Maine

Maine
8:46 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Bear Baiting Season Ending this Weekend

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine's season for hunting bears with bait is coming to a close about six weeks before a state-wide referendum that could end the hunting method.

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Maine
8:34 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Michaud Responds: Dirty Politics to Blame for Video Flap

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud is blaming  political tactics for the blow up over a controversial video that appeared on the Bangor Daily News website this week.

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Maine
3:41 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Maine Supreme Court Dismisses DNR Appeal

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine supreme court has dismissed a mother's appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate order for her baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother's wishes.

The child welfare agency that won a judge's approval to make medical decisions on behalf of the brain-injured infant backtracked last week, saying it will defer to the wishes of the teenage mother.

The mother originally agreed to a DNR order but changed her mind.

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Hope Elephants
10:54 am
Fri September 19, 2014

OSHA Investigates Death of Elephant Caretaker

HOPE, Maine - Federal workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a Maine man who was crushed by an elephant in his care this month.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says an investigator went to the site in Hope after retired veterinarian James Laurita died on Sept. 9. Police say one of the elephants apparently accidentally stepped on Laurita after he fell in their enclosure.

The elephants, Rosie and Opal, have since been returned to the Endangered Ark Foundation in Hugo, Oklahoma.

Shipwreck
10:16 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Maine-built Clipper Found on Ocean Floor

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine-built clipper ship that sank while transporting cargo from Boston has been discovered off the coast of California.

Researchers found the Noonday with the help of a remote-controlled submarine equipped with sonar and video that allowed them to see underwater video footage in real time. The Portland Press Herald reported that the researchers were participating in a five-day underwater survey that ended Monday.

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Maine
8:46 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Norridgewock Eviction Case Over Dog Dropped

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — A Norridgewock landlord is dropping efforts to evict a tenant he said violated her lease by allowing her disabled daughter to stay in the home for five days with a service dog.

Dawn Zammuto faced eviction from her mobile home because her landlords, Oakley and Donna Brann, said she broke the no-pets clause in the lease.

Maine state law prohibits discrimination in accommodations against someone with a service animal.

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Maine
7:21 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Gardiner Lawyer Announces Run for DA

GARDINER, Maine — A Gardiner lawyer has announced that he plans to run for district attorney for Kennebec and Somerset counties as an independent.

Kevin Sullivan made his announcement to challenge Democratic incumbent Maeghan Maloney on Wednesday. No Republicans are running.

Sullivan in his announcement made marijuana a central part of his platform. He says he will "not prosecute the possession, use, sale, cultivation or trafficking of marijuana" if elected.

He says while he does not condone marijuana use, "he condemns the use of tax money to prosecute it."

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Maine
7:10 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Rhode Island Woman Dies in Maine Turnpike Crash

KITTERY, Maine — Police say a woman from Rhode Island on the way to her summer home in Maine died in a collision on the Maine Turnpike in Kittery when a tractor-trailer crashed through guardrails, crossed a median and hit her SUV head on.

Police tell the Portland Press Herald that 59-year-old Christine Anderson of Smithfield, Rhode Island, was driving north at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday when the southbound truck went of control. Anderson died instantly.

Police say she and her husband own property in Rangeley.

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Apartment building fire
4:44 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Biddeford Fire Sends 8 to Hospital

BIDDEFORD, Maine - The Maine fire marshal's office says an apartment building fire in Biddeford that injured two people was intentionally set.

Two young men were rescued from a third floor apartment early Thursday morning.

Maine State Police say they remained hospitalized Thursday afternoon with one in critical condition.

Six other people were treated at the hospital and released.

The fire marshal's office says the fire was set in the rear stairwell of the building.

The state police are planning to help with the investigation.
 

Fatal crash
3:38 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Woman Dies in Maine Turnpike Crash

KITTERY, Maine - Police say a woman died in a collision on the Maine Turnpike in Kittery when a tractor trailer crashed through guardrails, crossed a median and hit her vehicle head on.

Authorities did not release the identities of the victim or the driver of the tractor trailer. Police say they are questioning the driver of the trailer and that the trailer was hauling paper products. Police say the woman was driving a sport utility vehicle.

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