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 2021-01-08 02:17 

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Maine Office of Tourism hopes to keep track of visitor through new pledge, app...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- As the pandemic worsens, the Maine Office of Tourism is trying to keep better track of visitors to the state through a new online pledge and app, as they try to make sure people follow the rules. Thursday's announcement was a direct...

 2021-01-08 01:40 

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Construction begins on new courthouse for York County...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- Construction is underway on a new courthouse for York County. The York Judicial Center will be located on Elm Street, or Route 1, in Biddeford. In 2016, the state legislature passed a bill budgeting $65 million for the new courthouse. ...

 2021-01-08 00:43 

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Gov. Mills to submit state budget proposal to lawmakers Friday...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Governor Janet Mills will soon submit her state budget proposal to state lawmakers for the next two years. Revenue was better than expected, due in large part to $7. 6 billion of federal pandemic relief funds that poured into the state ...

 2021-01-07 23:34 

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Portland couple surprised by homophobic letter, plans to keep flying LGBTQ+ flag...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Police are still searching for whoever sent homophobic letters to area residents. Three letters were sent to residents in Portland while authorities are aware of one in South Portland. Portland residents receive homophobic hate letters,...

 2021-01-07 22:38 

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Maine educators face challenge of speaking to students about violence at Capitol...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Many teachers faced a challenge Thursday, trying to figure out how to talk to their students about Wednesday's violence. 'Danger to our country:' Maine congresswoman calls for Trump's impeachmentTeachers at Casco Bay Hig...

 2021-01-07 22:12 

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Maine professor says Pres. Trump bears some responsibility for chaos at Capitol...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- A local professor says multiple factors led to Wednesday's chaos in the Capitol, including a trend of increasing political polarization and the influence social media plays in spreading misinformation and flat out lies. Bowdoin His...

 2021-01-07 19:01 

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Recent heavy rain, snow end drought in Maine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Drought dominated the forecast for much of 2020, and farmers struggled for most of the growing season, especially in far southern Maine. Recent heavy rains and snows since October, however, have finally lifted drought conditions. Some p...

 2021-01-07 16:42 

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'Danger to our country:' Maine congresswoman calls for Trump's impeachment...

Maine Representative Chellie Pingree is one of a handful of lawmakers calling for President Donald Trump to be impeached after the violent riots at the Capitol. [Biden win confirmed after pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol] In a video statement on Twitter, P...

 2021-01-07 15:35 

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What a polar vortex 'split' means for Maine's weather pattern...

Here in Maine, temperatures have not been too extreme over the past few weeks. We have seen our fair share of storms, but those storms have come without extreme cold or record warmth. Meanwhile, nearly 100,000 feet above the North Pole in the stratosphere...

 2021-01-07 15:01 

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Maine teen charged with drunken driving after crash...

RAYMOND (WGME) -- A Westbrook teen was charged Wednesday night with drunken driving after she allegedly crossed the center line and struck a vehicle in Raymond. The two-vehicle crash happened around 9:25 p. m. on Route 302 near the Raymond Fire Station. [...

 2021-01-07 14:19 

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13 more Mainers die as 535 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Thirteen new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Thursday. The death toll stands at 385. The Maine CDC reported 535 additional coronavirus cases in Maine on Thursday. [As New Hampshire releases vaccination plans, Maine t...

 2021-01-07 13:12 

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Police remind Mainers to lock vehicles after multiple burglaries...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- The Lewiston Police Department is urging Mainers to not leave valuables in your car and to remember to lock your doors. The department says it's already seen several car burglaries in the first week of the new year. [Massachusetts m...

 2021-01-07 13:00 

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Vendors leave Maine furniture store's craft section after request for Proud Boys hoodies...

BANGOR (BDN) -- A handful of craft vendors have pulled their items from a furniture and mattress store by the Bangor Mall after the store's owner requested that someone print sweatshirts featuring the insignia of the far-right group the Proud Boys....

 2021-01-07 12:25 

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Maine foster kids aren't protected from psychotropic meds, lawsuit says...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services allowed six foster children and others across the state to be given psychotropic drugs without appropriate safeguards or oversight, according to advocates who filed a federal l...

 2021-01-07 11:28 

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'Shameful:' Maine lawmakers react after pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol...

WASHINGTON (WGME) -- Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U. S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn America's presidential election. [Bid...

 2021-01-07 04:05 

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Portland planning board approves new 40-bed shelter...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- After months of waiting for approval, Portland's planning board unanimously approved a plan at Preble Street for a new 40-bed shelter. Portland approves proposal for new homeless shelterBoth Preble Street workers and community advoc...

 2021-01-07 03:33 

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Cumberland County begins offering treatment to all inmates dealing with drug addiction...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says a large number of inmates in the county jail are struggling with drug addiction. Sheriff Kevin Joyce says something needs to change inside his jail, as they see an increase in the number o...

 2021-01-07 02:57 

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Missing Maine cat back home after five years...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A cat is finally back home after going missing five years ago. The cat named "Moose" has been in and out of animal shelters throughout those years, until recently, when his original owner recognized his picture on the Midcoast H...

 2021-01-07 02:38 

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Greater Portland public transportation gets big financial boost...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Public transportation in the Greater Portland Area got a big financial boost Wednesday night. The funding comes from the CARES Act, passed last March by Congress, to provide $25 billion nationwide to help public transportation systems r...

 2021-01-07 01:44 

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Maine mental health experts advise focusing on attainable new year's resolutions...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A lot of Mainers set resolutions at the start of the new year, but health experts say it's important now more than ever to make sure you're being realistic, especially in a year of so much uncertainty. "Everybody's strug...

 2021-01-07 00:40 

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Maine music teachers frustrated with not being able to practice indoors...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- School music teachers across the state are frustrated with not being allowed to practice indoors. High school band teachers adapt during pandemic, bring music outsideMusic teachers say teaching students how to sing virtually has b...

 2021-01-06 23:56 

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As New Hampshire releases vaccination plans, Maine to decide who is included in Phase 1b...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- New Hampshire has laid out its timeline to vaccinate all Granite State residents, but Mainers are still left in the dark. New Hampshire said it should be able to start vaccinating part of the general public sometime this month. "We&...

 2021-01-06 22:39 

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Maine Congressional Delegation reports they are safe after Trump supporters storm Capitol...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Senators Angus King and Susan Collins both say that they and their staff are safe. A spokesperson says, "Senator King is on the Hill in a safe, quiet, locked location; staff is working from home abiding by COVID protocols. "Thre...

 2021-01-06 18:17 

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Portland residents receive homophobic hate letters, police investigating...

PORTLAND (WGME) Police say three Portland residents reported receiving disturbing letters in their mail on Tuesday. One resident lives on Capisic Street and the other two on Brighton Avenue. Police say two of the victims display a Pride flag on their home...

 2021-01-06 17:31 

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Online tool aims to make Maine vaccine rollout more efficient...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine plans an online registry for COVID-19 vaccinations as the state prepares for the next phase of the rollout. The online tool, to be released later, aims to reduce lines and cut the risk of exposure by people getting the v...

 2021-01-06 17:25 

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Healthcare workers at CMMC receive second, final doses of coronavirus vaccine...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- Some healthcare workers in Lewiston are getting their second and final doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday. Team members at Central Maine Medical Center say they've experienced very few side effects from either dose...

 2021-01-06 14:24 

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Three more Mainers die as 525 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Three new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 372. The Maine CDC reported 525 additional coronavirus cases in Maine on Wednesday. [Maine businesses will be able to require employees to...

 2021-01-06 13:09 

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A talking spider and amateur sleuth are among Maine's iconic fictional characters...

(BDN) -- There is no shortage of memorable, real-life characters from Maine, which may be exactly why there are so many unforgettable fictional characters from movies, books and TV shows who also hail from our fair state. Be they regular people, supernatu...

 2021-01-06 12:57 

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Lawsuit says smoked salmon not sustainable as advertised...

A lawsuit alleges that a large smoked salmon processor in Maine does not use sustainable practices, contrary to labeling on its products. The suit filed in U. S. District Court in Maine is brought against Ducktrap River of Maine by a consumer and New York...

 2021-01-06 12:23 

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Maine politicians seek rule change to ease lobster shipping...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The congressional delegation from Maine is pushing for a federal rule change it said would make it easier to transport live lobsters. The four-member delegation sent a letter to federal officials on Tuesday, calling on the U. ...

 2021-01-06 12:07 

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Historic Maine home of author Nathaniel Hawthorne in desperate need of repairs...

RAYMOND (WGME) -- The historic childhood home of Nathaniel Hawthorne is in desperate need of repairs. The famous author wrote American classics like the "Scarlet Letter. "[Hawthorne House in need of funding for repairs, structural damage]The Hawth...

 2021-01-06 11:55 

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Massachusetts man who fatally punched coworker in Portland charged with manslaughter...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A short argument between members of a construction crew ended when one man fatally punched the other in Portland, Maine in November, authorities say. Robert Clarke, 35, of Braintree, Massachusetts, is now facing a charge of ma...

 2021-01-06 11:48 

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Maine congresswoman calls for censure of President Trump...

Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is calling for a censure of the president. Pingree says President Donald Trump abused his power in his weekend call with Georgia's secretary of state in which he suggested that the official "find" enough vot...

 2021-01-06 11:21 

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Portland approves proposal for new homeless shelter...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A plan for an emergency shelter has been approved to help the homeless community in Portland. Portland's planning board unanimously approved a plan from Preble Street to expand the ways in which they can help. [Portland works to pro...

 2021-01-06 01:04 

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Maine gyms not seeing typical new-year rush during pandemic...

SACO (WGME) -- Gyms are usually filled with people trying to start the new year by getting into better shape, but this year is much different. Gym owners say during the start of a normal COVID-free year, the inside of their facilities are packed with new ...

 2021-01-06 00:28 

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Freeport restaurant owner frustrated by relief funding denial after violating guidelines...

FREEPORT (WGME) -- A Freeport restaurant owner is frustrated after being denied COVID-19 relief funding, but he was denied because he violated the state's health guidelines. Nine more Mainers die as 597 new coronavirus cases are reportedPetrillo';s...

 2021-01-05 23:52 

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Pandemic takes its toll on Maine's first responders...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- First responders across Maine have had to completely change their day-to-day operations because of the coronavirus. Nine more Mainers die as 597 new coronavirus cases are reportedThey say it's a tough workload these days. First res...

 2021-01-05 23:03 

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Racial justice, police reform key issues for Maine legislators this session...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Racial justice issues and police reform are taking shape at the State House. Legislators are hoping to introduce a number of bills during the legislative session. Legislators submitted nearly 1,700 bill ideas to the Revisor of Statutes O...

 2021-01-05 22:34 

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COVID outbreaks causing delays, problems for postal workers...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The holiday rush might be over, but for the U. S. Postal Service, the pandemic, and COVID outbreaks, are causing delays and problems for postal workers. Nine more Mainers die as 597 new coronavirus cases are reportedRight now, 53 postal...

 2021-01-05 22:03 

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Maine businesses will be able to require employees to get COVID vaccines...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- While many people are eager to get vaccinated, that doesn't mean everyone is. Some Maine health care workers to receive final dose of COVID vaccine this weekCBS13 has been hearing from viewers, asking if employers can require worker...

 2021-01-05 15:59 

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Maine man rescued from icy water after he tried to help deer...

PRINCETON, Maine (WGME) -- The Maine Warden Service says a Princeton man is lucky to be alive after he was rescued from the icy waters of Long Lake while trying to save a deer on Monday. Wardens say in order to help a deer that had fallen through the ice ...

 2021-01-05 14:15 

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Nine more Mainers die as 597 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Nine new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Tuesday. The death toll stands at 360. The Maine CDC reported 597 additional coronavirus cases in Maine on Tuesday. [Relatively high percentage of Mainers have received COVID-...

 2021-01-05 11:54 

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Some Maine GOP lawmakers demand that colleagues return to work...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A small group of Republican lawmakers who don't like some of Gov. Janet Mills' executive orders during the pandemic plans to use a Maine Statehouse appearance to make a statement about getting back to work. Republicans ...

 2021-01-05 11:34 

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Maine Bicentennial will go on in 2021...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's celebration of its 200th anniversary will go on after all, albeit a year later than originally planned because of the coronavirus pandemic. Maine turned 200 in 1820, and a slew of events celebrating the anniversary ...

 2021-01-05 11:02 

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Relatively high percentage of Mainers have received COVID-19 vaccine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Maine ranks among the top states for distributing coronavirus vaccines. Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah says Maine is still in phase 1A of the state's vaccine distribution plan and it could take well through January. [Portland City...

 2021-01-05 02:22 

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Winthrop schools implement cap on students using remote learning...

WINTHROP (WGME) Starting Monday, some students in the town of Winthrop will no longer have the option to switch to remote learning. Maine school district to deny new remote learning applicationsAbout 100 elementary and middle school students in Winthrop a...

 2021-01-05 01:13 

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Travel website names Biddeford in top 25 coolest cities to visit in America...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) Biddeford has been named one of the top 25 coolest cities to visit in America in 2021 by travel website Matador Network. When you think of Maine towns on the rise, you may overlook Biddeford, but Mayor Alan Casavant says a lot of work has...

 2021-01-05 00:31 

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Shenna Bellows becomes Maine's first woman Secretary of State...

AUGUSTA (WGME) The state of Maine officially has a new Secretary of State. In a historic moment,Secretary of State Shenna Bellows was sworn in by Governor Janet Mills Monday at the State House. Bellows is the first woman to be Maine's Secretary of Sta...

 2021-01-04 23:57 

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On Your Side: What are employers allowed to say about positive COVID cases at work?...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- CBS13 has heard from a number of viewers asking us what the rules are when it comes to positive COVID cases in the workplace, but there's only so much employers are allowed to tell you. Another Mainer dies as 376 new coronavirus cas...

 2021-01-04 23:31 

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Rep. Golden votes against Pelosi for House Speaker...

PORTLAND (WGME) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will get to keep her job. Democrats tighten control with House rules changesThe California Democrat was re-elected to lead her party, but without the support of Maine Congressman Jared Golden. Golden also opposed...

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