Final teenager in Maine murder case agrees to plea deal
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A teenager charged with the murder of a 47-year-old Litchfield woman has reached a plea deal.
Seventeen-year-old William Smith was one of three teenagers charged in the...
Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral
Jessye Norman's illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honored at her public funeral. So was Jessye Norman the loyal friend, the humanitarian, the teacher and the person not only...
The Latest: Famous figures pay tribute to Jessye Norman
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the public funeral for international opera star Jessye Norman (all times local):
Late opera star Jessye Norman’s US hometown honors her life
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — International opera star Jessye Norman never forgot her home in a small Southern U.S. city. And Augusta, Georgia, never forgot the woman who grew up among many musical...
The Latest: Opera star’s hometown names street after her
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on ceremonies honoring renowned opera star Jessye Norman (All times local):
Jessye Norman's U.S. hometown has named a street for the late opera...
Woman dies in crash near Maine’s capital city
SIDNEY, Maine (AP) — Police say a woman was killed in a single-car crash near Maine's capital city.
Maine State Police say 38-year-old Elizabeth Simmons died on Friday morning when her...
Georgia city approves $1.5M deal in boy’s park electrocution
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Augusta, Georgia have agreed to pay $1.5 million to the family of a 12-year-old boy who died after touching a fence that became electrified at a city...
Laurence Fishburne, others to honor Jessye Norman at funeral
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and will feature tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon...
Augusta weighs options for new police station
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Augusta's new police station could cost up to $21.5 million depending on which of three locations are chosen for the building.
Fallen firefighters remembered at ceremony in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — With a blast that killed a firefighter and injured others fresh on attendees' minds, the state's annual firefighter remembrance ceremony took on added poignancy...
Report: Psychiatric hospital has made improvements
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A report says a Maine psychiatric hospital has made improvements in the past year and has addressed patient care problems that led to its decertification in 2013.
Georgia man gets 140 years in prison for restaurant arson
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who crashed his vehicle into a restaurant where he once worked and set it on fire amid the lunchtime rush has been convicted of arson.
Man faces sexual assault, abuse of minor charges
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police say a Bread of Life Ministries worker is charged with gross sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor.
Teen charged with killing mother agrees to plea deal
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine teenager charged with the stabbing and strangling death of his mother has entered into a plea bargain.
Sixteen-year-old Lukas Mironovas entered the guilty plea...
Pedestrian hit, injured by car driven by police detective
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A pedestrian in Maine suffered minor injuries when she was hit by a vehicle driven by a Maine State Police detective in Augusta.
Dozens of cats discovered in Augusta ‘hoarder home’
AUGUSTA, Kan. (AP) — The Butler County Sheriff's says at least 60 cats — some of them dead— were removed from a home in Augusta.
Sheriff Kelly Herzet says crews cleared the animals from the...
Sheriff: Georgia man charged in murder of missing man
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a missing man was found dead in a shallow grave and the man who murdered him has been arrested.
Maine culinary classroom aims to inspire healthy school food
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is launching a new culinary classroom that will stream live cooking classes in hopes of inspiring healthy meals in Maine schools.
Maine lawmakers to take another look at health care reform
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Some Maine lawmakers are preparing to start tackling health care reform proposals that could go to the full Legislature when it returns in January.
Maine deer season gets started for archers in some areas
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's deer hunt is getting started with a special archery season in designated areas.
The state's "expanded archery" season starts Saturday. The season runs through...
Augusta motorist sentenced to 1 year for fatal crash
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine driver convicted of manslaughter is going to jail for a year.
A judge sentenced 56-year-old Andrew Bilodeau on Wednesday for the crash that claimed the life of...
Georgia kayaker chased by 360-pound gator: ‘I just paddled’
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia kayaker says he could only think of paddling faster after realizing he wasn't alone in a pond.
Bo Storey told WRDW-TV , "I just paddled and paddled. ..." on...
3 firefighters injured in Georgia apartment fire
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Three firefighters are recovering after suffering injuries in a coastal Georgia apartment fire.
Local news outlets report three Chatham County firefighters were taken to...
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Georgia police officer dies while driving home after shift
WADLEY, Ga. (AP) — A small-town Georgia police officer has died in a single-vehicle accident while driving home after his shift.
Local news outlets report Wadley Patrolman Daniel Thomas died...
Augusta to boost safety of events like annual biker toy run
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Augusta City Council is considering a safety proposal aimed at reducing the odds of another tragedy like one during the 2017 United Bikers of Maine Toy...
Sheriff: 2 women arrested in Georgia nightclub beating
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Two Georgia women have been accused of beating a third woman to the point where she may lose sight in her eye.
News outlets report 21-year-olds Hollie Carter and Jordie...
Gov. Mills orders special session for $163M bond package
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Janet Mills is calling lawmakers back to Augusta to consider a borrowing package to go on the November ballot.
Maine bicentennial celebration gets boost from NEH
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities is going to help a pair of Maine cultural institutions engage more with the public about the state's bicentennial.
Maine transportation official says bond needed for projects
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's top transportation official says next year's entire highway repair program is at risk if lawmakers don't return to Augusta within the next two weeks and put a...
Georgia deputy shoots, kills kidnapping suspect
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia sheriff's deputy shot and killed a kidnapping suspect who was shooting at a woman fleeing his car.
Georgia editorial roundup
Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:
The Augusta Chronicle on the recent mass shootings in the U.S.:
Task force to study Maine’s juvenile justice system
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A state task force set to meet Monday has begun to delve into the future of Maine's juvenile justice system amid calls in recent years for the state to shutter its youth...
Maine governor has paid about half of inaugural bills
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The inaugural committee for Maine's governor has told state ethics commissioners that it has paid about half the billed costs for her inauguration as officials consider...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's supreme court says a man's conviction of both felony murder and felony robbery violated the Constitution's double-jeopardy clause.
Hazardous tree problem gets attention of some commissioners
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Marilyn Jones has a problem with the city of Augusta that is literally hanging over her head.
"You see that limb?" she said in her backyard on Murphy Street while...
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old South Carolina man set himself on fire after pouring gasoline on his girlfriend, who was able to run away with just minor...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say they believe they have identified the body of a woman whose remains were discovered in the state's capital city.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor says the Trump administration ban on taxpayer-funded abortion referrals will deny health care services to women now that a major abortion provider...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say they are treating the death of a woman whose body was discovered in Maine's capital city as suspicious.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Health care experts, medical providers, law enforcement officials and others are gathering in Maine's capital city for an opioid summit convened by the governor.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says deputies shot and wounded a man who they say refused to drop a knife during his arrest.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A mother is no longer being prosecuted in Georgia for allowing her 3-year-old son to relieve himself in public.
WRDW reports a disorderly conduct charge was dropped...
Maine to hold summit on opioid crisis
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is holding a summit on moving forward to address the opioid crisis.
The Monday summit at Augusta Civic Center will bring together health providers and experts,...