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Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:32 AM EDT

Overnight Standoff in Dixmont, Maine Ends

Overnight Standoff in Dixmont, Maine Ends

Maine State Police said Friday morning that an 18-hour-long standoff with an individual in Dixmont, Maine is contained and no longer a threat to the public.

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 03:01 PM EDT

Watchdog Finds Uptick in Child Abuse, Neglect Cases

Watchdog Finds Uptick in Child Abuse, Neglect Cases

A legislative watchdog Thursday said Department of Health and Human Services caseworkers face mounting workloads as they investigate reports of alleged child abuse and neglect.

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 02:50 PM EDT

Candidates Sue LePage Over Public Campaign Money Hold-Up

Candidates Sue LePage Over Public Campaign Money Hold-Up

Several publicly financed candidates and an advocacy group are suing Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his finance chief for withholding money sitting in Maine's public campaign fund.

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 05:28 PM EDT

Man, 95, Beats Rabid Fox to Death With Wooden Plank

Man, 95, Beats Rabid Fox to Death With Wooden Plank

A 95-year-old Maine man recently had to defend himself against a rabid fox by using a wooden plank.

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 06:32 PM EDT

Community Remembers Fire Captain Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Community Remembers Fire Captain Killed in Motorcycle Crash

In just a couple of days, an online fundraising page for the family of Maine Fire Captain David Mains has collected more than $30,000. Friends say it speaks to the kind of person Mains was, and the impact he had...

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 02:06 PM EDT

Man Shot in Altercation Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries

Man Shot in Altercation Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries

Police in Portland, Maine, say a man has suffered life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound stemming from an altercation.

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 02:42 PM EDT

Boy Seriously Injured in Zip Line Accident at Campground

Boy Seriously Injured in Zip Line Accident at Campground

A young boy was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a zip line accident at a campground in Winslow, Maine.

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 11:51 AM EDT

AR-15 Rifle, Handgun Stolen Out of Maine Police Cruiser

AR-15 Rifle, Handgun Stolen Out of Maine Police Cruiser

Police in Maine say someone broke into a parked state police cruiser and stole two firearms, including an assault-style rifle.

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 05:05 PM EDT

Report Provides New Details Into Drowning Death of Teen

Report Provides New Details Into Drowning Death of Teen

A recently released report into the drowning death of a Lewiston, Maine middle schooler is providing new details about a field trip that ended tragically.

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 02:40 PM EDT

Maine Fire Captain Dies in Motorcycle Crash on I-495

Maine Fire Captain Dies in Motorcycle Crash on I-495

A Maine fire captain has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash with a car on Interstate 495 Monday afternoon in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.