LEWISTON -- Samantha Folsom had been missing for three days when her parents took matters into their own hands.
IN ANSON, Friday at 7:45 a.m., a report of a past burglary was investigated on North Main Street.
You just found out you're headed back to prison, so you cut off your monitoring bracelet and have some time before a federal probation officer will knock down your door.
SKOWHEGAN -- Volunteers with Main Street Skowhegan took advantage of the crowds downtown for Small Business Saturday with a little window dressing of their own -- group president Gene Rouse and his wife Amy decorating the windows for Santa's Village.
Some states have laws addressing household sharps disposal. In Massachusetts, for example, it's illegal to dispose of them the way other household waste is. Instead, users are required to put the needles into approved collection containers and take them to collection centers.
AUGUSTA -- This year's tree lighting festivities brought plenty of parents and kids, giving a welcome boost for downtown businesses, despite the cold weather.
AUGUSTA -- Democrats who've wrested control of the Legislature back from Republicans are poised to reverse a GOP health insurance overhaul when the 2013 session gets going.
A backlash against Gov. Paul LePage in the more populous regions of the state and an overwhelming spending advantage for Democrats in key races were largely responsible for ending Republican control of both State House chambers this month.
Maine and many other states have few requirements for the disposal of household sharps, although a general recommendation is to dispose of them in tough, clearly labeled plastic containers.
While a bill to reduce sharps-caused injuries wasn't passed this year, its presence did stimulate action on the issue at the state level.
SKOWHEGAN -- The trial of a Norridgewock man charged with the fatal shooting of an Anson man about three years ago will begin Monday.
Santa Claus made his annual holiday visit to Waterville's Parade of Lights on Friday evening, and met children at Kringleville, in Castonguay Square, on Saturday.
The actor earned his greatest acclaim for playing ruthless oil baron J.R. Ewing.