Vigil held to mark the 15th anniversary of Ashley Ouellette's unsolved murder

SACO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Friends and family of Ashley Ouellette are marking 15 years since the teen was found murdered in Scarborough.

Oullette was 15 years old when a passer-by found her body on Pine Point Road. And both police and her family believe there are people out there that know what happened.

At a vigil in Ashley's memory at Thornton Academy in Saco, her friend, Angie Presby, called for those people to come forward and tell State Police what happened.

Presby said, "It just gets frustrating that somebody doesn't want to do the right thing. It's hard for us, because we're good people, for us to understand why somebody would want to keep that."

Ashley was a student at the school, and the vigil was held by the memorial bench in her name. About 30 people attended.

Presby, and Ashley's mother, Lisa Ouellette, say they are sure that this case will be solved someday.

Arrest made in robbery attempt in Saco

SACO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man is under arrest after an attempted robbery tonight in saco.

Police say, just before 8 o'clock Monday night, Mark Cassette walked into the Saco Bay Variety store on Beach street, showed a knife, and demanded money.

The owner of the store refused, reached under the counter, pulled out a lead pipe, and chased Cassette, who got into a car and took off.

A short time later, Patrolman Kyle Moody spotted a car matching the description of the getaway vehicle and followed it to a home on Wilson Drive in Old Orchard beach.

Police surrounded the house, and about 90 minutes later, a woman inside allowed officers to come in.

Cassette was arrested and taken to Southern Maine HealthCare to be treated for a drug overdose.











Former Maine player of the year Libby to play football at UMASS

NEWS CENTER - Thornton Academy football star Andrew Libby may have missed his senior season due to a knee injury, but his playing career is far from over. 

The 2012 Gatorade/USA Today High School Football player in Maine has committed to play at the University of Massachussetts. 

Libby missed almost the entirety of the 2013 season after tearing his ACL in week one against South Portland.

According to coaches at UMASS, Libby is being projected as a fullback for the Minutemen. 

He becomes the first Mainer to sign with a Football Bowl Subdivision school (Formerly Division I-A) to play in college football's top tier since Cheverus star and 2010 Fitzpatrick Award winner Peter Gwilym went to Ohio State as a walk on in January of 2012.

Libby led the Trojans to the Class 'A' state title as junior in 2012 amassing 30 touchdowns, 98 tackles, and six interceptions. 

Maine dogs take agility prizes at Westminister

SACO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Fans of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show got to see something new Saturday night. For the first time in the event's long and storied history, dogs got to demonstrate their athletic prowess in an agility competition.

For the uninitiated, agility trials are like obstacle courses for dogs that showcase how well the canine and handler work as a team. This year, two of the top honors went to a mother-daughter training team from Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Jonesy, a miniature schnauzer, belongs to Cindy Ratner. Kelso, a border collie, belong to her daughter Delaney. "Jonesy wanted to run with Delaney. When I run him, he yells at me because i'm too slow," said Cindy.

Turns out Jonesy's instincts were good. He won in his 12" height class. But he was not the Overall Champion That honor went to Kelso. "His natural ability is amazing, said Delaney. "He's a really, really athletic dog."

State Cheerleading Highlights & Results

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The championships are underway for the winter sports season in high school with cheerleading the first to hand out the trophies. 

Here are the results from all four classes. 


Biddeford 158.8*
Marshwood 158.8
Bangor  149.1
Lewiston 148.9
Noble  144
Gorham  133.5
Scarborough 130.3
Oxford Hills 129.8
Thornton 127.4
Brewer  126.4
Hampden  115.4
Edward Little 111.5


Soak up the sun and snow in Biddeford

BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Looking for a fun way to spend the weekend?

Winterfest in Biddeford kicks of tonight and runs through Sunday.

Danielle Waugh got a preview of the festivities this morning.

The weekend begins with Biddeford Big Air on Friday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m., where skiers and riders from all over New England compete in a Big Air and Rail Jam contest. A drop in tower over three stories high will be built right in City Square, where viewers will be able to watch thrilling mid-air tricks. With $2000 in prizes, the exciting event is free to the public. More information can be found at

Winterfest 2014 building in Biddeford's City Square

BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- People doing business at city hall may be a bit surprised by the tower being built 35 feet tall.

Construction is underway for this year's WinterFest celebration in Biddeford's City Square. Professional and amateur skiers and riders from all over New England compete in the Big Air and Rail Jam Contest on Friday at 6 p.m. The event joined forces with Winterfest a few years back, attracting thousands of spectators. Two first place winners will receive $1,000 cash. Pro snowboarder and X Games athlete, Nick Visconti is expected to host this year's contest.

At WinterFest 2014, there are family events happening all weekend. Click Here.