• masks Jul 30

    New CDC Mask Guidance Sparks Confusion in Maine, Where Data Appeared to Shift

    People in Maine are trying to make sense of the new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indoor mask recommendations echoed by the state during a news briefing Wednesday afternoon. At the time, the state was emphasizing that the federal health regulator had labelled York and Piscataquis counties as having “substantial” COVID-19 transmission, recommending that people there wear...

  • mask mandate Jul 29

    Mask Mandates Cause Confusion in Maine

    Mask mandates are required in some Maine counties, but not others. The renewed COVID-19 precaution is causing confusion in many parts of the state.

  • travel Jul 8

    This New England Wildlife Refuge Is a Trending Nature Location, Airbnb Says

    If you’re looking to spend some time in nature on your next vacation, Maine has just the spot, according to Airbnb. The vacation rental company and the Trust for Public Land, put out a list of the top 10 trending nature destinations this summer and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine, is one of them. Rachel Carson National…

  • coronavirus Sep 8, 2020

    Increase in COVID-19 Cases Has Some Maine School Districts Changing Their Plans

    Schools in the southernmost part of Maine are being told it’s not as safe to bring kids back as it was a few weeks ago. Last Friday, Maine officials put York County into their “yellow” category, which suggests schools move to hybrid learning instead of full-time in-classroom instruction. The region of Maine, which includes cities like Sanford, Saco and...

  • coronavirus Sep 8, 2020

    Some Maine Schools Switch to Hybrid Learning Due to Rise in Cases

    Schools in the southernmost part of Maine are being told it is not as safe to bring kids back as it was a few weeks ago.

  • York County Aug 20, 2020

    4 Sheriff's Employees in Maine Test Positive for COVID-19

    Four sheriff’s employees in York County, Maine, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the York County Sheriff’s Office and York County government announced Thursday. Voluntary testing has been made available to employees, authorities said. When one staff member recently reported not feeling well, authorities said that person was given a COVID test and sent home. As a result,...

  • delayed reopening May 28, 2020

    Maine Restaurant Owners Frustrated With Delay of Full Reopening in 3 Counties

    There is growing frustration in some parts of Maine after a decision by Gov. Janet Mills to delay the full reopening of restaurants in three counties. Citing an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the past two weeks, Mills announced Wednesday that restaurants in Cumberland, York and Androscoggin counties would not be allowed to be open to dine-in customers…

  • delayed reopening May 28, 2020

    Maine Restaurants Frustrated With Delayed Opening

    Some restaurant owners in parts of Maine are voicing their frustrations after Gov. Janet Mills delayed the dine-in option in the state’s reopening plan.

  • Virginia Jan 11, 2020

    Ice Patch to Blame for 75-Car Pile Up in Virginia, Police Say

    An SUV hit a patch of ice on westbound Interstate 64 in Virginia,  triggering a 75-car pileup last month, investigators said. Virginia State Police said in a news release that the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet SUV spun out and was hit by other vehicles at the start of the pile-up shortly before 8 a.m. on Dec. 22, The  Virginian-Pilot reported on…

  • Virginia Dec 23, 2019

    69-Vehicle Pileup Leaves More Than 50 Injured in Virginia

    Police in Virginia say a 69-vehicle pileup on a major interstate in York County left some people with serious injuries. Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya said in a statement that the accident happened at about 7:51 a.m. Sunday. A section of Interstate 64 was shut down as state troopers investigate. All lanes have reopened. Fifty-one people were treated and…

  • Portland Nov 26, 2019

    Maine Working to Combat Spike in Hepatitis C Cases

    Maine’s hepatitis C rate is 60% higher than the national average. The dangerous disease can result in potentially severe and permanent liver damage. Its spike is tied to injectable drug use, which is why Maine’s Centers for Disease Control and the state’s director of opioid response, Gordon Smith, have announced that $1.5 million will be put towards needle exchanges.

  • Maine Jul 1, 2019

    Maine Man Accused of Hitting Pregnant Wife With Vehicle

    Law enforcement officials say a Maine man accused of striking his pregnant wife with a vehicle has turned himself in.

  • New Hampshire Mar 11, 2019

    Live Larvae of Destructive Pest Found in Southern Maine

    Officials in Maine say they’ve for the first time found the live larvae of a destructive, invasive forest pest within trees in a southern county. The Maine Forest Service says emerald ash borer was found within trees in York County in late February. Officials say the borers appear established within 3 miles (5 kilometers) of the New Hampshire border for...

  • Maine Feb 1, 2019

    Maine Man Arrested for Allegedly Running Meth Lab at Home

    A 33-year-old Limington, Maine man was arrested after authorities discovered an alleged meth lab in his home when they conducted a bail compliance check. Andrew Sweeney was arrested Wednesday following the compliance check at his Hemlock Lane home, where authorities say items commonly used to make methamphetamine were found. The suspect was released on bail earlier this month following a...

  • Attorney Dec 27, 2018

    Maine Homeowner Finds Intruder Watching TV, Wearing His Clothing

    A Maine man is facing a number of charges after authorities say he broke into a Waterboro home, grabbed a bite to eat, took a shower, then got a car ride from his victim. Derek Tarbox, 35, of Standish, was arrested Sunday and is facing charges of class B burglary, two counts of unauthorized use of property, leaving the scene...

  • Maine Nov 29, 2018

    Ex-Priest Found Guilty of 11 Sexual Misconduct Charges

    A defrocked Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an altar boy in Massachusetts was convicted Thursday of abusing another boy in Maine in the 1980s. Ronald Paquin, 76, was convicted of 11 of 24 counts against him following a three-day trial in Superior Court in Maine. He was originally charged with 31 counts, but seven were dropped on Wednesday.

  • Maine Nov 27, 2018

    Second Victim Testifies in Maine Trial for Ex-Priest Facing Sex Abuse Charges

    Two men from Haverhill, Massachusetts testified Tuesday in the Maine trial of a former priest accused of sexual abuse. Ronald Paquin, 76, faces 31 counts of sexual abuse from two accusers. Both men say the former priest would bring them to his trailer in Kennebunkport, Maine in the late 1980s, give them alcohol, and sexually assault them.

  • Maine Nov 26, 2018

    Trial Begins in Maine for Ex-Priest Facing 31 Sex Abuse Charges

    A 74-year-old former Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to raping an altar boy in Massachusetts went on trial Monday for allegedly assaulting two boys in Maine in the 1980s. Ronald Paquin, who was defrocked in 2004, is charged with assaulting the boys between 1985 and 1988 in Kennebunkport, Maine, when the victims were 14 or younger. Court documents indicate...

  • lawyer Sep 5, 2018

    Woman Poisons Husband With Eye Drops in His Water

    A South Carolina woman was charged with murder after she admitted to poisoning her husband using over-the-counter eye drops. Authorities say Lana Sue Clayton added eye drops containing tetrahydrozoline to her husband’s drinking water over a three day period.

  • lawyer Sep 5, 2018

    Woman Kills Husband by Putting Eye Drops in Water: Police

    Authorities say a South Carolina woman has been charged with murder after killing her husband by putting eye drops into his water for several days. York County deputies said 52-year-old Lana Clayton confessed to investigators after an autopsy uncovered a high amount of tetrahydrozoline in her husband’s body. The chemical is found in over-the-counter eye drops such as Visine. Authorities...

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