• Maine Jun 25

    Maine Leaders Work to Protect Trees and Residents From Invasive Pest

    Mainers are fighting a persistent problem on new battlefields — browntail moths are causing acute headaches in Portland and Waterville this year. In the latter city, leaders declared an emergency to combat the invasive moths’ presence and their effects on residents. The hairs of browntail moth caterpillars can cause, among other symptoms, a very itchy rash. Meanwhile, in Portland, a…

  • Maine May 14

    Man Charged in Cold Case Murder of Woman Who Disappeared on Christmas Eve 34 Years Ago

    A Maine man has been charged with killing a woman who disappeared 34 years ago in Waterville on Christmas Eve, police said Friday. Gerald Goodale, 61, was indicted Thursday for murder in the death of Janet Brochu of Waterville, officials said. He’s already in the Maine State Prison serving a sentence for murdering another woman, Geraldine Finn, in 1988. New…

  • Maine May 14

    Man Charged in Cold Case Murder of Woman Who Disappeared on Christmas Eve 34 Years Ago

    A Maine man has been charged with killing a woman who disappeared 34 years ago in Waterville on Christmas Eve, police said Friday. Gerald Goodale, 61, was indicted Thursday for murder in the death of Janet Brochu of Waterville, officials said. He’s already in the Maine State Prison serving a sentence for murdering another woman, Geraldine Finn, in 1988. New…

  • Maine Mar 30

    TikTok Star on Cellphone With Fiancee as Tree Limb Killed Her

    A motorist was talking on her cellphone to her future wife when powerful winds blew a tree limb onto her car Monday and killed her, authorities said. Rochelle Hager, 31, of Waterville, was an executive chef who posted popular TikTok videos and was engaged to be married this fall. “It happened really quick,” Brittany Lynn Ritchie told the Morning Sentinel….

  • Maine Jan 4

    2-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Being Shot in Head

    A two-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head at his home in Waterville, Maine, state police said. Waterville police received a 911 call about the shooting just before noon Saturday. Investigators determined that one of three siblings living in the Western Avenue home found the gun in the closet, loaded it and a round was…

  • marijuana legalization Oct 10, 2020

    A Long Road: Marijuana Goes on Sale Years After Approval in Maine

    Mainers are getting their first opportunity to legally buy marijuana for adult recreational use, but a supply shortage is a potential buzzkill. Retailers blame the pandemic and a limited number of licensed manufacturers for reducing the variety of products available on Friday, the opening day. Licenses were issued only a month ago. That didn’t dampen Matt Bourgeois’ enthusiasm for...

  • Maine Mar 20, 2020

    Man Arrested in Shooting of 7-Year-Old Girl in Maine Home

    A 20-year-old man is facing charges in connection to the shooting of a 7-year-old girl in her home in Waterville, Maine. Emahleeah Frost has returned home from the hospital after the drive-by shooting left her with a bullet in her backbone late last month. Jeremiah Gamblin, 20, was arrested Friday on a warrant and probation violation. Police said Thursday that…

  • Maine Mar 7, 2020

    Young Maine Girl Recovering After Being Wounded in Drive-by Shooting

    A week after a drive-by shooting left a young Maine girl with a bullet in a backbone, Emahleeah Frost is back home in Waterville. Friday, on her way to be reunited with her friends and some family, the 7-year-old and her parents made a stop at the Waterville Police Department to thank first responders who kept her alive after a…

  • Waterville Mar 3, 2020

    Maine Girl Wounded in Drive-By Shooting

    A seven-year-old girl is recovering in intensive care after she was hit by a bullet while eating a snack in Maine on Friday.

  • Maine Feb 29, 2020

    7-Year-Old Girl Shot by Stray Bullet in Her Bedroom

    Police say a 7-year-old girl shot inside her home was struck by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting in Waterville, Maine. Emahleeah Frost is in stable condition on Saturday after being flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Maine Medical Center. Her mother said Emma was having a snack in her bedroom when she was hit by the bullet around 3:30…

  • Maine Feb 29, 2020

    7-Year-Old Girl Shot in Maine Home

    A 7-year-old girl was shot Friday in Waterville, Maine. State police said the girl was shot inside a home on Summer Street. Authorities were notified around 3:30 p.m. The child was taken to the MaineGeneral Medical Center in Waterville before being airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland. “We continue to monitor her condition tonight and remain hopeful,” the Maine…

  • Maine Dec 23, 2019

    Officer, Driver Wounded by Gunfire in Maine Police Chase

    A police officer in Waterville, Maine has been shot, according to the state’s Attorney General’s office. His injuries are not life threatening. The shooting led to a police chase, where officers followed the suspect from Waterville to Canaan, state police spokesman Steve McCausland said.

  • Maine Oct 25, 2019

    New Details Revealed About Maine Mother's Killing

    Days after a Maine woman was found dead in the basement of her apartment building in Waterville, a police affidavit is revealing new information about her killing. In the affidavit, released Friday, police say Nicholas Lovejoy, 28, admitted he shot 29-year-old Melissa Sousa with a revolver after she pushed him down a staircase and attempted to shoot him with a...

  • Maine Oct 25, 2019

    Missing Maine Mother Found Dead; Boyfriend Charged With Murder

    A body found Wednesday in a Maine home has been identified as a woman reported missing a day earlier. The father of her twin daughters is being charged with her murder. Police in Waterville were searching for 29-year-old Melissa Sousa, a mother who was last seen on Tuesday morning putting her twin girls on a school bus by her house...

  • Maine Oct 24, 2019

    Body Found in Home of Missing Maine Mother; Boyfriend Arrested

    Authorities confirm a body has been found in the basement of a missing Maine woman’s home. Police in Waterville, Maine, have been searching for 29-year-old Melissa Sousa, a mother who was last seen on Tuesday morning putting her twin girls on a school bus by her house on Gold Street.

  • BOSTON Oct 2, 2019

    Maine Mayor Draws Controversy for Columbus Day Declaration

    A Maine mayor is getting some criticism after announcing his city would observe Columbus Day. Tuesday night, Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro, a Republican, made the proclamation, which seemingly defies a new state law signed by Democratic Maine Gov. Janet Mills making the holiday Indigenous People’s Day.

  • BOSTON Oct 2, 2019

    Columbus Day Controversy in Maine

    The mayor of Waterville said his city would observe Columbus Day in defiance of Maine law.

  • Maine Aug 12, 2019

    Horse-Drawn Wagon Crash Injures 4 in Maine

    Four people are now recovering after what police called a freak accident involving a horse-drawn wagon. It happened Sunday evening around 7:30 p.m. on Water Street in Clinton, Maine, near Waterville. One woman was airlifted a hospital after the crash.

  • BOSTON May 18, 2019

    Lawyer Says Father of Missing Girl Is Not at Fault

    A lawyer for the father of a missing Maine toddler who couldn’t be located to be served a lawsuit says the man is living and working in California. Attorney Michael Waxman says his client, Justin DiPietro, had nothing to do with the death of Ayla Reynolds and has no idea what happened to his daughter.

  • Maine Mar 25, 2019

    Anonymous Customers Leave $2,000 Tip to Surprise of Maine Wait Staff

    Anonymous customers at a Maine restaurant seemingly approved of the eatery’s service, leaving a $2,000 tip on a $48 bill. Silver Street Tavern waitress Samantha Clark says the couple, who asked to remain anonymous, was friendly and easy to wait on, although the man said someone took his wine glass by mistake at one point. The Waterville Morning-Sentinel reports the...

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