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 2020-09-30 23:25 

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Westbrook police chief to retire at end of year...

WESTBROOK (WGME) Westbrook's police chief is retiring from the force after six years as the head of the department. Westbrook Police Department gives public look at policies, guidelinesThe mayor says Chief Janine Roberts will be stepping away from the...

 2020-09-30 23:09 

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Demand for propane heaters rises for businesses during pandemic...

PORTLAND (WGME) As the weather gets colder, and restaurants and breweries seat people outside, the demand for propane heaters has never been greater. Maine restaurants prepare for uncertain winter monthsAt the Portland Zoo, the owners were lucky enough to...

 2020-09-30 22:17 

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Game wardens tranquilize moose that was wandering around South Portland...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) A moose that was on the run around southern Maine for several days has now been tranquilized. Authorities are now trying to safely transport it back to where it belongs. The moose wandered around neighborhoods in South Portland and b...

 2020-09-30 21:40 

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Thousands of CMP customers still without power after storm...

OAKLAND (WGME) Thousands of CMP customers are without power after Wednesday morning's strong wind and rain. Thousands in the dark after strong winds hit MaineAt the peak of outages, there were more than 100,000 homes and businesses without power, but ...

 2020-09-30 21:17 

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Strong winds damage trees, property in Cumberland County...

WESTBROOK (WGME) -- In Cumberland County, winds knocked out power for thousands of people Wednesday. Thousands in the dark after strong winds hit MaineWhile conditions are improving, the winds in Westbrook knocked down a large tree limb on Saco Street, wh...

 2020-09-30 19:12 

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Gov. Mills extends state of civil emergency...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Governor Janet Mills has extended the state of civil emergency for 30 days, through October 29. Nearly every other state is under a similar state of emergency, according to theNational Governors Association. Vermont and New Hampshire rec...

 2020-09-30 18:56 

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Why were winds so strong Wednesday morning?...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- It may have been brief, but heavy rain and damaging wind gusts hit Maine hard earlier this morning. Trees and power lines were knocked over, leaving over 100,000 Mainers without power. Thousands in the dark after strong winds hit Maine....

 2020-09-30 17:01 

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Early in-person absentee voting to begin Oct. 5 in Portland...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Portland residents can vote absentee in-person beginning on October 5. Residents can vote at the City Clerk's temporary office space in the Merrill Auditorium via the Myrtle Street entrance. Hours are 9 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. , Monday ...

 2020-09-30 15:08 

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Tractor-trailer crashes on Maine Turnpike after driver falls asleep, police say...

AUBURN (WGME) -- Maine State Police say a tractor-trailer crashed early Wednesday morning on the Maine Turnpike in Auburn after the driver fell asleep. [Search underway for 2 Maine inmates who walked away from re-entry facility]The crash happened near mil...

 2020-09-30 14:51 

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Moose on the loose in South Portland...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- There is a beautiful moose that has been wandering around the South Portland area. It made its way to SMCC's campus late Wednesday morning. It was spotted taking a stroll on Willard Beach earlier in the morning. According to S...

 2020-09-30 13:43 

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54 more coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no new deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 141. There have been 5,391 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Wednesday. The Maine CDC says 4,824 of those cases are confirmed and 567...

 2020-09-30 13:10 

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If you're still waiting for your $500 child stimulus payment, the deadline is Sept. 30...

If you think you were shorted the $500 for your child in your stimulus check, you may have another chance to get that money, but the deadline is Wednesday. The IRS re-opened online registration for recipients of Social Security, Supplemental Security Inco...

 2020-09-30 12:34 

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Search underway for 2 Maine inmates who walked away from re-entry facility...

BELFAST (WGME) -- The Waldo County Sheriff's Office says they are searching for two inmates who walked away from the Maine Coastal Regional Re-Entry Center on Tuesday. The Maine Coastal Regional Re-Entry Center isfor prisoners who are nearing the end ...

 2020-09-30 11:19 

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This is the only effective DIY way to get rid of skunk stink...

(BDN) -- Because of their stinky reputation, the mere sight of skunk stripes is enough to strike fear into hearts. If you are unfortunate enough to get sprayed with skunk stink, there is an easy odor remedy that uses materials you probably already have in...

 2020-09-30 11:11 

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Thousands in the dark as wet and windy weather hits Maine...

Thousands of Mainers are without power Wednesday morning as strong winds move through the state. As of 7 a. m. , about 8,200 CMP customers were in the dark. Most of the outages are in Cumberland and Androscoggin counties. [On-going drought creates complic...

 2020-09-30 10:49 

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UMaine will rename building named for eugenics advocate...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The name of a former university president and scientist who advocated for eugenics and helped obscure the health risks of tobacco will be removed from a building at the University of Maine. The board voted Monday to remove Cla...

 2020-09-30 10:46 

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Eggs of pesky invasive insect found in Maine...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Agriculture authorities in Maine said Tuesday that the eggs of an invasive insect that could harm crops have been located in the state. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said egg masses of the spott...

 2020-09-30 10:37 

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Allegations of racial bias by Cumberland police officers under investigation...

Two allegations of racial bias by Cumberland police officers are under investigation. [Oxford Hills holds school remotely as community deals with violent attacks] The town manager made that announcement on the town's Facebook page on Tuesday. He says ...

 2020-09-30 10:21 

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Prominent Maine doctor alleges discrimination in whistleblower lawsuit...

(BDN) -- A spokesperson for workers at Maine's long-term health care centers is claiming in a federal lawsuit that he was discriminated against by a former employer because he is an Arab Muslim and his brother died fighting for the Islamic State terro...

 2020-09-29 02:34 

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Maine lobster fisherman says supermarket sales helped during pandemic...

PORTLAND (WGME) Maine's lobster fishermen braced for a difficult summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, but one lobsterman says the season ended up turning out OK. No new deaths, 12 more coronavirus cases in MaineBruce Fernald, a lobster fisherme...

 2020-09-29 02:18 

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Collins, Gideon spar on judges during debate...

PRESQUE ISLE (WGME) Maine's U. S. Senate candidates debated the issues once again Monday night. The debate was hosted by WAGM, the CBS and FOX affiliate in Presque Isle. Senator Susan Collins and her Democratic challenger Sara Gideon disagreed on heal...

 2020-09-29 01:53 

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Parents, students hold demonstration against violence in South Paris...

SOUTH PARIS (WGME) About a dozen parents and students demonstrated in South Paris Monday night to call attention to what they say is a pattern of targeted bullying and assault. Two teens face charges after attack caught on video"We need to come togeth...

 2020-09-29 00:53 

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Portland Water District works to remove debris from landslide...

PORTLAND (WGME) The Portland Water District is working to remove debris from the landslide more than a week ago. Experts still need to test soil stability before Westbrook can clean up landslideOn September 16 in Westbrook, the equivalent of two acres of ...

 2020-09-29 00:28 

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More people moving to Maine during pandemic...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) The pandemic is inspiring a lot of people from out of state to move to Maine. No new deaths, 12 more coronavirus cases in MaineAt Portside Real Estate, they started seeing a boom in buyers in April. For Callan Killroy, her clients we...

 2020-09-28 23:38 

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Maine launches ballot tracking service as FBI warns against foreign misinformation...

PORTLAND (WGME) The FBI is urging voters to be vigilant this year, and Maine is offering more protection for your vote. Maine launches absentee ballot tracking serviceIn Maine, you can now track your absentee ballot all the way from the date of your reque...

 2020-09-28 23:04 

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Casco family searching for driver in hit-and-run that hurt 7-year-old...

NAPLES (WGME) A seven-year-old from Casco is recovering, after she was hurt in what the family is calling a hit-and-run. Jamie Clark says she was picking up her daughter's inhaler at Walgreens in Naples on September 15, just before noon, when all of a...

 2020-09-28 22:28 

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Oakland church criticized for large event with out-of-state guest speaker...

OAKLAND (WGME) An Oakland church is facing criticism, after a weekend event drew a large crowd for an out-of-state guest speaker. Police to investigate whether Maine church violated pandemic guidelinesKingdom Life Church in Oakland had a packed parking lo...

 2020-09-28 21:15 

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Two teens face charges after attack caught on video...

NORWAY (WGME) -- Two teenagers are facing charges, accused of attacking another teen while being recorded on video. Many parents in Norway say there have been multiple violent incidents with students leading up to the most recent video that's been sur...

 2020-09-28 17:57 

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Maine launches absentee ballot tracking service...

AUGUSTA - Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said the state is launching a new online service that will allow voters to track the status of their absentee ballot. The Absentee Ballot Request Status service is now live, and can be found at the top of the on...

 2020-09-28 17:44 

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Multiple rounds of rain will impact Maine this week...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- As of Monday afternoon, the month of September has brought less than a quarter inch of rain to Portland. Each week, the ongoing drought continues to get worse. A pattern change this week means more rainfall and relief from the drought i...

 2020-09-28 16:23 

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Police seek information after 2 shootings in Portland...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Portland police are investigating two unrelated shootings. The first shooting happened in the Riverton Park housing complex early Sunday morning. They say a resident called to report shots fired into the front of his apartment. [Body of...

 2020-09-28 13:38 

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No new deaths, 12 more coronavirus cases in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Monday. The death toll stands at 140. There have been 5,300 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Monday. The Maine CDC says 4,755 of those cases are confirmed and 545 are p...

 2020-09-28 12:44 

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Task force OKs allowing 100% capacity for retailers in New Hampshire...

CONCORD, N. H. (AP) — The New Hampshire governor's economic reopening task force has approved updated guidance allowing full capacity at retail stores, which have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers have been limited to half cap...

 2020-09-28 11:50 

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More layoffs at Jay paper mill after explosion...

JAY, MAINE (AP) — THE owner of the Androscoggin paper mill is cutting another 51 jobs, bringing the total to 110 workers laid off since an explosion in April. ['Nothing short of a miracle:' No serious injuries after massive explosion at Main...

 2020-09-28 10:36 

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Another Maine restaurant is closing due to the pandemic...

Another Maine restaurant is closing for good due to the pandemic. Lio Restaurant in Portland announced on its website that it's permanently closing. The restaurant cited colder temperatures and increasing coronavirus cases. [Bonanza Steakhouse in Sanf...

 2020-09-28 10:20 

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Police to investigate whether Maine church violated pandemic guidelines...

OAKLAND (WGME) -- Oakland police plan to look into whether a church violated coronavirus guidelines over the weekend. According to the Kennebec Journal, people packed the Kingdom Life Church for an indoor event Saturday night that featured a California Ch...

 2020-09-28 10:01 

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Students in quarantine after staff member at Lewiston school tests positive for COVID-19...

LEWISTON (WGME) Twenty-six kindergarten students and eight staff members at Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston are in quarantine after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. [Staff member at Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston tests positive for ...

 2020-09-28 09:48 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

2 Maine schools switch to remote learning due to coronavirus outbreak...

WATERBORO (WGME) -- Two schools in RSU 57 have switched to remote learning due to an outbreak of COVID-19. Students at Massabesic Middle School and Massabesic High School will now be working remotely. In a letter sent out to RSU 57 parents, Superintendent...

 2020-09-27 21:10 

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Body of missing Portland man found near Pleasant Mountain...

DENMARK (WGME) The body of Samuel Kern was found by Maine Game Wardens near Pleasant Mountain at approximately 5:00 p. m. Saturday. Kern, 29, of Portland, was found by a K9 team from the Maine Search and Rescue Dogs approximately 2/3 of a mile from where ...

 2020-09-27 20:24 

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Massabesic Middle School going fully remote due to COVID-19 outbreak...

WATERBORO (WGME) -- Students at Massabesic Middle School will be learning fully remote starting Monday after the school confirmed there was a COVID-19 outbreak at the school. In a letter sent by superintendent Larry Malone Sunday, the school confirmed the...

 2020-09-27 20:17 

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Maine artists adapt to the pandemic...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Artists in Southern Maine are changing their business models due to the pandemic. On Sunday, Thompson's Point held their annual Maker's Market, which helped them reach more customers. Some artists said it's important to adap...

 2020-09-27 18:44 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Staff member at Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston tests positive for coronavirus...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- A staff member a Geiger Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter from assistant superintendent Karen Paquette. In the letter, Paquette said the staff member was last in contact with school on Thursday, S...

 2020-09-27 17:54 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Maine CDC among first to participate in dementia help act...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will be among the first public health organizations in the country to receive federal money to expand services for people with dementia under a new nationwide program. The pro...

 2020-09-27 16:45 

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Buckfield farm with 50 Jerseys is Maine dairy farm of year...
 2020-09-27 15:47 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Motorcyclist severely injured in crash in Portland...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A man suffered severe injuries to his leg after he crashed his motorcycle traveling southbound on 295 in Portland Saturday evening. Maine State Police Troop B received a report of a serious injury motorcycle crash southbound on 295 in t...

 2020-09-27 15:22 

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Buxton teen drowns in Orono...

(BDN) -- A young man drowned in the Stillwater River in Orono Saturday afternoon after reportedly jumping off the Brandon M. Silk Memorial Bridge. Police learned at 4:50 p. m. that Regan McCleary, 19, of Buxton, was in distress in the water, according to ...

 2020-09-27 15:04 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Maine farmers struggle to manage crops as drought continues...

BELFAST, Maine — In seven years of raising alpacas in Belfast, farmer Ben Cowan of the Blue Alpaca Ranch has never seen it so dry for so long. "Everytime I hear the well pump go on, I get nervous," he said. "We're hoping for some rai...

 2020-09-27 14:05 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

28 new cases of coronavirus in Maine, no additional deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported 28 new cases of coronavirus Sunday. There are no new deaths reported. The death toll stands at 140. York County reported 12 more cases Sunday to bring its totals to 1,165. There are now 5,288 reported cases of COVI...

 2020-09-27 13:54 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Hundreds gather for Black Lives Matter protest following Breonna Taylor decision...
 2020-09-26 22:02 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

One man dead after head-on crash in York...

YORK (WGME) -- One man has died after a head-on crash on Shore Road in York Saturday afternoon. The York Beach Fire Department, York Ambulance, Ogunquit Fire and Rescue, and York Police responded to the area of 535 Shore Road at approximately 12:37 p. m. ...

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