The suspect in the deaths of the ‘Sniper’ author and a friend is on suicide watch in a Texas jail.
AUGUSTA -- The man who led Gov. Paul LePage's political arm is the Maine Republican Party's new executive director.
AUGUSTA -- A new batch of test scores released Monday by the Maine Department of Education shows little change in reading and math, but some improvement in writing.
MADISON -- The committee in charge of finalizing a plan for the town of Athens to withdraw from the school district is confident a plan will be ready next week, but the superintendent doesn't think the plan will be done in time for the withdrawal to happen by the next school year.
AUGUSTA — The universities in Augusta and Farmington will reap major benefits under a new funding plan for the state’s university system if they stay on track producing graduates.
IN ANSON, Monday at 8:02 a.m., an animal complaint was reported on Hilltop Road.
AUGUSTA — With state revenues scarce as ever and the political atmosphere as fickle as the Maine weather, Gov. Paul LePage will give his second State of the State speech this evening to a Legislature that’s far different from the one he addressed last year.
FAIRFIELD — The renovation workforce at the former Gerald Hotel is part of the reason for an expansion at the nearby Cumberland Farms, where the manager said a new coffee area was being installed Monday.
WATERVILLE — The poor economy over the last few years may prompt the city to take control of Pine Grove Cemetery.
AUGUSTA — Rep. Corey Wilson said he’s concerned that the inmates who will be moved from the Central Maine Pre-Release Center in Hallowell to one in Warren won’t have the same kind of job opportunities they have now.
AUGUSTA — The Board of Education meets Wednesday to work on next year’s proposed school budget.
MANCHESTER — A Leeds woman remains hospitalized with serious injuries suffered when her car rammed into a tree on Western Avenue Friday.
ST. ALBANS — Four people were left homeless Sunday night after their mobile home caught fire when heaters used to thaw frozen pipes ignited the floor.
Winslow and Benton men were among those whose vehicles went through the ice in eight weekend incidents, according to a press release from the Maine Warden Service.
The leaders discuss various issues in a session long delayed by a dispute over 'tracking' of the governor.
JAY — Michael W. Gatcomb Jr., the 29-year-old man who eluded a police manhunt on Friday, was captured by a state tactical unit after an eight-hour-standoff at a North Jay mobile home Sunday night.
Monday, 10 a.m., Taxation Committee; public hearings, room 127, State House, L.D. 10, "An Act to Provide a Property Tax Exemption for Family Burying Grounds." This bill exempts family burying grounds of a quarter-acre or less from property taxation.
The incident ends a weeklong standoff, which started when Jimmy Lee Dykes shot and killed a bus driver and abducted a 5-year-old boy.
A prosecutor says they did nothing to stop teen drinking. They say the party got out of control.
AUGUSTA — A Gardiner man walked away with only minor injuries Saturday after rolling his car several times on Interstate 95.
WINTHROP — A Wayne teenager was injured Monday morning when his car veered off U.S. Route 202 and went airborne before landing on Pineland Drive.
The results, however, provide little comfort to people who complain that the meters are hurting their health.
Police say the girl hit two parked vehicles, pushing one of them into a third, before hitting a utility pole.
Malala Yousufzai drew the world's attention when she was shot by Taliban militants on Oct. 9 because she promoted girls' education and "Western thinking" and criticized the militant group.
Annie Dookhan was indicted in December on a total of 27 charges related to her alleged misconduct at the lab. The scandal could jeopardize thousands of criminal cases.
The price is 16 cents a gallon higher than a month ago and 11 cents higher than a year ago.
Vehicle burglary, criminal mischief, harassment
Kerry reached out to Israeli and Palestinian leaders in phone calls Sunday, assuring them the Obama administration will continue to pursue a Mideast peace agreement.
Police say speed and alcohol are believed to be factors.
Scientists say remains are those of the king who died in battle, and fans hope to recast his reputation.
The bus driver survived and told investigators the bus had brake problems as it headed down the mountain, rear-ended a sedan and flipped, then struck a pickup truck pulling a trailer.
The 73-year-old bridge was shut down last month after its span got stuck during a routine test.
Gun-control advocates point out that many of the gun-related crimes are committed with weapons bought out of state, particularly New Hampshire and Maine.
A joint statement from Entergy New Orleans, which provides power to the stadium, and Superdome operator SMG shed some light on the chain of events, although they weren't sure about the source of the problem.
The winning idea was submitted by a Texas man who's attended many of the festivals.
The president also offers his first public support of allowing women in military combat roles.
Taking the Downeaster beyond Brunswick hinges on crucial projects and powers of persuasion.
An Aroostook County lawmaker models a bill after a controversial Massachusetts law.