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Maine unemployment falls to 5.9 percent in March

Maine officials say the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in March.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:00:03 GMT

Flood waters recede, flood warnings lifted

As the flood waters continue to recede across Maine, the National Weather Service is lifting flood warnings.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:20:53 GMT

Maine to Nova Scotia ferry arrives in Portland

The Nova Star ferry arrived in Portland on Thursday as it gears up to begin service to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:18:37 GMT

Marine Patrol arrest 2 for elver fishing without license

The Maine Marine Patrol says a pair of Massachusetts men with thousands of dollars of elvers were trying to sell them in Portland before their arrests on Thursday.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:18:26 GMT

Bates football player accused of attacking elderly man

A Bates College junior has been kicked off the college football and lacrosse teams and is facing expulsion after he was arrested in Lewiston earlier this week.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:35:14 GMT

Reward offered in Buxton home invasion case

Buxton police are asking for any information in connection with a home invasion last Friday in which a woman was assaulted and tied up.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:49:41 GMT

Lisbon principal duct-taped for fundraiser

Lisbon High School students paid $1 to duct-tape their principal in a Thursday fundraiser.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:43:24 GMT

Former pastor gets probation for child porn possession

A man who served as a pastor in Biddeford got a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:09:27 GMT

Dexter residents evacuated for flooding return home

People evacuated from the Piscataquis County town of Dexter because of flooding on Thursday have been allowed to return home.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:46:06 GMT

Maine faces $7M in welfare-related fines

Republican Gov. Paul LePage says Maine faces more than $7 million in federal fines because it's not meeting work participation requirements for welfare recipients.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:44:28 GMT

Augusta business surveys flooding

The rising waters of the Kennebec River swallowed up a parking lot and caused flooding in one business.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:09:07 GMT

Jetport traffic has March increase

An estimated increase of 4,000 passengers boosted March travel at the Portland Jetport.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:24:04 GMT

Fire damages Sanford apartment

No information was available on the condition of a firefighter hurt in a Sanford fire on Wednesday.

Published: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:36:50 GMT

Widow says husband didn't point gun at deputy during shoooting

The Maine Attorney General's Office is investigating the shooting of Steven McKinney of Windham during a confrontation with a sheriff's deputy.

Published: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:55:30 GMT

Former head of state police makes court appearance

The former head of the Maine State Police, who is facing sexual contact charges involving a family member, made a court appearance in Portland on Wednesday.

Published: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:37:24 GMT

Water level rising in Kennebec River

Rising rivers are forcing road closures and flooding basements around the state of Maine.

Published: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:21:18 GMT

Lewiston often on hook for burned building demolition costs

It costs the city of Lewiston hundreds of thousand of dollars each year to demolish abandoned and burned out buildings.

Published: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:46:43 GMT

Bethel area takes beating from flooding

The recent rain and snowmelt caused the Androscoggin River to swell and cause flooding problems in the Bethel area.

Published: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:57:10 GMT

Dogs abandoned at shelter with porcupine quills in mouths

The Humane Society Waterville Area said it found two dogs abandoned at its shelter Wednesday morning with porcupine quills in their mouths.

Published: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:33:05 GMT

New poll shows tight race for governor

A new poll shows the race for governor is essentially a dead heat.

Published: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:13:33 GMT