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 2020-02-20 12:58 

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Maine county to redesign jail proposal after criticism...

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Plans for a new jail in Maine are on hold in the wake of criticism from the public about a plan for an eight-story, 250-bed facility that some feared would have altered the Bangor skyline. Commissioners in Penobscot County decid...

 2020-02-20 12:48 

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NH town shuts down entire police department...

CROYDON, NH (WGME) -- A town in New Hampshire put its entire police department out of commission, but that police force consisted of just one person -- the police chief. Richard Lee is out of a job after a unanimous vote from the Croydon Select Board. The...

 2020-02-20 12:09 

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How elderberry is being used by Mainers in hopes of warding off illness...

Miriam Watkins held a small glass container up to her window. The deep purple liquid within it seemed to glow in the afternoon light streaming inside. The liquid was homemade elderberry syrup, and in a winter of scary news reports about the dangerous stra...

 2020-02-20 11:59 

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Conservative legal group sues Matt Dunlap over denial of Maine's registered voter list...

(BDN) -- A conservative legal foundation on Wednesday sued Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap alleging that his office illegally denied the group access to the state's list of registered voters. The Public Interest Legal Foundation Inc. , based in I...

 2020-02-20 11:53 

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Maine couple leaves $1.3 million to Bangor Humane Society...

BANGOR (BDN) -- The Bangor Humane Society recently received its largest single gift ever. Violet and James Moffett of Dover-Foxcroft left more than $1. 3 million to the humane society in their will. The nonprofit created the Violet F. Moffett Memorial Fun...

 2020-02-20 11:45 

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Man found passed out at Maine hotel charged with drug trafficking...

OXFORD (SUN JOURNAL) -- A Maine man passed out in the lobby of the Hampton Inn in Oxford with a backpack containing a . 40-caliber gun, crack cocaine and thousands of dollars in cash was arrested on Valentine's Day, according to officials. Brandon Dea...

 2020-02-20 11:08 

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Claws of health? Lobster blood could play role in new drugs...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state's most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing their blood for use in new drugs. The effort, involving a longtime l...

 2020-02-20 10:55 

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First flu-related child death of season reported in Maine...

The first flu-related child death this season has been reported in Maine. The child tested positive for influenza B, which is considered the more aggressive strain this season, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The child wa...

 2020-02-20 10:41 

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Man arrested in connection to double stabbing in Old Orchard Beach...

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (WGME) -- Police arrested a man in connection to a double stabbing at an Old Orchard Beach party. Police arrested 18-year-old Akram Ibriham in Portland on Tuesday and charged him with aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon. Police sa...

 2020-02-20 03:32 

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Portland, Maine DOT hope new roundabout will fix dangerous intersection...

PORTLAND (WGME) A new development aims to fix what's been called one of the most dangerous intersections in Portland. The Portland City Council met Wednesday night and voted unanimously to accept the bid to increase the total project cost by $660,000 ...

 2020-02-20 02:48 

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Lebanon Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief put on paid leave...

PORTLAND (WGME) The town of Lebanon has placed both its fire chief, and deputy fire chief, on paid leave. It wasn't any complaints from residents, but complaints from inside the fire station that led the Lebanon Select Board to start an investigation ...

 2020-02-20 00:13 

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Community remembers murdered Scarborough man through tattoos...

PORTLAND (WGME) The family of Jim Pearson, a Christmas tree farmer who was killed in Scarborough, is inviting the community to take part in a special fundraiser. "To do a permanent art piece on your body for not even a family member, yeah, that's ...

 2020-02-19 23:08 

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Portland School District needs more money for renovation project...

PORTLAND (WGME) The Portland School District is in need of more money for its multi-school renovation project, but it's not clear where that funding will come from. School leaders say these repairs need to happen. Back in 2017, Portland voters pushed ...

 2020-02-19 22:41 

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Maine ski resorts packed for school vacation week...

BRIDGTON (WGME) It's a windy Wednesday, but skiers at Shawnee Peak say this is great weather to enjoy the outdoors during school vacation week. It's one of Shawnee Peak's busiest weeks of the year. February vacation week brings in travelers fr...

 2020-02-19 22:09 

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New leadership at CMP hopes to earn back trust of Maine people...

PORTLAND (WGME) There is new leadership Wednesday night at Central Maine Power. A familiar face has been brought back to try to restore public trust. When former CEO David Flanagan left CMP in 2000, the company's public favorability had risen to 90 pe...

 2020-02-19 20:52 

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Former Rockland mayor arrested...

ROCKLAND (BDN) -- A former Rockland mayor was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly violating a protection from harassment order that a neighbor filed against him. The order barred Harold Perry, 57, of Rockland from having any contact with the woman next door...

 2020-02-19 20:13 

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Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife launches podcast...

PORTLAND (WGME) If you're a fan of the Maine outdoors, and podcasts, you may want to check out the latest project from game wardens. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is hosting a new show called "Fish and Game Changers. "I...

 2020-02-19 19:29 

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Maine CDC reports first flu-related child death of season...

AUGUSTA (WGME) The first flu-related child death of the season has been reported in Maine. State officials say the child was younger than five, and was not vaccinated against the flu this season. The child tested positive for influenza B. This is the 20th...

 2020-02-19 17:51 

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Woman found dead in Maine home was a longtime school teacher...

HAMPDEN (BDN) -- The woman found dead in her Hampden home on Tuesday was a longtime elementary school teacher in town. Georgeanne Jackson, 73, taught at George Weatherbee Elementary School in Hampden for 32 years, starting in 1983, Regan Nickels, assistan...

 2020-02-19 17:22 

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Man accused of assaulting Maine deputy...

KENDUSKEAG (BDN) -- A Kenduskeag man was arrested Friday night after he allegedly pushed a sheriff's deputy off a set of stairs. George Taylor, 56, was charged with aggravated assault and assault on a police officer, according to the Penobscot County ...

 2020-02-19 16:41 

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Maine breweries ranked among best in the world for 2019...

It's one thing to be named one of the best breweries in the country, but to be called one of the best breweries in the world is an accomplishment everyone can raise a glass to. Two Maine breweries made beer rating website RateBeer. com's list of t...

 2020-02-19 15:53 

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Man found unconscious following carbon monoxide issue in North Yarmouth...

NORTH YARMOUTH (WGME) -- The Cumberland Center Police Department says a man was found unconscious in basement following a carbon monoxide issue in North Yarmouth Wednesday morning. Police say the man was trapped in the basement of a building at 37 Memoria...

 2020-02-19 15:34 

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Meg Griffin from 'Family Guy' admitted to Maine college...

Bowdoin College is basking in some national name recognition after the school was mentioned on the Fox TV show "Family Guy. "The latest episode features Meg Griffin announcing she got accepted to Bowdoin College in Brunswick. The character made th...

 2020-02-19 15:03 

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CMP installs former CEO as executive chairman as it struggles to restore service quality...

(BDN) -- Central Maine Power is bringing its CEO from the 1990s back in a move that the company said would help it restore "quality service to its Maine customers. "The company announced Wednesday morning that it had appointed David Flanagan to se...

 2020-02-19 15:01 

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Sea Dog Brewing Company opens new brewpub and family fun center in South Portland...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- Sea Dog Brewing Company opened a new brewpub and family fun center in South Portland. A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning at the Broadway location. The new restaurant is located where the former Easy Day Bowling Center was l...

 2020-02-19 13:41 

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Your Voice, Your Future: Maine's Vaccine Debate Monday at 7 p.m....

CBS 13 is hosting a town hall debate on Question 1 on the March 3 ballot. The referendum asks voters if they want to overturn a law that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions from vaccination requirements. Jennifer Long and Gregg Lagerquist wi...

 2020-02-19 13:18 

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Heat lamps are an unnecessary fire risk in chicken coops...

(BDN) -- When a fire destroyed a Clifton chicken coop last week, firefighters identified a newly installed heat lamp as the most likely cause for the blaze that killed six chickens. In the wake of that fire, officials want people to know the risks associa...

 2020-02-19 12:56 

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Justice Department finds Maine in violation of law for limiting disability services...

(BDN) -- The U. S. Department of Justice has determined that Maine has been violating federal law for years by not providing a man who has several disabilities and medical conditions with the help he needs in his home to go about his daily life, in a find...

 2020-02-19 12:53 

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Walmart's request for a tax break in Ellsworth could test the 'dark store' theory...

ELLSWORTH (BDN) -- The Walmart Supercenter in Ellsworth is appealing the city's rejection of its request to cut its property tax bill in half. The outcome could be a Maine test case of the "dark store" tax assessment theory, which big box reta...

 2020-02-19 12:49 

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Lawmakers debate Gov. Mills' proposed $126M spending proposal...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee held its first hearings Tuesday on Gov. Janet Mills' proposal for $126 million in new spending. The committee began hearing public testimony on the supplemental budge...

 2020-02-19 12:34 

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Families enjoy night skiing on Shawnee Peak....

BRIDGTON (WGME) -- Following a day of snow and a wintry mix, some skiers took advantage of the cold temperatures to hit the slopes at Shawnee Peak Tuesday night. "It's a lot more fun, and you can ski faster," skier Thomas Emerson. This week is...

 2020-02-19 11:45 

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Maine moves closer to importation of medicine from Canada...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) --A committee of the Maine Legislature has moved the state closer to wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada. The committee unanimously approved rules from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday. D...

 2020-02-19 11:25 

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Susan Collins joins senators who want FDA to keep e-cigs from kids...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's Republican senator has joined a bipartisan group of colleagues calling on the U. S. Food and Drug Administration to work harder to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of children. Sen. Susan Collins and others sent a lett...

 2020-02-19 11:20 

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Funerals held for sisters killed in Clinton crash...

CLINTON (WGME) -- Hundreds of friends and relatives filled Lawrence High School's Community Center to say a final goodbye to two sisters who died in a crash. The funerals for 14-year-old Emily Baker and her 12-year-old sister, Ashlin, were held Tuesda...

 2020-02-19 11:09 

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Father and daughter fall through ice while snowmobiling near Baxter State Park...

BAXTER STATE PARK -- A father and daughter from Manchester, Connecticut, were traveling northwest on North Twin Lake on snowmobiles when they broke through the ice and quickly became submerged just before 7 p. m. on Monday. The 53-year-old and the 16-year...

 2020-02-19 10:53 

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App created at Bowdoin College allows people to trade political media content...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- Super Tuesday is less than two weeks away, and a new political app created at Bowdoin College is starting to gain attention across the state. The program is called Media Trades and it's designed to help people break out of their &#...

 2020-02-19 03:14 

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Slippery conditions cause crashes, road closures...

OXFORD (WGME) Slippery road conditions are causing several crashes and road closures Tuesday night. State police say they've had quite a few slide-offs, and Cumberland County dispatchers say they responded to at least five Tuesday night. A passenger C...

 2020-02-19 02:42 

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New Maine poll shows Susan Collins and Sara Gideon nearly tied in 2020 race...

AUGUSTA (BDN) -- U. S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine was nearly tied with a top Democratic rival in a poll released Tuesday by Colby College that showed a bump for House Speaker Sara Gideon since the 2020 race was last surveyed months ago. Gideon, who is on...

 2020-02-18 23:53 

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Sugarloaf releases 10-year plan to transform mountain...

CARRABASSETT VALLEY (WGME) Maine's largest ski resort has announced plans to expand over 400 acres of undeveloped terrain. Sugarloaf released a 10-year plan to transform the west side of the mountain into a year-round retreat. The west side will soon ...

 2020-02-18 23:26 

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Both sides of Question 1 unveil new ads...

PORTLAND (WGME) When Mainers go to the polls on March 3, they'll be deciding an important question on vaccines. Question 1 asks if Mainers want to reject the new law that requires immunization against certain communicable diseases. Tuesday, "Yes o...

 2020-02-18 23:07 

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Maine lawmakers discuss bill that could expunge less serious crimes...

AUGUSTA (WGME) The records of non-violent offenses, that are less serious crimes, could soon be wiped out thanks to a new bill, which allows Mainers to request an expungement five years after their sentence. The bill sponsor says Mainers convicted of less...

 2020-02-18 22:47 

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Bath dealing with controversy over plan to trap foxes...

BATH (WGME) There is controversy over a plan to trap foxes in the Midcoast. The city of Bath is finalizing a plan to start trapping in two weeks to stop the rabies outbreak in the area. Despite not having a concrete plan in place, the goal is still to beg...

 2020-02-18 22:11 

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Pine Tree Council: Boy Scout bankruptcy will not affect Maine programs...

PORTLAND (WGME) One of the nation's most prominent institutions filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday. Leaders of the "Boy Scouts of America" say they have a plan to restructure the organization to compensate victims of sexual abuse. Ralph M...

 2020-02-18 21:46 

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Truck crashes into pole in Oxford...

OXFORD (WGME) -- A truck has crashed into a pole on Main Street, also known as Route 26, in Oxford. Pictures from the scene show the crash in front of the NAPA Auto Parts. Dispatchers say the crash is probably weather related....

 2020-02-18 20:45 

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Minor injured at Sunday River, taken to hospital...

SUNDAY RIVER (WGME) Sunday River says a minor was hospitalized Tuesday after being injured while unloading from the Spruce Peak Triple chairlift. Ski patrol transported the minor down the mountain, and they were taken to the hospital by an ambulance. Sund...

 2020-02-18 19:33 

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Father, daughter hospitalized after falling through ice in northern Maine...

NORTH TWIN LAKE (WGME) A father and daughter from Connecticut are recovering after falling through the ice on a lake in northern Maine. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says a 53-year-old man and his 16-year-old daughter were riding s...

 2020-02-18 18:40 

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Man fat-tire biking in Maine state park found dead...

POWNAL (WGME) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says a 59-year-old man was found dead on the side of a trail in Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal on Monday. The man's body was found around 1 p. m. by people hiking. Deputies say the pe...

 2020-02-18 17:55 

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Maine woman wounded in shooting spree improving at Portland hospital...

PORTLAND (BDN) -- The condition of a woman who survived a Washington County shooting spree that left three people dead two weeks ago was upgraded on Tuesday, according to a spokesman for the Portland hospital where she's a patient. Regina Long, 49, of...

 2020-02-18 17:05 

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Man accused of threatening to kill mother before causing Buxton standoff...

BUXTON (WGME) -- A man accused of causing a standoff with Buxton police on Monday is expected in court Tuesday afternoon. Police arrested 44-year-old Andrew Forbis on Monday at 19 Depot Street after police spent almost the entire day trying to get him to ...

 2020-02-18 16:58 

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Police investigating death of elderly woman in Hampden...

HAMPDEN (WGME) -- Maine State Police say an elderly woman was found dead at her home in Hampden Tuesday morning. State police and Hampden police are conducting a death investigation at the home at 1292 Kennebec Road. Police say the woman's husband was...

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