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Waterman's family still searching for answers

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Megan Waterman's family says it's not giving up in its quest for answers.

Police in New York announced Wednesday that Waterman's is one of the four bodies found in a remote area of Oak Beach, New York last month. But they have not released any details about how she was killed.

Waterman is from Scarborough, but made frequent trips to New York to work as an escort.

Her aunt, Elizabeth Meserve says the knowledge that Waterman has been killed gives the family some closure, but not all the answers it needs. Earlier in the investigation, police had indicated a serial killer was at work. Wednesday, they backed away from that theory, saying only that the investigation is ongoing.

Meserve says her family will not rest until they know what happened and who is responsible. Waterman had a 4-year old daughter, Lily, who still asks about her mom every day.

Classical pianist Henry Kramer

Henry Kramer is a classical pianist and will be performing a concert at the Franco-American Heritage Center on Saturday January 22, 2011 at 7:30pm

For more information on the event HENRY KRAMER

 

South Portland's Liberty Ship-building past being torn down

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It may have been just a rusting steel frame standing admidst a field of huge oil tanks, but an old factory from the New England Shipbuilding Corporation, builder of more than 200 Liberty Ships during World War II, met its end at the hands of a demolition crew on Wednesday.

"I had an uncle, Morris Davis, who was from Pleasantdale, South Portland, and he worked in this shipyard, and he also worked in the Bath shipyard, both during WWII," recalled Richard A. Davis, who grew up in the area.

Davis, a former president of the South Portland Historical Society, has practiced law from his small office overlooking the old factory building for the past decade or so.  He is not unhappy that it is being torn down, it was in a sad shape, but he does want people to know about the history that was made there.

The Good Theater's "Is There Fat in That?"

Ellen Domingos wrote and stars in "Is There Fat in That?" The latest show ebing performed at The Good Theater. The show runs until January 23.

For more information on the show: THE GOOD THEATER

Police looking for Shaw's robber

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Police are looking for a man who robbed the Shaws Supermarket in Mill Creek Monday night.

 The man entered the store around 6 PM. Police say he approached the service desk mentioned he had a gun, but did not show one.

 The man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured.

  I you have any information about this case, police would like to hear from you. Call 207-799-5511.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driver skids on ice, hits building

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The driver of a vehicle that slammed into a building in South Portland says he hit a patch of ice.

The driver told police he was trying to enter a garage bay at the Prompto in South Portland when he skidded on ice.  He says he stepped on the gas and his car lurched into the building.

Two people were in the car but neither were transported to the hospital.

Damage to the building is estimated at $20,000.

Management at Prompto say they had to close two of the bay doors due to the damage but were able to remain open for business.

Cones for Kids to help Maine children

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Easter Seals Maine teamed up with Friendly's Ice Cream this weekend to help kids.

Easter Seals works with children with disabilities and their families.

Friendly's Cones for Kids Campaign has raised $42,000 in Maine with the proceeds going to create programs and tools to help Maine kids with disabilities.

Saturday's event in South Portland honored Jeremiah Gould who is an Easter Seals Maine client.  His parents say Jeremiah has made tremendous improvement managing his autism thanks to the staff at Easter Seals.