1:44 PM

Kennebec River backing off after peaking lower than predicted

Flooding on the river was not as significant as anticipated and Bond Brook, which never flooded, is no longer a threat.

Flooding closes Dexter’s Main Street businesses
Kennebec floods in Augusta, Hallowell, Gardiner

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Peyton Manning holding on to Super Bowl heartache

'I don't really have a word for it,' the quarterback says in his first public comments since the 43-8 loss to Seattle.

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‘The Lunchbox’

“Sometimes the wrong train can take you to the right place.”

Yesterday at 4:28 PM

Authors to give workshop at Gardiner Public Libary

GARDINER — A workshop with authors John Ford and Mark Nickerson will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Gardiner Public Library’s Hazzard Reading Room, 152 Water St.

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2:16 PM

Maine man pleads guilty to twice robbing same Augusta pharmacy

Ryan McLaughlin, 26, who told police he had an addiction and was desperate, faces up to 20 years on each of two counts.

Cain, Poliquin virtually tied in fundraising

As the leaders jockey for party support, their opponents say they have enough money to be competitive in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud.

1:38 PM

Maine fined $7 million over welfare work participation rates

The governor says the action shows that his reforms should have been passed, but an advocacy group says the penalty is based on a work participation rate from 2011 and that his reforms would not have helped.
Letter notifying Maine of welfare penalty

Former Patriot, Black Bear Mulligan visits Pittston school

Video clip included The former New England tight end, who recently signed with the Chicago Bears, led a school assembly Wednesday to emphasize exercise and nutrition.

Two dogs with mouths full of porcupine quills left at Waterville shelter

Humane Society Waterville Area hopes the owner of the Great Dane and terrier will sign surrender papers so the dogs can be adopted.

6:05 AM

UMaine System administrator received $40,000 raise

The chancellor agrees others may object in this time of deep cuts, but he wanted to keep the system’s top financial officer from leaving.

12:10 PM

Former Maine bank teller sentenced to month in prison for embezzlement

Brittany Mace stole more than $26,000 from customers at the Searsport branch of Bangor Savings Bank in 2010 and 2011, and many of those targeted were elderly or disabled.

Other Maine News Headlines

State’s high court asked to dismiss Richmond woman’s claim

Linda J. Clifford says she was picked up by two state troopers and taken from her home for a second psychiatric evaluation at the same hospital and strip-searched by male security guards.

11:40 AM

Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

Living alone and feeling unhappy, the 74-year-old high-school dropout decided to change his situation by committing a crime in order to get caught.

Car catches fire in Pittsfield; potato truck leaves highway in Carmel

Interstate 95 was the site of two accidents late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

3:19 PM

Waterville tax rate hike sparks heated debate

A Waterville lawyer told the council that the city is facing a financial crisis, but Mayor Karen Heck said numbers are misleading.
Waterville residents will learn garbage in, garbage out has a price

Six indicted on sex crime charges in Franklin County

A Franklin County Grand Jury found there was enough evidence to proceed to trial on the felony cases.

Kennebec Journal Sports

Peyton Manning holding on to Super Bowl heartache

'I don't really have a word for it,' the quarterback says in his first public comments since the 43-8 loss to Seattle.

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Today’s editorial cartoon

April 16, 2014

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