"The violence we saw in areas of Ferguson last night cannot be repeated," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday, announcing that he is sending hundreds more members of the National Guard to the city that saw intense looting on Monday night.
"Last night, criminals intent on lawlessness and destruction terrorized this community," Nixon said, "burning buildings, firing gunshots, vandalizing storefronts, and looting family businesses — many for the second time."
This week's pre-Thanksgiving snowfall isn't just expected to be inconvenient for travelers - it could also be unseasonably heavy. Maine is forecast to get between 3 and 12 inches of snow from tomorrow morning until about 10 Thursday morning, says meteorologist Tom Hawley of the National Weather Service in Gray.
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Transportation have reached a formal construction agreement with Cianbro Corporation of Pittsfield for replacement of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which connects Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The price will be $158.5 million, which will be shared equally by the two states. The bridge carries the U.S. Route One by-pass. Maine DOT spokesman Ted Talbot says the lift span of the new bridge will have a deck that will lft for ships and lower for rail service to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Hundreds of FairPoint workers in Vermont who have been on strike for weeks are getting unemployment benefits, but officials in Maine and New Hampshire have denied requests for such assistance.
Vermont Department of Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan says her office has processed more than 250 unemployment claims for the striking workers.
PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine government survey says the average statewide cash price for heating oil dropped 3 cents in the past week.
The Governor's Energy Office says the average price according to the Nov. 24 survey was $3.03. The average kerosene price of $3.62 was the same as the previous week. Propane prices declined one cent to $2.82. Heating oil averaged $3.56 per gallon a year ago at this time, while kerosene dropped 34 cents in that time and propane rose 5 cents.
A salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts has been reported in 10 states, including Maine. New York-based bean sprout supplier Wonton Food Inc is the source of the outbreak. Maine Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Sheila Pinette says bean sprouts are grown in conditions conducive to salmonella.
"They grow in water-generated type of growth underneath, and so you can pick up salmonella in the seed and it can be throughout the sprout," Pinette says.