drones 3 hours ago

Drones to Be Used for Lobster Fishing Gear Inspections

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it will inspect lobster fishing gear from Maine to Massachusetts and beyond using remote cameras. The operations will take place in both inshor...

  • Traffic Stop Jun 20

    Maine Might Ban Traffic Stops Used to Investigate Unrelated Criminal Activity

    Maine might ban traffic stops that are intended as a way to investigate unrelated criminal activity. Such traffic stops are sometimes called “pretextual” stops. A proposal by Democratic Rep. Victoria Morales of South Portland would end the practice. The Maine House of Representatives voted to advance the proposal on Tuesday. The Maine L...
  • Discrimination Jun 20

    Collins and Shaheen Introduce Bill to Prevent Discrimination Against LGBTQ Jurors

    Discrimination would be prohibited against jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity under a bill reintroduced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine. The United States Code currently prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin and econom...
  • Maine Jun 20

    Maine Man Convicted in Fatal Beating of Girlfriend

    A jury has convicted a man of killing his longtime girlfriend at their home in western Maine. It took a jury 25 minutes on Friday to return a guilty verdict against Rondon Athayde in the death of Ana Cordeiro. She was 41 when she was found fatally beaten at their Hartford home on Dec. 13, 2018. Athayde, who’s 49, will…

  • shooting Jun 18

    Maine Child Dies From Accidental Self-Inflicted Shooting, Police Say

    A Maine child is dead after an accidental shooting, according to police. The child, whose age and gender were not revealed, suffered what Maine State Police believe to be an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound at a home in Temple. Other family members were home at the time of the shooting, police say. An autopsy is set to be conducted Friday&#8...
  • Maine Jun 18

    Man Charged With Murder After 2 Deaths in Limington, Maine

    A man has been arrested on murder charges after a fire and two deaths at a home Thursday in Limington, Maine. A retired firefighter who was driving down Hardscrabble Road in Limington shortly after 5 a.m. noticed a fire in a home, police said. He called 911 and then tried to enter the house, but was unable to do so….

  • coronavirus Jun 18

    Maine to Give Someone $1 for Each Vaccinated Person in the State

    Maine is going to offer a cash prize of more than $875,000 to try to convince more people in the state to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. More than 56% of the state’s total population is fully vaccinated against coronavirus. That’s one of the highest percentages in the country. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said Wednesday the state will hold ...
  • COVID-19 Jun 16

    Maine State of Emergency Over COVID-19 to End in 2 Weeks

    Maine’s state of the emergency about the coronavirus pandemic is entering its final two weeks. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills declared the “state of civil emergency” in the early stages of the pandemic. The declaration has allowed Mills to use all available government resources to try to contain the spread of the virus. Mills has said the emergency or...
  • unemployment Jun 16

    Back-to-Work Bonus: Maine Offers $1,500 for People to Move Off Unemployment

    Until June 30, Maine is offering people who are part of state unemployment assistance programs $1,500 if they seek full-time employment that pays under $25 an hour and work for eight consecutive weeks. The program looks a lot like one that has been in place since May in New Hampshire and is meant to propel at least some of 37,000…

  • Appalachian Trail Jun 14

    Maine Teen With Hemophilia Raises $28K Hiking Appalachian Trail

    At 16 years old, William Addison of Falmouth, Maine, has not only already hiked thousands of miles, but exceeded goals that would be ambitious for someone of any age. On June 5, 2020, when he was still 15, Addison set out on a southbound hike of the Appalachian Trail, beginning 15 miles shy of Mt. Katahdin near Abol Bridge in…

  • Caterpillar Jun 14

    Maine Warns of Poisonous Caterpillar Outbreak

    Maine is urging the public to be cautious of browntail moth caterpillars, which have tiny hairs which can become airborne and cause a skin reaction or trouble breathing. The Maine Center for Disease Control says the public is at risk of contact with the hairs because of increased outdoor time in the summer. Reaction to the hairs can include rash,&#...
  • minor league baseball Jun 11

    Portland Sea Dogs Have One of the Few Female Play-by-Play Announcers in Baseball

    There are only five female play-by-play announcers in the United States, and one of them lives and works in Maine.

  • coronavirus Jun 11

    Maine Ending State of Emergency After 15 Months

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced Friday that the state of civil emergency that she declared at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic will expire at month’s end. The Democrat called the end of the emergency orders put in place 15 months ago “a welcome milestone” that demonstrates the state’s progress in getting people vaccinated and reducing the...
  • fatal car crash Jun 11

    Man Killed in Crash on 95 in Bangor, Maine

    A 39-year-old man from Old Town died in a car crash during the early hours of Friday morning on 1-95 in Bangor, Maine. Anthony Monroe was driving south near Broadway Street when he hit a guardrail near the Exit 185 off ramp around 3:37 a.m. Friday, according to Maine State Police. The car then traveled across the road and hit…

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