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Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 06:49 AM EDT

Waters Off Maine in Midst of Record Year for Warmth

Waters Off Maine in Midst of Record Year for Warmth

The waters off of New England are already warming faster than most of the world's oceans, and they're nearing the end of one of the hottest summers in their history.

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 12:02 AM EDT

Attorney: Accused Deputy Killer Was Beaten by Police

Attorney: Accused Deputy Killer Was Beaten by Police

A motion to suppress statements made by accused deputy killer John Williams has been filed in a Maine court.

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 06:40 PM EDT

Maine Denies Animal Rights Group's Lobster Memorial Request

Maine Denies Animal Rights Group's Lobster Memorial Request

An animal rights group asking Maine officials to put up a tombstone in memory of lobsters that were killed after a truck crashed in Brunswick last week has been denied by state officials. Central Maine reports...

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 07:30 PM EDT

Maine Split on Coca-Cola's Acquisition of Moxie

Maine Split on Coca-Cola's Acquisition of Moxie

New England's "distinctively different" soda has been sold to new ownership, and some loyal Moxie drinkers in Maine are split on the news. The drink, first made by a Maine native in the late 1800s, is now...

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 01:10 PM EDT

LePage Asked to Apologize for 'Diatribe' Against Lawmaker

LePage Asked to Apologize for 'Diatribe' Against Lawmaker

Two lawmakers want Maine's Republican governor to apologize for an "utterly unprovoked and unacceptable diatribe" against a lawmaker. Republican Sen. Roger Katz and Democratic Rep. Anne-Marie Mastraccio on...

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 12:44 PM EDT

Rare 'Ghost Lobster' Caught Off of Maine Coast

Rare 'Ghost Lobster' Caught Off of Maine Coast

A Maine fisherman says he caught a rare, nearly see-through "ghost lobster," then threw the crustacean back into the ocean because it was too small to keep. Mike Billings hauled in the lobster Tuesday...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 06:47 PM EDT

LePage Wants to Make Sex Orientation Discrimination Legal

LePage Wants to Make Sex Orientation Discrimination Legal

Hours after he was released from the hospital, Maine Gov. Paul LePage is under fire for asking the United States Supreme Court to make a controversial ruling that companies can fire their workers based on their...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 06:52 PM EDT

Coca-Cola Acquires Beloved New England Soda Moxie

Coca-Cola Acquires Beloved New England Soda Moxie

Soft drink giant Coca-Cola announced on Tuesday it is acquiring Moxie, a long-lived and beloved New England soda brand that is the official state beverage of Maine. Moxie has been around since the 19th century...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 08:51 AM EDT

70-Year-Old Man Killed in ATV Crash in Maine

70-Year-Old Man Killed in ATV Crash in Maine

A 70-year-old man from Westfield, Maine died Monday following a fatal ATV crash in Mars Hill, according to Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Shortly before 6 p.m., Gary Webber was traveling...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 04:52 PM EDT

Maine Animal Shelter in Danger of Shutting Down

Maine Animal Shelter in Danger of Shutting Down

An animal shelter in Waterville, Maine is in danger of shutting down by December unless it can raise a quarter of a million dollars.

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