- Judge approves for $338M oil train settlement Updated: Oct-09-15 5:58 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a $338 million settlement fund for victims of the fiery 2013 oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec, clearing the way for payments to victims by year's end.
- Maine expanding probe into E. coli after 1-year-old boy dies Updated: Oct-09-15 4:29 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine public health authorities confirmed Friday that one child - identified by his father as a 20-month-old boy from the town of Poland - has died and another was hospitalized after both attended a county fair and then showed symptoms of E. coli infection.
- Diver found in Portland Harbor identified Updated: Oct-08-15 10:36 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Police have identified a man whose body they recovered after he dove under a fishing boat in Portland Harbor and never resurfaced.
- Former state lawmaker sentenced for marriage fraud scheme Updated: Oct-08-15 5:16 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A former state lawmaker who was previously imprisoned for equity skimming has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for his role in aiding and abetting visa and marriage fraud.
- Unitil opens larger natural gas center in Maine Updated: Oct-08-15 4:01 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Unitil has opened a larger natural gas operations center in Maine as it continues to experience business growth.
- Captain, crew of doomed ship loved the sea, despite dangers Updated: Oct-06-15 4:14 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - The El Faro carried a crew of 28 Americans and five Polish workers when it sank in the Atlantic after losing engine power amid Hurricane Joaquin's 50-foot waves and 140 mph winds. One body has been sighted in the debris area, but the search continues for survivors. Here are some of the people who were on the ship:
- Detective: Man used dead dad's badge to coerce prostitute Updated: Oct-06-15 6:52 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Police say a Maine man accused of impersonating a police officer and demanding woman perform sex acts on him used his dead father's badge, who was once a police chief.
- Maine scallop fishery to see cutbacks to ensure conservation Updated: Oct-02-15 12:11 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A plan to place new restrictions on Maine's scalloping industry is the right way to ensure that the fishery keeps rebuilding, some fishermen say.
- Authorities find 2 schooners adrift in Portland Harbor Updated: Oct-02-15 11:43 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Investigators are trying to find out how two large commercial schooners at the Maine State Pier became adrift in Portland Harbor.
- Portland Downtown District undergoes rebranding Updated: Oct-02-15 4:11 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Portland's downtown district has a new name, logo and website.
- Puppy love: Man travels 1,500 miles to adopt dog Updated: Oct-01-15 5:15 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A New England man was so enamored by a shelter dog he saw on the Internet that he bought a one-way ticket to Minneapolis, adopted the puppy and is now couch-hopping on the 1,500-mile trek back home.
- Floodwaters damage hundreds of cars in northern New England Updated: Oct-01-15 1:17 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A massive rainstorm that produced flash floods is proving costly for northern New England: Hundreds of cars were damaged by high water around the region, with some of them totaled and others needing expensive repairs, officials said Thursday.
- Portland police have suspects in 6 bank robberies Updated: Sep-29-15 3:53 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck says suspects are now in custody for all six bank robberies in Maine's largest city dating back to May.
- Planned Parenthood rally draws 350 to downtown Portland Updated: Sep-29-15 2:27 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A rally in support of Planned Parenthood has brought about 350 supporters to downtown Portland in a scene that also included a handful of counter-demonstrators, anti-circumcision advocates and topless feminists.
- Woman sentenced to federal prison for bankruptcy fraud Updated: Sep-29-15 7:04 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A former Maine woman has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud in federal court.
- Man accused in burglary ring ordered held without bail Updated: Sep-29-15 6:53 am
BIDDEFORD, Maine - One of two Biddeford men accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in goods from more than 25 businesses has been ordered held without bail.
- UPS truck driver pleads guilty to stealing drugs Updated: Sep-28-15 5:05 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A former UPS driver has pleaded guilty to stealing drugs shipped from the Veterans Administration medical facility in Togus to outpatient veteran clinics across Maine.
- Sen. King speaks at broadband summit Updated: Sep-28-15 11:20 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Sen. Angus King says too many Mainers are being denied a "gateway to economic and educational opportunity in the 21st century" by lack of high-speed Internet in the state.
- Fishermen worry as black sea bass stake New England claim Updated: Sep-27-15 11:16 am
PORTLAND, Maine - As waters warm off the coast of New England, black sea bass are moving north and, fishermen say, threatening the region's most valuable aquatic species: the lobster.
- Maine has miles of aging water mains awaiting replacement Updated: Sep-26-15 2:51 pm
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - A broken water main last April flooded the road across the street from the state's biggest shopping mall, shutting down two restaurants and leaving two hotels without water.
- 2 fishermen rescued after boats sinks in Maine waters Updated: Sep-26-15 9:18 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Two fishermen have been rescued after their boat sank about 50 miles off the coast of Portland.
- Glenn Close, husband divorce after 9 years of marriage Updated: Sep-24-15 3:33 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Actress Glenn Close and her entrepreneur husband, David Shaw, have divorced after nine years of marriage.
- Sheriff apologizes to lawyers asked to remove bras at jail Updated: Sep-24-15 12:50 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A sheriff apologized Thursday to a pair of female lawyers who were told they needed to take off their underwire bras at jail to avoid setting off the metal detector if they wanted to talk to their incarcerated clients.
- 3 Portland parks get bins for used needles Updated: Sep-23-15 5:05 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Officials in Maine's largest city hope new trash containers will cut down on the number of used needles found in parks, but the program is getting off to a slow start.
- Attorney: Bra set off metal detector, deputy turned her away Updated: Sep-18-15 6:13 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine sheriff is reviewing his jail's metal detector policy after an attorney complained she was turned away from the county jail when her bra set off the machine.