Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he doesn’t remember whether he touched women inappropriately while having his picture taken with them at campaign events.
Russian election influence, the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal, mass shootings and the opioid epidemic helped elevate the word “complicit” as Dictionary.com’s word of the year for 2017.
BRUNSWICK — Goldie Singer died in Brunswick on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at the age of 101. Services will be held at Fortin Funeral Group Funeral Home, 217 Turner St., Auburn, ME on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Full obituary to follow.
Even while fiercely denying allegations of sexual harassment, Michigan Rep. John Conyers is giving up his leadership position as top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, acknowledging a congressional probe into his possible misconduct had become an unwelcome distraction.
TOPSHAM — Joline M.F. Lachance, 80, of Granite Hill Drive, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017, of natural causes in her home.
BRUNSWICK — Anne Marie Pelletier, 91, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 surrounded by her family and loved ones.
She was born in Brunswick, July 12, 1926 the daughter of Simeon N. and Marie Anna Cloutier Bernier. She attended St. John’s School and graduated from Brunswick High School, Class of 1945.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who represented South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown on Sunday.
The 22-year-old, who wants to use her reign to champion HIV/AIDS and self-defense causes, was crowned at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a crash on Interstate 93 has left a Maine woman dead.
Troopers responded to a report of a crash on the northbound side of the highway around 5:10 p.m. Saturday in Woburn. A vehicle driven by 48-year-old Deborah Burpee, of Kennebunk, Maine, had hit another vehicle from behind.
BANGOR (AP) — The second of two New York men charged in a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded in Bangor, Maine, is facing trial.
Jury selection was scheduled for Monday for the murder trial of Robert Hansley.
OXFORD (AP) — Authorities say at least one person has been injured in a hunting related shooting in Oxford.
WMTW-TV reports that a man in his thirties suffered serious injuries to both of his arms around 2 p.m. Saturday and was airlifted to a hospital. His name and condition were not immediately available.
ALTON (AP) — Maine police have arrested a man in a fatal head-on crash in Alton.
Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Creighton of Medford, Maine, has been charged with aggravated driving to endanger and violating conditions of release.
Police say the other driver, 63-year-old Robin Gardner of Lagrange, Maine, was killed in the crash on Friday morning.
BANGOR (AP) — While other states struggle with gerrymandering, Maine remains largely unaffected.
The Bangor Daily News reports that redistricting in Maine has resulted in few changes to the state’s congressional and legislative districts. Maine only has two congressional districts and the state Legislature is divided closely.
WATERVILLE (AP) — Officials in Maine say a woman’s oxygen mask caught fire while she was attempting to light a cigarette.
WLBZ-TV reports Waterville Fire and Rescue responded to the incident on Thanksgiving at about 2 p.m. The fire department says a man who was also in the home burned his hand while trying to put the fire out.
BANGOR (AP) — A Maine woman has filed a lawsuit against Victoria’s Secret claiming she was unjustly fired due to her weight and her age.
After offering online deals for days, retailers are rolling out even more promotions for Cyber Monday, hoping to keep people buying stuff on their smartphones or computers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government official President Donald Trump wants to pass over as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with his own budget chief is asking a federal court to block the president’s appointment.
FAIRFIELD (AP) — Police in Maine continue to investigate a head-on crash that killed a man over the weekend.
PORTLAND (AP) — A decision is coming this week about whether New England’s long-shuttered shrimp fishery can reopen.
New England shrimping, largely based in Maine, has been shut down since 2013. Regulators say the shrimp are suffering from poor reproduction and warming ocean temperatures.
PORTLAND (AP) — The federal Department of Justice is giving three Maine law enforcement agencies a total of a half million dollars in funding to hire community policing officers.
The department says the largest grant is a $250,000 award to the Somerset County Sheriff ’s Department. The Madawaska Police Department and Jay Police Department are getting $125,000 each.
The federal government is close to enacting new rules about New England ocean habitat that could mean dramatic changes for the way it manages the marine environment and fisheries.