WASHINGTON — The U.S. job market is proving sturdier than expected at a time when the economy is under pressure from Washington gridlock and the threat of government spending cuts.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine started 2013 with more than $900,000 in campaign money and approval ratings that, according to one recent poll, place her among the five most popular senators in the country.
FAIRFIELD -- There will be an internal investigation into a motor vehicle crash Thursday morning involving a Fairfield police officer.
AUGUSTA -- As part of Christopher Mosher's sentence on a charge of domestic violence, he got two years probation and was required to complete a certified batterers' intervention program.
WATERVILLE -- A Connecticut businessman with ties to Maine plans to buy and renovate the former Levine's clothing store building downtown.
FARMINGTON -- The first family planning program in Maine is under new management for the first time in its 45 years.
IN ANSON, Thursday at 5:04 p.m., a report of theft was investigated on Arnolds Lane.
FARMINGTON -- The following cases were closed from Jan. 14 to Jan. 28, 2013, in Farmington District Court.
CHINA -- A judge signed an order Thursday to allow the town to tear down a mobile home and two outbuildings on Fire Road 60 that officials have deemed dangerous and are owned and occupied by a woman and her family.
WATERVILLE -- Without a relationship with a caring adult, children in poverty are much less likely to succeed in school, according to a panel on Poverty and Education in Maine at Thomas College Friday.
She sits there in her comfy chair in total darkness and utters not a word. I don't think she knows that the power went out just as I was really getting into the rerun of reporter Andrea Mitchell's interview with Hillary Clinton.
WINSLOW -- For about 12 minutes Friday, Gov. Paul LePage put aside tough political talk to read softly to an audience of more than 100 children.
A few hundred central Maine people were still without power Friday night as the area recovered from wind and heavy rain on Thursday that closed part of Route 4 and left more than 111,000 people without power.
The announcement is a major blow to Republicans, who liked Brown's chances in traditionally Democratic Massachusetts.
On Thursday he used Skype to talk to Shipyard Brewing Co. employees, and starting in March he plans to use it to talk with Maine students on a monthly basis.
Police issue a warning Friday afternoon and ask the public to help them determine the source of the exceptionally strong batch of the drug.
Electrical workers voted against a new contract and the next move is another meeting when workers can vote on a work stoppage.
Ron Jenkins represents 25 victims who were either injured or had a family member die in 1985 attacks at the Rome and Vienna airports.
A recent poll gives Maine's U.S. senator strong approval ratings, and so far she faces no challengers.
The new regulation attempts to create a barrier between religious groups and contraception coverage through a third party, but would still give women free access to contraception.
The Office of Securities and the Bureau of Insurance helped to recover millions for Mainers in 2012.
While much attention has been paid to suicides by veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, the report indicates the problem is worse among older veterans.
WINTHROP — A local man faces several charges after threatening to kill his roommates with a machete during a dispute over money, police said.
Malcolm Bedell's Apricot-Shellacked Ghost Chili Chicken Wings took top honors.
Some analysts say the milestone will attract small investors. Others say it means little.
Theft, shoplifting, criminal mischief
Turkey's interior minister said the bomber was likely connected to a domestic left-wing militant group.
Lisa Tanguay was given two years to repay the $13,664.68 she stole from the Andy Valley Gymnastics Parents Association.
The 29-year-old woman is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of possession of heroin.
Ed Koch won a national reputation with his combative style and his trademark question, "How'm I doing?"
The town council chairman and entrepreneur from Yarmouth said he plans to spend a few months traveling the state to hear people's concerns.
The Maine Constitution requires redistricting every 10 years in order to ensure that state legislative districts reflect population changes.
Funds from the settlement will be used to support housing counselors to help Maine homeowners avoid foreclosure.
The infiltrations followed a report on the Chinese premier's family riches, but no sensitive data was lost.
Early signs point to a problem in an area that housed electrical and air-conditioning equipment, but a Pemex official says "no line of investigation will be discounted."
Speaking into a 4-inch-wide ventilation pipe leading to the bunker, hostage negotiators are still trying to talk the gunman into freeing the 5-year-old boy.