With a commanding lead for Republican Scott Nichols, independent incumbent Dennis Pike conceded the race for Franklin County sheriff Wednesday morning.
IN CANAAN, Tuesday at 4:34 p.m., a report of harassment was investigated on Whitten Road.
FARMINGTON -- The man who Juan Contreras told investigators slipped him other drugs in a marijuana cigarette the night Grace Burton was murdered testified Wednesday that he did not lace the joint with anything.
WATERVILLE -- The proposed cost to build and equip a new police station at Colby Circle is $3.4 million, a price at least one city councilor said is too high.
Mere hours after U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud declared victory Tuesday, the Democratic incumbent was back to work in Maine's 2nd Congressional District.
AUGUSTA -- From the re-election of President Barack Obama to wins in four states that voted on gay marriage, it was big day Tuesday for gay rights, national advocates said Wednesday.
AUGUSTA -- As soon as marriage licenses become available to same-sex couples, Maggie Oechslie and Alissa Poisson will be the first in line.
AUGUSTA -- Democrat Maeghan Maloney of Augusta will be the next top prosecutor in Kennebec and Somerset counties for the next two years.
In the willow-herb, bedstraw and birchling brush this fall, the argiopes and all their relatives returned.
The sixth-ranked Polar Bears dismantled SUNY-New Platz in teh first round of the Division III tournament, moving one step closer to the national championship.
Here are the polling results for the Kennebec and Somerset counties district attorney race between Democrat Maeghan Maloney and Republican Darrick X. Banda.
Hasan Worthy, 36, was convicted on charges related to bringing cocaine into Maine from New York, processing it into crack and selling it from Portland, Lewiston and Waterville.
Incumbent Dean Cray, R-Palmyra, defeated Daniel S. Swain, D-Canaan, by a 2,814 to 1,655 vote Tuesday in the race for House District 28.
He says House Republicans are asking Obama "to make good on a balanced approach" that would including spending cuts and address government social benefit programs.
In the race for District 1 on the board of the Somerset County Commissioners former commission Chairman Phil Roy, of Fairfield, defeated incumbent Gerald York, also of Fairfield, 2,436 to 2,316.
As election results continued to trickle in, a spokesman for Washington United for Marriage said he was confident Washington state would join Maryland and Maine, which both approved gay marriage measures Tuesday night.
Republican incumbent Dennis Keschl won by 602 votes in unofficial returns to keep his seat in House District 83 thanks largely to strong support in Belgrade where he lives and where he was town manager for about five years.
The former father-in-law of the man on trial this week for the murder of Grace Burton testified today that he became suspicious of the man he lived with in Farmington after seeing a cut on his hand.
The outgoing senator urges both parties to compromise on the fiscal crisis, and says Republicans need to broaden the party's appeal.
It’s rare for Cabinet secretaries to serve more than four years, and Timothy F. Geithner has stated clearly that he would not stay if Obama was re-elected.
With results in from all but two towns, incumbent Thomas Saviello, R-Wilton, led Joanne Dunlap, D-Rangeley, by a 12,148 to 7,501 vote in the race for Senate District 18.
The 7-year-old's father calls the pictures inappropriate and requests full custody.
Game, which is open to youths and adult, is a fundraiser by the Future Business Leaders of America.
Incumbent Rodney L. Whittemore, R-Skowhegan, defeated David Schwanke, D-Norridgewock, in the Senate District 26 race by a 11,873 to 8,248 vote.
Incumbent Larry Charles Dunphy, R-Embden, defeated Colby James Seams, D-Anson, with a 2,644 to 1,462 vote Tuesday in the race for House District 88.
With results in from all but one town, incumbent Russell J. Black, R-Wilton, held a commanding lead over Richard M. Stovall, D-Phillips, in the race for House District 90.
Incumbent David Cotta, R-China, beat Amy Sylvester, D-China, by a 2,605 to 1,779 vote Tuesday to keep the House District 55 seat.
The latest storm, though expected to be weaker than Sandy, could bring some high winds Wednesday.
AUGUSTA — Democrat Lori Fowle unseated incumbent Republican Karen Foster in House District 58.
Unofficial results show Fowle with 2,513 votes and Foster with 2,069.
The independent senator-elect is expected to align with them but insists he'll remain an independent voice.
Democratic state Sen. Chris Johnson appears to have narrowly held back Republican challenger Les Fossel in the race for state Senate District 20.
Lori Fowle, D-Vassalboro, defeated incumbent Karen Foster, R-Augusta,
2,513 to 2,069 in the House District 58 race.
Ann Dorney, D-Norridgewock, defeated Edward Goff, R-Norridgewock, in the House District 86 race Tuesday by a 2,234 to 1,945 vote.
Town Clerk Yvette Murray said the machine, which she described as old, stopped working Tuesday, forcing officials to hand count 112 ballots.
Incumbent Dennis Keschl, R-Belgrade, defeated Pamela Boivin, D-Manchester, 2,964 to 2,362 Tuesday in the race for House District 83.
Karen Kusiak, D-Fairfield, defeated incumbent John J. Picchiotti, R-Fairfield, 2,244 to 1,973 Tuesday in a race for House District 84.
Incumbent Paul Gilbert, D-Jay, defeated Clinton W. Brooks, R-Jay, in the race for House District 87 seat Tuesday by a 2,826 to 1,820 vote.
Republican Pat Flood bests Hallowell Democrat David Bustin.
Political newcomer Ben Twitchell narrowly beat longtime incumbent Paul Manson, 393-360, for a three-year seat representing District 2 on the Town Council.
Republican incumbent Lance E. Harvell beat Democrat Keith Welch 2,362 to 1,847 in the race for House District 89 Tuesday.
Former Burnham Village School will be the site of the Town Office, voters decided during a referendum Tuesday.
Eight votes put incumbent Rep. Melvin Newendyke, R-Litchfield, ahead of Democratic challenger Rachel Sukeforth D-Litchfield, in unofficial returns from all three towns in House District 80.
Incumbent Robert Nutting, R-Oakland, defeated Harry Hayes, D-Oakland, 2,893 to 1,842 Tuesday in the race to for House District 78 to represent Sidney and part of Oakland.
Rep. Henry Beck, D-Waterville, defeated challenger Mark Andre, R-Oakland, 2,287 to 1,264 in the race for House District 76.
Corey Wilson and Matt Pouliot defeat Democratic opponents.
Heather Donahue and Michael Cianchette won seats Tuesday on the Town Council. School board members also selected.
The ordinance limits fireworks use to 11 days.
Incumbents on both the town council and local school board successfully defended their seats against challengers.An amendment to the town charter designed to increase public oversight of major expenditures was also approved.
Democratic challenger Catherine Nadeau beat incumbent Republican Susan Morissette by 33 votes Tuesday to win the House District 54 seat representing Winslow and part of Benton.
Incumbent Raymond Wallace, R-Dexter, won in nearly every town to keep his House District 24 seat Tuesday.
Maine, Maryland and Washington became the first three states in history to approve gay-marriage at the ballot box Tuesday.
Obama will address a host of staff departures as he develops his agenda for the next four years.
Spanier, 64, is charged with concealing child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.
The trial of a Lewiston man charged with killing a neighbor whose body has never been found has started with different versions of what happened.
Only an $11.3 million higher-education bond for the state's community colleges and UMaine was still in question early Wednesday morning.
As Obama's victory became clear, things got a bit strange at Fox News.
The former Massachusetts governor said it was time to put aside partisan bickering and work together for the good of the country.
With about half of the expected ballots counted Tuesday night, Referendum 74 was passing with 52 percent of the vote.
PORTLAND -- Chellie Pingree, the first Democratic woman to represent Maine in the U.S. House, handily won re-election to a third term on Tuesday.
With four of seven municipalities reporting late Tuesday, Democrat Colleen M. Lachowicz was leading incumbent Sen. Thomas H. Martin, Jr., a Republican, by 1,303 votes in the race for Martin's Senate District 25 seat.
READFIELD -- There was no truth to a report late Tuesday of a bomb scare at Readfield's town office, where residents were casting votes. The Maine Civil Liberties Union relayed the report to the attorney general's office, but town employees told state officials that they knew nothing about a bomb threat.
Voters were poised to approve state bond referendums for land conservation, transportation and water treatment projects, but results on a higher education bond were neck-and-neck with just more than 20 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night.
While there were long lines to vote early Tuesday morning, Election Day turnout slowed to a steady pace in the afternoon as Mainers weighed in on the presidential race, a race for U.S. Senate, the state's two congressional seats, same-sex marriage, bond issues and local races.
MILLINOCKET -- The rematch is over.
PORTLAND -- Gay-marriage supporters held an early lead Tuesday on the most controversial social issue of the day, whether Maine should join six other states in allowing gay and lesbian couples to get married.
Despite a weak economy, Democrats actually had a chance to increase their lead in the Senate. "We have a period of reflection and recalibration ahead for the Republican Party," says one Republican leader.
Maryland joined Maine Tuesday as the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, capping a year-long struggle for supporters.