As Mainers and millions around the country anxiously await news on whether yet another last-ditch Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act has the votes to move forward before a procedural deadline on September 30th, all eyes are once again falling on Maine’s Sen.
AUBURN (AP) — The city of Auburn has corrected a mistake on the gravestone of a Civil War hero.
Union Cpl. Moses C. Hanscom captured the Confederate flag on Oct. 14, 1863, at the Battle of Bristoe Station in Virginia, but the Medal of Honor recipient’s name was misspelled on the marker in Oak Hill Cemetery in Auburn after his death in 1873.
BANGOR (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is threatening to remove sheriffs from office who refuse to detain immigrants for federal immigration officials.
Maine’s constitution appears to give the governor some authority in removing elected sheriffs.
A five-year-boy has been hospitalized after falling from a third story window on Lisbon Street Monday morning.
The incident was reported at 7:50 a.m. Monday. The boy was transported by Lisbon Emergency to the nearby MTM Center on School Street where a LifeFlight emergency medical helicopter was waiting. From there, he was flown to Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Attorneys will argue Friday whether the recent movement of a research vessel by 100 ft. is enough to successfully resolve a years-long zoning dispute.
Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they said will provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the news isn’t good.
OLD TOWN (AP) — Two young children strapped in their car seats have survived a Maine highway crash and a night in the wrecked car where their mother died.
State police spokesman Steve McCausland says 26- year-old Liza Parker, of Bangor, died after her station wagon rolled several times before coming to rest in a wooded Interstate 95 median in Old Town.
ALFRED (AP) — State police in Maine say one person was killed in a collision between a motorcycle and a car in the southern Maine town of Alfred.
Police say the crash took place on Monday afternoon on Route 202. They say the circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation.
LEWISTON (AP) — A woman who drove a car that struck and killed her toddler daughter while she was leaving a birthday party over the weekend in Maine is unlikely to face criminal charges.
LIVERMORE (AP) — Police say a Maine woman was killed when her motorcycle crashed into a utility pole and split into two pieces in Livermore Falls.
WGME-TV reports that motorcycle parts showered onto railroad tracks below after the crash Monday morning along Main Street. Police say 40-year-old Breanne Hewins, of Jay, was pronounced dead at the scene.
SKOWHEGAN (AP) — A Maine family is searching for help after their developmentally disabled son was evicted from a federally funded group home for using medical marijuana to help calm seizures.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The public will weigh in on lawmakers’ plans to double the recreational marijuana sales tax to 20 percent and allow for pot drive-thrus and home delivery of pot.
Anne Heminway of Phippsburg will head to Puerto Rico as part of a Red Cross group helping victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Maine’s first Puerto Rico Strike Team is scheduled to depart for the island territory this week.
BRUNSWICK — Brunswick High School will host its annual Midcoast College Fair on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
Approximately 100 colleges and universities from across the US and Canada will be represented.
A $5 million gift from the co-founder of Netflix will fund a new program at Bowdoin College to improve the graduation rates of low-income students, first-generation students and students traditionally underrepresented on college campuses.
On Monday, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced her opposition to the Graham Cassidy bill that would repeal and replace the American Care Act, effectively putting the final nail in the coffin of the Republican health care legislation.
Lisbon police are investigating an an apparent threat that occurred at Philip W. Sugg Middle School last week.
Lisbon Police Chief Marc Hagan said there was a post circulating on Facebook alleging a student at the school was threatened with a knife.
The School Administrative District 75 board of directors unanimously approved the design of a $60.7 million high school construction project.
The state will be funding most of the project, to the tune of $53 million.