SKOWHEGAN -- Skowhegan Police Chief Michael Emmons, 54, said jokes about his age were common during his recent eight-month military tour in the deserts of Southwest Asia.
GARDINER -- "Latke, latke, latke," 6-year-old Yana Montell said as she waited -- almost patiently -- with a row of other young girls sipping hot cocoa on their stools Sunday afternoon at the A1 Diner's counter, waiting for the gathering's star attraction.
AUGUSTA -- The following is a list of cases closed between Nov. 29, 2012, and Dec. 5, 2012, in Augusta District Court:
BELGRADE -- Library patrons will have more elbow room once the library completes its move to its more than-four-times-as-large new location on Dec. 18.
IN ATHENS, Saturday at 5:43 p.m., a vehicle accident was reported on Main Street.
Russell Libby, who for more than 17 years was executive director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, died Sunday. He was 56.
Theresa Khan breezes into the Waterville Area Warming Center on Water Street, saying good morning and placing her belongings on a long table in the corner.
AUGUSTA -- Julie Gilbert is reaching out to a familiar face from the past to bring something both new and traditional to the annual Penney Memorial Christmas Cantata.
WINSLOW -- Two companies are vying for an opportunity to supply natural gas to central Maine, and a representative from one will present his case to the Town Council tonight.
FARMINGTON -- The following cases, listed alphabetically M-R, were closed from Aug. 16, 2012, to Nov. 14, 2012, in Farmington District Court.
Fourth of four parts: A new system in Maine evaluates deadly force incidents, but little is done to share the findings, and few lawmakers actually read the reports.
AUGUSTA -- It hangs prominently: a dark blue star contrasting sharply against the white backdrop. It's a notice that one of their own is missing; it's reserved for family.
Sidney firefighters survey a Toyota truck that rolled over on a shaded portion of West River Road, near the Dinsmore Road, on Sunday. State police Trooper Rick Moody said the accident was caused by slippery road conditions and the female operator complained of neck pain. A snowmobile in back of truck was ejected and also damaged.
Lonely Planet names northern Maine to its list of Top 10 U.S. travel destinations for 2013, for its moose, whitewater rafting and hiking.
Doctors say George H.W. Bush continues to improve from a bronchitis-related cough, but they're in no hurry to release him.
Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments on whether Hebron Academy should pay property taxes on facilities it rents to outside groups.
Maine's law takes effect on Dec. 29. There's no waiting period, and people can start marrying just after midnight.
FAIRFIELD -- Seventeen trees decorated for Christmas will be on display starting Monday at the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences at Good-Will Hinckley.
Vehicle accidents, burglary, assault
U.S. Attorneys' Offices are responsible for enforcing and collecting civil and criminal debts owed to the U.S. government, and criminal debts owed to crime victims.
An observer mentioned that some early-session antagonism can be expected, given the partisan divide between the legislative and executive branches.
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn, says raising the top tax rate to 39.6 percent could be done so that negotiators could shift their focus on entitlement spending such as Medicare and Social Security.
Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti was not part of the U.S. State Department's list of most wanted terrorist suspects
Several outside medical experts said that based on Hugo Chavez's account of his condition and his treatment so far, they doubt the cancer can be cured.
Two more phases are planned to expand the dog area and add a training area.
PORTLAND -- Maine Medical Center launched a totally integrated electronic health records system this week that promises to benefit both patients and employees.