PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit challenging Maine’s voting system (all times local):
Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin says he won re-election “fair and square” and says he has a duty to fight Maine’s new voting system that he says is ...
Police: Man broke into home, got in bed naked with residents
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man is accused of breaking into an Augusta home, rummaging around and then jumping naked into bed with two residents.
News outlets report 29-year-old Christopher Lindner has been arrested on charges including criminal trespassing. A Columbia County Sheriff’s ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A state judge has sentenced a New York man to life in prison for killing a Maine couple on Christmas Day 2015.
The Kennebec Journal reports that ...
Counting is on in historic Maine congressional race
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The counting has started in the first congressional race in American history to be decided by a voting method that allows second choices.
Maine’s the first state in the country to use ranked-choice voting to determine a seat in the U.S. House, and the tallying started ...
Man admits he threatened to shoot neighbors bringing food
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has admitted he threatened to shoot his neighbors with a shotgun as they tried to bring him a plate of food.
Bruce Roy was ordered to serve four months behind bars with the rest of the three-year term for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon ...
Kemp, Abrams push for votes in Georgia
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say five people have been injured after an apartment exploded in South Carolina.
The Greenwood Fire Department said three adults and two children were hurt in the blast just after 2 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say one man was taken by helicopter to a burn ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Fishery managers are seeking feedback on potential changes to New England’s long-shuttered shrimp fishery if it ever reopens.
Shrimp fishing has been shut down off Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire since 2013. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is ...
Mainers to scan World War II mementoes all day long
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — State officials are inviting the public to help collect family-held mementoes of Maine’s involvement in World War I.
The public can help the effort Saturday at the Maine Cultural Building in Augusta.
Maine State Librarian James Ritter says the state’s looking ...
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Georgia town: Sex offenders go to city hall for Halloween
ATLANTA (AP) — At least one Georgia town is requiring sex offenders on parole or probation to spend part of Halloween at city hall.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s four gubernatorial candidates on Wednesday tried to make their case with voters with weeks to go before the Nov. 6 election.
Independent state treasurer Terry Hayes, independent entrepreneur Alan Caron, Republican businessman Shawn Moody and Democratic ...
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A boy has died after touching a fence that became electrified at a park in east Georgia.
News outlets report 12-year-old Melquan Robinson was at football practice Monday evening in an Augusta park when he grabbed the chain-link fence that had been electrified by a live ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say the state psychiatric hospital in Augusta was found to be in “substantial compliance” for participation with Medicare after a federal review.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday it received notification of compliance ...
Police ID passengers in plane crash off Long Island
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have released the identities of the two passengers from Georgia and Connecticut who were killed in the plane crash off of New York’s Long Island on Saturday.
State police on Tuesday identified the passengers as 45-year-old Jennifer Landrum, of Augusta, Georgia, ...
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Piglet who went hog wild in traffic safely returned home
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine’s capital say a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out dodging traffic after escaping has been safely returned home.
Augusta police say they found the piglet Saturday after receiving reports of the hog running wild. The Kennebec Journal
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Health Association is using its annual conference to focus on the problem of addiction in the state.
The conference is taking place all day on Tuesday at the Augusta Civic Center in the state’s capital city. The event is the only statewide public ...
Oink oink, honk honk: Rogue pig goes hog wild in traffic
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It was a classic case of a ham on the lam.
Police in Maine’s capital city are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic Saturday evening after ...
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Authorities have identified the 34-year-old inmate who was found dead at the Kennebec County Correctional Facility in Augusta.
The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office says Moises Pujols, of Skowhegan, was found unresponsive early Tuesday morning during a routine check of ...
AUGUST, Maine (AP) — Officials say a 34-year-old male inmate has been found dead at the Kennebec County Correctional Facility in Augusta.
The sheriff’s department says the inmate was found unresponsive during a routine check of inmates at about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed against his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year tenure marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. The four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 33-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to 170 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting women who walked alone at night.
Sedgwick County District Attorney announced Tuesday that De’Andrew Dixon, of Augusta, was after being convicted last ...
FinTech to provide education for finance-tech industry in GA
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The University System of Georgia will develop a statewide initiative to provide education specific to the financial-technology industry.
The statewide initiative called Georgia FinTech Academy will span the 26-institution university system with virtual access to online ...
Army contract for cyber training to bring 50 jobs to Georgia
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A cyber consulting company is expected to bring 50 jobs to Georgia as part of a contract to provide training to the Army.
Gov. Nathan Deal’s office said in a news release that BurningCastle LLC has been awarded an Army contract to provide information technology and ...
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Funeral arrangements set for daughter of James Brown
ATLANTA (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for Venisha Brown, one of the daughters of legendary soul singer James Brown.
Venisha Brown died last week due to complications from pneumonia at an Augusta hospital. She was 53.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Gold star families at dedication of memorial in their honor
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Families who have lost loved ones in military service will have a new memorial dedicated to them.
The memorial broke ground Saturday in Augusta as dozens of gold star parents attended a dedication ceremony.
This year the Legislature approved the memorial, which ...
Charlo 44, Victor 12
Denton-Geyser-Stanford 60, North Star 0
Council: No projecting political messages onto State House
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine legislators have decided activists can’t project political messages onto the Maine State House, saying the building should be maintained as a “neutral institution of democracy.”
Projecting political images onto buildings has become an increasingly popular tactic ...
Daughter of legendary soul singer James Brown dies
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A daughter of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown has died.
According to a news release from the James Brown Family Foundation, Venisha Brown died Wednesday at AU Health Medical Center in Augusta due to complications from pneumonia. She was 53 years old.
19-year-old pleads guilty to killing parents, dog in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A teenager charged with the fatal stabbing of her parents and a pet dog has pleaded guilty to murder.
Nineteen-year-old Andrea Balcer (BAHL’-sur) pleaded guilty Wednesday to three felony counts under an agreement that caps her sentence at 55 years.
Balcer has ...
Change of plea hearings in 2 high-profile cases in Maine
Two defendants in high-profile homicides in Maine are due to appear in court for change-of-plea hearings this week.
Nineteen-year-old Andrew Balcer is scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday in Superior Court in Augusta to fatally stabbing his parents on Oct. 31, 2016. He was 16 at the time ...
Maine residents asked to sign up for pesticide disposal
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is asking residents to round up their old banned and unusable pesticides and register to dispose of them safely.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says the weed- and bug-killers must be disposed of properly because ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers returned Thursday to handle the term-limited governor’s likely last veto and end a drawn-out legislative session.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage said he would campaign every day on his previously-tabled bill aiming to protect the elderly from tax lien ...
NBC to televise Augusta Women’s Amateur final round
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — NBC Sports will televise the final round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur from the home course of the Masters.
The club announced the creation of the women’s event earlier this year. The first two rounds will be held at Champions Retreat Golf Club on April 3-4, ...
Governor says he won’t reinstate committee nominations
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he won’t reinstate more than a dozen nominations of individuals to state boards and commissions after abruptly withdrawing them last week.
The governor withdrew the nominations after a panel voted down one of his nominees. Such ...
Police continue to search for suspect in drugstore robbery
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have released a surveillance image of a man who they say stole medication from a drugstore.
Police released an image of the suspect Monday. Augusta Police Sgt. Eric Lloyd says the robbery happened at a Walgreens Pharmacy in Augusta Sunday morning. ...
Trial begins for man accused of attempted murder in shootout
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The trial is underway for a Maine man charged with trying to kill a sheriff’s deputy.
Scott Bubar has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated attempted murder and reckless conduct in the 2017 shootout. The Kennebec Journal
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An annual charitable motorcycle ride in Maine has gone off without a hitch a year after a tragic crash that killed two riders.
The Kennebec Journal
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are searching for a man who they say stole medication from a drugstore.
Augusta Police Sgt. Eric Lloyd says the robbery happened at a Walgreens Pharmacy in Augusta Sunday morning. Lloyd says the suspect gave a pharmacist a threatening note before he ...
Augusta joins Georgia cities that ban public smoking indoors
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Augusta is joining other Georgia cities that ban smoking in bars and most other public, indoor spaces.
The Augusta Chronicle reports Mayor Hardie Davis ...
Georgia Power customers to get credits for nuclear project
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Power customers will get a $25 credit on their September bills in connection with financing of the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant expansion, company officials said.
The credit is the third payment in 2018 bill credits for a total of $75 — or $188 million ...
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Maine’s scallop fishermen will have a chance to weigh in on a plan to keep the rules governing their fishery about the same in the coming season.
Scallopers would be allowed to harvest the same amount of the shellfish per day under a proposal by state regulators. ...
Critics to protest 145-mile transmission line in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Critics of Central Maine Power’s proposed 145-mile transmission line are attending a discussion by the Department of Environmental Protection and Land Use Planning Commission.
The group plans to rally in Augusta before heading into Friday’s meeting.
The New ...
Augusta police warn of ‘highly lethal’ heroin in area
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Augusta Police Department says there is a highly lethal heroin supply that has surfaced in surrounding communities.
Police say the city has seen an increase in opioid overdoses from August 31 through September 4 — with seven reported overdoses in just five days. ...