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 2021-04-18 21:10 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Mild start to the work week in Maine; more beneficial rain on the way...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- This weekend's weather was nothing like what we saw last weekend. The good news is springtime temperatures return for the first half of the upcoming week. More sunshine is ahead for Monday. I can't rule out some scattered aftern...

 2021-04-18 18:58 

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Maine Trails Coalition working to open more walking and biking trails in Maine...

((YARMOUTH)) -- During the pandemic, Mainers have tried explored a variety of socially distant activities. Some say outdoor trails where they can walk, bike, or run, have become a new go-to hobby. 'We're out [biking] I'm going to say 4 days a ...

 2021-04-18 16:41 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Dry tinderbox conditions raise concern about another drought...

NEW ENGLAND (AP) -- A lack of late-winter snow and dry spring weather is raising concern about another drought this summer in New England. People are already being urged to conserve water in parts of western Massachusetts, and New Hampshire officials have...

 2021-04-18 15:13 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Maine local, renewable power program will become permanent...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A Maine initiative that allows electricity customers to pay more on their bills to make sure their energy is from a local, renewable source will become a permanent fixture in the state. [Police looking for three people involved in a...

 2021-04-18 14:47 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Police looking for three people involved in alleged robbery at Limington Dollar General...

LIMINGTON (WGME) -- The York County Sheriff's Office is asking for the publics help in identifying three people involved in an alleged robbery at Dollar General in Limington Saturday night. Police say two women and a man entered the store around 9 p. ...

 2021-04-18 14:08 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

UMaine Police searching for man after alleged social media threat...

ORONO (WGME) -- The University of Maine Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man following an alleged social media threat. Police are searching for Afshin Zarechian, 20, of Manchester, New Hampshire. [UNE students host park c...

 2021-04-18 13:55 

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Another Mainer as 346 coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- One new coronavirus-related death was reported by the Maine CDC on Sunday. The death toll now stands at 765. The Maine CDC reported 346 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 57,285. 43,02...

 2021-04-17 18:35 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

UNE students host park cleanup to give back to local community...

((BIDDEFORD)) -- On Saturday a couple dozen University of New England, Biddeford students traded in their books for rakes. "We adopted a park so we're doing like a spring cleanup," UNE junior class president Kaitlyn Quirk said. Volunteers from...

 2021-04-17 17:12 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race returns to Bangor...

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A rite of spring has returned to Bangor. The Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race was held Saturday after a one-year hiatus because of the pandemic. [Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games going virtual this year]Precautions included prev...

 2021-04-17 16:39 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

There's an easy way to find food trucks in Portland this summer...

PORTLAND, Maine (BDN) — As Portland diners have sought safer ways to gobble up local cuisine than sitting inside restaurants, they've increasingly turned to food trucks and other mobile kitchens. Now there's an easier way to find them. Justi...

 2021-04-17 14:57 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

One woman dead, man seriously injured after early morning house fire in Fairfield...

FAIRFIELD (WGME) -- A woman died and a man was seriously injured after an early morning house fire in Fairfield Saturday morning. The Somerset Regional Communications Center received a 911 call about a house fire at 142 Bear Mountain Road at 3:40 a. m. Th...

 2021-04-17 14:29 

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Clammers digging through pandemic, but shellfish are fewer...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- More New Englanders have dug in the tidal mudflats during the last year, but they're finding fewer clams. The coronavirus pandemic has inspired more people in the Northeastern states to dig for the soft-shell clams, often calle...

 2021-04-17 13:59 

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Another Mainer dies as 414 new COVID-19 cases are reported...

AUGSTA (WGME) -- One new coronavirus-related death was reported by the Maine CDC on Saturday. The death toll now stands at 764. The Maine CDC reported 414 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 56,93...

 2021-04-17 00:42 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Midcoast Humane helps lost pets reunite with their owners through microchips...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- A local animal shelter is on a mission to help reunite lost pets with their owners as quickly as possible. Midcoast Humane in Brunswick says the best way to identify stray animals is through microchips, which when scanned can provide t...

 2021-04-16 23:34 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Some Mainers not thrilled about Friday's nor'easter...

SANFORD (WGME) -- April snow is not unusual in Southern Maine. On Friday afternoon, it mostly stuck to the grassy areas more than the pavement. The weather led to some slippery roads and power outages. [Drivers urged to slow down as spring storm causes tr...

 2021-04-16 23:29 

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Portland moving forward with major Waterfront project...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Portland is getting the go-ahead to move forward with a major Waterfront project. However, it's not on the water. It's under it. Mainers facing bigger past-due utility bills as winter disconnect period comes to an endState and f...

 2021-04-16 23:02 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Some New Hampshire towns still enforcing masks despite mandate being lifted...

DURHAM (WGME) -- Face coverings are now optional in New Hampshire after the facemask mandate was lifted. However, Gov. Chris Sununu is still encouraging people to wear masks when they cannot social distance. In Durham, town leaders say their local face co...

 2021-04-16 22:42 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games going virtual this year...

(WGME) -- The Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games are back on this year, but the events will be a bit different this year due to the pandemic. After cancelling last summer, organizers say they are going to have a two-day virtual event. Special Olymp...

 2021-04-16 22:38 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Falmouth town leaders discussing proposal resolution to acknowledge racism in community...

FALMOUTH (WGME) -- Town leaders in Falmouth are proposing a resolution to acknowledge that racism exists in their community. They are also looking to take steps to become more culturally diverse. Plans for the resolution started last summer in response to...

 2021-04-16 21:38 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Mainers facing bigger past-due utility bills as winter disconnect period comes to an end...

The winter disconnection period is now over, meaning utilities can shut off customers who are behind on their bills, without permission from state regulators. Officials say past due bills may be bigger than usual because of the pandemic, but there's a...

 2021-04-16 21:26 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah tours mass vaccination clinic at Portland Expo...

PORTLAND (WGME) As Maine inches closer to one million coronavirus vaccine doses administered in the state, Dr. Nirav Shah checks on the progress being made at the Portland Expo. Maine's CDC Director toured the facility Friday to see how things were ru...

 2021-04-16 19:29 

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Father and son lead police on high-speed chase in Pittsfield...

PITTSFIELD (WGME) -- A father and son were arrested Thursday night in Pittsfield after leading police on a high-speed chase and injuring two officers. The Pittsfield Police Department received a call around 7:15 p. m. of a vehicle operating erratically in...

 2021-04-16 16:04 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Bowdoin to require students, staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by fall semester...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- Bowdoin College in Brunswick said it is requiring students, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the fall semester. The college said it is "in order to protect the health and safety of our community, partic...

 2021-04-16 15:31 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Police find guns, drugs, and cash after searching Maine man's homes...

SOUTH PARIS (WGME) A South Paris man has been accused of drug trafficking after police say they found over 100 guns, cocaine, and more than $200,000 in cash inside his two homes. Maine Drug Enforcement agents arrested 60-year-old Richard Fitts on Thursday...

 2021-04-16 14:40 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

No end date slotted for Maine mask rules despite New Hampshire changes...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The only state that borders Maine is changing its mask-wearing rules, but the rules in Maine are staying the same. New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said the state's mask mandate will expire Friday. [New Hampshire ends mask ...

 2021-04-16 13:04 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

This will be the worst summer for browntail moth activity in Maine in over a century...

(BDN) -- Get ready. There is every indication that the browntail moth outbreak in Maine this summer may be the worst since the invasive insect arrived in the state 100 years ago. Not only are officials predicting more moths this summer, but the range has ...

 2021-04-16 12:36 

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Drivers urged to slow down as spring storm causes tricky travel conditions across Maine...

STATEWIDE (WGME) Friday's spring storm is causing poor driving conditions across Maine. Between 5 a. m. and 6 a. m. Friday, Maine State Police say they responded to three separate crashes on the Maine Turnpike all due to hydroplaning. [Say it ain'...

 2021-04-16 12:23 

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5 more Mainers die as 572 additional COVID-19 cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Five additional coronavirus-related death was reported in Maine on Friday. The death toll stands at 763. The Maine CDC reported 572 more coronavirus cases on Friday. [Health officials urge people to continue wearing masks despite NH drop...

 2021-04-16 11:39 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Marine Mammals of Maine rescues baby seal that was born prematurely...

Be on the lookout for baby seals because "pup season" has now started in Maine. Marine Mammals of Maine says it recently rescued a harbor seal in Falmouth. According to the group, she was born prematurely and needs special care. [Dead dolphins rep...

 2021-04-16 11:14 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Police warn Mainers about scammers targeting businesses for advertising money...

Maine State Police say someone is contacting Maine businesses and asking them to advertise in the upcoming state police centennial yearbook. One store owner almost fell for the fraud. [Maine man accused of trafficking after deputies find drugs during traf...

 2021-04-16 11:08 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

New ATV trails coming to Maine this summer...

Thousands of people flock to northern Maine every winter to explore hundreds of snowmobile trails. [Surge of new food trucks coming to Portland] Now, some local ATV groups are working to expand options for riders in the warmer months. They've already ...

 2021-04-16 10:59 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Maine man accused of trafficking after deputies find drugs during traffic stop...

PALMYRA (WGME) -- Deputies seized more than 400 grams of illegal drugs and about $4,000 in cash from a driver in Palmyra on Wednesday. The Somerset County Sheriff's Office said 40-year-old Jason Lary, of St. Albans, was stopped on Lang Hill Road for e...

 2021-04-16 10:33 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Health officials urge people to continue wearing masks despite NH dropping mandate...

New Hampshire's mask mandate expires on Friday. Governor Chris Sununu says individual businesses, cities and towns can still require masks, but the state will no longer enforce the rule. [New Hampshire ends mask mandate on Friday] Despite dropping the...

 2021-04-16 10:05 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Say it ain't snow! Spring storm hits Maine with snow, rain, and wind...

We can say with confidence that this Friday will not be nearly as nice as last Friday. We're dealing with a slow moving storm which presents many different forecast challenges. Snow accumulations are probably the biggest challenge due to time of year,...

 2021-04-15 23:49 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Bangor High student designs sensor to prevent falls...

BANGOR (WGME) -- A Bangor teenager is being recognized for his unique creation that could save a life. Vetri Vel, a 16-year-old senior at Bangor High School, is putting his math and science background to the test. After his grandmother had a fall, he got ...

 2021-04-15 22:53 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Surge of new food trucks coming to Portland...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Portland's foodie scene is known across the country, and food trucks are increasingly popular, especially in the last year. Foodies can look forward to a surge of new food trucks in Portland in time for summer. Vy Banh Mi hit the ro...

 2021-04-15 22:23 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Bao Bao Dumpling House creates custom shoe to help business...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A Portland restaurant is getting into the sneaker business. Bao Bao Dumpling House is one of 42 small businesses picked by Vans shoe company to create a custom shoe to help their business during the pandemic. [Portland city leaders push...

 2021-04-15 22:23 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Grant helping seven companies impacted by Jay mill explosion...

JAY (WGME) -- A 50,000 dollar grant will help seven logging-related companies impacted by the blast in Jay one year ago today. Former workers, community look back on anniversary of Jay mill explosion. The funding will help them offset the economic losses ...

 2021-04-15 22:20 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Want to get more wine by mail? Proposed bill would expand shipping options...

(WGME) -- A bill at the Statehouse would significantly expand options when it comes to shipping wine right to your front door. Some say it's a win for consumers, but others argue local businesses will take a hit. Whether you like Chardonnay, Pinot Noi...

 2021-04-15 21:56 

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Portland city leaders pushing for Mainers to register as organ donors...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Organ donors save hundreds of lives in New England, and local leaders want that trend to continue. Portland mayor Kate Snyder and secretary Shenna Bellows joined today to ask Mainers who aren't already organ donors to change their m...

 2021-04-15 21:28 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Neighbors shocked by vehicular death of 3-year-old boy in Gorham...

GORHAM (WGME) -- There are new details tonight on the death of a 3-year-old boy at a mobile home park in Gorham. Police say the child was hit by a car yesterday evening that was being driven by a 13-year-old girl. 3-year-old hit, killed by car driven by 1...

 2021-04-15 21:26 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Former workers, community look back on anniversary of Jay mill explosion...

JAY (WGME) -- One year ago today, an explosion rocked the town of Jay and leveled part of the town's mill. "People were very devastated. You didn't know what your future was going to be," says former paper mill worker Dwayne Bilodeau. One ...

 2021-04-15 21:01 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Brunswick woman falls asleep while driving, suffers minor injuries after hitting tree...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- A Brunswick woman was injured in a car accident Thursday afternoon after she fell asleep behind the wheel and hit a tree on Mere Point Road. Brunswick Police and Fire responded to the area for a rollover vehicle crash around 1:45 p. m....

 2021-04-15 20:49 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Lewiston police shoot dog after woman is attacked...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- Lewiston Police responded to a call this morning of a 71-year-old woman being attacked by a pit bull on Helen Street. The dog was shot by an officer. 3-year-old hit, killed by car driven by 13-year-old in Gorham. The woman sustained ser...

 2021-04-15 20:03 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Former Cumberland County corrections officer charged for sexually assaulting inmate...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A former Corrections Officer turned himself in to criminal investigators from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Thursday on several warrants. Jonathan Williams, 30, formerly of Biddeford, is charged with gross sexual assault, u...

 2021-04-15 19:38 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

New Hampshire ends mask mandate tomorrow...

NEW HAMPSHIRE (WGME) -- New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu announced today that the statewide mask mandate will officially expire tomorrow. Small Maine towns take brunt of recent rise in COVID-19 cases. The mandate has been in effect since November 20, 2...

 2021-04-15 17:21 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Maine lawmakers discuss tax haven bill...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Lawmakers are discussing a bill on Thursday to clamp down on a form of tax abuse that's costing Maine money. Sarah Austin, a tax and budget policy analyst at the Maine Center for Economic Policy, says many big corporations like Amazo...

 2021-04-15 15:44 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

'A serious public safety concern': Portland police see dramatic increase in OUIs, crashes...

PORTLAND, Maine (WGME) -- Portland police say they have seen an a concerning rise in OUI arrests, crashes, and drug impairment behind the wheel. Between Jan. 1 - April 13, 2021 Portland police recorded 84 OUI arrests. Of those, 19 involved crashes. [3-yea...

 2021-04-15 15:12 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Maine man charged with hate crime for allegedly setting fire to Black church...

BOSTON A Maine man was charged Thursday with a hate crime for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed a predominately Black church in Springfield, Massachusetts in December 2020, according to the FBI. The FBI charged 44-year-old Dushko Vulchev, of Houlton...

 2021-04-15 14:39 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

CBS13 to host Drug Take Back Day on April 23...

CBS13 is on your side with another Drug Take Back Day. We're helping you get rid of unused and unwanted prescription medications in your home. Join us Friday, April 23 as we team up with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. The event will be he...

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