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AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's bears have been snooping around barrels of bait for weeks now, and they're soon to find out how all that free food got there in the first place.

OXFORD, Maine - Operators of the Oxford 250 say there's an uptick in interest since the New Hampshire International Speedway lost one of its NASCAR dates.

The Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters group says it’s pleased with progress in the three years since the national monument was created by President Barack Obama. 

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Maine fishery regulators are planning a second round of meetings with lobstermen in the state to prepare for potential new restrictions designed to protect endangered whales.

Police in Maine have arrested a school district's former top finance official on two counts of possession of sexually explicit material.

An ethics complaint has been filed against Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon for allowing her leadership political action committee to reimburse her for political donations in 2015 and 2016.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has adopted a rule that will limit the use of live fish as bait.

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PORTLAND, Maine - A Trump administrative directive to shift federal resources from Boston and Newark, New Jersey, could increase delays for asylum seekers in the Northeast.

LACONIA, N.H.  - The New England Patriots aren't saying much about safety Patrick Chung's indictment on a drug charge in New Hampshire or whether he's playing.

Medicaid expansion in Maine is starting to improve access to treatments for opioid use disorder.

HARTLAND, Maine - Officials in a Maine town say they are trying to stop a rat infestation that has plagued their community for more than six months.

Maine's Secretary of State says some households are receiving a confusing voter registration mailing that is not from state government.

Officials in Maine's largest city say they deny obstruction charges in a developer's lawsuit about a failed project that never came to pass.

LITCHFIELD, Maine - Police in Maine say they followed pings from a cellphone in a kidnapping case to find a woman who texted 911, and they later arrested a suspect. 

PORTLAND, Maine - Republican Sen. Susan Collins hasn't officially announced whether she's seeking reelection. But that isn't stopping campaign dollars from pouring into Maine.