Joe Brennan, Democratic Former Governor of Maine and US Congressman, Dies at 89

Former Maine Gov. Joseph Brennan enjoys a laugh with U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrat Joseph E. Brennan, whose hardscrabble childhood shaped his working-class views in a political career that included two terms as Maine’s governor and two terms in the U.S. House, died Friday evening at his home in Portland. He was 89. Brennan died with his wife at his side a few blocks […]

Maine Shooter Punched Fellow Army Reservist in Face Weeks Before Killings

New York State police interview Army Reservist Robert Card.

CONCORD, N.H. — The commission probing Maine’s deadliest mass shooting concluded law enforcement had ample grounds to pursue assault charges against Robert Card for punching a fellow Army reservist in the face six weeks before he killed 18 people in Lewiston. While legal experts and the man he punched concur on that, they say even […]

Army Personnel File Shows Maine Reservist who Killed 18 People Received Glowing Reviews

New York State police interview Army Reservist Robert Card.

PORTLAND, Maine — An Army reservist responsible for the deadliest shooting in Maine history received a glowing review from his superiors even as some of his family members were growing increasingly worried about his mental health. The annual evaluation from April 2023 indicated Robert Card, 40, of Bowdoin, was “a consummate professional” who “excelled as […]

Maine Police Defend Search for Army Reserve Gunman Who Killed 18 Last Fall

Major Scott Gosselin of the Maine State Police testifies

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine state police on Thursday defended their search last fall for a gunman who had just killed 18 people, saying they didn’t rush to search woods surrounding his abandoned car because they feared a late-night ambush. The Oct. 25 shooting at a bowling alley and a bar was the deadliest in state […]

Maine Considers Giving Panel Subpoena Power to Access Mass Shooter’s Military Records

Memorials for those who in Lewiston, Maine shooting

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine legislative committee considered an emergency request on Monday to grant powers to a panel investigating last year’s Lewiston mass shooting that the state’s governor said are critical to unraveling how the killings unfolded. An independent commission is investigating the October shootings that killed 18 people in a bowling alley and […]