Key to the difference between sex trafficking and prostitution, especially when vulnerable women are targeted, is who is in control, according to District Attorney Maeghan Maloney.
Renovation or replacement is likely years away to resolve the problems posed by the aging, hodgepodge building.
Maine law still acknowledges only one patriot after a bill to move the apostrophe went nowhere.
Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal offices will be closed Monday, April 21.
Officials in Sanford and Presque Isle say some still don’t like it, but say paying for municipal trash bags has worked well.
Amy Calder says DaPonte String Quartet’s performance at the Waterville Opera House reminded her of why music is so important.
The Forest Service credits its program with replacing 900,000 gallons of heating oil in 2012 and 2013 with Maine wood chips and pellets but some say hefty repayment plans undercut savings.
These are cases closed April 10-16.
Brown, 59, of Norridgewock, has worked at Hampton Inn nine years.
Two men with bandannas covering their faces allegedly invaded Ripley Road home, assaulted woman and made off with drugs in getaway car driven by woman, according to police.
'Cell Block Psychic' debuts on the Investigation Discovery cable channel at 9 p.m. Monday.
Gov. Paul LePage is designating $20,000 from his contingency fund to the Penquis Journey House in Dexter.
The grant will fund projects designed to boost job creation in struggling communities.
Augusta area police reports for April 20, 2014.
Revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday.
After facing a different challenge seemingly every day for close to four months, Adrian Crawford isn’t used to conditions outdoors being so ... easy.
The 5-year-old boy’s body was found off a Massachusetts highway.
Nancy Childress is selling her dad’s artwork on April 30 during an online auction.
The study challenges the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
The boxer, who spent 19 years in prison on a wrongful murder conviction, had prostate cancer.
The captain, who was arrested, took more than half an hour to issue an evacuation order, which several passengers have said they never heard.
At least three people die in the battle and others are hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
An official from the security committee said those killed in the strike included foreigners and suspected leading figures in al-Qaida.
The deadliest attack took place outside the southern city of Samawah, where two car bombs exploded simultaneously in a commercial area.
After 15 years the business center hasn’t come close to paying off taxpayers.
The property will be given to the city under a deal negotiated by the Kennebec Land Trust.
Basket makers say the emerald ash borer, the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America, is on a collision course with Maine’s oldest cultural art form.
Despite veto battles on the horizon, lawmakers can say they’ve managed to make some Mainers’ lives better.
Agility Central of Maine held one of its biannual agility competitions Saturday at Shamrock Stables.
Older farmers get a teeming barn and a chance to pass on what they know.
John Mixon has had a difficult year since he sprang to help victims at the finish line. But he’ll be back in Boston on Monday.
The Waterville-based nonprofit group owns Railroad Square Cinema and organizes the Maine International Film Festival.
Maine has seven green colleges, including one, College of the Atlantic, which received a top score.
Dozens of competitors from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts battle it out at a tournament sponsored by the Kennebunk Recreation Department.
Veterans carry heavy burdens even after wars officially end.
A state’s enticement is just one of many factors involved in a company’s choice of a location.
Augusta area police reports for April 19, 2014.
Workers divert water away from public walkways.
Jeremiah Oliver’s disappearance prompted scrutiny of the state child welfare agency
As the hunt for Flight 370 hit the six-week mark, the Bluefin 21 unmanned sub began its seventh trip into the depths off the coast of western Australia.
Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in the statement that the deal represents the next phase in the “expansion on a global scale of the Jeep brand.”
The four French journalists were held hostage in Syria for 10 months.
Yemen’s branch of al-Qaida, also known as Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, is considered to be the most dangerous in the world.
Ship’s captain, two crew members arrested in conjunction with the accident, which left more than 300 missing or dead.
Another three guides remained missing, and searchers were working quickly to find them in case weather conditions deteriorated.
It’s not every day – or every year – an NFL franchise goes on the market.
At St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gardiner, part of St. Michael Parish, Deacon Jeff Lewis and Clarence McKay led about 75 parishioners through the 14 Stations of the Cross.
Maine State Police said Aundria St. Amand, of South China, was killed instantly in the crash just before 2 p.m. Friday.
The bill passed by the Legislature would potentially increase sentences for drunk drivers with prior felony convictions.
Ibragim Todashev has ties to the Boston Marathon bombers and was killed by FBI agents last year.
The accident, which involved a tractor-trailer, happened near mile marker 106 Friday night.
The state’s number of unemployed people has declined 6,700 over the year to 41,800.
The program takes a team approach to dealing with veterans who commit crimes or become addicted to drugs.
Columnist J.P. Devine wonders if there’s a balmy paradise for him, and can you get there from here?
Call them underfunded underdogs, but the adversity they have faced has made them fiercer competitors, students said.
Two wedding bands, with a total value of $5,000, were taken from L. Tardif Jeweler Store on Tuesday, police said.
The LePage administration says the action will prevent fraud and abuse, but advocates for the poor say such plans potentially harm those who rely on benefits.
The disaster three days ago left more than 270 people missing and at least 29 people dead.
Jackie Dalton, co-executive director of REM, and John Dalton, president and CEO of Inland Hospital, were recognized for eight years of volunteer work in the Waterville area.
The new law will bring the state into conformity with federal standards by requiring the removal of a quarter of signs directing drivers to secondary destinations.
Augusta-area police reports for April 18, 2014.
Widespread symptoms are reported in six states, including Maine.
Changes were made in the interest of transparency, the town manager said.
David Marchand, 40, pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Bangor to a charge of “manufacturing marijuana.”
The Bowdoin Street hall was razed Thursday to make way for an expansion of the library next door.
Flooding on the river was not as significant as anticipated; and Bond Brook, which never flooded, is no longer a threat.
Christians worldwide on Friday reflected on the biblical account of the day Jesus died on the cross.
Police said Lance Huff, 37, of 58 Old Main St., Fairfield, was arrested Wednesday.
On Fox’s “Utopia,” people with practical skills and strong opinions about how the world should work will build their own society.