BOSTON — A blizzard of potentially historic proportions threatened to strike the Northeast with a vengeance today, with up to 2 feet of snow feared along the densely populated Interstate 95 corridor from the New York City area to Boston and beyond.
SKOWHEGAN -- The following cases were closed from Dec. 17-21, 2012 in Skowhegan District Court.
IN ALBION, Wednesday at 6:17 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Higgins Lane.
OAKLAND -- For the third time in two years, police arrested a woman and charged her with misusing the emergency 911 system Thursday morning.
FAIRFIELD -- Two pickup trucks collided head on in a 55-mph stretch of Skowhegan Road early Thursday morning, sending the drivers of both vehicles to the hospital.
FARMINGTON -- Maine leaders in the debate on gun control gathered to discuss whether there can be meaningful gun control laws that still protect constitutional rights during a panel discussion Monday evening at the University of Maine at Farmington.
MADISON -- Committees in Athens and Brighton Plantation are planning the next phase of their anticipated withdrawals from their school district.
Major winter storms are generally cause for event cancellations, but today's wintry weather is cause for excitement for the organizers of one central Maine event this weekend.
The administration of Gov. Paul LePage and two state legislators plan to propose legislation in the coming weeks to establish gender-neutral rules for state-certified batterer treatment programs, a spokeswoman said this week.
AUGUSTA -- The Legislature's budget-writing committee was expected to work into the wee hours of this morning to vote on an emergency budget aimed at fixing a $153 million spending gap wrought largely by Medicaid overruns and low revenue collection.
PORTLAND -- Former Gov. John Baldacci said he will decide in April whether to run again for governor of Maine, but he said no matter who runs, that person needs to be a strong cheerleader for the state.
GARDINER -- Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center will recognize one of its departing founders by celebrating with the medium she helped bring to the city decades ago.
AUGUSTA -- Local lawmakers want to help veterans and a local home for the elderly with bills recently added to the legislative pipeline.
AUGUSTA -- A review of Maine's funding formula for schools could have far-reaching consequences for school staff members, students and taxpayers.
ST. ALBANS — A house fire Thursday morning has left a couple homeless and destroyed the business that they ran out of their home on Nelson Road.
Carole Swan, the former Chelsea selectwoman facing federal extortion and tax fraud charges, had been receiving around $50,000 annually from federal workers compensation, according to documents obtained by the Kennebec Journal through a public records request.
The woman who survived two bullets – and saw her son and his girlfriend slain – says they were harassed for months.
McAuley student Rachel Ann Wallace, reported missing Thursday morning, was located in Old Town Thursday afternoon.
Environmental activists call on the college to stop investing in firms they say add to global warming.
Maine’s two U.S. senators hold two of the 15 seats on the Senate committee that oversees the nation’s intelligence-gathering efforts.
Businesses say the lack of trained computer and technology professionals is a growing problem in Maine and nationwide.
WATERVILLE -- A family was left homeless Thursday after fire destroyed their belongings and the 21/2-story wood frame home they were renting on Squire Street.
Mainers prepare for what could be the biggest snowstorm to hit parts of the state since 1979.
The initiative is designed to enhance the qualities for which Maine is known and support the economic and environmental health of the state.
William Kayatta's nomination to the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals will now be sent to the full U.S. Senate for consideration.
FAIRFIELD — Two pickup trucks collided head-on in a 55 mph stretch of Skowhegan Road early this morning, sending the drivers of both vehicles to the hospital.
Thursday's police beat
A historic manhunt is launched to find a military-trained ex-cop accused of killing 3, but jittery police officers accidentally shoot at – and sometimes hit – innocent citizens.
WATERVILLE -- The annual Father-Daughter Dance scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Waterville Junior High School has been postponed to March 1 because severe weather is expected Friday, according to organizers.
Iran has long claimed it managed to reverse-engineer the RQ-170 Sentinel, seized in December 2011 after it entered Iranian airspace.
Barry and Paula Spencer will pay restitution, do 100 hours of community service and write a letter of apology.
Threatening, criminal mischief, noise
Casino developers want to expand the gambling facility, and add parking, restaurants, a spa, a pool, a conference center, an RV Park and a skating rink.
The Democrat won't reveal what would lead him to run for governor – maybe to halt the 'negative outbursts.'
But even with blasting and machinery grinding through bedrock day and night, most New Yorkers are blithely unaware of the work under way 160 feet below Manhattan.
Police say at least five times in the past month a bicyclist who appears to be out of control comes into contact with the victim, grabs her purse, and then pedals away.
Authorities say 61-year-old Joseph Finocchiaro printed pornographic images from an Internet photo-sharing website and assembled them into collages.
Baxter Academy for Technology and Science will begin a long-term learning agreement with Lanxi No.1 High School in the Province of Zhejiang, China.
Katrina Mitchell of Frankfort was also sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to undergo substance abuse counseling.
Many British pet owners already have veterinarians insert chips under the skin of dogs, cats and rabbits in a bid to keep track of their animals.
Sally Jewell has earned recognition for her environmental stewardship at REI.