HARRINGTON, Maine - A Maine lobsterman has hauled in an unusual catch five miles off the coast. Ren Dorr said he was setting traps when he saw a young deer Monday morning. He said the deer had given up swimming and was being carried farther offshore.
He and his crew hauled the 100-pound buck aboard.
Having a wild animal in a confined space could be trouble. But Dorr told the Bangor Daily News that the deer was so tuckered out that he "laid right down like a dog.''
He said it took a half-hour to return to Harrington, where the deer was set free.

BANGOR, Maine - Maine police are investigating the death of an all-terrain vehicle user who was thrown from his ATV in Bangor.

MONTPELIER, Vt. - The National Weather Service says parts of northern New England could get their first measurable snowfall of the season.

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Mainers have approved a $105 million transportation bond proposal and a constitutional amendment that aims to ensure residents who are unable to sign their names can support citizens' initiatives and people's veto petitions.

AUGUSTA, Maine - It's almost safe to be a turkey in Maine again. The Pine Tree State's fall wild turkey season ends for the year on Thursday.

PORTLAND, Maine - Residents in Lewiston, Maine, have elected the first Somali-American to the City Council.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's governor says President Donald Trump's move to withdraw from an international climate accord should motivate states to take the lead in fighting global warming.

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OXFORD, Maine - The longest stretch of Maine's annual moose hunt is taking place in some central and western parts of the state.

A U.S. Senate committee is advancing a proposal from Sen. Susan Collins to improve research about Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.


Maine's lobstermen are getting a look at new rules that will affect their fishery and are designed to protect endangered right whales.

A high school cross-country athlete who uses a wheelchair is competing in the state meet.

Mainers head to the polls this week for two statewide votes.

A bill designed to protect endangered species that was authored in part by Maine's Republican senator has passed the U.S. Senate.

PORTLAND, Maine - Research by the Maine Medical Center has found that many patients considered at high risk for opioid overdose were not prescribed an overdose-reversing drug.

TRENTON, N.J. - Around 420,000 customers were without power up and down the Eastern Seaboard and in Ohio as severe thunderstorms moved through the region.