WATERVILLE -- Warmer temperatures following last week's extreme lows led to flooding Wednesday afternoon in a former restaurant on College Avenue.
LITCHFIELD -- A wheelchair-equipped van was gutted by fire late Wednesday afternoon as it was being worked on in a Litchfield garage.
IN ATHENS, Tuesday at 1:22 a.m., the first of more than two dozen motor vehicle accidents in Somerset County was reported on Brighton Road. Roads had become icy throughout the region after midnight.
AUGUSTA — A steady influx of mental patients at the Riverview Psychiatric Center who are accused of committing crimes is stripping the state hospital of federal money and adding to a ballooning multi-million-dollar budget hole.
This flu season, two local hospitals are restricting visits by children to protect the health of patients.
WATERVILLE -- The following cases were closed from Dec. 17 to Dec. 21, 2012, in Waterville District Court.
MONMOUTH -- One person suffered minor injuries Wednesday in a car crash that tied up traffic on U.S. Route 202 for more than hour, police said.
SKOWHEGAN -- Cardboard box sled races, a chili cook-off over an open fire, s'mores, marshmallows and an ice fishing derby featuring cash prizes are all part of Lake George Regional Park's annual winter carnival Saturday.
AUGUSTA -- The following is a list of cases closed Jan. 17-23, 2013, in Augusta District Court:
CHINA -- Town planners are hoping a more positive spin on a set of land development guidelines will make the town seem more business-friendly.
WATERVILLE -- Colby College anatomy students gave presentations at a public event Wednesday morning on treating asthma with parasites and separating conjoined twins, among other health care topics.
The LePage administration has included $6.7 million in its proposed state budget to provide group-home and other services to some of the 176 mentally disabled Mainers represented in a pending class-action lawsuit.
AUGUSTA -- Marilyn Meyerhans, of Lakeside Orchards in Manchester, thinks her business would benefit from a proposed state law that would lower the number of wine labels a retailer needs to carry to conduct a wine tasting.
AUGUSTA -- A fire Tuesday afternoon that ruined a four-unit apartment building and left 13 people homeless started on in a bedroom on the fourth floor, investigators have determined.
Fire departments in Franklin, Kennebec and Somerset counties have responded to more than 40 chimney fires this month. It might sound like a startlingly high number of fires, but it isn't, officials said.
For Richard Blanco, life has been one big turn after another since he read his poem "One Today" last week at President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
New England fishermen say their industry is facing collapse after regulators lower quotas to rebuild cod and other stocks.
AUGUSTA — A 30-year-old Winslow man pleaded not guilty today to a charge of murder in the Dec. 4 shooting death of Justin V. Smith, 26, of China.
Maine Beverage Co. included a $320 million guarantee, but state officials believe the contract is worth more.
SOLON -- Veteran Maine filmmaker Richard Searls lost a lifetime of master film reels and original videotape Saturday in a fire that tore through his former home and storage barn.
Forecasters are calling for sustained winds of 40 mph or stronger, and gusts upward of 60 to 65 mph along coastal Maine.
The Department of Defense and NASA have invested $35 million in the prototype because of its unique potential to aid the military.
William "Mo" Cowan, 43, says he would return to the private sector after a special election is held to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry.
The Southampton police says his department has responded to complaints about the roaming bovines three or four times since last spring.
For 2012, the Maine Arts Commission chooses nonprofits in Presque Isle and 'High Peaks.'
Lawmakers form the bipartisan Measures of Growth Caucus to focus on expanding the state's economy and improving Mainers' quality of life.
The economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter – a sharp slowdown from the 3.1 percent growth rate in the July-September quarter.
Wednesday's police summaries
The 46-year-old mother of 13 is charged with offering a friend up to $10,000 to kill her longtime husband.
Assault, theft, threatening
The sale is held in conjunction with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
The Penley Mill was West Paris' biggest employer from 1923 until it closed down in 2002.
The state Fire Marshal's Office says 69-year-old Lynn Ring got angry and set the car on fire.
A microchip in the airbag control unit can malfunction, causing the airbags to deploy when it is not necessary.
She will face strong pressure from Democrats to join the field of contenders for the presidency in 2016.
The state predicts that fourth-quarter payments to Maine's 15 county jails will fall short by about $560,000.
Giffords' 80-word plea was the day's most riveting moment, delivered in a hushed voice two years after the Arizona Democrat was shot in the head during the Tuscon massacre.
Health officials say the total is highest number of flu-related deaths in a single season since 1997.
The DEP stops a 20-cent-per-barrel charge on gasoline imported into Maine and a 10-cent charge on other petroleum products including heating oil.
The Point in Time Survey is a requirement to receive Housing and Urban Development funding for job assistance, housing support and emergency shelters.
Dead River Co., the largest retailer of home heating products in northern New England, is teaming up with Xpress Natural Gas to offer compressed natural gas to businesses in central, northern and eastern Maine, the companies announced in a news release.