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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 06:34 PM EDT

Coast Guard Finds Body of Lobsterman Who Fell Overboard

Coast Guard Finds Body of Lobsterman Who Fell Overboard

The U.S. Coast Guard and local agences have found the body of a missing lobsterman off Doyle Island, Maine. Divers recovered the body around 5 p.m. Tuesday, about 200 yards west from where he entered the...

Monday, Oct 22, 2018 at 03:15 PM EDT

LePage Went to Spain Without Public Statement

LePage Went to Spain Without Public Statement

Republican Gov. Paul LePage's office confirms he traveled to Spain to meet with leaders of the company that owns Central Maine Power.

Monday, Oct 22, 2018 at 09:50 AM EDT

Report: NY Man Targeted Collins With Threatening Voicemails

Report: NY Man Targeted Collins With Threatening Voicemails

Maine's U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was reportedly one of two senators allegedly threatened by a New York man. The New York Post reports Ronald DiRisi, 74, of Smithtown left voicemails on Collins and Iowa Sen....

Monday, Oct 22, 2018 at 08:39 AM EDT

Feds to Help Maine Tribe Curb Opioid Epidemic

Feds to Help Maine Tribe Curb Opioid Epidemic

Four American Indian groups in Maine will receive more than $400,000 from the federal government to respond to the impact of the opioid epidemic in native communities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human...

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 03:02 PM EDT

Student Says Speaking Somali Got Her Banned From a Dunkin'

Student Says Speaking Somali Got Her Banned From a Dunkin'

The owner of a Dunkin' franchise in Portland, Maine, has apologized to a woman who said she was banned from the store for speaking Somali with her family this week, NBC News reported. Hamdia Ahmed, a 20-year-o...

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 05:03 PM EDT

Victim of Vicious Maine Dog Attack Pushes for Reform

Victim of Vicious Maine Dog Attack Pushes for Reform

The victim of a vicious dog attack is now becoming an advocate for dangerous dog law reform in Maine. Last summer, Cynthia Roodman was walking through a parking lot in Gardiner when she noticed a group of...

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 01:29 PM EDT

The Season is Getting Underway in Vermont and Maine

The Season is Getting Underway in Vermont and Maine

The 2018-2019 ski season is getting underway with the first resorts opening in Vermont and Maine.

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 11:43 AM EDT

LePage Says Health 'Excellent' After Cardiac 'Issue

LePage Says Health 'Excellent' After Cardiac 'Issue

Republican Gov. Paul LePage calls his health "excellent" following a "cardiac issue." LePage spoke Thursday on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. LePage has declined to discuss medical treatment he received for...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 04:54 PM EDT

Early Snow Brings Autumn Start to Maine Ski Season

Early Snow Brings Autumn Start to Maine Ski Season

It may have been 80 degrees just two weeks ago, but it's time for ski season to start in Maine. Many in the state woke up Thursday to find a fresh coat of snow outside. With a reported 2-3 inches of snow in the...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 08:55 AM EDT

Defendants Added to Lobster Wholesaler's Embezzlement Suit

Defendants Added to Lobster Wholesaler's Embezzlement Suit

A lawsuit that claims a Maine lobster wholesaler's partner embezzled over $1.5 million has added new defendants and moved to federal court. The Portland Press Herald reports prosecutors have added Bellerose's...

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