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 2021-01-27 14:07 

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Canada's worst mass shooting was committed with guns from Maine...

HOULTON, Maine (BDN) -- Gabriel Wortman crossed the border from Woodstock, New Brunswick, into Houlton, Maine, on April 25, 2019. Several days later, he returned into Canada, having managed to smuggle a semi-automatic Colt AR-15-style gun with him. A year...

 2021-01-27 13:21 

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4 more Mainers die as 462 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Four new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 562. The Maine CDC reported 462 additional coronavirus cases on Wednesday. [Maine schools left wondering when teachers, staff can get vacci...

 2021-01-27 11:42 

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New data say Lyme disease under-reported in US...

PORTLAND, MAINE (AP) — A bipartisan push for more data about Lyme disease has yielded a new estimate that nearly a half million people are diagnosed and treated for the disease every year. [More than a third of Maine deer ticks carry Lyme disease] R...

 2021-01-27 11:37 

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Even amid pandemic, tobacco use remains a serious public health threat...

The American Lung Association has released its 19th annual "State of Tobacco Control" report. The report finds that even during the pandemic, tobacco use and second-hand smoke remain leading public health threats. [New data shows elevated radon le...

 2021-01-27 11:24 

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Flu cases plummet amid coronavirus pandemic...

In addition to trying to prevent COVID-19, there's another benefit to all the masking and social distancing we are doing. The flu is virtually non-existent this year. Both in Maine and around the country, this has been a very mild flu season. [Flu cas...

 2021-01-27 11:11 

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Fire destroys Livermore Falls apartment building...

LIVERMORE FALLS (WGME) A fire destroyed a vacant apartment building in Livermore Falls overnight. Crews responded to the fire on Park Street around 10 p. m. Tuesday. They were on scene until 3 a. m. Wednesday. [Police say man in New Sharon murder-suicide ...

 2021-01-27 03:17 

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Police say man in New Sharon murder-suicide was related to another man who killed his wife...

NEW SHARON (WGME) -- Maine State Police have released the names of the two people found dead in their home in New Sharon. Police investigating murder-suicide in New SharonInvestigators say 55-year-old Robert Dapolito shot and killed his wife, 42-year-old ...

 2021-01-27 02:57 

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Avian Haven says three bald eagles have died from lead poisoning in past week...

FREEDOM (WGME) It's been a rough start of the year for bald eagles in Maine. In just the past week, Avian Haven, in the town of Freedom, took in four bald eagles suffering from lead poisoning. Animal experts concerned with number of lead poisoning cas...

 2021-01-27 02:04 

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Maine labs receive go-ahead to start testing adult-use cannabis...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Nova Analytic Labs received the green light to start testing adult-use cannabis on Friday. At Nova Analytic, workers say testing marijuana is not just about making sure the product is safe, but measuring its potency, which determines ho...

 2021-01-27 01:27 

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Vermont mitten maker says Maine teacher taught her how to sew...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- Almost one week since President Joe Biden's inauguration, a picture of Senator Bernie Sanders sitting on a chair wearing a mask and mittens is still going viral. Bernie Sanders selling merchandise with famous meme on it, all p...

 2021-01-27 01:04 

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Front Street Shipyard unveils new waterjet cutting machine...

BELFAST (WGME) -- The biggest waterjet cutting machine ever in Maine is now available to use on the Midcoast. The machine is located at the Front Street Shipyard in Belfast. It uses high-pressure water to cut and shape different materials including wood, ...

 2021-01-27 00:33 

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Maine schools left wondering when teachers, staff can get vaccine...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- Schools are wondering when teachers and staff might get in line for their vaccines. They say the state hasn't given any details, even though they may be included in this phase of the rollout. Like other districts across the state, ...

 2021-01-26 23:42 

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Maine business owners get creative during pandemic...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Some Mainers are getting creative to keep their businesses afloat during the pandemic, from changing their business model, to adjusting to the elements. 11 more Mainers die as 662 new coronavirus cases are reportedLittle Giant Owner Ian...

 2021-01-26 22:54 

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Arizona mom finds Mainer who rescued son from fatal crash...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- An Arizona mom has found the good Samaritan from Maine who rescued her son after a head-on collision. 'That is my writing on the napkin:' Maine woman says she might be Questlove's 'Ellie'On June 4, police say an 85-y...

 2021-01-26 22:20 

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On Your Side: The difference between COVID tests in Maine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- With so many different types of COVID tests in Maine, finding the right one to sign up for can be confusing. 11 more Mainers die as 662 new coronavirus cases are reported"You have a lot of different tests going on now," CMHC Inf...

 2021-01-26 19:06 

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Police investigating murder-suicide in New Sharon...

NEW SHARON (WGME) -- A man and women died in an apparent murder-suicide in New Sharon on Monday, according to Maine State Police. Troopers say they found the bodies after receiving a request to check the well-being of an individual on Hovey Road around 9:...

 2021-01-26 18:36 

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Mainers could wake up to a few inches of snow on Wednesday...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- It's not a high-impact storm, but a period of light snow will freshen up the snowpack in Maine. A sunny start to Tuesday is slowing turning gray. Clouds will continue to build into this evening. A period of snow will move in overnig...

 2021-01-26 12:01 

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The signals Susan Collins is sending as 1 of 30 senators undecided on Trump removal...

(BDN) -- Susan Collins of Maine is part of a minority of U. S. senators who have yet to say how they will vote in former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial as the upper chamber faces an unprecedented decision on whether or how to sancti...

 2021-01-26 11:30 

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Lewiston plans to open community clinic for coronavirus vaccines...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- Lewiston is planning to open its first community clinic for coronavirus vaccines. A few different locations are currently being vetted in Lewiston for the community vaccination site. [Scarborough Downs to be used as vaccination site]One...

 2021-01-26 01:37 

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Portland couple invents heated seat cushions for outdoor dining...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A Portland couple believes they've found a way to keep Mainers toasty outdoors. They invented a heated seat cushion. Jocelyn Olsen and Colin Greig love Maine's restaurant scene. "It's selfish because we really enjoy eati...

 2021-01-26 01:06 

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DOT plans new projects amid budget shortfall...

YARMOUTH (WGME) -- Down millions of dollars, the Maine DOT has a new plan to try to keep roads and bridges safe. The pandemic is leading to a bit of a bumpy road, as projects are now being planned. 3 more Mainers die as 259 new coronavirus cases are repor...

 2021-01-26 00:12 

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Dozens of Maine National Guard members to return to DC...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Dozens of members of the Maine Army National Guard are heading back to Washington, D. C. , and it looks like they'll be there for months to come. This comes after about 200 Maine troops helped with last week's inauguration. Main...

 2021-01-25 23:26 

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Some Portland business owners struggling with extra hazard pay...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Some people in Portland are making extra money for working in the pandemic. 3 more Mainers die as 259 new coronavirus cases are reportedIt's called hazard pay, it was passed by voters and it's designed to compensate people for t...

 2021-01-25 22:44 

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Residents at Topsham retirement community receive first dose of COVID vaccine...

TOPSHAM (WGME) -- After a long wait, seniors living at The Highlands retirement community in Topsham lined up to get their first dose of the COVID vaccine Monday. 3 more Mainers die as 259 new coronavirus cases are reportedEveryone had their masks on at t...

 2021-01-25 22:07 

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More Mainers eligible for coronavirus vaccine...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- More Mainers can now start getting coronavirus vaccines, including those 70 and older and people with high-risk health conditions. 3 more Mainers die as 259 new coronavirus cases are reported. The Maine CDC says three more Mainers have...

 2021-01-25 21:21 

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Police search for Lewiston man in connection with Sunday stabbing...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- The Lewiston Police Department is investigating an incident where a man was allegedly stabbed and another was hit with a baseball bat. Police say the incident was reported as involving "men with knives" Sunday around 8:44 p. m. ...

 2021-01-25 18:12 

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Ogunquit selectman accused of drunk driving, stealing impounded car...

WELLS (WGME) -- A member of the Ogunquit Select Board has been accused of drunken driving and then stealing his own car from an impound lot. According to the Portsmouth Herald, 57-year-old John Daley was charged with operating under the influence, burglar...

 2021-01-25 16:37 

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New federal virus relief bill needs refinement, Sen. Collins says...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U. S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said the Biden administration's coronavirus relief package needs to be refined before she can sign on to it. Collins and U. S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, led a ...

 2021-01-25 16:19 

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Gov. Mills to pause wind projects, consult with fishermen...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor said Monday she will call for a 10-year moratorium on some offshore wind projects to get feedback from fishermen and members of marine industries. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, is a proponent of offshore wi...

 2021-01-25 14:36 

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Thin Ice Warning: 1 rescued after falling through ice in Damariscotta...

DAMARISCOTTA (WGME) -- Crews rescued one person after they fell through the ice on Pemaquid Pond in Damariscotta on Sunday. Crews deployed a ladder from the shore and rescued one individual from the water. No other information about theDamariscotta rescue...

 2021-01-25 13:24 

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3 more Mainers die as 259 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Three new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Monday. The death toll stands at 547. The Maine CDC reported 259 additional coronavirus cases on Monday. [Ask the I-Team: Are work from home expenses tax deductible? ] There ...

 2021-01-25 13:17 

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What Joe Biden's inauguration was like for 2 Maine Guard troops who protected it...

(BDN) -- Inauguration Day began at 2 a. m for Jonathan Bratten and Ellen Morrison. The two Maine National Guard members went to work in the shadow of the U. S. Capitol, a place that later in the day should have been populated by thousands of tourists unde...

 2021-01-25 13:13 

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Mainers attacked a man because he had out-of-state license plates, police say...

PORTLAND, MAINE (AP) — Portland police arrested two people they say attacked a man because his car had Vermont license plates. The suspects yelled at the victim and told him that he shouldn't be in Maine, then assaulted him on Friday afternoon, ...

 2021-01-25 12:06 

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Maine man and companion rescued after getting lost on snowy NH mountain...

FRANCONIA, N. H. (AP) — Two trail runners were airlifted from a New Hampshire mountain over the weekend after one man lost his shoes and continued running barefoot through several feet of snow, officials said. State Fish and Game Department conserva...

 2021-01-25 11:15 

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'Egregious attack on democratic system': Sen. King weighs in on upcoming impeachment trial...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to send the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday. The impeachment is over Trump's role in the riot at the U. S. Capitol earlier this month. The charge is for incite...

 2021-01-24 22:17 

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Drew Gattine elected as chair for Maine Democrats...

The Maine Democratic State Committee elected Drew Gattine to serve a two-year term as chair of the party Sunday afternoon. Bev Uhlenake was elected as vice chair. The State Committee is the governing body of the Maine Democratic Party. "The pandemic h...

 2021-01-24 21:33 

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Rochester man facing multiple charges after attempting to elude police...

ROCHESTER (WGME) -- A Rochester man is facing multiple charges after he tried to elude a police officer while driving an unregistered vehicle Friday night. Brandon Dexter, 26, is being charged with aggravated DWI, disobeying an officer, driving after susp...

 2021-01-24 19:14 

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Maine city's equality committee wants public safety comments...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A racial equality committee in Maine's largest city is taking comments about public safety until the middle of March. Portland's Racial Equity Steering Committee is asking for the public's feedback about the intersectio...

 2021-01-24 17:22 

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Plymouth State attracts Maine, Vermont students with grants...

PLYMOUTH, N. H. (AP) -- Plymouth State University officials say they're seeing some success with a program to attract students from Maine and Vermont. The university launched its North Woods Connection program just over a year ago. It combines federal...

 2021-01-24 17:03 

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No new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Maine, 189 more cases...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the Maine CDC Sunday. The death toll currently stands at 544. The Maine CDC reported 189 more coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 36,787. ...

 2021-01-24 16:43 

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Mainers invent heated cushions to extend outdoor dining comfort in cold pandemic months...

PORTLAND, Maine — Jocelyn Olsen and Colin Greig, the duo behind the company Huga, just put their new battery-powered heated seat cushion on the market. They hope the product helps local restaurants weather outdoor dining during the cold months of th...

 2021-01-24 16:08 

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George Stevens Academy going remote after coronavirus outbreak...

BLUE HILL (WGME) -- George Stevens Academy will go to remote learning for two weeks after a coronavirus outbreak. The school announced Saturday in a letter to parents that the second semester will start remotely Wednesday, January 27, instead of Monday to...

 2021-01-24 15:48 

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Saco redemption center re-inventing itself...

SACO (WGME) -- A redemption center in Saco is re-inventing itself with a creative approach to recycling. Beach Beverage Redemption's new themed center features a 50-foot long, 10-foot tall mural with an eight-foot hammerhead shark poking through the w...

 2021-01-24 15:40 

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Traffic signals around Maine to be upgraded with new tech...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Dozens of traffic signals around Maine will be upgraded with a boost from the Federal Highway Administration. The Maine Department of Transportation is set to receive about $3. 5 million to replace 43 traffic signal controllers. Re...

 2021-01-24 15:34 

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Caribou man dies in snowmobile crash...

STOCKHOLM (WGME) -- A Caribou man died in a snowmobile crash Friday night in Aroostook County. Emmanuel Bouchard, 25, died when his snowmobile veered off the right side off a trail in Stockholm, down a steep embankment and then struck several large trees....

 2021-01-24 15:25 

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Shipyard firefighters finalize contract with Bath Iron Works...

(BDN) -- The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), Local 5257, has reached a collective bargaining agreement with Bath Iron Works that improves wages and benefits over the next four and half years, according to Bath Iron Works. Members of IAFF...

 2021-01-23 21:46 

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Police investigating suspicious package near Portland Museum of Art...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Portland Police are investigating a suspicious package that was left near the Portland Museum of Art Saturday afternoon. Police have blocked off Congress Street Plaza. The Hazardous Device team is on scene. This story will be updated....

 2021-01-23 20:36 

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UMaine developing ride hailing tool for older residents...

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- The University of Maine is working on a smartphone application that will assist the visually impaired and older residents in hailing rides. Maine has one of the oldest populations in the nation, and many older residents live in rural...

 2021-01-23 19:43 

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Hands Around the Capitol canceled because of safety concerns...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The "Hands Around The Capitol" event is not being held for the first time in 47 years in Maine. The annual protest over the U. S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion was canceled because of safety concerns at state ca...

 2021-01-23 17:03 

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Woman rescued from marsh in Wells...

WELLS (WGME) -- A woman is hospitalized after being found near a mostly submerged car in a marsh in Wells Friday afternoon. Police didn't name the woman nor give details about her age or residence. They also didn't say how she came to be in the ca...

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