In today’s world, and especially in rural Maine, finding work without prior experience can be tough, particularly for teenagers and young adults venturing into the job market for the first time. Nationally, the unemployment rate among teenagers is over double that of adults, at about 13 percent and 5 percent, respectively.
PORTLAND (AP) — An investigation shows that knives are the most common weapon confiscated from students in Maine schools.
BELFAST (AP) — A Maine woman convicted of manslaughter in her infant son’s death is free on bail as she awaits sentencing.
The Morning Sentinel reports that 32-year-old Miranda Hopkins was released on a $100,000 bond.
Hopkins was being held at the Waldo County Jail after being convicted last week in the death of her 7-week-old son, Jaxson.
GRAY, (AP) — The National Weather Service says a mix of rain and snow is in store for parts of Maine and New Hampshire.
A band of mainly light snow or a rain and snow mix is expected to move across central and northern New Hampshire, and southwestern Maine on Thursday morning. That could make for some slippery roads.
Allegations that former President George H.W. Bush inappropriately touched seven women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted.
PORTLAND (AP) — A body found this week in the Maine city of Portland has been identified as a man reported missing.
Portland police said Wednesday that a medical examiner had confirmed the remains found were those of 57-year-old Edward Blumenthal of Portland. The body was found Tuesday near the Fore River by a utility worker.
LEWISTON (AP) — Authorities in Maine say a 17-year-old boy has died in a multi-vehicle crash.
Police say the crash happened around 7:23 a.m. Wednesday in Turner. Authorities say a car driven by 17-year-old Alan Coffin was struck by a pickup truck towing a trailer as he crossed state Route 4.
Police say both vehicles then hit a second pickup truck.
LEWISTON (AP) — Police in Maine say a community recreation center has been vandalized, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage.
A 25-year-old Brunswick man was indicted on a trio of charges stemming from the alleged assault of a woman in her home.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Emergency Management Agency is sending teams into the field to verify damage from a wind storm to give Republican Gov. Paul LePage the data he needs to decide whether to ask for federal aid.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine is now accepting applications for a place in next year’s baby eel fishing lottery.
Wednesday marks the first day the Maine Department of Marine Resources is accepting entries. The baby eels, also called elvers, are typically worth more than $1,000 per pound on the international aquaculture market.
PORTLAND ( AP) — A fight over who owns the seaweed that can be harvested along the coast of Maine is going all the way to the state’s highest court.
Commercial harvesters typically collect more than 10 million pounds of seaweed per year in Maine.
But harvesters and some shore front property owners are locked in a dispute over whether it’s being taken from private property.
Maine Public announces the addition of a sixth FM frequency serving Maine’s Midcoast to its new classical broadcast radio network. WBQA (96.7), originating out of Boothbay Harbor, joins 99.7 in Waterville, 106.1 in Bangor, 91.5 in Fryeburg, 93.7 in Bar Harbor/Ellsworth, and 104.1 in Portland as part of the Maine Public Classical network.
Bowdoin College has joined 50 other institutions in supporting a lawsuit to challenge President Donald Trump’s order to end protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children 16 years old or younger.
The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, the organization managing the transition of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station from military to civilian use, honored three Brunswick Landing companies for innovative business practices at the MRRA annual meeting Wednesday.
Following a crushing defeat of the York County casino initiative by voters last Tuesday, the state Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee voted last week to open an investigation into the state’s referendum process to see if it is being abused by special interests.