VATICAN CITY -- On Monday, April 4, 2005, a priest walked up to the Renaissance palazzo housing the Vatican's doctrine department and asked the doorman to call the official in charge: It was the first day of business after Pope John Paul II had died, and the cleric wanted to get back to work.
ST. ALBANS -- A proposed obscenity ordinance that would allow breast-feeding in public and two ballot proposals to borrow money for town roads are on tap Saturday for the annual town meeting.
WATERVILLE -- Colby College alumni, faculty, staff and students joined members of the Waterville community Wednesday to celebrate the college's bicentennnial.
As Pope Benedict XVI enters the final day of his papacy, members of Waterville's religious community are thinking about who his successor will be.
LITCHFIELD -- Jonathan Yellowbear is so concerned that federal and state gun laws could become too restrictive that he wants his fellow residents to declare all of them -- past, present and future -- invalid in town.
Some schools in central Maine didn't open Wednesday, others closed early, highway workers were rested and ready, and Central Maine Power Co. was on watch as a late winter storm approached.
AUGUSTA -- Maine's pioneering law banning highway billboards has withstood the test of time since it was enacted in 1977, but the spirit of highway beautification is under siege at the State House.
A woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning for treatment of cuts on her head and arm after a single-vehicle car accident on Winding Hill Road in Norridgewock.
“From the people in the room, it doesn’t appear there was any misconduct," the Maine State Police chief says.
East Winthrop pastor Sam Richards and homeschoolers from around central Maine bring Shakespeare alive at Monmouth's Cumston Hall.
OAKLAND — A man who turned up uninvited at two elementary schools was given a criminal trespass warning, then charged with littering after he threw the warning on the ground.
The small birds that bop around our feeder a lot, and are not chickadees, are the nuthatches.
WINTHROP — As Winthrop Public Schools tried to pass a budget last year, some residents said it would be easier for voters to get on board if they knew where the district was going.
Doctors at a Boston hospital successfully transplant a donor's facial skin on the victim.
Maine was the second state in America to ban off-premises billboards in 1977, but some lawmakers argue it hurts business.
Theft, burglary, vehicle accidents
Kelli Murphy is charged in the death of a 3-month-old infant, who died last July while staying at Murphy’s mother's home.
The classes are forcing students to decide whether it is better to be ignorant or informed about possible health problems – a decision more Americans will confront as the price of genetic testing plummets and it becomes more popular.
AUGUSTA — A profanity-laden exchange among several men at The Chez Paree bar in Waterville’s South End just prior to the 1 a.m. closing last April led to an assault outside the bar that left one man unconscious and two others fleeing as they clutched their stab wounds.
Cliburn rocketed to fame when he won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1958, six months after the Soviets' launch of Sputnik.
Members of Congress want federal assurance that heavy crude transports wouldn't put Maine communities at risk.
Schools in central Maine closed Wednesday or planned early closings, highway workers were rested and ready and Central Maine Power Co. was on watch as the late winter storm approached.
Family members say 47-year-old Debra Denison had bipolar disorder and a history of mental-health problems.
The lawsuit from Shelby County, Ala., near Birmingham, says the "dire local conditions" that once justified strict federal oversight of elections no longer exist.
Most of the arrests at a concert by disc jockey Tiesto were for underage drinking and unlawful possession of alcohol.
The video shows the alleged prostitute putting on a strip tease for men outside her studio window.
Read the reactions from the players and coaches on Twitter.
The Coast Guard on Tuesday called off the search for a boat that reportedly sank in rough seas far off the Central California coast, saying nothing more could be done and that the family's distress calls might have been a hoax.
The spending cuts are scheduled to go into effect on Friday, but furloughs of air traffic controllers won't kick in until April because the Federal Aviation Administration is required by law to give its employees advance notice.
Hagel is expected to be sworn in today and is likely to address the staff in his first day as defense secretary.
Bath police say 32-year-old Jeffrey Pope was arrested at the apartment of a friend who has two children under the age of 14.
For all the grim predictions, Americans seem to be flipping the channel to something a little less, well, boring. They wonder, haven't we been here before?
Wilton police Chief Heidi Wilcox says there have been similar thefts recently in Farmington and Jay.
Rep. Barry Hobbins, a Saco Democrat, says bars stand to lose a lot of money if they can't open early that day.
He will meet Thursday morning with cardinals for a final time, then fly by helicopter to the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo south of Rome.
The recording industry is trying a new approach to dealing with piracy: warnings and slowdowns.