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 2021-03-03 13:26 

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Two more Mainers die as 147 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Two additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 705. The Maine CDC reported 147 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday. [Mainers 60 and older can now get vaccinated against COVID-19] Th...

 2021-03-03 12:18 

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Former Maine DA candidate arrested in Florida on sex charges...

ORLANDO, Fla. (WGME) -- A former district attorney candidate in Maine was arrested in Florida on Tuesday on several sex crime charges. [Maine GOP calls for lawyer accused of sexual assault to drop out of District Attorney race] Orlando police arrested Set...

 2021-03-03 11:54 

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Maine named one of the best states for women...

Maine is one of the best states for women, according to a new Wallet Hub study. It ranked each state based on factors like job security, median salary, share of women-owned businesses, preventative health care, and the COVID-19 positive testing rate. [Lar...

 2021-03-03 11:24 

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Police warn Mainers about scammers pretending to be cops...

BANGOR (WGME) -- Scammers are calling residents in Bangor an pretending to be police. They are asking for money, claiming it's so you won't be arrested. Bangor police say some people getting the calls have a clean record while others have misdemea...

 2021-03-03 11:11 

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Mainers 60 and older can now get vaccinated against COVID-19...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Mainers 60 and older are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting on Wednesday. Gov. Mills said Maine is adopting an "age-based" approach to vaccinations, rather than prioritizing by high-risk medical conditions or t...

 2021-03-03 02:35 

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Renovations making progress at Portland's Abyssinian Meeting House...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- After more than two decades of planning, one of downtown Portland's most historic buildings is getting a much-needed facelift. The Abyssinian Meeting House was first open to Black people in 1827, and since then, it's served as a...

 2021-03-03 02:08 

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Rep. Golden calls for more protection against foreign interference, disinformation in ads...

WASHINGTON, DC (WGME) -- Congressman Jared Golden says he's fighting to get foreign influence out of politics. Tuesday in Washington, D. C. , Golden and other Maine leaders held a discussion on the For the People Act. Golden is offering two provisions...

 2021-03-03 01:36 

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Large affordable housing unit may be coming to Cape Elizabeth...

CAPE ELIZABETH (WGME) -- A large affordable housing unit may be coming to Cape Elizabeth. It would be the first of its kind in 50 years. The clearing next to the town hall in Cape Elizabeth is where the 49-unit apartment building would be. Those involved ...

 2021-03-03 00:04 

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Portland unveils plan for outdoor dining this spring, summer...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The city of Portland has unveiled its street closure plan for outdoor dining. Portland plans changes to spring and summer outdoor dining program. While some businesses are excited to take advantage of this option again, others are upset...

 2021-03-02 23:32 

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Black people in Portland continue to face higher arrest, citation rates...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Black people in Portland continue to face higher arrest and citation rates. New data from the Portland Police Department shows there is some progress being made, but it's still disproportionate to the population of Portland. It'...

 2021-03-02 22:36 

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Sanford leaders hope new vaccine clinic will help underserved area of Maine...

SANFORD (WGME) -- A massive vaccination clinic opened Tuesday morning at the old Marshalls in Sanford. Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens in SanfordIt is where thousands of Mainers will be vaccinated over the next several months. "It was almost a ...

 2021-03-02 22:06 

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Thousands of Mainers still without power from high winds Tuesday...

KITTERY (WGME) -- Central Maine Power says two of the areas hit hardest by high winds Tuesday were Farmington and Kittery. Thousands of CMP customers are without power in York County, including nearly the entire town of Lebanon, all from bitter cold high ...

 2021-03-02 18:27 

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Hannaford to offer COVID-19 vaccines at 35 Maine pharmacies...

Hannaford Supermarkets will begin COVID-19 vaccination efforts at 35 pharmacies across Maine later this week. Working with Maine's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 35 Hannafo...

 2021-03-02 18:03 

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First mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Androscoggin County set to open in Auburn...

AUBURN (WGME) -- A mass COVID-19 vaccination site is set to open at the Auburn Mall on March 17, with the goal of vaccinating 1,000 Mainers a day. The high-volume vaccination site is the first to open in Androscoggin County. [Mass COVID-19 vaccination cli...

 2021-03-02 17:13 

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Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens in Sanford...

SANFORD (WGME) -- York County's first mass coronavirus vaccination clinic is now open for business. It's located at the site of the former Marshalls store on Main Street in Sanford. [Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics open in Sanford and at Portlan...

 2021-03-02 17:03 

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Mainers warned to be on lookout for pain pills possibly laced with fentanyl...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Portland Police Department says it is investigating a fatal overdose that may be connected to counterfeit prescription pain pills that have been found to contain fentanyl. On Sunday, officers say they responded to a call at Maine Me...

 2021-03-02 16:44 

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There are scorpions in Maine, and they're probably in your house...

(BDN) -- Mention scorpions and you are likely to think of those desert arachnids with the curved tails and the venomous stinger on the end. But Maine has its own scorpions, and they are quite likely sharing your living space. Pseudoscorpions are found all...

 2021-03-02 13:26 

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182 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no additional deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Tuesday. The death toll stands at 703. The Maine CDC reported 182 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. [Maine students, young people struggle to find work during pandemic] T...

 2021-03-02 12:19 

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'Trip's Law' proposal aims to help prevent overdose deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Maine lawmakers will introduce a new proposal on Tuesday to help prevent overdose deaths from prescription medications. It's called "Trip's Law" and it's named after a South Portland teenager who died from an accident...

 2021-03-02 12:11 

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Hancock County sued over inmate's 2018 suicide at jail...

(BDN) -- The husband of a Bangor woman who died by suicide while an inmate at the Hancock County Jail in October 2018 is suing the county, saying jail staff didn't provide her with adequate mental health services. The lawsuit alleges that county offic...

 2021-03-02 11:51 

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Firm investigating Portland police response to BLM protests wants public's help...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The firm hired to investigate the Portland Police Department's response to last June's Black Lives Matter demonstrations is now asking the public for help. The city hired Clifton Larson Allen LLP of Minneapolis to look for more ...

 2021-03-02 11:29 

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NYC gang that ran drug trafficking network allegedly kept stash houses throughout Maine...

PORTLAND (BDN) -- A Portland resident is one of 11 Maine women facing federal charges for their alleged roles in a drug distribution ring run by the New York-based Bully Gang. Amanda Walton, 32, is charged with conspiracy, distribution of crack cocaine an...

 2021-03-02 11:19 

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Sanford man accused of drug trafficking after police find fentanyl in truck...

SANFORD (WGME) -- A Sanford man was arrested after deputies found him with 12 grams fentanyl and $3,500 in cash, according to the York County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say they found 32-year-old Danny Taylor "passed out" in a U-Haul truck. [M...

 2021-03-02 11:04 

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Powerful wind gusts take down trees, knock out power for thousands of Mainers...

The strong winds are bringing down trees and power lines across Maine. Crews are hard at work in Standish Tuesday morning to remove a downed tree near 632 Whites Bridge Rd. [Tuesday will be a wicked windy and very cold day across Maine]The tree fell onto ...

 2021-03-02 10:54 

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Tuesday will be a wicked windy and very cold day across Maine...

An arctic cold front plowed through the region Monday night. Cold and windy conditions are invading in its wake. Here's what we can expect. STRONGEST WINDS will be midnight to 4 p. m. Tuesday. Frequent Northwest gusts 40 to 50 MPH. Some peak gusts wil...

 2021-03-02 02:53 

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Maine students, young people struggle to find work during pandemic...

GARDINER (WGME) Many people across the country have lost jobs or struggled to find one during the pandemic, and that includes young people in Maine. 128 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine, 1 additional deathWith many students stuck at home due to rem...

 2021-03-02 01:35 

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Maine summer camps prepare to open this season...

PORTLAND (WGME) Looking ahead to summer, camps are now trying to figure out how to open safely. Poland camp to reopen this summer despite pandemicLast year, only a handful of overnight camps were up and running. It may seem early, but summer camps are alr...

 2021-03-02 00:50 

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Maine State Police issue Silver Alert for missing Lagrange man...

LAGRANGE (WGME) -- The Maine State Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Lagrange man. Police say 66-year-old Mickey Moody Sr. was last seen around 1:15 p. m. Monday. Moody Sr. was driving a blue Hyundai Santa Fe with the license plate "141X...

 2021-03-02 00:30 

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Maine man indicted on 10 counts for role in deadly insurrection...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A Maine man has now been indicted in connection with the U. S. Capitol riot. New court documents show Kyle Fitzsimons of Lebanon facing 10 federal counts. Maine man arrested in connection with riot at US CapitolThe grand jury handed dow...

 2021-03-01 23:54 

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Farmington couple who died from fire may not have had working smoke detectors...

FARMINGTON (WGME) There have been three deadly house fires in Maine in just the past week. Lincoln fire that killed 7-year-old girl ruled accidentalA 7-year-old died in a fire in Lincoln a week ago, a 14-year-old died in a fire in Camden on Thursday and a...

 2021-03-01 23:26 

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Mainers join nationwide event to honor those who've died with COVID-19...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Maine is joining a nationwide event to honor the more than 500,000 Americans with COVID-19 who've lost their lives. A nationwide COVID support group called The Floral Heart Project is holding vigils across the country. 128 new coron...

 2021-03-01 22:31 

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Mass vaccination clinic to open at Portland Expo, reach underrepresented communities...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A mass vaccination clinic is opening Tuesday at the Portland Expo. When people first walk through the door, they'll go through a health screening process and then a check-in at the validation center. From there, they'll head to ...

 2021-03-01 22:01 

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'A frustrating, long wait:' Mainers welcome new round of rent relief...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine State Housing Authority launched another round of emergency rent relief on Monday and some tenants say it's desperately needed. Rental relief program begins in Maine on MondayJessica Lagrange of Mechanic Falls said she'...

 2021-03-01 21:52 

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Northern Light to set up mass COVID vaccination site at Maine Mall...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- Maine is about to get another mass COVID vaccination site. 128 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine, 1 additional deathNorthern Light is partnering with the Maine Mall to open up vaccine clinics inside the former Pier 1 Imports...

 2021-03-01 18:25 

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Portland Jetport named one of the best airports for customer experience in North America...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Portland International Jetport was named the best airport in North America for customer experience for the fourth year in a row. The Airport Council International's Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program judged the Jetport agains...

 2021-03-01 16:56 

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Memorial held to honor Berwick Fire Captain Joel Barnes on 2nd anniversary of his death...

BERWICK (WGME) -- Two years ago, the Berwick Fire Department lost one of their own. Captain Joel Barnes died in the line of duty fighting a 4-alarm apartment building fire. [Fire that killed Maine fire captain caused by improperly discarded smoking materi...

 2021-03-01 15:29 

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Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics to open in Sanford and at Portland Expo on Tuesday...

SANFORD (WGME) -- A high-volume coronavirus vaccination clinic will open in Sanford on Tuesday. [York County plans to open mass coronavirus vaccination clinic in Sanford] The 29,000 square-foot clinic is expected to have the capacity to vaccinate up to 1,...

 2021-03-01 14:27 

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Hundreds claim decades of abuse by 150 New Hampshire youth detention center staffers...

CONCORD, N. H. (AP) — Abuse allegations against New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center now span six decades, with 150 staffers during that time accused of physically or sexually harming 230 children at a facility the victims' attor...

 2021-03-01 13:54 

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Maine congressman voted against $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A congressman from Maine who cast one of two Democratic votes against the $1. 9 trillion pandemic relief bill said the proposal contained too much unnecessary spending. Rep. Jared Golden, who represents Maine's vast, mostl...

 2021-03-01 13:22 

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Maine is rolling back pandemic restrictions more slowly than its neighbors...

AUGUSTA, Maine (BDN) -- Maine is signaling a pullback on remaining economic restrictions amid a sharp decline in coronavirus cases and an accelerating vaccine effort, but it lags neighboring states in doing so ahead of spring and summer. A year into the p...

 2021-03-01 13:21 

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128 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no additional deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Monday. The death toll stands at 703. The Maine CDC reported 128 new coronavirus cases on Monday. [Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine coming to Maine] There have been ...

 2021-03-01 12:43 

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Rental relief program begins in Maine on Monday...

The Maine State Housing Authority will open its rental relief program on Monday. It includes $200 million in federal funds to help those behind on rent and utilities. [Ask the I-Team: Is there a ban on rent increases in Maine during the COVID-19 pandemic?...

 2021-03-01 12:14 

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Family of Maine woman missing for 35 years offers $5,000 reward for information...

JAY (WGME) -- The family of a Maine woman who went missing 35 years ago is offering a new $5,000 reward for information about their daughter's remains, according to the Sun Journal. [Maine family still searching for Kimberly Moreau] Then 17-year-old K...

 2021-03-01 11:49 

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Rural Maine sees influx of homebuyers during coronavirus pandemic...

Rural Maine is seeing a massive influx of new homeowners as newcomers leave parts of the country hit hard by the coronavirus. [Real estate trends for 2021]According to the Bangor Daily News, the number of out-of-state buyers has increased from 25 to 33 pe...

 2021-03-01 11:24 

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Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine coming to Maine...

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been approved for emergency use in the U. S. and that means more vaccine doses are coming to Maine. Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is a single dose shot, meaning one shot in the arm...

 2021-03-01 11:13 

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Maine funeral home worker accused of stealing ring from dead woman...

ALFRED (WGME) -- A funeral home worker was arrested and charged with stealing a wedding ring from a woman who died. According to the Portland Press Herald, 51-year-old Stuart Weston, of Sanford, is facing felony charges after police say he stole a diamond...

 2021-03-01 01:41 

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Bitter cold wind chills Monday night and Tuesday...

It's not much, but another round of coastal rain and inland snow is expected tonight, mostly after 11 p. m. It should fall as mostly rain, but an inch or two of accumulation is possible in the mountains. Lows stay in the 30s. Monday will start with so...

 2021-02-28 21:57 

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Brunswick expanding resources to address substance abuse and mental health...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- After Maine's record year of drug overdoses, Brunswick officials have now increased resources for substance abuse and mental health. The pandemic has turned many lives upside down, and overdose calls are increasing. "I believe ...

 2021-02-28 18:28 

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Smaller work-release facility takes shape at former prison...

MACHIASPORT (AP) -- A new, smaller work-release facility is being built at the site of a prison that closed over the objections by the local community in Down East Maine. The Downeast Correctional Center housed about 140 inmates before it was abruptly clo...

 2021-02-28 18:17 

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Former Belfast teacher expected to plead guilty to child porn charges...

(BDN) -- A former teacher who lives in Bucksport and allegedly gave sex toys to a 15-year-old girl is expected to plead guilty Monday in federal court to possession of child pornography. William Meier, 56, who had taught at an elementary school in Belfast...

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