01, Sep 2014 - Maine independent's campaign for governor boosted by ruling
By Dave Sherwood PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Friday that Maine law unfairly limits the amount of money supporters can contribute to independent candidates, providing a boost to the campaign of Eliot Cutler in one of the country’s most hotly contended governor’s races. The decision allows Cutler’s supporters to double their contributions immediately to match amounts donors ...
31, Aug 2014 - Judge weighing contribution limits for Maine independent candidates
The Associated Press PORTLAND A Maine judge is expected to issue a written decision by next week regarding a federal lawsuit that challenges a law limiting campaign contributions to independent candidates. The Portland Press Herald reports that U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby heard arguments in the case on Tuesday. read more
29, Aug 2014 - Portland, ME August 29, 2014
Last week’s release of the Maine Attorney General’s report vindicating the Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed Stephen McKenney in April, has provoked the curiosity of Dan Lilley, the attorney who is representing McKenney’s widow.
29, Aug 2014 - Westbrook downtown assets, challenges eyed
Touring downtown Westbrook last Friday are, from left, Joe O’Neil, chief operating officer of Portland Pie; Ed Symbol, owner of Full Court Press; and Lorain Francis, senior program director at the Maine Development Foundation.
29, Aug 2014 - Portland, ME LePage wants welfare lawsuit put in federal court
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage's administration wants to move a lawsuit over municipal welfare benefits to federal court. The Maine Municipal Association and two cities filed the lawsuit in the Cumberland County Superior Court last month. It challenges the administration's directive that municipalities not provide general ...
29, Aug 2014 - Scarborough, ME Maine mom sentenced to six months for driving 123 mph with kids in car
By Dave Sherwood BOWDOINHAM Maine (Reuters) - A 26-year-old Maine mother has been sentenced to six months in prison for driving 123 miles per hour (198 kph) with her two children in the car, weeks after being arrested a second time and charged with drunken driving with a child in the backseat. In April, Cheryl Gilson, of Cornish, Maine, was headed north on the Interstate 95 near Portland with ...
28, Aug 2014 - Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn
Emma Verrill says in her suit filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, that GM failed to adequately test the rear seat heaters to prevent them from reaching 'dangerously high temperatures that would burn human flesh.'
04, Apr 2014 - Portland, ME State supreme court overturns convictions of 2 men convicted of sex crimes
Posted March 28, 2014, at 5:14 p.m. PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday unanimously reversed the convictions of two men incarcerated after being convicted of sex crimes because jurors in the separate cases were told the defendants refused to cooperate with investigators.
04, Apr 2014 - Portland, ME LePage to offer plan to expand Maine's 'War on Drugs'
The proposal calls for four new judges, 14 agents and four assistant attorneys general for drug cases.
04, Apr 2014 - Judge Awards Woman $104,000 From Maine Aviation Company After Harrowing Flight And Emergency Landin
March 19--PORTLAND, Maine -- A federal judge Monday awarded an Ohio woman more than $104,000 in damages as a result of a private plane forced to make an emergency landing in Colorado last May that left her fearful of flying after a "harrowing 15 minutes" in which she believed her entire family would die.
02, Apr 2014 - Mass. rapist admits to federal charges in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A convicted rapist who eluded Massachusetts authorities for 34 years while living a quiet life in Maine before he was caught and sentenced last year has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to his years as a free man.
01, Apr 2014 - Ex-Brunswick pastor sentenced to probation
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The former pastor of a Brunswick church has been sentenced to two years of probation for receiving nearly $150,000 in federal benefits while also collecting a salary.
01, Apr 2014 - June 13 likely deadline for railroad blast claims
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has indicated a willingness to set June 13 as the deadline for claims against a Maine-based railroad responsible for a derailment that killed 47 people last summer in Quebec.
22, Jul 2013 - Cumberland, ME Donegal Illegal Detained in US
THE family of a young Irishman held in an American jail has appealed to the U.S. authorities to deport him without further delay.Soldier's son Brian Gethins was arrested last week while on his way by bus to visit his Irish American girlfriend Shannon Reynolds.The 22-year-old is being held as an illegal immigrant in Cumberland County Jail in Portland, Maine.His parents Jimmy and Majella Gethins ...