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  • Election 2018
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    Elections experts say Poliquin’s constitutional challenge to ranked-choice voting unlikely to prevail

    The U.S. Constitution gives states leeway for running elections and, unlike Maine's Constitution, doesn't say they must be decided by a plurality of votes.

  • Politics
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    Poliquin sues to stop ranked-choice count, saying process could be illegal

    As Maine's secretary of state continues the retabulation to determine the winner in the 2nd Congressional District, a court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

  • Maine Crime
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    Maine man in state custody dies in South Carolina facility

    James N. Staples, who gouged his eyes out in prison, was placed there after being found not criminally responsible for assaulting a Riverview patient.

  • Local & State
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    Five students injured when school bus slides off Skowhegan road

    The children were taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital for treatment, while five other children aboard the bus were unharmed.

  • Local & State
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    Augusta man killed in crash on Route 115 in Windham

    The three-vehicle accident, which closed the road for several hours, is being reconstructed to determine its cause.

  • Local & State
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    Fire destroys Benton mobile home

    The fire appears to have originated from an ash tray that was knocked over, and the blaze is being considered accidental, the local fire chief said.

  • Local & State
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    Maine sexual assault prevention agency names new leader

    Meagan Davis, the agency's associate director, will take over next month as executive director.

  • Local & State
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    Augusta homeless shelters break ground for expansion

    Bread of Life Ministries veterans and family shelters will increase in size, doubling the total number of beds and creating more rooms.

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