In A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in volcanic ash; an estimated 20,000 people died.
In 1572, the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of French Protestants at the hands of Catholics began in Paris.
A man who was fatally shot by Massachusetts state troopers following a pursuit into New Hampshire had fired at them at least six times and had told a relative beforehand that if caught, he’d be looking for the police to kill him, a report released by the attorney general said Wednesday.
A Bath man who allegedly assaulted a woman was located and arrested by police Tuesday, thanks to a tracking device he wore.
Thomas Coffill III, 45, of Bath, is charged with felony Class C domestic violence assault based on his prior criminal history, according to Lt. Robert Savary.
A campaign to persuade voters to approve a southern Maine casino has reported getting assistance from a firm that helped persuade British voters to withdraw from the European Union.
Progress for Maine PAC has reported paying more than $80,000 to Washington, D.C.-based firm Goddard Gunster.
Join Friends of Merrymeeting Bay on Monday from 4: 30- 6 p. m. for an afternoon geology walk with Peter Goodwin at the Merrymeeting Bay Wildlife Management Area in Bowdoinham.
A 113-foot steel hulled research vessel at the center of a 15-year zoning dispute has been moved from its original location — but not far enough to satisfy a June court order.
Maine Marine Patrol called off the search for a man they feared jumped from the Sagadahoc Bridge after he was been found safe by police the following day.
BRUNSWICK — On Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. at Brunswick Town Hall, Mere Point Oyster Company and the Department of Marine Resources will hold a public scoping session on a proposed aquaculture lease application for suspended and bottom culture of Eastern/ American oysters on a site located at Mere Point.
BRUNSWICK — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting free workshops entitled Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations: University College Bath/ Brunswick), Orion Hall, 12 Sewall St., on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 9 a. m.; Southern Midcoast Career Center, 275 Bath Road on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m.
Join Curtis Friends, Sisters in Crime, and Maine Crime Writers for an evening with Gayle Lynds at the launch of the the 2017 Mystery Author Series, on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Gulf of Maine will have copies of the author’s books for sale.
The Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating a crash in Bowdoin on Wednesday that killed a Lewiston woman.
The two-vehicle crash was reported at 1:12 p.m. at the intersection of West and Store roads.
According to Sheriff Joel Merry, 37-year-old Amanda T. Gauvin of Lewiston died at the scene.
Flight Deck Brewing is hosting a fundraiser this evening to benefit the restoration and upkeep of two planes emblematic of Brunswick’s naval history.
The advisory committee working on design features for a possible Frank J. Wood Bridge replacement project is releasing its recommendations.
A U.S. Navy destroyer built by Bath Iron Works will be repaired by competitor Huntington Ingalls Industries at their Mississippi shipyard following a June collision that left seven sailors dead.
BIW and Ingalls are the only two shipyards that build Arleigh Burkeclass destroyers, like the USS Fitzgerald.
The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal crash in Bowdoin this afternoon.
The crash was reported at 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of West and Store roads. One person has died, according to Chief Deputy Brett Strout.
A reconstruction is being conducted at the scene.
UPDATE: Marine Patrol, Coast Guard and other agencies have discontinued a search of the Kennebec River, having previously received a report of a man who may have jumped from the Sagadahoc Bridge. This story is being updated and there will be additional details soon.