• Maine December 13, 2021 4:22 am

    Father of Missing Toddler to Be Interviewed In Civil Lawsuit

    The father of a missing Maine toddler is expected to be interviewed 10 years after the disappearance, as part of a civil lawsuit seeking to hold him accountable for her death. Justin DiPietro reported toddler Ayla missing in 2011 in Waterville. A judge declared her to be legally dead in 2017. The Morning Sentinel reports that her mother, Trista Reynolds, sees…

  • Maine June 25, 2021 11:10 pm

    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 June 25, 2021 11:01 pm

    Browntail Moths Are Taking Over Maine's Trees

  • Maine May 14, 2021 9:28 pm

    Maine 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…

  • Waterville April 10, 2021 10:26 pm

    Report: Officer ‘Acted Within Policy' in Fatal Shooting

    A Maine police officer “acted within policy” when he fatally shot a knife-wielding man in February, according to an internal review. Waterville Officer Paul Heath shot and killed Eric J. Porter, 32, of Hartland, who reportedly charged at a police cruiser with a knife on Feb. 11, according to the department’s incident review team report released Friday, the Morning...

  • Maine March 30, 2021 11:33 pm

    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 January 4, 2021 12:35 am

    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 October 10, 2020 9:25 am

    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 March 20, 2020 12:52 am

    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 March 7, 2020 3:01 am

    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…

  • Maine March 7, 2020 2:11 am

    Girl Recovering After Being Shot

    A week after a drive-by shooting left a young Maine girl with a bullet in her backbone, she is now back home.

  • Maine March 3, 2020 12:58 am

    Maine Girl, 7, Recovering After Drive-by Shooting Leaves Bullet in Her Back

    A 7-year-old girl shot in a drive-by shooting Friday in Maine is expected to live, but has a bullet lodged in her spine and remains in intensive care.

  • Waterville March 3, 2020 12:40 am

    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 February 29, 2020 8:45 pm

    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 February 29, 2020 2:45 am

    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 December 23, 2019 4:58 am

    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 October 25, 2019 10:12 pm

    Documents Show Boyfriend Admits to Killing Maine Mom of 2

    A Maine man is being held without bail after a police affidavit shows he fatally shot his girlfriend earlier in the week.

  • Maine October 25, 2019 10:59 pm

    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 October 25, 2019 3:34 am

    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 October 24, 2019 9:56 pm

    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.

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