Emma Davis

Emma Davis

Emma Davis is a reporter for the Maine Morning Star based in Portland, Maine, where she focuses on government accountability.

Mandatory speed limits proposed for Gulf of Maine to protect North Atlantic right whale

By: - October 30, 2023

There are an estimated 356 North Atlantic right whales in existence, according to the latest numbers released Monday from the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium. Along with fishing gear entanglements, vessel strikes are a leading cause of death and current regulations are not doing enough to stop boats from speeding, according to a report released this month from ocean conservation group […]

Officers hone in on Androscoggin River in search for Lewiston shooting suspect

By: and - October 27, 2023

After more than 36 hours of searching for the suspect in Wednesday’s mass shooting in Lewiston, more than 350 law enforcement officers continue to work around the clock. “It’s easy to think, ‘What’s taking so long’ because everything we watch gets solved in an hour, but in order for us to do our jobs and […]

Expert argues Maine’s yellow flag law could have stopped the suspect in Lewiston mass shooting

By: - October 27, 2023

One of the many questions circulating amid the ongoing manhunt for the still at-large Lewiston shooting suspect is why reports of his mental instability did not trigger Maine’s “yellow flag” law. Some argue it should have. Police in Maine became authorized to temporarily confiscate firearms from someone who is deemed to be a danger to […]

‘We will all help you carry this grief’: Gov. Mills confirms 18 killed in Lewiston shooting

By: and - October 26, 2023

Eighteen people are confirmed dead and another 13 injured from apparent gunshot wounds after a mass shooting Wednesday night at two locations in the city of Lewiston. Gov. Janet Mills and law enforcement officials shared more details about the victims and ongoing manhunt at a press conference at Lewiston City Hall Thursday morning. Seven people […]