Central and Western Maine News

12:00am

Few resources, plans available for catastrophic derailments in Maine

A investigation reveals the burden for planning and responding to a Lac-Mégantic level catastrophe will fall on state and local emergency services, which may not have all the information, training or material they could need.

Top News

1:17pm

Maine Senate amends, approves bill to expand access to anti-heroin medication

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Wednesday gave initial approval to a bill that broadens access to a medication meant to counter dea [...]

11:40am

Former state police chief pleads not guilty to sexual assault

PORTLAND — Former Maine State Police Chief Andrew Demers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a Class A charge of gross sexual assault. The [...]

11:32am

UMS vice chancellor gets $40,000 raise as universities struggle with budgets

BANGOR — While confronting a $36 million budget shortfall, the University of Maine System gave its top financial administrator a $40,0 [...]

11:07am

Farmington Police seek woman's identity

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Police Department seeks the public's help to identify a woman involved in a theft from Reny's Department S [...]

8:03am

Lawyer disputes police account in Windham shooting

WINDHAM (AP) — A lawyer for the widow of a Windham man fatally shot by police last weekend says the man never pointed or waved a gun a [...]

More Maine News

7:32am

Sidney man charged with assaulting child seeks lower bail

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Sidney man who has been held in jail or a state psychiatric facility since his arrest in July 2012 on charges of rapi [...]

6:38am

Maine Democrats continue Medicaid expansion push

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Democrats are advancing a new bill to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 70,000 low-income residents under the f [...]

6:27am

Maine warns of motor vehicles phone scam

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is warning Mainers of a phone scam where the caller claims to be from the Bureau of [...] 1

6:23am

Maine gun store owner in dispute with ATF

SANFORD (AP) — The U.S. wants to revoke the license of a Maine gun store owner who refused to allow a federal agent to copy records du [...]

4:25pm Sun Journal

Circus will go on at Colisee; Portland Pirates move game to Saco

LEWISTON — The show will go on in Lewiston for the Kora Shrine Circus on Saturday, while the previously scheduled Portland Pirates gam [...] 5

12:00am

Our View: Home teams: Shriners, 1; Pirates, 0

The wisecracks and chuckles that broke out Tuesday over the scheduling conflict at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Saturday night were inst [...]

Lewiston housing project advances

LEWISTON — A subsidized housing project on lots burned in arson fires in 2013 got the blessing of the City Council on Tuesday night. C [...]

Three charged with dealing heroin in Rumford-Bethel area

RUMFORD — Three men accused of distributing an estimated 500 doses of heroin each month were arrested after raids by Maine Drug Enforc [...]

Legislature passes budget fix for 2015 despite LePage opposition

AUGUSTA — The Legislature on Tuesday easily passed a $32 million state budget fix for 2015. The House passed the bill on a vote of 136 [...] 1

Street Talk: To the dump, to the dump, to the dump, dump, dump

Hey, you. Got a truck, or access to a truck? Nope. Dude ain't got no truck. What about you? Got a truck? A trailer? Cargo van? Nope. Nothing [...]

Man arrested after backpacks found at site of Boston Marathon bombings

BOSTON (AP) — A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooke [...]

Local nonprofit group kicks off fundraiser for new fitness center

AUBURN — A nonprofit group that houses, feeds, educates and supports people with physical and intellectual disabilities hopes to start [...] 1

Kingfield men face alcohol-related charges after crash

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Two Kingfield men face alcohol-related charges related to a Carrabassett Valley accident Thursday that injured t [...]

Oxford County DA takes on domestic violence

PARIS — Even though she has only been on the job for a month, Oxford County's newest prosecutor, Alexandra Winter, already has a full [...]

Bread Shack closes Lewiston, Auburn locations

LEWISTON — The Bread Shack has closed its Auburn and Lewiston locations. The bakeries, which sold homemade bread, pastries and sandwic [...]

Spring runoff woes begin in Oxford County

ROXBURY — A section of Route 120 between Roxbury and Andover was closed before noon Tuesday because of rising floodwater from high tem [...] 3

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