A seven-year-old Waterville girl injured in a drive-by shooting nearly a week ago has left the Portland hospital where she had been treated, and is heading back to Waterville.

Emahleeah Frost was shot in the back Friday afternoon while having a snack in her bedroom. The Morning Sentinel is reporting that the family will not be returning to that apartment. The girl's mother told the paper that her daughter doesn't want to go back there, and that the family will be staying in a hotel for a week while they find a place to live.

WATERVILLE, Maine - Maine State Police and investigators in Waterville say the shooting incident which left a seven-year old child injured Friday afternoon was, apparently, a drive-by shooting.

The child had recently returned home from school and was struck from inside her family's second floor apartment on the corner of Gold and Summer Streets Friday afternoon.

"Someone shot — most likely from a vehicle — shot inside the home and struck this little girl as she was playing inside her bedroom," Maine Public Safety Spokesperson Steven McCausland said on Saturday.

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Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro, under fire for tweeting an insult to a survivor of the Parkland School shooting, says outside special interest groups, spending thousands of dollars and colluding with "political elites and the local press" are the reason he's facing a recall election.

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The effort to recall Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro is moving forward.

Deputy City Clerk Sarah Cross says petition circulators met Wednesday's deadline and gathered enough valid signatures to force a recall election.

"They needed 857 signatures,” she says. “They had a total of 887 certified signatures with a total of 1033 signatures turned in as of yesterday."

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) _ Colby College's planned construction of a downtown dormitory for students, faculty and staff is poised for final approval by the City Council.

WATERVILLE, Maine — Waterville police are seeking $12,000 in restitution from a man who was at the center of a standoff when he threatened suicide in early December.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ The former manager of a Chinese restaurant in Brewer has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for hiring workers that were in the U.S. illegally.

Mei Ya Zhang of Waterville was also ordered Tuesday in federal court in Bangor to pay $88,000 in restitution to the IRS.

The 29-year-old Zhang pleaded guilty last year to charges including "harboring undocumented aliens," money laundering and conspiracy to file false tax returns.

Waterville Man Indicted For Murder

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WATERVILLE, Maine (AP)     An indictment says a Maine man charged in the death of a 92-year-old for whom he used to do household chores, also stole two rings from the man's home.