The future of retail marijuana in Topsham is hazy.
SKOWHEGAN (AP) — The Maine police chief who shot and killed a 600-pound bull on the loose says he’s standing by his decision, despite criticism.
Skowhegan Police Chief David Bucknam says he would not change how he reacted. The Morning Sentinel reports the bull broke loose from its trailer Monday afternoon in Skowhegan.
BANGOR (AP) — Police in Maine are searching for the suspects who were running a meth lab inside a Bangor apartment.
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Federal ocean managers are extending a voluntary speed restriction zone off of Massachusetts to try to help protect endangered right whales.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s largest city is suing a host of pharmaceutical companies over the toll of the nationwide opioid abuse epidemic locally.
Portland officials filed their lawsuit Thursday afternoon in Cumberland County Superior Court. The city’s seeking damages from drug makers and some doctors involved in distribution of the drugs.
GROTON, Mass. (AP) — A 23-year-old man accused of fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker with a baseball bat at a home in Massachusetts has been indicted by a grand jury on four counts of murder.
PORTLAND (AP) — State officials say the number of tourists visiting Maine reached a five-year high last year, but tourist spending flat-lined.
A traveling Maine petting zoo says its reindeer has unexpectedly given birth to the first baby reindeer in the state in more than 20 years.
Pony X-Press co-owner Ed Papsis says the reindeer is a dark brown female calf, and it was born at a farm on Easter Sunday. She’s been named Mistletoe.
A Maine mayor is receiving backlash for a tweet making fun of a Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor.
The Morning Sentinel reports some Waterville officials are calling for Republican Mayor Nick Isgro to resign. Isgro wrote in a tweet earlier this week that Parkland student David Hogg should “eat it.”
Lisbon police said they arrested a local man Wednesday whom they say allegedly made threats on social media to blow up the Maine Department of Health and Human Services building.
Police say they received an anonymous tip that Alexander Hanks, 24, of Lisbon allegedly made the threat on Facebook.
Maine lawmakers on Thursday began publicly discussing how to pay for voter-approved Medicaid expansion as tens of thousands of low-income Mainers who could benefit wait for the state to take action.
DAMARISCOTTA — On Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m., Skidompha Library and Chats with Champions welcomes South Bristol expert on pest control, Bob Emmons, who will speak about the Browntail Moth and its hazards to humans.
BRUNSWICK — There will be three opportunities to donate blood in Brunswick for the American Red Cross. Blood drives will take place:
• April 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Southern Maine Community
College, 12 Sewall St., Orion Hall;
• April 18, 1-6 p.m., St. Charles, 132 McKeen St.;
TWENTY-TWO STUDENTS took part in the 4th annual Science Fair at Harpswell Community School Wednesday night. Three volunteer judges talked with student participants over the course of two hours about their experiments and findings, and the crowd of parents and peers also asked questions as they perused the exhibits.
BATH — On Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library in Bath will welcome Craig Grossi and his dog Fred. Grossi is the author of "Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other," published in 2017. The Mustard Seed Bookstore will handle sales.
Online furnishing and home decor giant Wayfair is bringing more jobs to the Brunswick Landing location it opened nearly two years ago — this time an additional 150.