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 2021-03-07 01:41 

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Brunswick teen selected for "Future of Good" award...

Brunswick (WGME) -- A Brunswick teen was selected out of hundreds of nominations across the country for the Future of Good Award. U-S Cellular announced Charlie Austin as one of three winners for the company's 6th annual future of good program. Charli...

 2021-03-07 01:31 

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Remembering Mainers who passed away from opioid overdose...

Portland (WGME) -- A group of Mainers are taking the time to remember loved ones who passed away from opioid overdose. "Black Balloon Day" gives communities who are currently recovering from substance use disorders a moment to honor all the people...

 2021-03-06 19:16 

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Sen. Collins opposes $1.9 trillion spending bill, King votes in favor...

Senator Susan Collins voted in opposition to the partisan $1. 9 trillion spending bill Saturday. The package was narrowly approved on a strictly party-line vote of 50-49. Collins introduced an alternative $60 billion package during the amendment process. ...

 2021-03-06 18:34 

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5 Maine educational institutions dubbed "military friendly"...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Five Maine educational institutions are being designated as "Military Friendly Schools. "The University of Maine at Augusta, Husson University and Maine Maritime Academy earned the designation along with Central Maine Commu...

 2021-03-06 17:21 

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New Vineyard man dead after Thursday night house fire...

NEW VINEYARD (WGME) -- Crews responded to a fatal fire at approximately 11:30 p. m. Thursday night in New Vineyard. Investigators at the scene located the remains of one adult at 113 High Street. Police say the remains are believed to be of the homeowner,...

 2021-03-06 16:58 

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Goats pee on their faces to attract mates...

(BDN) -- Forget flowers and candy. For the male goat, nothing signals "come hither" to a female goat like a shot of his own hormonally triggered urine to his face. As off-putting as that may sound, it's a natural part of goat behavior and all ...

 2021-03-06 16:37 

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Maine labor department warns public of social media scams...

The Maine Department of Labor is warning the public about phishing attempts disguised as fake pages for unemployment help. The Department of Labor says scammers are creating social media pages to mimic the Maine Department of Labor's. [I-Team: Maine D...

 2021-03-06 16:05 

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2 people charged with trafficking after police find over $50,000 worth of drugs...

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (WGME) -- Two Old Orchard Beach people were arrested Friday for trafficking fentanyl throughout Southern Maine for the past two months. The Maine Drug Enforcement agents from York and Cumberland District Task Force officers began an inve...

 2021-03-06 15:27 

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Maine rep wants to ban former Congress members from lobbying...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A U. S. representative from Maine wants to impose a lifetime lobbying ban on members of Congress. Rep. Jared Golden, a Democrat, said he submitted the proposal as an amendment to a democracy reform bill that has been up for conside...

 2021-03-06 15:18 

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Man claims Lewiston hospital fired him when he raised concerns about its cleanliness...

An Auburn man who worked more than four decades at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center has sued the hospital and its parent organization, Covenant Health, alleging he was fired in retaliation for reporting health and safety concerns at the Lewiston fac...

 2021-03-06 14:51 

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183 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Saturday. The death toll stands at 704. The Maine CDC reported 183 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 45,635. 35,759 ...

 2021-03-06 03:57 

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Mainers excited by Moving Maine Forward plan...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Mainers are excited at the prospect of moving around a little more in New England. Gov. Mills unveils reopening plan ahead of Maine tourism seasonGovernor Janet Mills' new guidelines allow all New England state residents to visit Ma...

 2021-03-06 00:45 

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Maine State Police say missing 12-year-old from Frankfort has been found safe...

UPDATE: Maine State Police say Hosea has been found safe. FRANKFORT (WGME) -- Maine State Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 12-year-old from Frankfort. Police say Atum Hosea walked into the woods behind his residence on Trea...

 2021-03-06 00:23 

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Pandemic life has been difficult for Maine's international students...

WATERVILLE (WGME) -- The pandemic has been difficult for many college students across Maine, but especially international students. 225 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine. "The year has been interesting, definitely, in many ways," college sen...

 2021-03-05 23:55 

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Risbara's Greenhouse preparing for final spring season...

Spring is almost here, and garden centers are getting ready for the season. Owners expect the pandemic gardening boom to continue this year. Peter and Claudia Risbara. They opened Risbara's Greenhouse, Inc. in 1991. (WGME) After three decades, Peter a...

 2021-03-05 23:49 

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Hannaford helping Mainers get vaccinated for coronavirus...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Hannaford is now helping Mainers get vaccinated for coronavirus. Hannaford to offer COVID-19 vaccines at 35 Maine pharmaciesThirty-five stores across the state started giving shots of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week. Ph...

 2021-03-05 23:24 

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Rep. Pingree pushes for American Rescue Plan to pass Senate...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The American Rescue Plan has already sailed through the House, but Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree says she's still applying pressure on her colleges in the Senate to pass the bill. Sen. Collins to introduce alternative $65...

 2021-03-05 22:52 

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Maine bar owners have mixed reaction to Gov. Mills' reopening plan...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- It's been a rough year for a number of bars and restaurants, and Friday's announcement was greeted with mixed reaction from Maine bar owners. Gov. Mills unveils reopening plan ahead of Maine tourism seasonThe governor's plan...

 2021-03-05 22:11 

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Maine tourism businesses expect much better season with changes to COVID rules...

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (WGME) -- Some tourism businesses say they're now expecting a much better season, after Maine saw an estimated 32 percent decline in visitation between 2019 and 2020. With fewer tourists, Maine's small businesses are hurting. In ...

 2021-03-05 19:49 

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Maine could see a big warm up next week...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Spring is on our minds as we head deeper into March, and Mainers may not have to wait long for a taste of warmer weather. That warmer weather won't arrive in time for the weekend. Temperatures will be cooler than normal. Maine shoul...

 2021-03-05 17:49 

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Virtual classes aim to ease stress during the pandemic...

A program in Maine is offering virtual classes to help you destress during the pandemic. MSAD 52's Adult and Community Education Center in Turner says they're designed to calm the mind. The courses range from chair yoga, to manifestation and even ...

 2021-03-05 17:10 

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4 charged with trafficking after police find $30,000 worth of drugs inside Maine home...

EXETER, Maine (WGME) -- Two Michigan residents and two Mainers were arrested after MDEA agents say they found $30,000 worth crack cocaine and fentanyl inside a home in Exeter. Agents say they had been investigating the sale of cocaine base and fentanyl fr...

 2021-03-05 16:25 

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Gov. Mills unveils reopening plan ahead of Maine tourism season...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Governor Janet Mills unveiled a plan on Friday to help protect public health and support Maine's economy as the state approaches its busy spring and summer tourism season. Gov. Mills said the Moving Maine Forward plan includes mainta...

 2021-03-05 15:58 

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Maine man accused of crashing front-end loader into farm stand...

COOPERS MILLS (WGME) A Maine man is accused of crashing a front-end loader into a roadside farm stand in Coopers Mills and then leaving the scene. The incident happened on Feb. 25 around 12:10 a. m. on Main Street in Coopers Mills, which is a village in t...

 2021-03-05 15:42 

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Gov. Mills discusses plan to protect public health, support economy during tourism season...

Governor Janet Mills is holding a news conference to outline how Maine intends to protect public health and support Maine's economy through the state's busy spring and summer tourism season. Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Heath...

 2021-03-05 14:29 

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New Hampshire woman to start paying nearly $2M in Great Danes neglect case...

CONCORD, N. H. (AP) — A woman who was convicted in 2018 of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion must now start paying back nearly $2 million for their care, a judge ruled Thursday. Christina Fay was found guilty...

 2021-03-05 13:22 

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225 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Friday. The death toll stands at 704. The Maine CDC amended the death toll on Friday to 704. They previously reported 705 deaths on Thursday. The Maine CDC reported 225 n...

 2021-03-05 13:06 

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Maine boy was suffering nearly 200 seizures a day. Now he's gone 27 days without one....

DEDHAM, Maine (BDN) -- Wyatt Beauchamp, 10, scrambled to the top of a pile of haystacks in his family's high-tunnel greenhouse Tuesday morning, a vantage point that gave him a good view of the excitable flock of chickens that live at his family's ...

 2021-03-05 12:04 

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Union raises more than $61K for injured BIW shipyard worker...

BATH, Maine (AP) — The Machinists Union is providing more than $61,000 to help a shipbuilder recover from a gruesome injury at Bath Iron Works. Garrett Bailey, who was injured on Jan. 23, showed up to offer his thanks in person on Thursday. The cont...

 2021-03-05 11:58 

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Lawsuit seeks information on immigrants held in Maine county jail...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three groups that believe the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is using the Cumberland County Jail as a short-term detention center for immigrants are suing for information. The ACLU of Maine, the Immigrant Legal Advo...

 2021-03-05 11:54 

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Defense lawyer alleges 'systemic failure' at Maine crime lab...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A criminal defense lawyer claims that officials have withheld information that could reveal "systemic failures" at the state police forensic lab and has filed a lawsuit against Maine for the release of those documents. ...

 2021-03-05 11:40 

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New Orono police addition helps bring community closer...

ORONO (WGME) -- There is a new officer joining the Orono Police Department and he's not like other traditional cops. Ed Leskey is a special addition whose purpose is to build better relationships with the community. [Seven-hour standoff ends peacefull...

 2021-03-05 11:25 

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Maine Catholic Church encourages members to get COVID-19 vaccine despite abortion link...

There's a call on all Maine Catholics to get the COVID-19 vaccine even if it's one tied to abortions. Bishop Robert Deeley of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland says Catholics have reservations about getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine becau...

 2021-03-05 11:15 

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Maine couple accused of selling drugs in a school zone...

RUMFORD (WGME) -- A Rumford couple is accused of selling fentanyl in a school zone. Police arrested 28-year-old Shannon Long and 38-year-old Matthew Bellegarde on Thursday. They were charged with aggravated trafficking in fentanyl. [Police investigate cra...

 2021-03-05 04:00 

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Maine DOE announces new activity program for Maine teens...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- From exploring poetry to a Boston Bruins fan club, there is a new program aimed at teens in Maine. The Maine Department of Education announced the plan called Wilderness Activities and Virtual Engagement for Students or "WAVES. "...

 2021-03-05 03:42 

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17 cats, 1 dog flown to Maine shelter from Virginia...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- Seventeen cats and one dog were flown on life-saving rescue from Virginia to Maine Thursday. The pets may have been euthanized in Virginia, but instead they'll be put up for adoption at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland....

 2021-03-05 03:11 

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Cornish man recovering from COVID-19 honored at fundraiser...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A Cornish man who made a miraculous recovery from COVID-19 was honored at a fundraiser Thursday night. 136 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no additional deathsWayne Young's family says he has a passion for helping others. &...

 2021-03-05 02:29 

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Professional skateboarder helps with Midcoast Youth Center's skating area...

BATH (WGME) -- A professional skateboarder is lending his skills to help kids in the Midcoast. Jud Heald is in this Bath this week, helping the Midcoast Youth Center bring changes to the facility's skating area. Heald travels around the country to des...

 2021-03-05 01:58 

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Sen. Collins introduces bill aimed at robocallers...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Thursday is National "Slam the Scam" Day. To mark the occasion, Senator Susan Collins is introducing a bill aimed at those annoying robocallers. Sen. Collins to introduce alternative $650 billion COVID relief billThe bipartisan ...

 2021-03-05 01:22 

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Gorham church honors Mainers who have died with COVID-19...

GORHAM (WGME) -- A church in Gorham is honoring every Mainer with COVID-19 who has died. 136 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no additional deathsThe First Parish Congregational Church is marking each death with a blue ribbon in the sanctuary. The...

 2021-03-05 00:38 

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New center for homeless youth to open in Rochester, NH...

ROCHESTER, NH (WGME) -- A new center for homeless youth will open soon in Rochester, New Hampshire. The new center is walking distance from downtown Rochester. The program director says the location is key to attracting young people without a home. "T...

 2021-03-04 23:40 

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Seven-hour standoff ends peacefully in Buxton...

BUXTON (WGME) -- A more than seven-hour standoff Thursday ended peacefully in the town of Buxton, with the suspect surrendering to police. 'Incident' in Buxton has endedOne resident says he took his son to school, then had to wait all day to be al...

 2021-03-04 23:12 

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Forest Service asks Mainers to cut browntail moth webs...

Browntail moths are a health hazard and an invasive species spreading in Maine. The state is asking Mainers to help fight this pest in their own backyards. The Maine Forest Service spends much of winter surveying forests for browntail moth webs and clippi...

 2021-03-04 23:11 

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Maine teachers will be prioritized for COVID vaccines, but only at certain sites...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- State officials are clarifying how and when teachers might get vaccinated in Maine. They are immediately eligible to get their shots, but they will only be prioritized at certain sites. The Maine Education Association has been pushing f...

 2021-03-04 22:34 

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South African coronavirus variant found in Cumberland County...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The South African variant of the coronavirus is now officially in Maine. 136 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no additional deathsMaine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah says it's not a surprise. Shah says the variant was found in...

 2021-03-04 22:04 

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Sen. Collins to introduce alternative $650 billion COVID relief bill...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A vote is expected Thursday night in the United States Senate on financial help for millions of Americans, but there's also a new proposal from a group of Republican Senators. Maine congressman voted against $1. 9 trillion pandemic ...

 2021-03-04 21:10 

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Cold weekend ahead, sunny and warmer next week...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- While Maine has been seeing more days in the 40s recently, this weekend will be on the cold side again. Don't worry too much, more 40s are expected next week, with possibly even some 50s. For now, it's a blustery and cold night ...

 2021-03-04 19:29 

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Police investigate crash after road rage incident in Sabattus...

SABATTUS (WGME) -- Police are investigating a road rage incident that resulted in a crash in Sabattus Thursday morning. The Sabattus Police Department says the single-vehicle crash occurred around 7:30 a. m. on Sabattus Road near Marsh Road. Officers were...

 2021-03-04 18:26 

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National Weather Service to simplify weather hazards; what does this mean for Maine?...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- You have likely heard the Weather Authority team mention terms like "Winter Weather Advisory" when 2-4 inches of snow is in the forecast. On hot and humid summer days, we tell you about a "Heat Advisory" when the heat in...

 2021-03-04 17:04 

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State fire marshal talks safety after three deadly fires in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The state fire marshal joined Camden, Lincoln, and Farmington firefighters to talk about fire prevention on Thursday. [Camden community helps family after 14-year-old dies in fire]Three recent fires in Maine have killed four people and S...

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