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Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 06:23 PM EDT

Maine Authorities Search for Missing Skydiving Instructor

Maine Authorities Search for Missing Skydiving Instructor

Authorities in Maine are searching for a skydiving instructor whose student landed without him Thursday afternoon in Lebanon. Police said state troopers, game wardens, and forestry personnel are concentrating...

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 05:11 PM EDT

Male Coalition in Maine Supports Ford, Sex Assault Victims

Male Coalition in Maine Supports Ford, Sex Assault Victims

The confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has mobilized people in Maine, where Republican Sen. Susan Collins is still undecided on his fate. The process has inspired some women to...

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 01:26 PM EDT

Feds Say No to LePage Job-Training Penalties

Feds Say No to LePage Job-Training Penalties

Federal regulators say Maine Gov. Paul LePage can't cut funding for local workforce boards that fail to direct as much money to job training as he would like. The Associated Press made a records request and...

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 06:36 PM EDT

New England Sees Uptick in Squirrel Population

New England Sees Uptick in Squirrel Population

They’re running rampant in neighborhoods and farm fields. Some are ending up as roadkill. The number of squirrels in New England this year is nuts. A surge in the squirrel population has meant more critters in...

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 01:46 PM EDT

Potential Buyer Emerges for Island Once Owned by Explorer

Potential Buyer Emerges for Island Once Owned by Explorer

A real estate broker for a Maine island once owned by Arctic explorer Robert Peary says the island has a potential buyer. Karen Reiche tells the Portland Press Herald that Crab Island was placed under agreement...

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 05:10 PM EDT

Locals Split on Economic Impact of Cruise Ships in Harbor

Locals Split on Economic Impact of Cruise Ships in Harbor

The city of Rockland, Maine, is welcoming its largest cruise ship yet: the Queen Mary II brought about 2,500 passengers to the midcoast Tuesday morning. While the short-term tourists spent some time and...

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 05:06 PM EDT

Sexual Assault Survivors Protest Collins Over Kavanaugh

Sexual Assault Survivors Protest Collins Over Kavanaugh

Maine's Republican Senator Susan Collins is still undecided on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court as a new allegation of sexual misconduct emerged. A new accuser stepped forward Monday...

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 12:55 PM EDT

Former Priest Sent to Prison Again for Child Sexual Abuse

Former Priest Sent to Prison Again for Child Sexual Abuse<br />

A former Roman Catholic priest who sexually abused a 9-year-old boy at a Maine church in the 1990s is going back to prison.

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 09:49 AM EDT

Free Online Training Addresses Suicide Risk Screening

Free Online Training Addresses Suicide Risk Screening

Suicide is on the rise in Maine and the state is offering free online training for doctors and counselors.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 01:21 PM EDT

Collins: Delay Vote to Let Kavanaugh Accuser Testify

Collins: Delay Vote to Let Kavanaugh Accuser Testify

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she's "appalled" by President Donald Trump's tweet criticizing his Supreme Court nominee's accuser.

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