3 people arrested after police raid illegal marijuana operation in Skowhegan
Police seized 4,760 marijuana plants, cash, a truck and other drug material from the Waterville Road home in Skowhegan on Friday.
Waldo County closed cases
BELFAST — The following cases were closed in Waldo County Unified Court Feb. 23-29. Bear T. Sprague, 22, of Pittsfield, eluding an officer in Knox Jan. 22, 2020, dismissed; operating without a license in Knox Jan. 22, 2020, $150 fine; failure to register a vehicle in Knox Jan. 22, 2020, $150 fine; attaching false plate in Knox Jan. 22, 2020, $150 fine.
Former Kennebec County Official indicted
AUGUSTA - A former former Kennebec County official accused of stalking and copying information from a computer has been indicted by the Kennebec County Grand Jury. 50-year old Arthur True is the former Director of the Kennebec County Emergency Management Agency. A criminal complaint alleges True intentionally engaged in activity...
What happened to Maine's famous Skowhegan Indian?
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — There is significant damage to the famous Skowhegan Indian sculpture in Skowhegan. Part of the face and part of one hand of the wooden statue are missing, and there was police tape surrounding the site on Monday. Maine's Total Coverage has reached out to police, town...
Siblings open restaurant in Liberty highlighting family recipes
LIBERTY--A pair of siblings, who grew up in Lincolnville, are back together once again, this time working alongside each other in their new restaurant. It's a cozy place in Waldo County that features the siblings family favorite recipes straight from their grandmothers kitchen. For the past 12 years Isaiah Pottle...
How a Maine youth basketball coach gave one kid a chance to shine
FAIRFIELD, Maine — The high school basketball season is finished as the state champions hoisted their hardware on Saturday. But how those young adults reach that level of success starts at a young age, even in a less competitive environment like youth sports. Fairfield's Police Athletic League is one...
Man missing on Moosehead had wandered 5 miles before being found safe
Colby Davis was reported missing Thursday night when he didn’t return to Tomhegan Wilderness Cabins.
Waldo County Sheriff’s beat
BELFAST — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity Feb. 19-28. An arrest or summons does not constitute a conviction, and those charged are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles aged 17-or-younger are not named. Feb. 19. Shaun D. Gunlock, 47,...
Registration open for 2024 Waldo County river races
The return of Waldo County’s annual river races marks a sure sign of spring for Maine paddlers and spectators alike. Registration is now open for the 43rd Annual St. George River Race and the 49th Annual Passagassawaukeag River Race. 2024 marks the 41st year that the Waldo County Y has organized these races which are part of the national circuit with times counting toward national rankings. The events bring hundreds of canoeists and kayakers to Waldo County over the last weekend of March and first weekend of April.
Fire Engulfs Covered Bridge Chips Facility
WATERVILLE, New Brunswick (WAGM) - A fire started at the Covered Bridge Potato Chips production facility in Waterville NB on Friday, March 1st. The Hartland Fire Department responded to the fire and was still investigating the scene as of March 2nd. WAGM Will follow up on the story as more information becomes available.
XGTC gymnast Lilly Hunt signs with Rhode Island College
PALMYRA, Maine (WABI) - MCI senior Lilly Hunt is going from X-treme Gymnastics & Tumbling Center in Palmyra to Division III Rhode Island College to continue her career on the bars and beam. Hunt has been training for this moment for a long time. She’s shown more local gymnasts in...
'Life-long learning': Teachers learn guitar-making to pass down to students
NEWPORT, Maine (WABI) - The teachers are becoming the students for three Saturdays at Nokomis Middle School, thanks to Integrated Technology teacher Keith Kelley. “The Perloff Foundation and the Maine Science Consortium, they gave us a grant to teacher teachers how to build guitars,” explains Kelley. “They come for three Saturdays, they get a kit and they build a guitar, and then they get a kid to build with the kid back at their school.”
Identity of person found dead on Waterville school bus released
WATERVILLE, Maine — Editor's note: The video above was originally published on Feb. 26, 2024. Police announced Wednesday the identity of a person who was found dead on a Waterville school bus Monday morning. At about 4:30 a.m. Monday, police received a report about a person "slumped over the...
University Credit Union will expand into Kennebec County
Barely a month since a new charter allowed University Credit Union to expand its geographic footprint, the Orono-based financial cooperative is planning to open its first location in Kennebec County this summer. The full-service branch will be at 67 Sewall St., Augusta, and will include a lobby, drive-up, meeting space...
Man killed in weekend Carmel crash has been identified
Johnboy Mayhew, 50, was driving on Fuller Road when he veered off the road and crashed into several trees.
At Waterville synagogue, new fixture mixes Maine industry with ancient Jewish tradition
WATERVILLE, Maine — For the first time in decades, a synagogue in Waterville welcomed a new mikvah, which is a bath used in Judaism for ritual purification. Located at the Beth Israel Synagogue, the structure was filled Saturday with large blocks of ice collected by more than a dozen Colby Students, and others, from a pond in Franklin County. Usually, the sacred pool is filled using rainwater. To Rabbi Rachel Isaacs, harvested ice was even more fitting.