Albion, ME

Police searching for multiple missing people in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Augusta Police Department responded to a report of suspicious activity on Glenwood Drive at 1:39 a.m. on Friday, authorities say. A news release from Augusta Police Department Deputy Chief Kevin D. Lully stated authorities now believe there may be multiple missing persons, a family including one adult and four children.
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Augusta Police asking for public’s help locating 5 missing people

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) -Augusta Police are asking for the public’s help locating five missing people. Authorities are looking for 28-year-old Mawj Al Hilfi and four children, ages 4 to 9, all of Augusta. Officials say they responded to Glenridge Drive Friday for a report of suspicious activity, but they...
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Police remove processed marijuana, marijuana plants from retail marijuana store after they say store continued to operate on revoked license

FAIRFIELD, Maine (WABI) - Fairfield Police say they removed and destroyed 126 pounds of processed Marijuana and 185 marijuana plants from a retail marijuana store Wednesday. Police say they obtained a search warrant for Yezi Local Craft Marijuana Retail Store after they say the store continued to operate after their state license had been revoked.

Mary Frances Weaver Dutch, obituary

Mary Frances Weaver Dutch passed on to her next life following a short experience with liver cancer on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. As most know, Mary had a positive diagnosis of progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 1979, but continued to thrive throughout her adult life. Mary was born in Gardiner, Maine...

Searsport Fire Chief charged in connection with alleged embezzlement

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The Searsport Fire Chief has been charged in connection with an alleged embezzlement after authorities say he received stolen funds taken from an organization that supports the fire department. The Bangor Daily News reports 51-year-old Andrew Webster has been on suspension pending the results of an...

Philip E. Myers, Sr., service

BELFAST — Philip E. Myers, Sr., 93, long-time Thomaston resident, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, June 28 2022 at Harbor Hill, in Belfast, where he has resided for the past four years. Family and friends are invited to visit Friday, July 15, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Burpee,...
Down East

Should Camden Remove Its 200-Year-Old Harbor-Front Dam?

When it comes to scenery, the coastal enclave of Camden has an embarrassment of riches — its huddled collection of quaint inns, shops, and restaurants; the footbridge over the Megunticook River that nearly sags under the weight of hanging flower pots; the sheer face of Mount Battie looming up behind sailboats swaying at their moorings. The stately public library, a National Historic Landmark, presides over Harbor Park, with its paths winding over to where the river becomes a waterfall, cascading down a ragged slab of bedrock to the sea. Where is a photographer even to begin?

Viral 13-Foot Sturgeon Photo in the Kennebec is a Hoax

It is not uncommon to see the endangered sturgeon in Maine rivers. I've seen more than I can count hopping out of the Kennebec River in Augusta. These are primitive fish and pre-date dinosaurs. According to, they are bottom feeders. The ones we're likely to see in Maine rivers...

Police Destroy 126 Pounds of Marijuana at Unlicensed Fairfield Store

According to the Kennebec Journal, Fairfield Police confiscated nearly 200 marijuana plants and destroyed over 125 pounds of processed marijuana on Wednesday. The Kennebec Journal reports that Fairfield Police executed a search warrant this week at the YEZI Local Craft Marijuana Retail Store. The store is on Norridgewock Road in the vicinity of Fairfield Center and is a medical dispensary. However, the store was continuing to operate despite the fact that the business's license had been revoked.

Five ideas for the Fourth of July

As Maine heads into the holiday weekend, thoughts inevitably turn to fun family activities that make the most of the Fourth of July, from official events to classic summertime excursions. Here are five things to check out in Maine this weekend:. Fireworks: It just wouldn’t be the Fourth of July...

Former Searsport Emporium With Endless Opportunities, Up For Sale

Have you ever wondered how cool it would be to buy a business, renovate it, and offer your incredible creations to people all over the world? I have. In Searsport Maine sits a building that once house Captain Tinkham's Emporium, which provided antiques, hand tools, jewelry, ephemera, and other items of interest to collectors and crafters alike, according to a website of theirs.

Fourth of July Events

The Old Bristol Historical Society will host an open house and ice cream social from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 3 at its newly renovated Bristol History Center at 2089 Bristol Road (Route 130). Visitors will be able to tour the new exhibits and enjoy ice cream treats. The Round...

Maine’s 195th Army Band announces summer tour dates

Maine (WABI) - Maine’s 195th Army Band has announced their 2022 summer tour dates. They’re kicking off the season with a free concert Saturday night in Searsport at Mosman Park. They’ll also be performing three times in southern Maine on Independence Day. The band returns to our...