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Police Identify Person Found Deceased on Waterville School Bus
Following a week of vacation, many Waterville-area children awoke on Monday morning expecting to return to school that day. However, shortly before school was supposed to start, they received a notice saying that all Waterville schools would be closed. A body had been found behind the wheel of one of...
Is there a future without Maine's only child prison? Providers say the alternatives just aren't there yet
PORTLAND, Maine — For years, proposals in Augusta and efforts by state officials have worked to divest resources away from Long Creek Youth Development Center, the state's only youth prison. Fewer and fewer children are incarcerated there as well. According to an end-of-year report from the Department of Corrections,...
Smithfield Leap Year Celebration is for all ages
SMITHFIELD, Maine (WABI) - Here’s a way to celebrate the leap year here in Maine all weekend, just head to Smithfield!. The Smithfield Leap Year Celebration Committee has a number of events starting Thursday for all ages. Most of the activities are free, too. Thursday night they’re holding a...
Livermore Falls man facing multiple charges after home invasion
FARMINGTON (WGME) -- A Livermore Falls man is facing kidnapping and robbery charges for his alleged role in a home invasion in Farmington. According to the Sun Journal, 43-year-old Jeromy Merchant was taken into custody on Monday. According to the Sun Journal, a 52-year-old man heard knock on his door...
Leap Day means something different to the town of Smithfield
The central Maine community says it's the only town in the state to have been incorporated on Feb. 29. Festivities kick off this weekend to celebrate.
Ice fishing derbies are a mixed bag this weekend due to conditions
At least four ice fishing derbies are canceled for this weekend. Other organizations are monitoring their respective water bodies.
CRITTER CHATTER: Is it spring, yet, at Duck Pond Wildlife Center?
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” is a phrase we associate with U.S. postal carriers, but I think it could easily describe Don Cote and his volunteers at the Wildlife Care Center in Vassalboro. (Out of curiosity, I searched on-line and found a “Wildlife Rehabilitator Code of Ethics” which addresses high standard quality care/methods; education; adherence to federal, state and local laws/regulations; health and safety practices; community support/involvement; professional conduct; and the obvious need for personal integrity, compassion and commitment).
Mobilize Recovery trains public in Narcan administration, aims to combat overdose crisis in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Mobilize Recovery trained the public this morning on how to administer Narcan. The training took place at the Augusta Food Bank while people waited in line to get in. Jonathon Reynolds, Community Organizer with Mobilize Recovery, says Narcan can help prevent people from dying of an...
What Will Happen to the Iconic Augusta Civic Center?
For over five decades, the Augusta Civic Center has hosted concerts, trade shows, weddings, basketball games, and gala events. The millions who have walked through the doors over the decades have been entertained, educated, and formed business alliances. It would be difficult to find a single person in Central Maine who has not been somehow touched by the building.
3 injured, including police officer, in 4-vehicle crash in Waterville
Officer Jake Whitley had his lights and sirens activated when a Honda CRV pulled out into the road in front of him.
Sure Sign of Spring: Massive Maine Camper & RV Show Returns to Augusta
It's time to stop lamenting about the cold weather and start thinking spring at the annual Augusta Camper and RV Show hosted by none other than the awesome team at Scott's Recreation. Sidebar: You might be wondering why you would want to pay $10 to go to a show and...
19-year-old remains in critical condition after I-95 crash
Jack Duncan was airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he remains in critical condition.
Savor the Flavor: Discovering the Top 3 Pubs in Waterville
This article presents a tour of three notable pubs in Waterville. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Augusta Schools Announce Plan to Deal With Excessive Snow Days
Yes, schools in Central Maine have been closed a lot this winter, but the cause of the closures has rarely been snow. Instead, our schools have been closed by power outages, flooding, ice, and high winds. Okay, maybe one or two of the closures was directly related to snow. Many...
VASSALBORO: New hire proposal withdrawn; select board nixes KVCOG membership
After reviewing pieces of the proposed 2024-25 town budget at their regular meeting Feb. 22, Vassalboro select board members scheduled a special meeting for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, to continue discussion. Two decisions were made Feb. 22. — Town Manager Aaron Miller said he had postponed his proposal to...
Maine legislators and advocates oppose tobacco industry's targeting of Black communities
AUGUSTA (WVII) -- Maine lawmakers joined public health advocates to call out the tobacco industry for targeting the Black community with menthol cigarettes. Advocates put up displays in the Hall of Flags in the State House in Augusta to highlight some of the stories from Maine’s Black communities. This...
Saturday’s Class B North hockey semifinals moved from Presque Isle to Waterville
The statewide Class A quarterfinals will get underway Friday and Saturday at the home rinks of the higher seeds.
Maine Democrats to reveal new gun reform proposals in response to ongoing violence
AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Democrats in Augusta are set to unveil a set of new gun reform proposals on Wednesday. Details on what exactly is being put forward have not been released yet, but the Press Herald reports one of the proposals would impose a 72-hour waiting period on firearm purchases, a measure that's previously failed to pass the Legislature.
UMA’s Plan to Significantly Expand Their Augusta, Maine, Campus
For years, the Marketplace at Augusta was home to a satellite office for a national university. Initially, the space was occupied by a branch of Kaplan University. Later, the building was home to Purdue Global. In early February of 2023, Purdue abruptly closed their Augusta location. We later got word...
Maine towns experience near-record winter warmth, brace for impending cold front
PORTLAND (WGME) -- Mainers in several cities and towns experienced unseasonably warm temperatures on Tuesday, reaching the 40s and 50s. Several locations either broke records or got close to them. The Augusta State Airport was close to the record of 56F set back in 1976 but fell short, at only...