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 2020-02-17 12:00 

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Veteran hiring drive in Maine finds jobs for more than 280...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A Maine drive to hire military veterans has helped find jobs for more than 280 service members, the Maine Department of Labor said. The Maine Hire-A-Vet campaign ran from Labor Day to Dec. 9 of last year. The department said 254 emp...

 2020-02-17 11:49 

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1st funeral held for Maine teen killed in joyride...

CLINTON, Maine (AP) — The first of the funerals for three kids killed in a car crash involving an unlicensed driver was held Saturday. The celebration of 15-year-old Thomas Porfirio's life was being held at the Williamson Performing Arts Center ...

 2020-02-17 11:37 

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Maine has been targeted by $1M in online political ads in 2020...

(BDN) -- Political ads have flooded TV and radio stations in Maine ahead of the 2020 elections, but more than $1 million in digital advertising has also reached Mainers through platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Google this year, according to data fr...

 2020-02-17 11:30 

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ICE looks to open Maine holding facility in wake of protests...

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) --The U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency intends to open a holding facility in Maine that would detain people suspected of immigration violations. The Bangor Daily News reported it learned of ICE's plan in an emai...

 2020-02-17 11:14 

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Snow, wintry mix on tap for Maine Tuesday...

Maine's next weather maker arrives Tuesday. The storm arrives late Tuesday morning and will last through the evening. Most communities can expect all snow to start, then as temps get above freezing, expect it to convert to a wintry mix and to rain at ...

 2020-02-17 10:55 

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No arrests made in Scarborough Walmart parking lot shooting...

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- No suspects have been arrested in connection to a shooting in a Walmart parking lot in Scarborough on Friday. Following Friday's shooting, the victim, 24-year-old Ryan Townsend, was brought to Maine Medical Center where the Portl...

 2020-02-17 04:58 

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Missing Sebago Woman Found Dead in Submerged Vehicle...

SEBAGO (WGME) -- A Sebago woman who was reported missing yesterday is found dead in a submerged vehicle, this afternoon. Family and friends of 28-year-old Sarah McCarthy spent hours searching for her. Beth McCarthy, Sarah's mother say, "this is ve...

 2020-02-16 17:12 

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Conway, NH man dies in Oxford County snowmobile crash...

BATCHELDERS GRANT (Sun Journal) -- A New Hampshire man died in a snowmobile accident Friday afternoon in the Gilead end of Batchelder's Grant, an unorganized township on the New Hampshire border southwest of Bethel, after he drifted off the side of th...

 2020-02-16 16:20 

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Maine might be the next state to require cage-free eggs...

PORTLAND (AP) -- Maine might join a growing number of states that require cage-free facilities for chickens that lay eggs for commercial consumption, but some industry advocates have concerns about what it would mean for businesses. Democratic Rep. Maggie...

 2020-02-16 16:08 

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Both sides gearing up ahead of vaccination referendum vote...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Supporters and opponents of the statewide referendum on student vaccinations are pushing their points of view ahead of the March 3 vote. The tug of war being waged on the airwaves with campaign ads and across Maine by spreading each cam...

 2020-02-16 15:58 

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Police investigating two stabbings at Old Orchard Beach party...

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (WGME) -- A double stabbing at an Old Orchard Beach party is under investigation by police Sunday. The incident happened on Carl Avenue during a party. The incident was reported after 1 a. m. Sunday. Old Orchard Beach Police said two 20-...

 2020-02-16 15:15 

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Bloomberg opens Bangor office ahead of March 3 primary in Maine...

BANGOR (WVII) -- Against a backdrop of supporters for President Trump, Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign opened another office in Maine Saturday, this time in Bangor. The Democratic presidential candidate joined the race late and was not on the b...

 2020-02-16 14:54 

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With $3.6M, Maine's community colleges train 180 for free to work in high-demand fields...

BANGOR (BDN) -- Nancy Taylor was in her third year at Eastern Maine Community College studying liberal arts when she heard about a new, free medical assisting training the college planned to offer starting in fall 2019. She had always wanted to get into t...

 2020-02-16 14:47 

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Tens of thousands of Mainers may face exposure to excessive levels of arsenic...

STATEWIDE (Sun Journal) -- For centuries, murderers have turned to arsenic as an ideal poison to claim their victims because it doesn't have any color, odor or taste to alert the unwary when it's mixed in with food and drink. So it's no surpri...

 2020-02-16 02:22 

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Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard speaking to Mainers in Portland...

More than 100 people came to listen to democratic presidential candidate Tusli Gabbard's campaign message in Portland. The congresswoman held a town hall at the University of Southern Maine earlier today. She shared her message to invest in the needs ...

 2020-02-16 02:08 

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30th annual home and remodeling show in Portland...

Many Mainers are braving the cold to check out the 30th annual home and remodeling show at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. The event offers homeowners or soon to be property owners a chance to check out what's new for homes this year. They also...

 2020-02-15 22:23 

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Police seek public's help to find missing Sebago woman...

SEBAGO (WGME) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office wants the public to help its search for a woman who left work in Cornish Friday night but did not meet up with a friend in Conway, NH as planned. Saturday afternoon, police said the family of Sar...

 2020-02-15 20:19 

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Maine man crashes in NH after high speed chase...

WAKEFIELD, NH (WGME) -- A Maine man involved in a chase through western Maine was caught in New Hampshire after police said he crashed his vehicle early. Maine State Police notified Wakefield, NH Police about the chase around 2:30 a. m. Saturday on Route ...

 2020-02-15 15:35 

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Former cop sues Penobscot County DA, claiming she's keeping him from working in Maine...

BANGOR (BDN) -- A former police officer in Penobscot County has sued the county's top criminal prosecutor, claiming she relied on false information in putting him on a list of police officers who are potentially unreliable trial witnesses. The officer...

 2020-02-15 15:06 

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Wilton woman charged with kidnapping to be supervised...

LEWISTON (Sun Journal) -- A Wilton woman charged with kidnapping three young children after she drove off in their father's Jeep with them inside last fall agreed Thursday to a prosecutor's motion to revoke her bail and was placed on supervised re...

 2020-02-15 14:28 

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Saco man in critical condition after Walmart shooting; two people questioned, released...

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- A Saco man is in critical condition after Friday's shooting in the parking lot of Walmart in Scarborough. Saturday morning, Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland identified the shooting victim as Ryan Townsend, 24, who suffere...

 2020-02-15 14:01 

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Police search for man convicted as accomplice in 1997 NH murder...

MANCHESTER, N. H. (AP) -- Police in Manchester are searching for a man convicted as an accomplice in a 1997 murder of an Epsom police officer who they say walked away from a sober house last weekend. Manchester Police have issued an arrest warrant for 40-...

 2020-02-15 03:14 

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South Portland students give Valentine's Day cards to veterans...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) On Friday's special holiday of giving gifts to loved ones, a group of high school students wants to make sure veterans feel appreciated. South Portland High School students got together and went to the Scarborough Veteran's H...

 2020-02-15 02:21 

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Maine woman using music to help patients with dementia...

PORTLAND (WGME) Music can improve the lives of those with dementia. No one knows that better than a program assistant at Avita of Stroudwater in Portland. Abby Vafiades joined the Avita team back in 2018, and she works setting up activities for residents ...

 2020-02-15 01:13 

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Portland goes red to raise heart disease awareness...

PORTLAND (WGME) Portland is going red this Valentine's Day to raise awareness for victims of heart disease, especially for women. The American Heart Association held an event at city hall to talk about ways women can stay heart healthy, and invited su...

 2020-02-15 00:46 

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Valentine's Day Bandit strikes again in Portland...

PORTLAND (WGME) Portland became the city of love Friday, as the Valentine's Day Bandit struck again. Red hearts were put up all over downtown businesses Friday morning. It's a tradition that's carried on for more than 40 years, but who the ban...

 2020-02-15 00:24 

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Class ring returned to the Midcoast after being lost in 1973...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) A class ring from the Midcoast, which vanished in 1973, was discovered in northern Europe. One of Debra McKenna's favorite memories from Morse High School is when her future husband got up the nerve to ask her out. "It was on Vale...

 2020-02-14 22:56 

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Police: Shooting at Scarborough Walmart...

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- Scarborough police say a suspect is in custody after a shooting in the parking lot of the Scarborough Walmart. WGME. Police say customers were being kept inside for their safety, but they are now allowed to leave the store. Police sa...

 2020-02-14 22:53 

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Free ice fishing this weekend across Maine...

Free Ice Fishing Weekend in Maine goes through this Saturday and Sunday, and state officials say it's a great opportunity for first timers to try a new winter activity. It's a long standing tradition with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wil...

 2020-02-14 22:52 

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Sen. Collins believes President Trump is retaliating against impeachment trial witnesses...

PORTLAND (WGME) Senator Susan Collins says it appears President Trump is retaliating against witnesses in his impeachment trial. "I do not think the President's actions this week have been appropriate. I think in some cases they've been outrig...

 2020-02-14 22:20 

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American Heart Association honors women fighting all types of heart disease...

((PORTLAND)) -- The city of Portland and the Maine division of the American Heart Association came together on Friday to honor women who are fighting all types of heart disease. "I was on a date when my [cardiac event] happened," Angie Bryan said,...

 2020-02-14 22:09 

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Vassalboro mother heartbroken after son with special needs dies in fire...

VASSALBORO (WGME) A mother is heartbroken in Vassalboro, after her son with special needs died in a house fire. Authorities say it started Thursday evening, when he over-stuffed a toaster, causing it to malfunction. Kathy Cote shared a house with her son,...

 2020-02-14 21:29 

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New bill could help MaineCare patients access addiction treatment easier...

((AUGUSTA)) -- The length of time it takes for a Mainer to go to an addiction treatment facility and get medical assisted treatment currently depends on the insurance provider. MaineCare patients need "prior authorization" from either a doctor or ...

 2020-02-14 21:03 

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ICE plans to open Scarborough facility to hold people accused of immigration violations...

SCARBOROUGH (BDN) -- U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, plans to open a facility to hold people suspected of immigration violations in an industrial building in Scarborough, according to an email obtained by the Bangor Daily News. ICE woul...

 2020-02-14 20:32 

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York police say missing man has been found, no comment on circumstances...

YORK (WGME) -- York police say33-year-old Gregory Delislewas found at 1:24 p. m. Friday. They would not comment on the circumstances under which he was found. Delisle was last seen Wednesday at 4:30 p. m. in York....

 2020-02-14 19:48 

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Missing Levant boy found safe...

UPDATE:Police say 12-year-old Isaiah Farrington from Levant has been found safe. LEVANT (WGME) Police are asking for the public's help in finding a young boy with autism from Levant. Twelve-year-old Isaiah Farrington is missing from Balsam Lane. He wa...

 2020-02-14 18:30 

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Plan to trap foxes in Midcoast spurs complaints from animal lovers...

BATH, MAINE (AP) -- A city in Maine's mid-coast area is having a difficult time managing cases of rabid wild animals, and a government plan to stop the disease has been met with some opposition. Bath, a city of 8,000 people on the Kennebec River that ...

 2020-02-14 18:07 

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Missing 89-year-old NH man with Alzheimer's and dementia found dead...

HAVERHILL, MA (WGME) -- Massachusetts State Police say they found the body of a missing 89-year-old New Hampshire man who suffered from Alzheimer's and dementia. Police say Gerard Lemay's body was found on Friday in Haverhill, Massachusetts. They ...

 2020-02-14 17:59 

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Pair accused of stealing heating fuel from Maine home...

PARSONSFIELD (WGME) -- Two people are accused of stealing heating fuel from a home in Parsonsfield Thursday night. The York County Sheriff's Office says around 7 p. m. they got a call about suspicious activity on South Road. The caller told deputies t...

 2020-02-14 17:45 

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Maine group puts out knitted items for those in need...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Just in time for the cold weather and Valentine's Day, a group put out knitted and crocheted items for those who'd like to stay warm this winter. "Chase the Chill" left the items out at Congress Square Park in Portland f...

 2020-02-14 16:50 

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Gov. Mills splits with top Democrats to hit 'sweeping nature' of tribal sovereignty effort...

AUGUSTA, Maine (BDN) -- Gov. Janet Mills split with top Democratic lawmakers to say in a Friday letter she is concerned with the "sweeping nature" of a slate of recommendations from a Maine task force on restoring sovereignty to four federally rec...

 2020-02-14 15:50 

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Bowdoin College trustee under investigation for his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein...

(BDN) -- A Bowdoin College trustee is under investigation in the United Kingdom for his relationship with convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in a Manhattan jail cell last year. CNN reports that the Financial Conduct Authority and...

 2020-02-14 13:44 

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You can ice fish for free this weekend in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- This weekend is Free Fishing Weekend in Maine. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16, are Maine's free ice fishing days. So long as you haven't had your license suspended o...

 2020-02-14 12:38 

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Maine is getting wetter, stormier and warmer, researchers say...

(BDN) -- Maine's climate is not only changing due to global temperatures increasing overall, but the rate at which it is changing is speeding up, according to researchers at the University of Maine. UMaine climate scientists, in conjunction with resea...

 2020-02-14 12:23 

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Fire destroys garage in New Gloucester...

NEW GLOUCESTER (WGME) -- A fire destroyed a garage in New Gloucester Friday morning. The call came in around 5 a. m. for a fire on Rustic Lane. The family says their dog alerted them of the fire. Firefighters say the biggest challenge during the fire was ...

 2020-02-14 12:02 

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Class ring lost in Portland 47 years ago is found in Finland...

BRUNSWICK, Maine (BDN) -- A Morse High School class ring, lost in Portland in the fall of 1973, just turned up under 8 inches of soil in a Finnish forest. How it got there is a mystery that began 47 years ago on Valentine's Day. "There was a lot o...

 2020-02-14 11:57 

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Maine hospital let unlicensed doctors participate in 2 surgeries last year...

YORK (BDN) -- A southern Maine hospital broke federal rules last year when it allowed two doctors who were not licensed in the state to participate in surgeries. York Hospital was first sanctioned in March 2019 after state inspectors found that a vascular...

 2020-02-14 11:47 

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Maine woman allegedly stole diamond ring while cleaning home...

BANGOR (BDN) -- Bangor police charged a Hermon woman with theft on Thursday for allegedly stealing jewelry, including a diamond ring worth more than $15,000, while cleaning a Bangor home. The arrest of Cynthia Daigle, 35, came two days after the homeowner...

 2020-02-14 11:35 

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Two days, two hatchet attacks in Lewiston...

LEWISTON (SUN JOURNAL) -- Police on Thursday were investigating two unrelated incidents involving men with hatchets. In the first, a man was hospitalized with gash wounds Wednesday night after a he was struck with a hatchet during a fracas on Sabattus Str...

 2020-02-14 11:28 

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Portland Jetport to receive $4.5M for improvements...

PORTLAND, MAINE (AP) — The federal government is providing nearly $4. 5 million for improvements at Maine's largest airport. The Portland International Jetport has been awarded the money to construct a taxiway to provide runway access, said Repu...

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