SKOWHEGAN -- The following cases, listed alphabetically T-Z, were closed from Dec. 3 to Dec. 14, 2012, in Somerset Superior Court.
FAIRFIELD -- The Town Council has undergone a significant membership change over the past year, but its goals will remain the same.
AUGUSTA — City councilors unanimously approved a ban on sex offenders living within 750 feet of schools and municipal property such as parks where children are the primary users Thursday.
WATERVILLE — Police arrested a man and woman accused of shoplifting after a foot chase Thursday.
OAKLAND -- The town's first attempt at posting a council meeting on the Internet seems to be successful, Town Manager Peter Nielsen said.
SKOWHEGAN -- Elk stew, partridge lo mein, bear meat jambalya and wild boar sliders are just a few of the items on the menu Friday at a community dinner celebrating Maine's hunting tradition.
AUGUSTA -- House Speaker Mark Eves announced Thursday that he has submitted his first major legislative initiative, a bill designed to ensure that welfare recipients are ready for the workforce.
AUGUSTA -- The Board of Environmental Protection took a preliminary vote Thursday to ban the sale of baby food and infant formula in containers made with the chemical additive bisphenol-A, or BPA. If approved in a final vote and later endorsed by the Legislature, the initiative would make Maine the third U.S. state to impose BPA bans that exceed federal standards.
VASSALBORO -- Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday night to spend $9,000 to update aerial images used by town planners, assessors and the public.
AUGUSTA -- The Maine Education Association will hold a public hearing about proposed teacher evaluation rules from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Cross Office Building, Room 103, 111 Sewall St.
MONMOUTH -- A proposal by selectmen to spur business creation through a tax incentive plan met with little resistance at Wednesday's public hearing.
AUGUSTA -- If lawmakers want to curb gun violence, they must begin not with laws aimed at limiting the use of weapons, but with the state of mind of the people who use them.
A federal judge on Thursday agreed to postpone a Feb. 5 court date so the state's former top drug prosecutor can plead guilty to fleeing Maine after learning most of his convictions on child pornography charges had been upheld.
SKOWHEGAN -- The following cases were closed from Dec. 10-14, 2012 in Skowhegan District Court.
A Waterville man pinned inside a Jeep after a head-on crash with a tractor-trailer early Wednesday in Palermo died later that night at the hospital, according to Maine State Police.
SKOWHEGAN -- Signs celebrating the high school's state championship field hockey team, the county's maple syrup and the world's best ice cream are displayed coming into town from U.S. Route 2 and U.S. Route 201.
Number of cases already 12 times greater than last year's
AUGUSTA -- Sen. Tom Saviello's bill calling for increasing Maine's tax on annual earned income of more than $250,000 a year will go forward, but without assistance from his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives.
Maine Public Broadcasting hopes viewers can avoid drama when their hit TV show airs against the Patriots' AFC title game on Sunday.
Although Notre Dame and T'eo say the woman doesn't exist, Reagan Maui'a insists he met her and her family, and can describe her in detail.
But a state official says revenues for the first half of this fiscal year are above budget estimates.
Ned Dwyer takes over responsibility for day-to-day management and long-term business growth at the East Millinocket company.
If confirmed, Hagel would be the first Vietnam veteran and enlisted man to serve as the secretary of defense.
Trespass, threatening, shoplifting
Olland Reese was convicted in 2002 of bludgeoning to death a 16-year-old with the blunt end of a hatchet.
Pauline Phillips' love column competed for decades with the advice column of Ann Landers, written by her twin sister.
The sock has been on loan to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It's expected to bring in at least $100,000.
Two months after winning his second Tour de France title in 2000, Armstrong took the bronze in Sydney in the men's individual road time trials.
The camera on Seal Island is mounted on a tower and provides a view of seals that migrate to the island to give birth.
Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit .222 with 25 home runs and 59 RBIs last season.
If adopted by the Legislature, Maine would be the third state to impose BPA bans that exceed federal standards.
The college has concluded the tests aren't as rigorous as its own classes.
Association president David Keene says more attention should be paid to the "devastatingly broken mental health system in this country."
The proposal by Sen. Thomas Saviello, R-Wilton, will go forward in the House, but no Republican takers yet.
A federal judge has agreed to postpone a Feb. 5 court date for the state’s former top drug prosecutor who fled the state after a court upheld most of his convictions on child pornography charges.
Not a lot of snow fell across the region Wednesday, but traffic accidents on the slick roads injured several people, including three involved in a school bus accident in Skowhegan.
Mark Eves' proposal will test his ability to gather support from Republicans.
Safety inspectors found burn marks around the battery, and battery liquid leaked through the electrical room floor to the outside of the aircraft.
Thousands of people are registering boat and farm trailers with Maine to avoid Delaware's higher fees.
Police Chief Michael Schirling said the city's exclusion from the range likely would affect how and when officers train with firearms.
The state highway administrator says it would cost just as much, if not more, to test the panels as it would to take them down.
Algerian television said Thursday four captives, two Britons and two Filipinos, had died. But the militants said at least 35 hostages were killed.
Police say 34-year-old Jeffrey Leblanc was stabbed once in the abdomen at a city home in the early morning hours of Dec. 29.
Money intended to benefit inmates was instead used to purchase personal items for employees.
If the module proves durable at the space station, it could open the door to habitats on the moon and missions to Mars.
The judge grants a motion from the state and Citgo to remove the company from the case provided the two sides reach an agreement by Feb. 15.
The Maine School Management Association says the tax shift would be shouldered by local property owners.
The number seeing him as a "strong leader" is sharply higher, and a clear majority again sees him as empathetic with the problems they face.
Battery problems have led to at least one on-board fire, and the 787's integrity is under review.