AUGUSTA -- The state group charged with investigating claims of illegal discrimination in employment, housing and education and other areas has set up a program to try to resolve disputes sooner.
AUGUSTA -- A fire at a house on Spring Road was extinguished quickly Friday but not before causing significant damage.
Overly optimistic savings initiatives, budgeting based on still-unapproved cuts and a failure to forecast health care claims all are contributing to a projected $100 million shortfall in the state's Medicaid program.
AUGUSTA -- While it doesn't have the gay-friendly vibe of Portland or Hallowell, Maine's capital city scored better than average on a recent survey that examined city services, employment practices and police attentiveness to lesbian and gay community members in 137 municipalities nationwide.
AUGUSTA -- Barbara L. Goodwin, an attorney who recently joined the Augusta law firm of Lipman & Katz, was elected president of the Kennebec County Bar Association.
FAIRFIELD -- Final paperwork nearly was completed Friday for the sale of the historic Gerald Hotel, leading to a $6.4 million plan to convert it into residential housing for low-income seniors.
SKOWHEGAN -- The trial of Robert Nelson, the man charged with a murder in Anson three years ago, adjourned early Friday because of issues invoving the evidence, Justice John Nivison announced Friday morning.
AUGUSTA -- Two people committed to state custody after being found not criminally responsible for slayings in central Maine have won a little more freedom off the grounds of Riverview Psychiatric Center.
WATERVILLE -- A Waterville man was listed in critical condition Friday at a Portland hospital after being struck by a vehicle Thursday on College Avenue.
FAIRFIELD -- Police are investigating the shooting Thursday of the glass on the front of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union building at the intersection of Main and Bridge streets.
NORTH ANSON -- Carrabec High School students are building skills for the future -- one brick at a time.
As you read this, you probably already know that I've won the $550 million Powerball lottery. There is a chance, of course, that I did not. That's ridiculous, but I have to say it. I'm a very positive person, and have already started a list of things I'm going to do with the money.
FARMINGTON -- A Dexter man was ordered Friday to pay a $1,500 fine for crashing his truck into a van, killing a 12-year-old girl from Connecticut.
Skowhegan's downtown prepared for Santa's Village with the Holiday Stroll parade on Friday evening. Events continue on Saturday, with Santa's Village open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with a farmers' market, petting zoo and the Pickup Cafe, all at the Grist Mill.
SKOWHEGAN -- The following cases, listed alphabetically A-F, were closed from Oct. 22 to 26 in Skowhegan District Court.
FARMINGTON -- A Norridgewock man pleaded guilty Friday to kidnapping and other charges for taking a hostage at a Jay paper mill in March.
WATERVILLE -- A man with a history of theft convictions is facing theft charges connected to two laptop computers and a calculator stolen from a Colby College dining hall.
At the heart of the controversy is the governor’s attempt to restructure the state’s work force training system.
WATERVILLE — Police are investigating the burglary early Friday of the Burger King restaurant on College Avenue in which a cash drawer was stolen.
WATERVILLE — A man with a history of theft convictions is in jail and headed to court after being arrested Thursday and charged with stealing two laptop computers and a calculator from a dining hall at Colby College.
The widespread outage affected several branches of state government, including the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and state websites accessed by the public.
Mitchell, who served as a Democratic U.S. senator from Maine in the 1980s and '90s, said nearly 10,000 people at Penn State have already been trained about legal duties to report suspected child abuse.
The weapon looked like a handgun, which prompted another student to notify the assistant principal.
The company, Enbridge, applied to the Canadian government Friday for permission to reverse the direction of its "Line 9" pipeline.
Firefighters stopped a house fire at 283 Spring Road in Augusta this afternoon, the city's fire chief said.
Police believe Jeremy Kraft, 51, stepped off the curb into the path a vehicle operated by Matthew Crate, 34.
Mark and Cindy Hill, of Dearborn, Mo., will split the $588 million prize with whoever holds a winning ticket sold at a convenience store near Phoenix.
Francis Smith III of Norridgewock had a shotgun and handgun when he went to the paper mill on March 14 and kept the manager hostage.
A Norridgewock man pleaded guilty this morning to kidnapping and other charges that he took a hostage at a Jay paper mill in March.
A Sotheby's executive calls the psalm book "the Gutenberg Bible of America," and says it could fetch $10 million to $20 million at auction.
The ACLU of Maine and the Brennan Center for Justice request an investigation into the state Republican Party chairman's comments about black voters.
Pfc. Bradley Manning claims that his treatment at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., was so harsh that the charges against him should be dismissed.
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It is the first time scientists have a direct method to place an age on crustaceans.
There was no announcement about the court's plans on Friday, but they could announce their intentions Monday.
And the former town manager must pay $30,000.
Police say the 28-year-old Houlton man burned the children in their upper back and neck areas "to show them pain compliance while meditating."
A state official says the lights aren't essential for transportation needs so the project should be a community initiative.
A person familiar with the case had said a settlement had been reached.
Nathaneal Nightingale was convicted in March 2011 of manslaughter in the death of Michael Miller Sr. and murder in the death of Miller's wife, Valerie, in Webster Plantation.
They will return to New Hampshire to face charges in the beating and burning of the woman's son.
A news conference is planned for this morning in Missouri, where officials declined to provide details of the winner in advance.
Doing away with dollar bills entirely and replacing them with dollar coins could save taxpayers some $4.4 billion over the next 30 years.
Nearly 300 Santas have pre-registered for Sunday's fundraiser.