Biologists: Invasive Plant at Maine, New Hampshire Border

Biologists in Maine and New Hampshire say they have confirmed discovery of an invasive plant in a body of water on the border of the two states.


Maine Has Fewest Residents on Food Stamps Since 2009

Maine health and human services officials say the number of state residents enrolled in the food stamps program has dropped below 200,000 for the first time in more than six years.

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Memorial Service to be Held for Crew Member Aboard El Faro

A memorial service is being held for a Maine man who was a crew member on a cargo ship that sank in Hurricane Joaquin.

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Police: Portland Man Arrested After Armed Bank Robbery

Police say a Portland man armed with a handgun robbed a bank_ the latest in a rash of eight bank robberies in the city since May.


Body Of Man Found In Sebago Pond After Fishing Trip

SEBAGO, Maine (AP) The Maine Warden Service says a man was found dead in a pond in Sebago after he hadn't returned home from a fishing trip.


Woman Admits To Accidentally Shooting Husband On Turkey Hunt

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) A Maine woman who shot her husband in May while turkey hunting has been ordered to take a hunter safety course and donate to an anti-poaching group.


Authorities: Man Shocks Attorney With Cattle Prod, Charged

ALFRED, Maine (AP) Authorities say a Waterboro man has been arrested after he shocked a woman with a cattle prod while wearing a wig.


Fire Damages Portland Apartment Building

PORTLAND, Maine (WGAN) About a dozen people were left homeless in Portland last night when fire struck an apartment building in the city's East Bayside neighborhood.


Maine Football Player Suffers Spleen Injury During Game

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Portland Council’s Housing and Community Development Committee plan to discuss potential regulations for short-term rentals…


City Council to Discuss Regulating Short-Term Rentals

The Portland Council's Housing and Community Development Committee plan to discuss potential regulations for short-term rentals amid Airbnb's growing popularity.


Law Banning Electronic Cigarettes In Public Starts Oct. 15

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) A law that prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in the same public places where smoking is banned is set to take effect in the coming days.

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