billion. But the GOP says their plan would keep tax rates lower.
Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade — and it could be a bad one.
Secretary of State Clinton reiterats President Obama's declaration that Syrian action on chemical weapons was a "red line" for the United States that would prompt action.
The video is made possible by an advanced MRI technique that provides much more depth and clarity than a regular MRI.
Angela Haddad, 34, was trying to kill her husband, police say.
St. James's Palace says that the Duchess of Cambridge has a severe form of morning sickness and is currently in a London hospital.
Monday's police beat
SKOWHEGAN — Robert Nelson said Monday that he met with Everett L. Cameron the day he was murdered three years ago, but did not kill him.
James Cameron, convicted on child-porn charges, could be on his way back to the state as early as Tuesday after a court appearance.
Mainers on Nov. 6 voted 53 percent to 47 percent to approve gay marriage, making Maine the ninth state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Democratic nominees are virtually assured of occupying the offices of attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and auditor.
The governor's budget officer advises a $35 million reduction in response to falling tax revenues.
The New York Times found Jeffrey Hillman Sunday night wandering barefoot again in Manhattan.
The state's $70 million industry, which employs 1,500 fishermen, faces the devastating cut due to overfishing and environmental conditions.
Theft, vehicle burglary, accident
Authorities says the damage estimated at about $7,000 is from old, unreported shots fired from a BB or pellet gun.
One victim told the court she doesn't think she will recover from what was done to her.
A hospital spokesman says the 88-year-old Bush has a "nagging cough" and "we don't have any idea when he'll be released."
Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, 34, of Redondo Beach was pronounced dead Sunday after he was brought ashore.
David Kwiatkowski, whom prosecutors describe as a "serial infector," was arrested in July.
Maine prices are seven cents lower than a month ago but more than 19 cents higher than at the same time last year.
Investigators are looking for a vehicle involved in a head-on crash that immediately drove away from the scene.
The controversial book, which has sold 4 million copies, has come under fire for alleged inaccuracies and falsehoods.
It includes five species that were previously unidentified. None of the 145 species are poisonous.
Authorities previously said Scott Reed stabbed his wife, Danielle, then shot himself. They now say that the second man present, Daniel Young, shot himself.
New studies raise doubts about carbon storage, which could mean more immediate action is needed.