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Monday, Oct 15, 2018 at 04:37 PM EDT

Trump Taps Maine Official to be in Charge of Medicaid

Trump Taps Maine Official to be in Charge of Medicaid

President Donald Trump has tapped a Maine official who battled Medicaid expansion for a position that puts her in charge of the national Medicaid program.

Monday, Oct 15, 2018 at 08:42 PM EDT

Police: Suspicious Letter Sent to Sen. Susan Collins' Home

Police: Suspicious Letter Sent to Sen. Susan Collins' Home

Police are investigating after a suspicious letter was sent to the Maine home of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. Bangor police said officers responded to Collins' West Broadway home just before 2 p.m. Monday for a...

Monday, Oct 15, 2018 at 01:41 PM EDT

Woman Organizes Fundraiser for Boy Injured in Mom's Suicide

Woman Organizes Fundraiser for Boy Injured in Mom's Suicide

A Maine woman, heartbroken over photos of a toddler seriously injured in a tragic incident last week, is organizing a fundraiser on his behalf. Maine State Police said 26-year-old Heidi McGovern, of Lee, was...

Monday, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:10 AM EDT

Investigators to Determine Cause of Massive Fire at Old Mill

Investigators to Determine Cause of Massive Fire at Old Mill

A dramatic fire that created billowing smoke that could be seen for miles away is still burning at an old mill building in Maine's Mechanic Falls.

Monday, Oct 15, 2018 at 08:55 AM EDT

Ham on the Lam: Maine Pig's Owner Found After it Ran Amok

Ham on the Lam: Maine Pig's Owner Found After it Ran Amok

Police in Maine's capital city found the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic Saturday evening after presumably escaping.

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 at 05:42 PM EDT

Mill Fire Destroys Building, Creates Massive Cloud of Smoke

Mill Fire Destroys Building, Creates Massive Cloud of Smoke

A large mill building in Mechanic Falls, Maine caught fire Sunday afternoon, creating a massive cloud of smoke. According to the Sun Journal, the Lewiston Street building, which houses several businesses,...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 08:33 PM EDT

George H.W. Bush Returns to Texas After Summer in Maine

George H.W. Bush Returns to Texas After Summer in Maine

Former President George H.W. Bush is back in Texas after spending the summer in Maine. Spokesman Jim McGrath said in a tweet Bush returned Friday to Houston.

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 04:56 PM EDT

Politicians Take Questions From Homeless in Series of Forums

Politicians Take Questions From Homeless in Series of Forums

It may be the busiest time of the campaign season, but in Portland, Maine, candidates for U.S. Senate are taking time to meet with the state's most vulnerable – taking questions from the homeless at a soup...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 09:03 AM EDT

Maine GOP Candidate Settled Discrimination Complaint: Report

Maine GOP Candidate Settled Discrimination Complaint: Report

Maine gubernatorial candidate, Shawn Moody, reportedly settled a sexual discrimination complaint in 2006 with one of his automobile repair store’s former employees. The New York Times reports that the...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 07:00 PM EDT

Maine Residents: Are Rats on the Rise?

Maine Residents: Are Rats on the Rise?

Between rodent roadkill and damaged crops, the signs of Maine's squirrel population surge are well-documented. Now some are wondering if there is a rise in the rat population, too. "Folks are noticing more rats...

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