Maine ranks 10th nationwide in high school graduation rates, according to the first nationwide data released by the U.S. Department of Education that uses the same measuring stick for all states.
"It happens all the time now . . . They'll take flag holders. They'll take the fences, gates, anything. I don't know what to do about it."
WILTON -- Police Chief Heidi Wilcox said one of the biggest issues her department has is repeat offenders for crimes such as copper theft, domestic violence and those that are drug-related.
AUGUSTA -- The Maine ethics commission voted unanimously Wednesday to fine the National Organization for Marriage $2,000 for missing a campaign finance reporting deadline in the final weeks leading up to the vote on gay marriage.
AUGUSTA -- Four people were sentenced recently in separate cases heard in Kennebec County Superior Court.
Former prosecutor turned fugitive James Cameron was released from prison pending appeal in part because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last summer that prompted the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals to question whether prosecutors could uphold his conviction on 13 counts related to child pornography.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Susan Collins said she remains troubled about Susan Rice's past statements about attacks on a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, following a one-on-one discussion Wednesday with the United Nations ambassador.
AUGUSTA -- The federal Affordable Care Act was passed two years ago but uncertainty remains about how the health care reform law will affect individuals and businesses, panelists told more than 100 area employers during a forum Wednesday.
AUGUSTA -- The Capitol Street CVS pharmacy was robbed of drugs for the second time in as many weeks and for the third time this year Wednesday afternoon and police were on the hunt for the man who did it.
FAIRFIELD -- Fairfield is the latest town to receive an open for business designation as part of a state program to recognize communities for being business friendly.
Revenue panel lowers estimates by $35 million this year, $128 million next year
Richard Hopper, a Fulbright scholar and Harvard graduate, credits predecessor Barbara Woodlee
IN CLINTON, Tuesday at 5:05 p.m., juvenile offenses were reported on Booker Lane.
AUGUSTA — A judge alone will decide whether Michael T. Young is guilty of murdering his domestic partner David Cox 18 months ago.
An employee of the pharmacy followed the suspect, who is said to have gotten into an SUV on Western Avenue.
Forecasts show revenues lagging by $35 million this fiscal year and by $128 million for the two-year budget cycle starting next July.
A winner taking the cash option would get $360.2 million before taxes.
AUGUSTA — The Maine Principals’ Association football committee took the biggest step yet towards introducing a fourth class to Maine high school football, when it created its final proposal to go before the classification committee, then to the general membership of the MPA for a vote in March.
World Bank education specialist Richard Hopper, of Westport Island, was named the new president of Kennebec Valley Community College Wednesday.
The report says the turbines reduce carbon dioxide output by 403,000 metric tons a year, equivalent to the pollution from 79,000 vehicles.
Investigators say driver fell asleep before hitting stone wall.
It's unclear what role, if any, the former presidential candidate will play at Solamere Capital.
Friends and family of a man charged with a murder in Anson testified Wednesday that he was high on drugs the day of the killing three years ago.
The rating agency cuts Iberdrola's rating fell from BBB-plus to BBB, two notches above "junk" status.
The state attorneys general say ISO-New England is not justified in seeking a $165 million budget for 2013.
LePage says Richard Rosen, a Republican, has a proven record of "making the difficult decisions necessary to keep government within its means."
The defendant says mental illness played a role in his death letters to Gov. Paul LePage and congressmen.
Maine's senator questions the U.N. ambassador's role after the Libya attack and before previous terrorism in Africa.
Police said they are not releasing the name of the suspect because he has not yet been charged.
Yoselyn Ortega was arraigned Wednesday at a hospital where she has been treated for self-inflicted stab wounds.
The National Organization for Marriage will pay $2,000 for missing a key deadline by 14 hours.
The developments are likely to stoke the turmoil triggered when Morsi issued a constitutional declaration last week that placed him above oversight of any kind.
The two men will meet in the White House's private dining room. Romney also plans to meet with his former running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.
District 4 representative Justin Costa was nominated as Finance Committee chairman.
The list will be whittled down to three finalists in a vote by the state's coaches and the media.
Regulations bar flashing lights or moving video in the display and require 15 hours of public service announcements per month.
Garments and documents left behind in the factory show it was used by a host of major American and European retailers.
If Rollinsford voters approve, the town would begin sending students to Marshwood High School in 2015.
Lottery agencies are keen to show off beaming prize-winners at news conferences, but the tales of big lottery winners who wind up in financial ruin, despair or both are increasingly common.
The chase began when 21-year-old Heather Kullson allegedly fled a traffic stop in Lewiston and lasted more than an hour.
A Southwest Harbor fisherman had been collecting the scallops for six months for a research project . . .
Stacie Laughton, who claimed to be the first transgendered person elected to a state legislature, quit after a news report that she was convicted of a felony while living as a man in Laconia.
The Tampa socialite at the center of a scandal involving Gen. David Petraeus seems to be trying to change the narrative about her friendship with the general.
The service at the University of Maine honored fraternity brothers William 'B.J.' Hannigan of Portland, David Cheney of Beverly, Mass., and Marcelo Rugini of Brazil.
Prosecutors say Steve Anctil, 26, planned to rob his victim, but ran away empty handed after shooting him.
Under the LePage program, the communities will be given a certificate and road signs to tout the award.
A Texas school district is adopting the technology to track attendance.