BATH — Dale Fussell was known among her friends and family members as a generous soul, someone who lived frugally herself but was eager to help others and to cheer them up when they were down.
WATERVILLE — Don’t be alarmed if four red-vested men with a single red rose appear on your doorstep today and launch into song.
AUGUSTA -- A sweeping bill that would expand Maine's distracted driving laws by banning the use of hand-held cellphones behind the wheel saw little opposition Wednesday at a public hearing.
AUGUSTA -- The Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to convert Cony High School and Capital Area Technical Center to using natural gas heat.
AUGUSTA -- The second of three city men charged in connection with a series of home burglaries last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to 16 charges in Kennebec County Superior Court.
PORTLAND -- A prosecutor in the Kennebunk prostitution case told the state's highest court Wednesday that prostitutes' customers are like secret lovers engaging in their activities behind closed doors.
VATICAN CITY -- With a humble "Grazie" as bishops doffed their mitres and applause echoed through St. Peter's Basilica, a frail Pope Benedict XVI began his long farewell by presiding over Ash Wednesday services in a tearful, final public Mass.
IN FAIRFIELD, Tuesday at 12:38 p.m., a report of larceny or fraud was investigated on Main Street.
FAIRFIELD -- Singer and songwriter Emily Mure has spent most of her musical career playing on the streets of Galway, Ireland, and the stages of New York City's Lower East Side.
WATERVILLE -- The echoes of the Vietnam War still can be heard in the Southeast Asian country, but not as loudly as one might expect, according to a local expert Wednesday.
WASHINGTON -- A moderate Republican senator once thought to be a possible backer of Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense said she'll oppose his confirmation, while other GOP senators signaled they may delay a floor vote on the nomination unless the White House provides more information about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
WASHINGTON -- A Maine woman who has struggled for decades to overcome the trauma of a sexual assault that ended her military career said Wednesday that it was a bittersweet honor to lend her name to a bill to help other veterans who are haunted by past assaults.
BANGOR -- A Madison man convicted of possession of child pornography was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to six years in prison.
AUGUSTA -- After several days of back-room negotiations, the Legislature's budget-writing committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a $153.2 million supplemental spending plan that closes a gap in the state's current budget.
Meanwhile, law enforcement officials find a charred body believed to be that of Christopher Dorner, in the ruins of the cabin that erupted in flames.
PHILLIPS -- Emergency responders saved a dog stranded on a chunk of ice Wednesday morning in the Sandy River after a cry for help alerted a neighbor.
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday it's unlikely the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-led Senate will prevent a wave of automatic spending cuts from beginning to strike the economy in two weeks. Yet he sounded hopeful about avoiding a partial shutdown of the government when a temporary spending bill expires next month.
AUGUSTA -- Gov. Paul LePage's energy director says the governor's recent promise to fast-track natural gas infrastructure projects and lower energy costs for residents and businesses will mean streamlined state environmental permitting, new programs to help Mainers convert to natural gas and other alternatives to oil heat.
AUGUSTA -- A Farmingdale man will spend four years in prison for robbing a woman at gunpoint and striking her in the face with a handgun.
AUGUSTA -- Municipal, county, school and court buildings in Augusta and Gardiner could be hooked up to a natural gas pipeline through a joint project.
Adam Goode’s bill is one of a growing number of ethics bills to be proposed this session after Maine received an "F" for its corruption potential in a study last year.
In our woods, the easiest birds to identify that aren’t crows or blue jays are the chickadees.
AUGUSTA — The Maine State Employees Association voiced strong opposition Wednesday to a bill that would prohibit it and other public employee labor unions from donating money to candidates for statewide office.
AUGUSTA — Like many parents, Mike Mullett has tried to raise money for his children’s sports teams with raffles, candy sales and bottle drives.
Maine's highest court is urged to reinstate 46 invasion-of-privacy charges against Mark Strong Sr. in the prostitution case.
The Ruth Moore Act would help people who suffered 'military sexual trauma' receive benefits.
MONMOUTH—Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a tax incentive plan aimed at attracting more business to town.
WINTHROP — Police said a local man used his own blood to deface the police station before trying to dismantle the department’s generator.
The Cape Elizabeth man is easily confirmed for the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals after a year of delays by Republicans.
The MDEA says the package was addressed to a man who has already been charged in a separate bath salts case.
Dale Fussell, a soup kitchen volunteer killed at her apartment Tuesday, had been saving to buy her own home.
The site is designed to help college-bound students get a better sense of how much their education will cost and how much they can expect to pay in student loans.
Wednesday's police summaries
Daniel Porter, 25, is charged fatally shooting 31-year-old Jerry Perdomo, a firefighter from Orange City, Fla.
Twenty-one-year-old Conner Anthony Bird faces preliminary charges including intimidation with a deadly weapon, battery with injury and possession of marijuana.
On Tuesday, staff at the New Durham School, which the boy attended, testified they were instructed to take away a carrot from the boy's lunch every time he acted out.
The cruise line contradicts the accounts of some passengers who told relatives of filthy, hot conditions, limited access to food. no running water and few working toilets on the Carnival Triumph.
Town officials say John Korhonen cut down trees on his own land then inadvertently harvested about 1,250 trees on town land.
They are the first commemorative plates produced by the state since the United States celebrated its Bicentennial in 1976.
All six people misused computers at the academy and some of them participated in consensual sex acts on school grounds during the workday, an academy spokesman says.
Social media light up after the senator’s pause while rebutting Obama’s speech, and the company joins in.
Police arrest 33-year-old Andrew Goupil of Wiscasset and 68-year-old Joseph Dupaw of Dresden as they were about to board a ferry to Vinalhaven.
The former leader of the Winter Hill Gang is awaiting trial in a sweeping racketeering indictment accusing him of participating in 19 murders.
The legislation would make it easier for survivors of military sexual trauma to get benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A Maine shipyard official says the frame of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank during Hurricane Sandy was rotted.
In the past 40 years, only Katrina exceeded the storm that pounded the northeastern region.