RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State big man Wyatt Walker figures the Wolfpack’s start has been about “playing against the game of basketball” to prepare the team for tougher games ahead.
That’s probably the only way to look at it, considering the overmatched opponents on the schedule ...
Judge frees Somali immigrant who was detained 9 months
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge has freed a Somali immigrant who was held for nine months in a New Hampshire jail without a hearing.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire contends Immigration and Customs Enforcement unlawfully detained 45-year-old Abdigani Faisal Hussein, ...
Maine beats Elon 27-26 for outright win of CAA title
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Earnest Edwards returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, Drew Belcher scored on a 1-yard run and Maine cashed in on a turnover to win the Colonial Athletic Association championship outright by beating Elon 27-26 on Saturday.
It’s Maine’s first outright conference ...
Maine man wounded when girlfriend slips, discharges shotgun
TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) — Game wardens say a Maine hunter was wounded when his girlfriend accidentally discharged her shotgun when she slipped on ice.
Wardens say 25-year-old Joshua Stark was hit by the shotgun blast Saturday morning caused when his girlfriend, 21-year-old Sasha Leslie, ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last New England Republican in the U.S. House is refusing to concede his election defeat last week, and his legal battle over the constitutionality of Maine’s new way of voting is expected to drag on for weeks.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin led in first-choice votes ...
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Maine’s newest kind of potato is now available in stores across New England.
The new potato is called the Caribou russet and it first went to market in limited supply in fall 2016. The University of Maine developed the spud for cooler climates.
The Maine ...
More women serving in Maine legislature than ever before
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A record number of women will be serving in Maine’s Legislature.
Maine Public reports 72 women are serving in the Maine Legislature, up from 64 last year.
Inmate death being investigated at Maine State Prison
WARREN, Maine (AP) — State police are investigating an inmate death at the Maine State Prison.
Officials say 50-year-old Christopher Nault of Farmington died Friday morning. Maine Corrections Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick declined to provide details until an investigation is ...
Regulators close Maine’s shrimp fishery for next 3 years
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Regulators voted Friday to close the Gulf of Maine winter shrimp season for another three years, raising fears that the fishery decimated by rising water temperatures may never bounce back.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has been taking a ...
Storm coats Maine in snow from Kittery to Fort Kent
The first winter storm to coat the entire state of Maine with snow has left behind about a half-foot of the white stuff.
Many schools closed Friday because of the storm that arrived overnight. Police reported numerous fender benders.
William Watson from the National Weather Service ...
FBI task force offers $5,000 reward for help arresting man
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A FBI task force is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who failed to report to a sober home and fled from police.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Southern Maine Gang Task Force describes 26-year-old Joshua Weldon as “armed and ...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police say they have arrested a man in connection with a homicide in Bangor, Maine.
Bangor police arrested 29-year-old Donald Galleck, of Bangor, on Friday in connection with the death of 40-year-old Jason Moody, of Waldoboro.
Moody was found unresponsive at the ...
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A ballot recount shows a Maine Democrat beat his Republican opponent for City Council by only two votes.
The Kennebec Journal
Board rejects adding religious holidays to school calendar
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — School board members in Maine’s capital city have rejected a proposal to add multiple religious holidays to the school calendar.
The Kennebec Journal
Powerball winner donates $500K to veterans organization
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Iowa woman who won part of a $687.9 million Powerball jackpot says she will donate $500,000 to a Maine organization that operates a retreat for wounded veterans.
Lerynne West announced her donation to the Travis Mills Foundation during an appearance on the “Ellen” ...
Democrat flips US House seat in Maine ranked balloting
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Democrat who trailed a Republican incumbent in a costly U.S. House race came from behind to emerge as the victor Thursday following extra rounds of tabulations under Maine’s new voting system that’s facing a legal challenge.
Election officials declared Jared Golden ...
Governor-elect names chief of staff, transition team
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Democratic Gov.-elect Janet Mills says her transition team is considering who will serve in her cabinet.
Mills has appointed her campaign manager, Jeremy Kennedy, as chief of staff. Kennedy has worked for Planned Parenthood Northern New England and he wants to ...
The Latest: Congressman says election lawsuit will proceed
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. House race in Maine (all times local):
Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, of Maine, isn’t conceding defeat in the first use of ranked balloting in a U.S. congressional race.
He said in a statement Thursday he “won the ...
PALMYRA, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say they helped corral a rather “unruly’ pig on the run along Interstate 95.
State police say in a Facebook post they were alerted to the ...
Owner of pet cow shot and neighbor plead not guilty
EMBDEN, Maine (AP) — Both the owner of a pet cow in Maine and a neighboring man who shot it have pleaded not guilty to related charges.
The Kennebec Journal reports Jaime ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An attorney representing Maine’s bar association says a failed Republican candidate for district attorney who’s been accused of sexual misconduct should be disbarred.
The Portland Press Herald
Judge declines to halt tallies under Maine’s new voting system as state prepares to declare winner in U.S. House race
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Judge declines to halt tallies under Maine’s new voting system as state prepares to declare winner in U.S. House race.
Police seek 29-year-old in connection with Bangor homicide
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say they are seeking a 29-year-old transient in connection with a death of a Bangor man earlier this week.
Detectives say they are attempting to locate Donald Galleck, who is believed to be in the area of Bangor or Old Town. The Bangor Daily News
Public art project is “tree lighting” for busy Maine corner
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Christmas is several weeks away, but Maine’s largest city is inviting the public to a tree lighting of a different kind.
Portland officials are holding a ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the installation of a piece of public artwork entitled “Luminous Arbor.” The ...
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New England’s shuttered shrimp fishery faces key decisions
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two days of meetings will determine if there’s going to be a shrimp fishing season in New England next year, and it doesn’t look promising.
The fishery, based mostly in Maine, has been shut down since 2013 over concerns about a depleted population of the shrimp. An ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine House Republicans and Democrats are picking their new legislative leaders as Democrats gain control over the state Legislature.
An official vote will be taken by the entire House on Dec. 5, swearing-in day.
House Republicans on Wednesday selected Rep. ...
Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen when boat sinks off Maine
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has rescued four fishermen after their 76-foot boat sank off the Maine Coast.
Petty Officer Zachary Madden said the crew of the Aaron and Melissa II reported listing in strong winds before 139-ton boat went down Wednesday morning 50 miles off ...
Judge, ballot counters racing to election finale in Maine
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday aimed at stopping Maine’s unusual ranked-balloting system, even as election staffers scanned votes to determine the winner of last week’s congressional race.
Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and three activists
The Latest: Officials to continue tallying Maine election
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a legal challenge of Maine’s ranked balloting (all times local):
Maine election officials say they still have more work to do to declare a winner in the state’s 2nd Congressional District.
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said ...
LePage vows to return if spending gets out of control
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage is warning Democratic Gov.-elect Janet Mills that she’d better be fiscally responsible when it comes to expanding Medicaid.
If not, he’s vowing to return from Florida to run again for governor in 2022.
LePage, who leaves office ...
Inmate who gouged own eyes dies in health care facility
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who blinded himself by gouging his own eyes last year at the Maine State Prison has died.
The Kennebuc Journal reports no information has been ...
Hot, dry summers might be cutting into Maine Lyme cases
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Hot, dry weather over the summer appears to have contributed to a drop in cases of Lyme disease in Maine.
The state’s on track to have the fewest number of Lyme disease in at least three years. There were 1,069 cases through Nov. 12. Last year saw a record-breaking ...
FBI searching for drug suspect considered ‘dangerous’
SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Federal authorities are searching for a suspect in a drug case who fled after being released from jail and is considered “armed and dangerous.”
The Portland Press Herald
Holiday tree to arrive in Maine’s largest city on Thursday
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s largest city will kick off its celebration of the holiday season with the annual arrival of a tree to one of its most visited public spaces.
The 40-foot spruce will come to Portland’s Monument Square on Thursday. It was donated by the South Portland Fire ...
Man dies in camper fire in Oakland, propane heater examined
OAKLAND, Maine (AP) — The state fire marshal’s office in Maine says a man died in a camper fire that may have been caused by a propane heater.
Investigators in Oakland say they believe the victim is 46-year-old William Halley, who lived alone in the camper. It was parked in a friend’s ...
Waterville to recount ballots on local plastic bag ban
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine city will move ahead in a recount of ballots cast in a referendum to ban plastic shopping bags.
The Morning Sentinel reports Waterville ...
State’s first universally-accessible public playground opens
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine’s first universally accessible public playground is getting its ribbon cutting.
The Sun Journal reports the ceremony will take place Wednesday to ...
YORK, Maine (AP) — A southern Maine organization will receive more than $1.3 million from the federal government to beef up its support for low-income families.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say York County Community Action Corporation will use the money for ...
Parts of northern New England hit with heavy, wet snow
SHARON, Vt. (AP) — More than 6 inches (15 centimeters) of heavy, wet snow fell in parts of northern New England on Tuesday in one of the first significant snowfalls of the season.
Caledonia and Essex counties in northeastern Vermont reported 4 inches to 7.5 inches, while Maine’s highest ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Fighting for political survival, Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Maine’s new voting system, used for the first time last week in U.S. House and Senate elections.
The lawsuit asks a federal judge to stop the vote ...
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 ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine, officials are moving forward with talks for a proposed homeless shelter.
City Council’s Health and Human Services and Public Safety Committee plans to review a new analysis that includes 30 possible sites for the shelter Tuesday night. City Manager ...
Hunters rescued from Maine bog will help of cell coordinates
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (AP) — Rescue workers say they saved three hunters from a Maine bog when the sportsmen were up to their hips and stuck.
The hunters got stuck in the bog in New Gloucester and were rescued on Monday evening.
Capt. Scott Doyle of the New Gloucester Fire and Rescue ...
Maine students see slight decline in math, English scores
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine education officials say standardized test scores declined slightly in the last school year compared to the 2016-2017 school year.
The Portland Press Herald
Maine’s 2 biggest mountains to open for ski season
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Maine’s two biggest mountains are opening for the ski season.
The Morning Sentinel reports Sunday River in Newry opened last Friday on a daily basis, and Sugarloaf ...
Sentencing delayed for woman charged in ex-husband killing
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — The sentencing of a woman charged with killing her ex-husband in his driveway has been pushed back to December.
Forty-eight-year-old Kandee Collind entered a guilty plea to a charge of intentional and knowing murder in August. Her sentencing was expected to take place ...