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Police: Rochester man stole gun woman used in suicide

ROCHESTER — Police charged a man Thursday with stealing a gun off a deceased woman shortly after she used it to kill herself inside a downtown storage unit in October. Albert Crement, 60, of Lafayette Street, was arrested without incident at his apartment Thursday and charged with felony theft of a


Sanford Schools Legacy Foundation thankful for support, looks to future

SANFORD — Just over a year ago, some community members got together to figure out how they could help the city of Sanford’s schools. They knew that despite a $92 million contribution from the state school construction fund and $11 million in local funds, not all the needs at the new Sanford High Sch


Operations from closing CT lobster plant to come to Maine

GOULDSBORO, Maine — One of the biggest companies in lobster distribution and processing says it will increase production at a Maine plant in the wake of closing a Connecticut facility.


Get help with tax preparation through YCCAC

SANFORD — On Saturday, Feb. 9, York County Community Action Corporation will host its 14th annual “Super Saturday” Free Tax-Prep services at the YCCAC main office complex at 6 Spruce St. in Sanford. The tax preparation service will begin at 9 a.m., and the last appointments will be scheduled for 2 p


Somersworth mill fire investigation continues as building is demolished

SOMERSWORTH — Officials at the New Hampshire Fire Marshal’s office continue to investigate a fire that destroyed a mill building at the former Great Falls Bleachery and Dye Works near Main Street on Jan. 7.


Nor'easter to bring widespread heavy snow this weekend

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Widespread heavy snow is expected across the Northeast this weekend. Towns like Sanford and Saco will be hit earliest. Southern New Hampshire and southern Maine will see snow move in from the southwest by Saturday evening that will last through Sunday night. Snowfall totals are li


Second arrest in George & Ed’s store robbery

ROCHESTER — Police on Wednesday charged a second suspect in connection with a Dec. 26 robbery at George & Ed’s General Store. Lana Markson, 30, of Nottingham, turned herself into police and was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, a Class A felony, according to police. She was released on $1,5


Boston vs. Bullies making a difference at Sanford schools

SANFORD — If you ask a fourth- or fifth-grade student in the Sanford public school system just what bullying is, and what it isn’t, they can tell you. Because of a program called Boston vs. Bullies that engages young people, through videos made by famous sports figures, along with classroom activiti


Maine lawmaker attempting to ban certain books

A Maine lawmaker, upset by a novel read by her teenage son for his high school advanced English class, is now trying to ban so-called "obscene books" from Maine public schools.


York Co. gun club targets land owner with proposed bill at statehouse

WEST NEWFIELD (WGME) -- A York County gun club is targeting a nearby landowner with proposed legislation at the statehouse, after officials said he used a loophole in the law to try to shut them down.


Ice disk, meteor, now an earthquake reported in Maine

DAVIS TOWN, Maine (WMTW) - First it was the Westbrook ice disk, then a meteor and now an earthquake -- Maine has seen it all this week. A minor 2.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded Wednesday just north of Rangeley Lake.


York County Shelter food pantry, others, reach out to federal employees

ALFRED — Those who have been impacted by the partial shutdown of the federal government are welcome to stop by the York County Shelter Programs Food Pantry at the intersection of Jordan Springs Road (Route 4) and Swett’s Bridge Road in Alfred.


Joe Duball's High School Basketball: Wright time for Lebanon

FAR TOO often nowadays, we see the best public school basketball players abandon their town teams for the spotlight that prep school has to offer. Lebanon High girls’ basketball coach Tim Kehoe has seen plenty of instances of prep school poaching in recent years from his Raiders.


Taco Bell closure in Biddeford a mystery

BIDDEFORD – The Taco Bell at 460 Alfred St. in Biddeford is currently closed, and its unclear when — or if — it will reopen. The fast food restaurant, which is adjacent to a Jiffy Lube car maintenance shop, has been closed for several days. A sign on the door states, “Sorry for the inconvenience but


Storm could bury Maine in snow but, hey, the timing could be worse

Most of Maine is expected to be blanketed by 12-18 inches of fresh snow and maybe up to two feet in some areas by the end of the day Sunday. The powerful winter storm, which will hit the southern tip of Maine late Saturday night and continue uninterrupted throughout the day Sunday, is likely to be t


Massive NH Snowstorm Could Drop 2 Feet

SOUTHERN NH — The biggest snowstorm so far this winter will bury New Hampshire in up to two feet of snow this weekend. More than a foot of snow is expected from Concord to Nashua to Portsmouth Saturday night into Sunday night. The Keene region will be hit hardest, as 19 inches of snow is expected, a


Rochester woman sentenced for sexual assault

DOVER — A Rochester woman will serve at least two years in prison after she sexually assaulted a 19-year-old she had met while working as a nursing assistant. Mackenzie Godin, 25, was sentenced Wednesday morning at Strafford County Superior Court in Dover. She was found guilty during a jury trial in


This Maine Forest Ranger Is Basically Snow White

You may love nature, but can you channel the Disney princess Snow White and her uncanny ability to make friends with animals?. Maine Forest Ranger Shane Nichols can... and recently proved it on the Maine Forest Rangers facebook. In the video, he's holding out his hand filled with treats as a Canada


Club Notes from Jan. 18

NEWPORT — The Reprisal Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution has announced two DAR Good Citizen winners for 2018-2019: Sarah Ball of Lebanon High School and Blaise O’Mara of Sunapee Middle High School.


York man who sent threatening emails to police asks to be released from custody

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire — Following his guilty pleas for sending emails with threats to commit crimes at gunpoint, in one instance posing as Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Merner, Austin Santoro has petitioned a judge for his release from custody until he is sentenced for the crimes.