An elementary school in an Oklahoma City suburb took a direct hit from a mile-wide twister. The number of injuries is unclear.
The governor says he'll focus on that effort if he's re-elected, but reiterates his opposition to a plan that would cut the income tax rate in half while raising and lowering other taxes.
Waterville city councilors to consider a deal with private recycling firm, Shredding on Site, to establish a drop-off program for residents at 46 Armory Road that would be similar to the one Skills Recycling operates now.
The five people injured in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 150 in Skowhegan Saturday evening have been released from a local hospital.
Gardiner and Augusta police departments will be among those across the state to step up enforcement of the state’s mandatory seat belt law over the next two weeks as part of the national Click-it-or-Ticket campaign.
Kelly Roy had raised concerns about financial irregularities in the town's Finance Department.
The body of Charles Scontras, 58, was found late Saturday after a police standoff and fire that destroyed his two-story house.
Senate Democrats vote to advance a bill that ties Medicaid expansion with Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to repay the state’s $181 million share of back payments to Maine’s hospitals.
Even as school officials have made cuts elsewhere and overall enrollment has declined by 3.6 percent since 2009-10, the number of children enrolled in pre-kindergarten in eight Augusta-area school districts has risen 11.5 percent, from 486 in 2009-10 to 542 this year.
His surprise request to speak is rebuffed in order to keep ‘politics’ out of talks to deal with his MaineCare cutoff warning.
A Skowhegan home invasion robbery on Hanover Street and a smash-and-grab burglary 30 minutes later at Stony Brook Market on U.S. Route 2 have police looking into a possible connection between the two incidents.
Though it passed overwhelmingly, the vote fell short of the two-thirds majority the measure will need to go to a referendum.
The two-week "Buckle Up-No Excuses" campaign began today and runs through June 2.
The Freeport-based retailer informed employees today that L.L.'s great-grandson, Shawn Gorman, will be the new chairman.
Congress is preparing to debate major farm and food policy bills that would likely cut funding to programs used by many low-income Mainers but could separately provide a boost to Maine's thriving local foods movement.
The Regional School Unit 18 budget of $32,281,753 will be put before residents on Tuesday at the polls in the district’s five towns — Belgrade, China, Oakland, Rome and Sidney, with polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in each town.
Prices are now 21 cents per gallon lower than at the same time last year and a little more than a penny higher than a month ago.
A stranger's gesture reminds me that in a world where so many bad things happen every day, there are people who are good and thoughtful and kind.
Like the alewives themselves, the money traded for the fish is passed up and down the Sebasticook River and all along Maine's coast.
A Leeds teen was injured Sunday in a spectacular crash on Route 219 in Wayne that sent her sport utility vehicle hurtling end-over-end.
Hallowell and Maine Department of Transportation officials are inviting residents and business owners to a public forum Wednesday to learn more about the planned reconstruction of Water Street.
There was limited visibility at the time of the collision due to rain and fog.
Metro-North was using 120 buses to help rail commuters make their way around the scene of Friday's accident.
An oft-cited study by the Kaiser Family Foundation claims Maine would save $690 million over the next 10 years if Medicare is expanded nationwide; the fate of a bill designed to stop private sales of guns if buyers aren’t screened for prior criminal activity remains unknown; a “first-of-its-kind” work force bill gets kudos from Democrats and Republicans alike; and Democrats’ vague, conceptual alternative to LePage’s A-to-F grading system for Maine schools gets heard this week.
Priscilla Stevenson, 95, is just the second person to be awarded the Wayne Cane, the town's version of the Boston Post Cane, since the tribute began in 2008.
About 50 veterans, firefighters, police officers, Knights of Columbus, Elks and others turned out for a wreath-laying ceremony in Waterville Sunday, during which uniformed officials laid wreaths at stones representing their respective groups.
Monmouth voters will decide once and for all whether they favor remaining with Regional School Unit 2 or withdrawing and returning to a town-run school system.
The country once recorded only several dozen cases every year. It now ranks second in Europe, behind only Romania.
"It was a fairly expensive piece of sculpture to have on the ground so we're really delighted to have it up and flying," the CEO says.
"This is the defining moment to say 'I told you so.' "
They say the frenzy surrounding the case has created a modern-day witch hunt.
The agents were members of the agency's elite Hostage Rescue Team. The accident happened off the coast of Virginia Beach on Friday.
Trustees are voting today on a proposal to keep them frozen.
Erica Ricker, 29; Heather Spaulding, 28; Marcella Coffin, 23; and Lacey Wilson, 27, all of Waterville, were charged with disorderly conduct fighting Sunday, following two disturbances.
The Bull Moose store at Elm Plaza in Waterville is bursting at the seams and plans to expand this summer into the former Mr. Paperback space next door.
Norridgewock is considering revising an ordinance that protects wetlands in an effort to be friendlier to businesses, according to the town manager.
Canaan is commemorating its 225th year next month with dances, food and a parade.
Jefferson rresidents on Tuesday will consider approval of the school budget that will appear on the June ballot and whether to take ownership of the contentious Clary Lake dam.
They long worried about Charles Scontras’ behavior and weren’t surprised by Saturday’s confrontation.
A garbage can-size canister collects and transmits data about toxin-producing algae blooms, known as red tides, that show up in the Gulf of Maine each spring.
At a final Mass, parishioners say goodbye to a place central to their lives over many decades.
The following are cases involving area residents closed May 9-15, 2013, in Augusta District Court.
Augusta, Saturday, At 4:44 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on Green Street.
The tornado 'scoured' the landscape, a storm spotter says.
But they don’t need a reminder that the Rangers overcame a 2-0 deficit against Washington.
If Simpson succeeds in getting his conviction thrown out, prosecutors will have to either retry him or offer a plea bargain.
The Huskies shut out Endicott 9-0 to win the New England Regional championship.
"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" will debut Oct. 10 at the Indiana University Auditorium.
Data the Kennebec Journal received through a records request show the total number of injuries reported at Riverview is the highest it's been in three years, though lower than in years before that.
The cases of Robert E. Bowie, formerly of Hebron, and Enoch Petrucelly, formerly of North Haven, shed light on the conditions under which forensic mentally ill patients are granted privileges from Riverview Psychiatric Hospital.
Former Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe was all over the media landscape last week promoting her new book; Congress makes progress on important legislation; Rep. Chellie Pingree's bill on military sexual assault gets pushed back; Rep. Mike Michaud urges action on safety accord; and the C-SPAN bus stops at Cony High School, State House on Wednesday.
The budget for the city of Zephyrhills is just more than $49 million; the winning Powerball jackpot is 12 times that.
The refinancing bill would enable students and graduates who have an interest rate above 4 percent to refinance their federal loans at a lower, fixed rate of 4 percent. The bill will be introduced in the Senate this week.
Rafael Nadal wins this tourney for the seventh time, and Serena Williams wins her fourth straight title this year.
Metro-North President Howard Permut says the two-track electrified railroad must be rebuilt.
The festival was started in 2009 to promote comic books and give the public an opportunity to meet the creative talent behind them.
But with recent cuts to health departments, rules may not reflect what's happening.
Insiders say a code is applied uniformly to inspect eateries, but using ‘common sense’ can still make results subjective.
The men and women graduating Saturday from Kennebec Valley Community College were urged to make the most of their opportunities through hard work, integrity and discipline.
Nine teaching jobs will be cut if the proposed $17.7 million budget is adopted in Regional School Unit 4 — Litchfield, Sabattus and Wales — and each town will be billed more to support that budget.
Six months in, revenue has increased by 16 percent even though traffic has dropped by 4 percent.
The Emergency Medical Services memorial groundbreaking in Augusta on Saturday drew first responders from across Maine, according to a release.
Troopers from the Maine State Police tactical team surrounded the home after Charles Scontras refused to come out.
On Saturday, 456 graduates of the University of Maine at Farmington were urged to let go of imaginary lines that needlessly divide people and keep them from joining together to support each other.
Take care of your community, your country and the planet, an acclaimed environmental educator, writer and scholar told Unity College seniors Saturday.
Ernest Almeida, 31, of Fairfield, wanted by police after leading officers on a high-speed chase, is in custody in Connecticut.
Five people were taken to a hospital early Saturday evening after a two-vehicle collision on Route 150 in Skowhegan.
Skowhegan police Saturday handed out more than 70 tickets for improper parking during the 30th annual 10-Mile Lawn Sale.