19-Year-Old Man Seriously Injured after Crash on I-95 in Maine
A New Castle man was critically injured Monday morning after crashing on I-95 in Augusta. The Maine State Police said the 19-year-old driver was heading north around 7:27 am when his 2003 Toyota Tacoma “went off the road, into the median and struck a tree.”. Driver had Life Threatening...
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.
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...
Experience Augusta: Six Must-Visit Pubs for Your Bucket List
In this article, we'll be exploring six notable pubs in Augusta. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below.
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.
MSSM students travel to Augusta to support funding bill
LIMESTONE, Maine (WAGM) - A bill has been introduced that would increase funding for the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. Earlier this month a group of students traveled to Augusta to voice their support for the bill, which would expand the school’s financial aid offerings and help them keep up their operational costs.
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).
Maine Army reservist Robert Card, who killed 18 people, received glowing reviews from superiors
PORTLAND, Maine — An Army reservist responsible for the deadliest shooting in Maine history received a glowing review from his superiors even as some of his family members were growing increasingly worried about his mental health. The annual evaluation from April 2023 indicated Robert Card, 40, of Bowdoin, was “a consummate professional” who “excelled as a squad leader” and whose mentoring of troops was “among the best,” according to the documents released under an open records request. Six months later, Card killed 18 people in a mass shooting before killing himself. The personnel files also show Card had received some mental health-related...
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...
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...
UMA's Bangor campus is adding more security cameras after shooting
BANGOR (BDN) -- After a shooting on the University of Maine at Augusta’s Bangor campus, the school will be installing more security cameras sooner than expected. The dean of UMA’s Bangor campus, Jeff Sychterz, said the university had planned to install more cameras to cover all the parking lots and buildings and was accelerating that process because of the Feb. 11 shooting in a parking lot. He also said Tuesday it was an oversight to not notify students of the shooting.
Pay it Forward Monday: Gardiner Area High School
Gardiner Area High School (Office Staff) Let us start your work week off right, with a few smiles and some treats, all thanks to Gardiner Federal Credit Union. Nominate an office or business and we just may see you for the next PAY IT FORWARD MONDAY!
NEWS CENTER Maine Weather Video Forecast
Maine's eclectic license plates spark conversation as NEWS CENTER Maine forecasts a springish day with mild temps. Showers loom near Augusta, with rain and wind expected by Wednesday. Tune in for the latest weather updates and a peek at Maine's unique plates – from conservation to lighthouses!
Advocates to end the sale of certain flavored tobacco hold press conference
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Advocates to end the sale of certain flavored tobacco products in Maine holding a press conference in Augusta. The group says more than 85% of African American smokers use menthol and that’s because the tobacco companies target them. They also say the tobacco companies target...
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...
Get Tickets to YWCA Central Maine Women of Achievement Awards Brunch
The Women of Achievement Awards Brunch is the YWCA’s biggest fundraiser, and was founded to honor the powerful leadership of women in Maine. This is the 9th year for the awards brunch, and it was started by recognizing the outgoing YWCA Board President, Lee Young. The decision to honor her work inspired YWCA executive leadership to create annual awards to celebrate the often overlooked accomplishments of women in the Central Maine community and state.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office: 1 arrest
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to 235 calls for service for the period of Feb. 20 to Feb. 27. Year to date, LCSO has responded to 1,786 calls for service. Lake Phillips, 28, of Waldoboro was issued a summons Feb. 20 for Unlawful Sexual Touching, in Whitefield, by Detective Ryan Chubbuck.
These 2 Locations Have Held the Top 2 Spots for Most Crashes in Maine for 20+ Years
Can anything be done to reduce the number of accidents at these two intersections in Maine? Cony Cirlce and Memorial Circle in Augusta have consistently held the top two spots on the Maine DOT's list of car crashes in Maine for the past 20 years, and by a significant amount.
Epicurean Adventure in Augusta: 3 Pizzas You Need to Taste
In this article, we explore three outstanding pizzerias in Augusta. Have you had the chance to taste their offerings yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Kennebec County now qualitifes for federal disaster aid from December storm
KENNEBEC COUNTY, Maine (WABI) - Governor Janet Mills announcing Tuesday that Kennebec County was approved for Public Assistance under President Biden’s Major Disaster Declaration for the December storm that caused significant flooding, prolonged power outages, and extensive property damage across central and western Maine. According to the governor’s office,...