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.
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.
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.
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.
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.