IN ATHENS, Tuesday at 1:46 p.m., a county deputy conducted a routine safety check at the elementary school.
SKOWHEGAN -- The following cases were closed from Dec. 3 to Dec. 14, 2012, in Somerset Superior Court.
OAKLAND -- Gov. Paul LePage's proposed budget would cost the town about $335,000 in reduced revenue, according to a town report.
COPLIN PLANTATION -- Maine state troopers found drugs and drug paraphernalia in a Coplin Plantation residence after responding to a medical call Tuesday.
FARMINGTON -- Selectmen decided to postpone a decision about how to fund a $1.1 million, five-year road paving plan until all members are present for the vote.
BANGOR -- A New Sharon man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 27 months in prison for possessing 19 stolen firearms.
NORRIDGEWOCK -- A family of four is facing homelessness after a fire that destroyed their mobile home earlier this month, the second fire the family has endured in three years.
Augusta native and Maine Game Warden Troy Thibodeau says he's not sure just what to expect when Animal Planet's "North Woods Law" returns -- especially since he's going to be a featured character in the reality TV show.
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after generations of limits on their service, defense officials said Wednesday.
Four new members were elected recently to the MaineGeneral Health board of directors.
AUGUSTA -- A one-notch downgrade of Maine's bond rating by an agency should have minimal effect on the state's economy, but it made for political hay Wednesday at the State House.
BENTON — Fire tore through a mobile home at 89 Unity Road Wednesday, destroying the home and leaving two people homeless.
FARMINGTON -- Mt. Blue Regional School District board members will begin reviewing applications for a new superintendent next week.
WASHINGTON -- The Inauguration Day crowd was long gone and the media's attention had turned elsewhere Monday night, when a runner crossed the dark, deserted plaza in front of the U.S. Capitol to end a punishing journey in the name of charity.
The announcement is a sign of how concerned the service's leaders have become about alcohol abuse on the force.
AUGUSTA -- A proposed tax break to help redevelop the soon-to-be-former MaineGeneral Medical Center building on the city's east side goes to city councilors for discussion tonight.
AUGUSTA -- Five local lawmakers will serve on a new legislative committee designed to spark growth in the Maine economy.
AUGUSTA -- Letters asking for corporate directors' names, addresses and $125 from "Corporate Records Services" did not come from state Bureau of Corporations.
WATERVILLE -- A Belgrade man with a long criminal record was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated forgery for allegedly printing and spending counterfeit money.
SKOWHEGAN -- This is not your backyard compost pile.
ISO New England said Wednesday that electricity prices are now at their lowest levels since 2003.
Maine's Mike Michaud votes in favor of the bill, while Chellie Pingree opposes it.
The 'monumental' change, apparently urged by the Joint Chiefs themselves, comes after women showed their abilities in the Iraq and Afghan wars.
The report finds that the highest radio frequency field at just over three feet from a meter is 3.9 percent of the FCC's limit.
A spokesman for the Maine Department of Transportation said crews hoped to have the Sarah Mildred Long bridge return to operation between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Cynthia Dill lands a job with a Portland law firm, Troubh Heisler.
The wrongful death lawsuit, filed Wednesday, blames the NFL for its "acts or omissions" that hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the chamber would immediately move to advance the legislation to the White House.
The chancellor tells state legislators it's a sign that Gov. LePage values education, even in difficult times.
AUGUSTA — Letters asking for corporate directors’ names, addresses and $125 from “Corporate Records Services” apparently did not come from state Bureau of Corporations.
Mayor Michael Brennan joins environmentalists to support a proposed prohibition of the use of oil from tar sands in city buildings, vehicles and equipment.
Wednesday's police blotter
A Norwegian company wants to put four floating turbines off Boothbay Harbor, but a state agency must first agree to new financial terms.
A jury may be seated by Thursday morning in the prostitution case, followed by opening arguments.
Teachers unions were among the hardest hit, with the ranks of public school teachers and educators falling sharply.
Police on Wednesday released two additional photos of the man believed to have held up a Stone Street pharmacy.
Net fishermen this winter have a quota of 1.2 million pounds and can fish only two days a week.
Both emotional and combative, Clinton rejected Republican suggestions in two congressional hearings that the administration tried to mislead the country.
Wildcat Mountain says the weather creates unsafe conditions for guests and employees.
He's not under arrest, but his unauthorized disappearance for three months make him a flight risk, the Coast Guard says.
The committee's mission is to report out legislation to strengthen Maine's work force and help Maine's small businesses thrive.
The New England Fishery Management Council says possible cuts in catch limits include 61 percent for Georges Bank cod and 81 percent for Gulf of Maine cod.
Maine groups on both sides of the issue will mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade with events in Augusta and D.C.
Rep. Paulette Beaudoin's bill would restore a law that was repealed in the late 1970s.