AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Republicans insist they're working together to help Herschel Walker unseat Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in a Georgia runoff that offers the GOP a chance to finish a disappointing midterm election season with a victory.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Chipotle Mexican Grill violated federal labor law by closing a Maine restaurant where workers sought to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board said.
Employees at the Chipotle in Maine’s capital city of Augusta filed an NRLB petition in June asking to hold a union election, becoming the first of the Mexican food chain’s restaurants to file such a petition.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man who held a knife to a security officer’s neck before being shot in the the federal building in Maine’s capital pleaded guilty on Tuesday.
Derik Broox Wight, 41, of Augusta, pinned a private security officer working for the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service against the wall and threatened him with a knife.
LOUISVILLE, Ga. (AP) — One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a block party in eastern Georgia.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said “numerous” shots were fired at the Saturday gathering in Louisville while more than 100 people were present.
ATLANTA (AP) — Bill Fulcher, who coached Georgia Tech's football team for two seasons in the 1970s in what remains the shortest tenure in the school's modern era, has died at the age of 88, the school announced Saturday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s only burn center will close Oct. 14, hospital officials said Thursday.
The JMS Burn and Reconstruction Center, located at Merit Health Central in South Jackson, includes 13 burn intensive care patient rooms, 20 burn step down unit patient rooms and a 12-room outpatient clinic.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Kennebec County sheriff's deputy accused of assaulting his wife is facing a number of charges, police said Wednesday.
The deputy, 29, who has been suspended without pay, did not enter a plea in his initial court appearance on Wednesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A driver who acknowledged falling asleep before striking three pedestrians, killing all of them, entered the equivalent of guilty pleas to civil driving infractions on Wednesday.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Investigators searching for a Georgia man missing since 2016 may have found human remains buried in the mud at the bottom of a pond near Augusta.
Officials have been looking for Simon Powell, a logger known to carry large amounts of cash, since his truck was found on fire several miles from his home six years ago.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Flags will be lowered around Connecticut for a soldier killed by lightning while training in Georgia last month.
Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Clark of Bolton had served for 22 years on active duty and as a Army reservist.
FORT GORDON, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. military Thursday identified a soldier killed by a lightning strike at a Georgia base as a 41-year-old Army reservist assigned to a medical team that performs emergency surgery in combat zones.
FORT GORDON, Ga. (AP) — A lightning strike at an Army post in Georgia left one soldier dead and nine others injured Wednesday as a thunderstorm moved through the area, authorities said.
The extent of the injuries to the survivors wasn't immediately known.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Japanese company announced plans Wednesday for a $150 million plant to make copper foil for electric vehicle batteries in Augusta, Georgia, instead of at its previously announced location near an existing Camden, South Carolina, facility.
Chipotle is closing a Maine store that had been leading efforts to unionize the chain.
Employees at the Augusta, Maine, Chipotle filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board in June asking to hold a union election at the store.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A judge has granted class status for an American Civil Liberties Union of Maine lawsuit over the system that provides attorneys to those who can’t afford them.
The lawsuit contends there’s a failure to train, supervise and adequately fund a system to ensure the constitutional right to effective counsel.
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System chancellor who came under criticism for his handling of staffing and restructuring will keep his job for another year.
Trustees voted unanimously Monday to extend the contract for Chancellor Dannel Malloy despite recent votes of no confidence from faculty at three of the system’s seven campuses.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Religious schools got what they wanted when the Supreme Court allowed them to participate in a state tuition program.
But the state attorney general said the ruling will be for naught unless the schools are willing to abide by the same antidiscrimination law as other private schools that participate in the program.
ATLANTA (AP) — The owners of a majority share of a nuclear power plant being expanded in Georgia are suing lead owner Georgia Power Co., claiming the company is trying to bilk them out of nearly $700 million by unilaterally changing a contract.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman pleaded guilty to reckless conduct and two counts of involuntary manslaughter Tuesday in connection with the drowning deaths of two men in 2021.
Augusta area news outlets report that Shontover Kirkland pleaded guilty Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — One of the owners of a nuclear power plant being expanded in Georgia says it's shifting overruns to Georgia Power Co. in exchange for giving up a sliver of its ownership.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system extended the contract of its chancellor into the summer, but has yet to make a decision about his long-term future.
Chancellor Dannel Malloy has received votes of no confidence from faculty at three of the system's campuses.
LINCOLN, Maine (AP) — State Rep. Jeffery A. Gifford, a retired paper mill worker who served five terms in the Maine Legislature, has died at age 75.
Gifford, R-Lincoln, served four terms from 2006 to 2014 and was elected to another term in 2020.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A candidate in a runoff for mayor of Georgia’s third-largest city is announcing a plan to redevelop a site where a long-vacant mall stood until 2020.
Steven Kendrick of Augusta made the announcement last week, with several Augusta commissioners.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System's chief legal officer cited stress as a reason for resigning this week following turmoil over a presidential job search that led to faculty votes of no confidence in the chancellor.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A settlement approved for the University of Maine at Augusta president who bowed out amid controversy ensures he will be paid at least $235,000 in the first year.
AGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Many faculty members and students say the resignation of an incoming administrator isn't enough to satisfy concerns about the leadership of the University of Maine System.
Faculty at University of Maine at Augusta and two other public universities previously cast no-confidence votes in UMS Chancellor Dannel Malloy over the hiring of Michael Laliberte to lead the Augusta campus and job cuts on the Farmington campus.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The incoming president of a public university in Maine has voluntarily withdrawn from his position amid complaints from faculty members about his hiring.
Michael Laliberte was set to start as president of University of Maine at Augusta on Aug.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who held a knife to a security officer's neck before being shot in a federal building in Maine's capital has pleaded not guilty.
Derik Broox Wight, 41, of Augusta entered the plea Wednesday to a single charge of assaulting a federal officer.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Faculty on a third University of Maine System campus gave a vote of no confidence to Chancellor Dannel Malloy.
The faculty senate at the University of Maine at Farmington delivered the rebuke Wednesday after the elimination of nine staff positions amid declining enrollment at the campus in the western part of the state.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System chancellor who didn’t think a no-confidence vote was important enough to share with a search committee is now the subject of his own no-confidence votes.
ATLANTA (AP) — A nuclear power plant being built in Georgia is now projected to cost its owners more than $30 billion.
A financial report from one of the owners on Friday clearly pushed the cost of Plant Vogtle near Augusta past that milestone, bringing its total cost to $30.34 billion
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The head of Maine's public university system said he was aware that a newly hired university president was asked to resign from a previous job.
Michael Laliberte was hired to serve as president of University of Maine at Augusta in early April.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage, seeking to return for a third term, attacked the administration of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills during a speech Saturday at the Maine Republican Party's convention at the Augusta Civic Center.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Augusta man who was shot while assaulting a Federal Protective Service guard is facing federal charges, officials said Thursday.
Derik Broox Wight, 41, held a knife to the throat of a security officer contracted by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Protective Service before being shot Wednesday by another officer at the Edmund S.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed off on a $1.2 billion supplemental budget Wednesday that sends more than half of the money to residents in the form of $850 relief checks.
Backed by dozens of lawmakers and cabinet members, the governor signed the bill into law in the State House Hall of Flags.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man armed with a knife was shot Wednesday after assaulting a Federal Protective Service guard in the federal building in Augusta, officials said.
The unidentified assailant was taken to the hospital after being shot.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former mayor of Augusta wants a civil investigation into how the current mayor is spending money.
Former Mayor Bob Young told local news outlets Tuesday he had sent a letter to Superior Court Judge Daniel Craig urging that he empanel a special grand jury to investigate Mayor Hardie Davis.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A county official in Maine pleaded no contest to charges of sexual assault of a female inmate and was sentenced to five months in jail.
The 60-year-old man who was a maintenance supervisor for Kennebec County was also sentenced to a fine and year-long suspended sentence on Thursday.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Longtime Tulsa World executive editor Joe Worley has died, the newspaper reported Friday.
Worley, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, died Wednesday, according to the newspaper.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — If history is any indication, perhaps the Internet sleuths who track flight patterns should circle May 10 on the calendar and look for a private jet going from South Florida to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — It doesn't seem that long ago to Scott Scheffler that he was standing on the green behind Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, dutifully holding a flashlight while his only son — just 5 or 6 at the time — hit shots in the dark.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler wanted to be a professional golfer for so long he wore trousers to lessons at Royal Oaks in Dallas and even at junior tournaments, no matter how stifling the Texas heat.