Cop Pulls Over Man For Speeding, Then Saves His Life

"When you're thinking you're just going to give a guy a warning and — next thing you know — you're doing chest compression in the middle of rush-hour traffic. It's a little overwhelming," is how a Maine police officer described a recent traffic stop that did not go as expected. » 7/30/14 6:40pm 7/30/14 6:40pm

'Only In Maine:' Truck Spills Potato Load Swerving Around A Moose

A trucker is telling Maine State Police he was trying avoid a moose when he put his potato-hauling semi-truck into the ditch, splitting the cargo box and starting an impromptu potato farm on the side of Interstate 295. He got off with minor leg injuries. » 5/28/14 9:32am 5/28/14 9:32am

The University of Maine Scallop Guts Placed In The Wrong Car Have Been…

Losing one's scallop guts is a terrible thing, especially if they're part of a university research project. But blue Chevrolet sedans from the University of Maine motor pool being what they are, it's pretty easy to inadvertently put your scallop guts in the back of the wrong car. » 11/28/12 3:20pm 11/28/12 3:20pm

Someone Put Their Scallop Guts In The Wrong Car And Wants Them Back

Don't you hate it when you walk up to a car that looks like yours and hit the fob, only to discover that it isn't even your car? That happened today to a couple of University of Maine researchers who put a couple of plastic tubs of scallop innards in the wrong car. » 11/27/12 3:30pm 11/27/12 3:30pm

Watch A State Trooper Stop A Wrong-Way Elderly Driver With His Car

Maine State Police Trooper Douglas Cropper tried to flag down an 88-year-old Toyota Corolla driver who was going the wrong way on Interstate 295 last month. » 7/22/12 6:30pm 7/22/12 6:30pm

Naked man drives dump truck into a condo

A Maine man wearing no clothes allegedly crashed his dump truck into the front of a condo this past week. According to the South Berwick police, Eli Hutchins, 24, of Lovell, Maine is accused of driving his dump truck into a condo after a night of partying with an acquaintance nearby degenerated into an argument. » 5/28/11 2:00pm 5/28/11 2:00pm

Haven't you ever seen a grand prize winning motorized ice shack?


From the great state of Maine comes this award winning motorized ice shack. Built over a six month period from a snowmobile trailer, an ice shack and a 1996 Chevy Cavalier, upon its completion this unique ice shack won the Bangor Daily News' "Original Ice Shack Contest". The motorized ice shack is entirely driveable… » 3/05/11 10:00am 3/05/11 10:00am

The Junked Cars Of Limerick, Maine

We like to see a sampling of junkyard wares from around the world, and Slantsick has added to our Rusty Iron Grand Tour by photographing some of the more interesting vehicles at C.I.A. Salvage of Limerick, Maine. Make the jump to see the whole gallery and read Slantsick's list of vehicles.


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Real Life Grand Theft Auto - Portland, Maine Edition

We didn't actually know Portland, Maine had crime or even roads, we always just assumed it was an idyllic beach town where Bostonians drove for long weekends to eat big lobsters. Apparently it's actually Maine's largest city and the location of a seriously impressive crime spree straight out of Grand Theft Auto.… » 4/15/08 10:40am 4/15/08 10:40am

New York Times Talks About Burnouts

One would think that a guy with a last name like his would have a slightly tighter grip on automotive reality. But in writing about Tire Tracks a documentary meditation on Stonington, ME's burnout junkies, the NYT's David Carr makes a play for highbrow cred drops a Willem DeKooning ref after asserting that the… » 8/16/06 2:30am 8/16/06 2:30am

Death to the K Car! Woman Saws Aries in Half

Oh, the poor, maligned K Car. Long the butt of jokes, you nevertheless helped save Chrysler's bacon at a time when it was in mortal danger. And what respect are you paid? You're chopped in half in under a minute by a 22-year-old woman wielding a reciprocating saw. Kelly Breton took just 58.76 seconds to separate the… » 7/14/06 5:30pm 7/14/06 5:30pm

Time to Heist the Donuts: Maine Man Steals Dunks Truck

Oh to be young, dumb and full of Coors Light again. Brandon Cote of South Portland saw an opportunity while inebriated and took it: an unattended Dunkin' Donuts delivery van with the keys tantalizingly left in the ignition. Roughly three hours later, he was spotted speeding, and the po-po — fiercely protective of… » 6/07/06 2:00pm 6/07/06 2:00pm

33 Percent of All Cars in US to Fall Under CARB's Rule in 2009?

Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington are expected to adopt the policies of the CARBies today, following the lead of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont in adopting California's set of stringent emissions standards, putting the number of states under the California Air… » 12/22/05 6:37pm 12/22/05 6:37pm