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 2020-09-24 18:33 

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Maine police chief accused of choking woman he was having affair with...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A police chief in Maine has been accused of choking a woman he was having an affair with. Police arrested Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Ryan Reardon Wednesday night and charged him with assault and domestic violence/criminal threatening w...

 2020-09-24 17:42 

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Maine Game Wardens search for missing Portland man...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Maine Game Wardens and the Portland Police Department are asking for the public's help in finding a missing Portland man. Wardens say 29-year-old Samuel Kern was last known to be in Portland on Friday. Kern told family he was going ...

 2020-09-24 16:44 

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No new deaths, 44 new coronavirus cases in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Thursday. The death toll stands at 140. There have been 5,215 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Thursday. The Maine CDC says 4,677 of those cases are confirmed and 538 a...

 2020-09-24 16:42 

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Portland, parts of southern Maine now in 'extreme drought'...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Thursday will become the 14th consecutive day without any measurable rainfall in Portland. Less than a quarter inch of rain has fallen since the beginning of the month. As a result, New England's ongoing drought continues to get wor...

 2020-09-24 16:19 

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51 more layoffs attributed to Jay mill explosion...

JAY (WGME) --Pixelle Specialty Solutions, the company that owns the Jay mill that exploded in April, announced 51 more layoffs Thursday. 'Nothing short of a miracle:' No serious injuries after massive explosion at Maine mill. The first round of la...

 2020-09-24 12:52 

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Wardens searching for missing St. George man...

ST. GEORGE (WGME)-- Maine Game Wardens are searching for Robert "Bob" Conrad, age 81 in the town of St. George. Mr. Conrad was last seen walking east behind his residence off Wallston Road at approximately 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23. Mr. C...

 2020-09-24 09:05 

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Multiple vehicles involved in crash on Maine Turnpike in Portland...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Multiple vehicles are involved in a crash on the Maine Turnpike in Portland. It happened early this morning at mile marker 49. All southbound lanes are blocked and traffic was backed up for several miles. Right now it's unclear if a...

 2020-09-23 23:26 

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Black Lives Matter protesters gather in Portland after Breonna Taylor decision...

PORTLAND (WGME) Protests are erupting in the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, after two of three officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor were ruled justified, and the charges the other, now former, officer does face, were not specificall...

 2020-09-23 23:07 

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Coffee By Design awards $2,000 grants to local artists...

PORTLAND (WGME) A local coffee shop is doing its part to keep Portland's art scene energized. Coffee By Design is supporting local Maine artists by awarding grants to fund art projects across the state. Wednesday, they awarded money to the creators of...

 2020-09-23 22:39 

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CMP to switch to radar system to control transmission tower lights on the Midcoast...

PORTLAND (WGME) Central Maine Power says it will soon turn on a radar system to control lights on top of transmission towers, which have been the focus of controversy after complaints from neighbors in the Midcoast. Mainers sue Central Maine Power over fl...

 2020-09-23 22:13 

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Bath offers special after-school program for remote students while parents work...

BATH (WGME) With hybrid education plans and parents back at work, there are thousands of Maine school children home alone or unsupervised right now. "We felt that it was really important to open up as soon as we could, just to get teens back who were ...

 2020-09-23 21:03 

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Longtime Rumford paper mill worker who tested positive for COVID-19 dies...

RUMFORD (WGME) In Rumford, a longtime paper mill worker who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. 25 new coronavirus cases, 38 recoveries in MaineHe's one of 21 cases associated with the outbreak investigation at ND Paper. 'Wearing your mask is n...

 2020-09-23 20:32 

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Parking problems worry Higgins Beach residents...

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- Residents around the Higgins Beach area of Scarborough say that the past couple nights have been extremely difficult for them to move around their property. Higgins Beach residents raise concerns over parking, undressing"Yesterda...

 2020-09-23 19:13 

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Gov. Mills adds Massachusetts to states exempt from travel restrictions...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Governor Janet Mills announced Wednesday that travelers from Massachusetts are now exempt from the requirement to get a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days. 25 new coronavirus cases, 38 recoveries in MaineThe Mills administr...

 2020-09-23 18:39 

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Portland provides free flu shots in Monument Square...

PORTLAND (WGME) The city of Portland is giving out free flu shots. Maine hospital to host drive-thru flu shot clinics. The clinic is at Monument Square from 1 to 4 p. m. Another clinic is set for October 5 from noon to 6 p. m. Local health officials say b...

 2020-09-23 18:16 

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Sen. Collins questions Dr. Fauci, other top health officials...

PORTLAND (WGME) Wednesday, Senator Susan Collins questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top U. S. health officials. Sen. Collins releases statement on Supreme Court vacancy. She took part in a U. S. Health Committee hearing. She and other Senators questio...

 2020-09-23 17:49 

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Sanford closes some public outdoor spaces to stop spread of COVID-19...

SANFORD (WGME) -- The city of Sanford is now closing some public outdoor spaces. It comes in response to a growing outbreak of COVID-19 at the high school, where a dozen students have tested positive. 25 new coronavirus cases, 38 recoveries in MaineBenton...

 2020-09-23 17:42 

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More coastal flooding possible Wednesday afternoon...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Hurricane Teddy brought rough seas and coastal flooding to Maine on Tuesday. While Teddy has become post-tropical and progressed into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, some rough surf remains possible in the Gulf of Maine on Wednesday. That cou...

 2020-09-23 16:09 

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25 new coronavirus cases, 38 recoveries in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 140. There have been 5,171 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Wednesday. The Maine CDC says 4,643 of those cases are confirmed and 529...

 2020-09-22 23:03 

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High school bands get creative during pandemic...

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) High school bands normally all practice together inside, but during the pandemic, playing instruments inside isn't an option. No new deaths, 40 new coronavirus cases in MaineIf you pass by Scarborough High School, you'll likely ...

 2020-09-22 22:53 

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Body of missing York woman found in Flagstaff Lake...

DEAD RIVER TOWNSHIP (WGME) -- The Maine Warden Service says a dive team recovered the body of 31-year-old Caitlin Guinta of York in Flagstaff Lake Tuesday afternoon. Guinta was canoeing Saturday with her boyfriend and brother when the canoe capsized due t...

 2020-09-22 22:06 

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Theaters in Maine prepare to allow audiences to return...

PORTLAND (WGME) Even though we are still very much in the middle of a pandemic, some theaters in Maine will soon have people sitting in the audience again. No new deaths, 40 new coronavirus cases in MaineAt Portland Stage, they're getting ready to put...

 2020-09-22 21:13 

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Maine Supreme Court decision paves way for ranked choice in presidential election...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A people's veto to repeal ranked choice voting will not appear on the November ballot, after a decision by the Maine Supreme Court on Tuesday. Maine ballots sent to printer with ranked-choice voting for president, no people's ve...

 2020-09-22 20:50 

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New Hampshire family kicked off flight home after 2-year-old refused to wear mask...

PORTSMOUTH (WGME) A New Hampshire family's Florida vacation was memorable for all the wrong reasons. It was first cut short, when Hurricane Sally hit the Florida panhandle. Then, on the flight home, an airline crew removed them from the plane. Maine C...

 2020-09-22 20:50 

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New Hampshire family kicked off flight home after 2-year-old refused to wear mask...

PORTSMOUTH (WGME) A New Hampshire family's Florida vacation was memorable for all the wrong reasons. It was first cut short, when Hurricane Sally hit the Florida panhandle. Then, on the flight home, an airline crew removed them from the plane. Maine C...

 2020-09-22 19:58 

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Maine CDC investigating COVID-19 outbreak associated with Sanford school...

SANFORD (WGME) -- The Maine CDC is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 associated with Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center. No new deaths, 40 new coronavirus cases in MaineSchool officials say 12 people have tested positive so far....

 2020-09-22 19:58 

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Small municipalities working on ways to keep people safe on Election Day...

((BATH)) -- Tuesday marks only six weeks until Election Day. For some small towns and cities in Maine, the pressure is on to try and find a socially distanced way to help their residents vote. "Normally we hold elections in our town office," Cumbe...

 2020-09-22 18:54 

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Anyone in Maine can now be tested for COVID-19...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Governor Janet Mills and Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew have announced that anyone in Maine can now get tested for COVID-19 without the need for a separate order from a healthcare provider. No new deaths, 40 new c...

 2020-09-22 16:23 

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No new deaths, 40 new coronavirus cases in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Tuesday. The death toll stands at 140. There have been 5,146 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Tuesday. The Maine CDC says 4,617 of those cases are confirmed and 529 are...

 2020-09-22 15:37 

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Central Maine Medical Center under lockdown...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- Central Maine Medical Center is under lockdown. Lewiston police say just after 9 a. m. , the hospital's switchboard got a phone call, threatening to harm people at CMMC. Right now, police officers are on the scene. This is an active...

 2020-09-22 13:58 

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Coastal flooding a concern as Hurricane Teddy passes offshore...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- While Maine will miss out on the worst of Hurricane Teddy, impacts will still be felt across the state. The storm is forecasted to pass hundreds of miles offshore, but that is still close enough to create problems along the coastline. T...

 2020-09-22 01:06 

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Portland Park Will Be Pesticide Free...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A park in Portland is going pesticide free in an attempt to clear the area of harmful chemicals. Hannaford and Stonyfield Organic teamed up to implement organic grounds management at Fox Field in Kennedy Park. That means the space will ...

 2020-09-22 00:50 

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Portland City Budget to Include Layoffs...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Portland City Council is considering a new budget that will cut dozens of positions. According to the city, 65 jobs are on the chopping block with a majority of them in the Parks and Recreation Department. According to Portland Mayo...

 2020-09-22 00:32 

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UPDATE: Westbrook Won't Take Action on Landslide...

WESTBROOK (WGME) -- The city of Westbrook has been investigating what to do after last week's landslide pushed tons of dirt and debris into the Presumpscot River. City leaders announced Monday they won't do anything at least for now. "Water is...

 2020-09-21 22:52 

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Maine crews head west to help fight California fires...

GRAY (WGME) - An enormous wildfire that's burned more than 100,000 acres near Los Angeles continues to threaten homes. Officials hope calmer winds this week could help crews corral the flames. The Bobcat Fire is one of the largest ever in Los Angeles ...

 2020-09-21 22:16 

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Maine voter activists ask for ballots mailed by Election Day to be counted...

PORTLAND (WGME) The Kennebec County Court heard arguments Monday on the constitutionality of certain aspects of Maine's election procedures, and whether or not they should be changed. Voter activists want ballots mailed by Election Day to be counted....

 2020-09-21 21:27 

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Jill Biden to travel to Maine Friday...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Biden campaign has announced that Jill Biden will be in Maine on Friday. The campaign did not provide any other details on Monday....

 2020-09-21 21:22 

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Portland homeless advocates say not much has changed since "sleep out" protest...

((PORTLAND)) -- It's been six weeks since dozens of people experiencing homelessness and community resource groups held a "sleep out" protest at city hall. Some of the people in need staying at city hall during the protest say they were there ...

 2020-09-21 21:08 

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Big changes made for some York County school districts...

SANFORD (WGME) There were big changes made for school districts in York County, the area in Maine that's been hit especially hard by the coronavirus. One new death, 27 new coronavirus cases in Maine. At the start of the school year in Sanford, they we...

 2020-09-21 18:46 

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Maine CDC investigates possible COVID-19 exposure at Portland International Jetport...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported Monday that an individual with COVID-19 and someone in close contact with that individual went to the Portland International Jetport on Sunday, potentially exposing others to the virus. One new death, 27 new coron...

 2020-09-21 17:49 

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Sara Gideon says country should wait to nominate new Supreme Court Justice...

PORTLAND (WGME) Maine Senate Candidate Sara Gideon says she believes the United States should wait before the confirmation process for a new Supreme Court Justice begins. Maine leaders mourn death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg"I think a...

 2020-09-21 16:18 

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One new death, 27 new coronavirus cases in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- One new coronavirus-related death was reported in Maine on Monday. The death toll stands at 140. There have been 5,106 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Monday. The Maine CDC says 4,586 of those cases are confirmed and 520 are pr...

 2020-09-21 11:16 

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Wells-Ogunquit students return to school in person this week...

WELLS (WGME) -- Starting Monday, all students in the Wells-Ogunquit school district will attend classes in person five days a week with smaller class sizes. The York County school district first returned to school on Sept. 8 under the "Hybrid B" m...

 2020-09-21 00:13 

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Hurricane Teddy will bring an elevated fire danger Tuesday...

Hurricane Teddy is getting closer and will impact Maine on Tuesday. With high winds in our ongoing drought, there is an elevated fire danger. The exact track will keep the storm well east of us, but we can expect many impacts in Maine. Here are the detail...

 2020-09-20 21:06 

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Midcoast college town depends on students...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- A college town on the midcoast is looking ahead to the winter months. Due to COVID-19, Brunswick business owners aren't expecting Bowdoin college students to carry them through, like in previous years. Student at Saint Dominic Acad...

 2020-09-20 20:54 

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Portrait honors Maine soldier critically injured in Iraq...

AUGUSTA (AP) — A portrait of a soldier who was critically injured in 2004 in Mosul, Iraq, is now hanging in his honor at Camp Chamberlain alongside nine other fallen Maine Army National Guard soldiers who've lost their lives since 9/11. The bomb...

 2020-09-20 17:57 

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Lisbon schools reopen fully in person...

LISBON — Schools are fully reopened amid the challenges of social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols. Local schools — Lisbon High, Philip W. Sugg Middle School, Lisbon Community School and the Gartley Street alternative school — ope...

 2020-09-20 16:29 

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44 new cases of coronavirus in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported 44 new cases of coronavirus Sunday. There are no additional deaths to report to keep the toll at 139. There are now 5,079 reported cases in Maine. 4,562 have been confirmed and 517 are probable. 439 people have bee...

 2020-09-20 14:47 

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Mail delays sharply rose in Maine as Postal Service pursued savings, new data show...

(BDN) -- The share of one popular class of mail arriving at least a day late in Maine doubled for a time this summer as the U. S. Postal Service pursued cost-savings measures, though delays look to have subsided nationally after the agency halted heavily ...

 2020-09-20 14:04 

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Fire heavily damages house in Jay...

JAY — State fire investigators will determine the cause of a fire that damaged a ranch-style house at 20 Belleview Drive late Friday afternoon and again early Saturday. A fire heavily damaged a ranch-style home late Friday afternoon at 20 Belleview ...

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