Railroad Drops Objection to $338M Oil Train Settlement Fund

A Canadian railroad has withdrawn its objection to a $338 million settlement fund for victims of a fiery train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec, removing the final obstacle to the fund's approval.


Woman Charged in Supermarket Killing Pleads Guilty

A woman accused of stabbing a victim at random in a Maine supermarket has pleaded guilty to murder.

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5th Maine Maritime Academy Graduate was Aboard El Faro

A fifth Maine Maritime Academy alumnus was a member of the crew of a cargo ship that stalled and sank in the winds of Hurricane Joaquin, according to the school.


3 Working Groups to Tackle Heroin Problem in Maine

Workings groups established to respond to Maine's heroin epidemic have met for the first time with three teams focusing on law enforcement, education and treatment.


Diver Found in Portland Harbor Identified

Police have identified a man whose body they recovered after he dove under a fishing boat in Portland Harbor and never resurfaced.


Maine Heating Prices Rose up Slightly as Cool Months Begin

The Governor's Energy Office says the average statewide cash price for heating oil rose 2 cents over the last two weeks to $2.01 per gallon.


Woman Killed After She’s Thrown from SUV

GORHAM, Maine (AP) Police say a 39-year-old woman is dead after she lost control of her sport utility vehicle on Route 22 and rolled over.

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Search Suspended

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Coast Guard says it has ended its search for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin.


Former State Lawmaker Sentenced For Marriage Fraud Scheme

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A former state lawmaker who was previously imprisoned for equity skimming has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for his role in aiding and abetting visa and marriage fraud.

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