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 2021-01-15 01:50 

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Portland, Kennebunk BMV branches closed after employee tests positive for coronavirus...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Portland and Kennebunk BMV branches have been shut down after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. 8 more Mainers die as 808 new coronavirus cases are reportedIf you need to register your car or renew your driver's l...

 2021-01-15 01:34 

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Portland donates protective equipment to local businesses...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- From face masks to disinfectant, the city of Portland is giving away protective equipment to small local businesses for the second time. Thursday afternoon, establishments and nonprofits with 30 or fewer workers had the chance to pick u...

 2021-01-15 01:07 

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New apartment complex opens in Portland's Bayside neighborhood...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A brand new mixed-income apartment complex is now open in Portland's Bayside neighborhood. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday for the development, located at the corner of Kennebec and Parris Streets. The complex includes s...

 2021-01-15 00:09 

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Topsham man charged in I-95 crash had led police on previous chase, had firearm taken away...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Topsham man charged in a police chase on I-95 was involved in a similar incident in 2014. Family tried to have Topsham man committed before I-95 chase, crashIt was October 2, 2014 when David Stoddard, then 43, lead authorities on a ...

 2021-01-14 23:32 

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Saddleback Mountain Ski Resort hopes to create new lodge, $8 million solar farm...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Saddleback Mountain Ski Resort is getting one step closer to creating a new lodge and $8 million solar farm. Maine recently approved the resort's zoning proposal to build a 30-acre solar farm and lodge. New ownership group has big p...

 2021-01-14 23:07 

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Maine town leaders still dealing with confusion about vaccine rollout...

KENNEBUNKPORT (WGME) -- Mainers now have a better idea about when they can expect to be vaccinated, but for many, there's still confusion. Gov. Mills releases vaccine timeline for MaineKennebunkport Town Manager Laurie Smith says she would feel more p...

 2021-01-14 22:48 

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'An industry crusher:' Medical marijuana caregivers vow to fight proposed rules...

Some medical marijuana caregivers are preparing to take on the state over new, proposed regulations that they say will shut them down. "It's literally an industry crusher," said Dawson Julia, who owns East Coast CBD in Unity. He's among th...

 2021-01-14 22:29 

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Maine National Guard ready to protect upcoming inauguration...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Members of the Maine National Guard are getting ready to head to Washington, D. C. , where security forces are gathering to protect the upcoming inauguration. Maine National Guard set to deploy members to Washington DCAs many as 200 Main...

 2021-01-14 22:01 

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Rain, snow and strong winds expected Saturday...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Rain, snow and windy conditions are set to arrive early Saturday. Most southern Maine residents will see rain, not snow, which comes in an ongoing stretch of above average temperatures for Portland. Here are the details: TIMING: Most of...

 2021-01-14 18:26 

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1 killed, 1 injured in Washington County crash involving tractor-trailer...

TOPSFIELD (WGME) -- Maine State Police say a man was killed and another person was injured in a crash in Topsfield Thursday morning. The crash happened around 9:15 a. m. on Route 1. [Family tried to have Topsham man committed before I-95 chase, crash]Poli...

 2021-01-14 17:45 

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Over 100 people at Yarmouth assisted living facility receive COVID-19 vaccine...

YARMOUTH (WGME) -- More than 100 people at the Bay Square assisted living facility in Yarmouth were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Thursday. [Gov. Mills releases vaccine timeline for Maine]Residents at Bay Square and most associates got their first round ...

 2021-01-14 14:59 

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Maine man arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot driver in the head...

WATERBORO (WGME) -- A Limerick man has been charged with terrorizing after he allegedly got out of his car and threatened to shoot another driver in the head in Waterboro on Wednesday. The York County Sheriff's Office says a driver reported that a veh...

 2021-01-14 13:30 

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8 more Mainers die as 808 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Eight new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Thursday. The death toll stands at 461. The Maine CDC reported 808 additional coronavirus cases on Thursday. [Gov. Mills releases vaccine timeline for Maine] There have been ...

 2021-01-14 12:54 

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Second stimulus checks may not boost Maine economy...

(BDN) -- Consumers in Maine and across the country are more likely to use their latest federal stimulus check for bills, repairs or savings than to go on shopping sprees. The federal stimulus checks aim to boost the economy through consumer spending, alon...

 2021-01-14 12:32 

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A drive to Cadillac Mountain summit in Acadia National Park is going to cost you...

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) -- It's going to take more than a reservation to drive to the top of Acadia National Park's Cadillac Mountain this summer. The Bangor Daily News reports that a proposal would require motorists to pony up $6 per vehicle. [Ice...

 2021-01-14 11:21 

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Ice Castles opens in New Hampshire amid coronavirus pandemic...

The beautiful Ice Castles in New Hampshire are opening on Thursday. The frozen attraction is located in four cities across the U. S. , including North Woodstock, New Hampshire. Ice artisans have created interactive experiences with ice-carved tunnels, fou...

 2021-01-14 03:58 

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Auburn man hospitalized after being stabbed by 12-year-old daughter...

AUBURN (WGME) -- An Auburn man is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed twice by his 12-year-old daughter. When police arrived at the apartment building on Winter Street, they found a man who sustained two stab wounds, and residents say you can s...

 2021-01-14 03:29 

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Maine National Guard set to deploy members to Washington DC...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Maine National Guard says it's ready to deploy between 175 and 200 members to the nation's capital to help with security through next week's inauguration. Rep. Pingree, Rep. Golden vote to impeach Pres. TrumpThey will be...

 2021-01-14 02:52 

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Maine accounting firm donates laptops to schools...

PORTLAND (WGME) A local business is bringing much needed technology into Maine classrooms during the pandemic. Maine sets new single-day record with 824 additional coronavirus cases, 4 more deathsBecause of remote learning, there's a greater need for ...

 2021-01-14 01:54 

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Experts say Maine not immune to violence, extremists...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Authorities are still searching for the suspect who sent threating homophobic letters to Portland residents. It is not the first time the community or state has dealt with an incident like this. More threatening hate letters sent to Por...

 2021-01-14 01:16 

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Some first responders still wondering when they will get vaccine...

PARIS (WGME) -- First responders across the state are getting their vaccines, but some groups are getting priority over others. Gov. Mills releases vaccine timeline for MaineFirst responders in Paris say they've been told that they may not see a vacci...

 2021-01-14 00:04 

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Topsham man facing multiple felonies after I-95 chase, crash...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A Topsham man is facing multiple felonies after a chase and crash that led up to a second, deadly crash on I-95 Tuesday. Two killed in Maine Turnpike crash after police chase caused slow trafficState police received six calls about an e...

 2021-01-13 23:20 

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Gov. Mills releases vaccine timeline for Maine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- As coronavirus cases in Maine reached a new record Wednesday, Governor Janet Mills put out a timeline for when Mainers can expect to get vaccinated. Gov. Mills updates plan to begin vaccinating Mainers over 70, police and firefightersTh...

 2021-01-13 22:52 

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No ice leading to shorter smelt fishing season...

These last few weeks have seen warmer than average temperatures for much of southern Maine. That means little to no ice on rivers where smelt fishing would normally be in full swing. In a typical January, Jim's Camps would have his 20 smelt camps out ...

 2021-01-13 22:48 

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Maine professor calls second impeachment of Pres. Trump historic moment...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A Maine-based political science professor and analyst says the second impeachment of President Donald Trump is a historic moment in American history. Rep. Pingree, Rep. Golden vote to impeach Pres. TrumpRonald Schmidt, a professor at US...

 2021-01-13 22:13 

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Rep. Pingree, Rep. Golden vote to impeach Pres. Trump...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Maine National Guard will send up to 200 troops to Washington D. C. for the presidential inauguration. DC ramps up massive security plan in lead up to inauguration. Pingree posted a video message Wednesday about the tensions at the ...

 2021-01-13 19:53 

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Weekend storm to bring rain, wind and mountain snow...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- An approaching storm will bring more wet than white conditions to Maine on Saturday. Before the storm arrives, a quiet stretch of weather will continue into late week. Thursday will feature mostly cloudy skies and a few flurries, with s...

 2021-01-13 19:00 

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Gov. Mills updates plan to begin vaccinating Mainers over 70, police and firefighters...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Governor Janet Mills announced on Wednesday updates to Maine's strategy for distributing its COVID-19 vaccines. The governor, in consultation with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine CDC, is dedicating the...

 2021-01-13 17:25 

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Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign raised $1.6M this holiday season in New England...

Despite the pandemic, the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign managed to raise $1. 6 million this holiday season, falling just short of their $1. 8 million goal in New England. [Salvation Army begins holiday fundraising early this year]Mark MacKneer,...

 2021-01-13 17:16 

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Jogger seriously injured after being hit by vehicle in Brunswick...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- A woman was seriously injured after she was hit by a car in Brunswick Wednesday morning. The incident happened around 7 a. m. on Church Road. Police say 61-year-old Jeanine May, of Brunswick, was hit while she was out jogging. [Two kil...

 2021-01-13 16:11 

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Police chase on Maine Turnpike ends with 3 officers injured...

KITTERY (WGME) -- A police chase on the Maine Turnpike ended with three officers injured on Tuesday. A Topsham man is facing multiple felonies for allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase from Kennebunk to York. Police say they received multiple cal...

 2021-01-13 15:44 

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Two killed in Maine Turnpike crash after police chase caused slow traffic...

KITTERY (WGME) -- Maine State Police say a husband and wife were killed in a crash on Tuesday after a police chase caused traffic to slow on the Maine Turnpike near the Kittery/York line. Troopers say a tractor-trailer and a Lexus, driven by 68-year-old G...

 2021-01-13 13:27 

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Maine sets new single-day record with 824 additional coronavirus cases, 4 more deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Four new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 453. The Maine CDC reported 824 additional coronavirus cases on Wednesday, setting a new single-day record. [Over 70 Maine businesses notif...

 2021-01-13 12:00 

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NH town receives threats after police chief attends Trump's Capitol rally...

TROY, N. H. (AP) -- Officials in a New Hampshire town have closed the Town Hall and are taking appointments only following threats they received after their police chief attended last week's rally for President Donald Trump at the U. S. Capitol. The d...

 2021-01-13 11:49 

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Maine protesters test the limits of free speech after deadly Capitol riot...

BELFAST, Maine (BDN) -- Protesters at Resistance Corner in Belfast are testing the limits of free speech after an anti-mask, anti-shutdown demonstrator pushed a man into traffic following a tense exchange that was captured on video and posted online. Poli...

 2021-01-13 11:39 

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Equipment staged for construction of CMP transmission line...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An excavation company is starting to plow access roads and stage equipment for construction of an electricity transmission corridor aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid. Much of the 145-mile (233-kilom...

 2021-01-13 11:08 

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Airports increase security ahead of Biden's inauguration due to potential civil unrest...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Airports across the country are focused on increasing security in the wake of the Capitol Hill riots. The FBI is particularly concerned about civil unrest between now and Joe Biden's inauguration. Maine State Police are in contact w...

 2021-01-13 00:26 

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Group of Maine veterans works to to provide housing for homeless vets...

BOOTHBAY (WGME) -- It's been almost a year since CBS13 first told you about a group of veterans in Boothbay working to make tiny homes for homeless vets. Maine men transform trailers into temporary homes for veteransNow, the nonprofit has four homes a...

 2021-01-12 23:41 

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More threatening hate letters sent to Portland residents...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- More threatening hate letters have been sent to Portland residents. Portland residents receive homophobic hate letters, police investigatingCity police say they are now investigating six new messages. Two of the messages were sent in Oc...

 2021-01-12 23:14 

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Police investigate fatal crash on I-95 after earlier police chase ended in crash...

KENNEBUNK (WGME) -- Maine State Police are investigating two crashes, one fatal, that occurred near the Kittery/York line on I-95 Tuesday. Police say around 1:17 p. m. , troopers were involved in a pursuit southbound on the Maine Turnpike that ended when ...

 2021-01-12 22:42 

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Lewiston Planning Board approves $200 million converter station for CMP corridor...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- The Lewiston Planning Board has unanimously approved a $200 million converter station, as part of Central Maine Power's controversial corridor project. Judge denies motion to stop CMP corridor constructionThe station will help conve...

 2021-01-12 22:17 

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Maine State Police in contact with FBI, Homeland Security about potential civil unrest...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Maine State Police are in contact with the FBI and Homeland Security about the potential for civil unrest, and even armed protests, on Inauguration Day Tuesday. Police increase security around state capitol ahead of Inauguration DayAn i...

 2021-01-12 19:56 

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Dry start to January probably not creating new drought in Maine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- After a summer and fall that featured widespread severe drought, a stormy November and December ended the drought in much of New England. Recent heavy rain, snow end drought in MaineSince the holidays, however, storms have been few and ...

 2021-01-12 18:18 

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'He must be held accountable:' Sen. King backs effort to impeach Trump...

WASHINGTON, D. C. (WGME) -- Maine Sen. Angus King said Tuesday that he believes President Donald Trump should be removed from office immediately following the attack on the U. S. Capitol. [Rep. Golden announces support for article of impeachment] In his s...

 2021-01-12 17:21 

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New Holy Donut location opens in Auburn amid coronavirus pandemic...

AUBURN (WGME) -- Fans of The Holy Donut can now officially visit the shop's new Auburn location which opened Tuesday. It was a busy opening day with a line wrapping around the new store on Minot Avenue. Jeff Buckwalter, the co-owner and CEO of the Hol...

 2021-01-12 13:27 

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11 more Mainers die as 715 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Eleven new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Tuesday. The death toll stands at 449. The Maine CDC reported 715 additional coronavirus cases in Maine on Tuesday. [Maine lawmakers make fighting COVID-19 top priority] The...

 2021-01-12 12:10 

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Investigator can't confirm noose was left in Maine classroom...

EAST MACHIAS (BDN) -- An outside investigator looking into whether a noose was left in the Washington Academy classroom of a Latina teacher last year could not substantiate the allegation, according to an attorney representing the school....

 2021-01-12 11:20 

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Maine CDC addresses excess vaccines, distribution concerns...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- At Monday's Maine CDC briefing, Dr. Nirav Shah debunked reports that large numbers of vaccines are sitting on shelves but did repeat his concerns about the program allowing Walgreen's and CVS to administer vaccines at long-term c...

 2021-01-12 11:05 

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Lewiston sets up drive-thru COVID-19 testing for teachers, staff...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- A new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is opening at Lewiston Middle School. Teachers and staff will be able to get tested. The school is teaming up with St. Mary's Hospital where the CEO of clinical services said this will act as a...

 2021-01-12 03:08 

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Police increase security around state capitol ahead of Inauguration Day...

AUGUSTA (WGME) The Department of Homeland Security is calling for more security and vigilance in and around state capitol buildings across the nation....

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