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 2020-12-31 20:25 

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Fire Marshal's Office investigating fire in Berwick after domestic call...

BERWICK (WGME) -- Officers from the Berwick Police Department were called to a home on Jordan Street in Brewer Saturday morning for a domestic violence dispute involving two men. While there, fire marshal investigators were called to investigate a fire at...

 2020-12-31 15:28 

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Man shot during argument in Franklin County, suspect arrested...

DALLAS PLANTATION (WGME) -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a man shot another man during an argument outside of a home in Dallas Plantation Wednesday night. Deputies and Border Patrol agents say they responded to a home on Lynn Way in Dalla...

 2020-12-31 14:37 

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Back-to-back storms to bring snow, wintry mix to Maine to start new year...

We are tracking two rounds of snow on the way: one for Saturday and one for Monday. For now, we are ending 2020 on a nice note weatherwise. This afternoon, expect more sunshine with highs in the low 40s, and more clear skies tonight. New Year's Day Fr...

 2020-12-31 14:10 

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13 more Mainers die as 702 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Thirteen new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Thursday. The death toll stands at 347. The Maine CDC reported 702 additional coronavirus cases in Maine on Thursday. [Maine CDC investigates 38 COVID cases at Kennebunk n...

 2020-12-31 13:48 

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Each of the Mainers who died from the coronavirus in 2020 has a story...

Every evening, Lola Knight, 89, of Winter Harbor would pick up the phone to call her younger brother at 6 p. m. "You could set your watch to it," Loretta Leighton, her niece by marriage, said. The calls were intended to reassure Harry Leighton, 80...

 2020-12-31 13:26 

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COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on Mainers' dental health...

Maine dentists say the pandemic is taking a toll on oral health. Dentists are seeing more cracked teeth and jaw pain from patients who're clenching their jaws and grinding their teeth, the Portland Press Herald reported. Patients also are complaining ...

 2020-12-31 11:56 

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Fatal crashes in Maine didn't drop with fewer drivers amid coronavirus pandemic...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fewer motorists on the roads during the pandemic didn't translate to fewer traffic deaths in 2020 in Maine, officials said. The number of road fatalities was 165 on Wednesday as the year drew to a close, compared to 157 th...

 2020-12-31 11:17 

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Most New Year's Eve events in Maine to be held virtually due to coronavirus pandemic...

Most New Year's Eve events will be held virtually in Maine due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 6th annual New Year's Eve Kennebunk ball will drop from the bell tower at the First Parish Church at midnight to ring in 2021, but because of the pande...

 2020-12-31 02:41 

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Sen. Collins says she does not support effort to delay Biden victory...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Senator Susan Collins says she does not support any effort in Congress to delay accepting the Electoral College results and President-Elect Joe Biden's victory. Sen. Collins says she would vote to increase stimulus checks to $2,000&...

 2020-12-31 01:38 

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Bath helps businesses with renovations...

BATH (WGME) -- Bath is helping businesses right now with renovations. The city is trying to revitalize the downtown district, so it's fronting up to half the cost of construction, or up to $10,000, for any commercial business or mixed-use structure in...

 2020-12-31 01:06 

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York County runs into logistical challenges distributing coronavirus vaccine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- York County is running into some logistical challenges distributing the coronavirus vaccine. First responders in York County to receive COVID-19 vaccineSome first responders are still waiting to get vaccinated, and others are deciding t...

 2020-12-31 00:16 

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Sales of skis, snowshoes increase during pandemic...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Over the summer, sales of bikes, kayaks and other items soared, but now, with a long, cold winter underway, there's a whole new category of items selling big. People are doing anything they can to get outside and stay active during ...

 2020-12-30 23:54 

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Multiple rounds of wintry weather will impact Maine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A few batches of light rain and snow on Wednesday night are just a taste of what's to come over the next several days. Wednesday night's storm is not an impactful one. Snow and rain showers will pass through Maine Wednesday nigh...

 2020-12-30 23:32 

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Maine farms receive second round of emergency COVID relief money...

WATERBORO (WGME) -- Small farms in Maine are now receiving a second round of emergency COVID relief money to help get them through the winter months of this pandemic. Another Mainer dies as 590 new coronavirus cases are reportedA year-round farm stand is ...

 2020-12-30 23:04 

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Sen. Collins says she would vote to increase stimulus checks to $2,000...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Senator Susan Collins says she would vote to support increasing stimulus checks to $2,000, but she wants to amend the legislation to make it more targeted to help middle- and low-income families, and those who are working through the pa...

 2020-12-30 22:36 

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Maine CDC investigates 38 COVID cases at Kennebunk nursing facility...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Coronavirus has killed another Mainer, and there are 590 new cases Wednesday. Another Mainer dies as 590 new coronavirus cases are reportedThe Maine CDC is also investigating a large outbreak in Kennebunk. Thirty-eight COVID cases have ...

 2020-12-30 22:20 

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Gray teen hospitalized with serious injuries after crash...

GRAY (WGME) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says a teen was seriously injured in a crash on West Gray Road in Gray Wednesday afternoon. Police say the crash happened around 2 p. m. in the area of242 West Gray Road. Investigators say a 19-yea...

 2020-12-30 18:44 

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Gov. Mills extends curfew for Maine restaurants, other businesses indefinitely...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Gov. Janet Mills announced Wednesday that the state is indefinitely extending the requirement for certain Maine businesses to close by 9 p. m. to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Gov. Mills says the curfew is aimed at limiting activitie...

 2020-12-30 15:06 

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Police, community help rescue Maine goat who ran into ocean after fleeing from vet...

BELFAST (WGME) -- Three police officers went above and beyond the call of duty to help rescue a goat that had run into the chilly ocean after fleeing from the parking lot of a veterinary's office in Belfast on Tuesday. According to police, the goat ha...

 2020-12-30 14:10 

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Another Mainer dies as 590 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) --One new coronavirus-related death was reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 334. The Maine CDC reported 590 additional coronavirus cases in Maine on Wednesday. [Maine police, businesses stay busy with state's new ma...

 2020-12-30 12:27 

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Investigator's report supports claims of racist incidents at Bangor High School...

BANGOR (BDN) -- Bangor High School students use the N-word at school, on buses and online and still can wear Confederate flag attire without violating the school's dress code, according to an independent investigator's report. That report substant...

 2020-12-30 12:16 

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Why Gov. Mills is still not ordering stricter restrictions even as COVID-19 cases surge...

AUGUSTA, Maine (BDN) -- The passage of a coronavirus-related stimulus package does not mean Maine will bring back coronavirus-related restrictions. Gov. Janet Mills said in November that the lack of a major federal stimulus since the spring made it harder...

 2020-12-30 11:33 

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'Cards for Caregivers' campaign gives Mainers a chance to thank healthcare workers...

There is a new way to say "thank you" to healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic. From now to January 8, 2021, the United Ways of Maine will be kicking off their first "Cards for Caregivers" campaign. [Maine's rent relief...

 2020-12-30 11:20 

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New political party to start enrolling members in Maine...

A new political party plans to start enrolling members in Maine this Saturday. The Maine People's Party hopes to have candidates running for office starting in 2022. [Maine's rent relief program set to expire, new program in the works] The party d...

 2020-12-30 11:15 

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3 Aroostook County nursing homes fighting coronavirus outbreaks...

Three nursing homes in Aroostook County are reporting coronavirus outbreaks. According to the Bangor Daily News, a fourth person since Christmas Day has died at the Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center. [Maine police, businesses stay busy with state's new...

 2020-12-30 11:08 

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Maine's rent relief program set to expire, new program in the works...

Maine's rental relief program is expiring, but the state has already announced a new program is on the way. Maine's current rent relief program is set to expire at 11:59 p. m. Wednesday, but MaineHousing says the new coronavirus stimulus package s...

 2020-12-29 23:26 

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Maine police, businesses stay busy with state's new mask mandate...

FREEPORT (WGME) More than two weeks in, police and business owners say they're keeping busy with Maine's new mask mandate. Gov. Mills: Police to help enforce stricter mask mandateIt removes medical exemptions, and requires police to pursue crimina...

 2020-12-29 22:30 

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Falmouth home damaged after fire in breezeway...

FALMOUTH (WGME) A Falmouth home is damaged after a fire broke out Tuesday morning. It happened on Merrill Road, which is between Middle Road and Falmouth Road, just before 9:30 a. m. Crews say fire broke out in the breezeway, between the house and the gar...

 2020-12-29 22:10 

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Kittery family asks Mainers to donate blood plasma to help fight COVID-19...

YORK (WGME) The wife of a Kittery man fighting COVID-19 is asking the public to help others with blood plasma donations. 7 more Mainers die as 590 new coronavirus cases are reported. Wanda Dorlean caught COVID at the beginning of December, with her husban...

 2020-12-29 18:52 

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Police seek men who robbed Portland convenience store at gunpoint...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Police say they are searching for two men who robbed a Portland convenience store at gunpoint late Monday night. According to police, the Cumberland Farms at 49 Pine Street was robbed around 10:30 p. m. by two men armed with handguns. T...

 2020-12-29 18:21 

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Several fires under investigation in Unity, 150-year-old Bible spared from fire at church...

UNITY (WGME) -- Maine fire officials say there have been several fires in Unity in recent days that are under investigation. Investigators responded to a mobile home fire at 30 Turner Court in Unity on Dec. 22 around 5 a. m. Investigators returned to 30 T...

 2020-12-29 17:22 

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State decides not to renew Sunday River Brewing's license...

BETHEL (WGME) -- A state hearing officer has decided not to renew Sunday River Brewing Company's eating and catering license, according to the Sun Journal. Sunday River Brewing lost its license because it repeatedly violated Gov. Janet Mills' emer...

 2020-12-29 14:06 

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7 more Mainers die as 590 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) --Seven new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Tuesday. The death toll stands at 333. The Maine CDC reported 590 additional coronavirus cases in Maine on Tuesday. [Maine CDC expects COVID numbers to continue spiking in com...

 2020-12-29 13:27 

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Androscoggin County Jail sues state for housing its inmates during pandemic...

AUBURN (WGME) -- The Androscoggin County Jail is suing the state for more than $52,000. The jail wants Maine to reimburse the cost of boarding prisoners who were sentenced to serve time in state prison. [Lawsuit alleges Maine jail violated pregnant inmate...

 2020-12-29 13:07 

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4 Maine Burger King restaurants are closing for good...

Four Burger King restaurants in Greater Bangor and midcoast Maine closed their doors on Monday after the fast food corporation declined to renew the franchise agreement for those locations. The fast food franchise is among several national chains to close...

 2020-12-29 12:25 

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Chilly temps and 2 chances for snow this week in Maine...

Tuesday will be quite a bit different than Monday. Expect an abundance of blue sky and sunshine, but temperatures will struggle to reach 30 degrees. With a busy breeze, it will feel more like the teens and 20s Tuesday afternoon. Early breaks of sun on Wed...

 2020-12-29 11:51 

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Maine overall crime rate declines for 8th consecutive year...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The number of crimes reported has decreased the eighth consecutive year in Maine, even though violent crimes grew 3. 1%, the state's Department of Safety reported Monday. All told, reported crimes dropped 6. 6% in 2019, and...

 2020-12-29 11:34 

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You can donate your Christmas tree to a Bucksport farm for the goats to enjoy...

BUCKSPORT (WGME) -- Christmas comes late for some lucky goats in Bucksport. The goats at Mudpuppy Farm love to eat Christmas trees. The Twig family says the evergreens are great for the animals, offering them a fresh alternative to hay. [Bangor toilet pap...

 2020-12-29 11:18 

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Lawsuit alleges Maine jail violated pregnant inmate's rights...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A woman is suing Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce and five county jail employees. According to the Portland Press Herald, Jaden Brown claims she was handcuffed while pregnant. [New Hampshire firefighters rescue horse trapped in mud...

 2020-12-29 11:09 

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Maine CDC investigating coronavirus outbreak at Hannaford distribution center...

WINTHROP (WGME) -- The Maine CDC is investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a Hannaford distribution center. The facility in Winthrop now has 21 cases of the virus. [Maine CDC expects COVID numbers to continue spiking in coming weeks] The Maine CDC says t...

 2020-12-29 11:02 

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First responders in York County to receive COVID-19 vaccine...

KENNEBUNK (WGME) -- First responders in York County are expected to receive Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. First responders at the Kennebunk Fire Department are set to receive the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday as part of phase one under Maine'...

 2020-12-29 04:32 

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York hair salon gives free haircuts to first responders, essential workers...

YORK (WGME) -- A hair salon in York is offering free haircuts for first responders and other essential workers Monday. Lauren Kinton and her other four stylists at The Opal Society spent the day cutting and coloring for a cause. Topsham fitness center giv...

 2020-12-29 01:33 

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Bangor toilet paper company thrives in its first year amid pandemic...

BANGOR (WGME) -- A toilet paper factory in Maine has been thriving in its first year, according to its owner. Tissue Plus in Bangor opened months before the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Maine CDC reports 439 new cases of coronavirus, 3 more deaths. Marc Cooper,...

 2020-12-28 23:22 

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Payments to unemployed Mainers delayed...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- An unwanted side effect of President Donald Trump's delay in signing the COVID relief bill is that Mainers on unemployment will see a delay in receiving their money. Maine CDC reports 439 new cases of coronavirus, 3 more deathsIt...

 2020-12-28 22:54 

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Temporary halt on evictions extended to end of January...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A temporary halt on evictions is now extended to the end of January. While that's a relief to renters, it poses a challenge for landlords. Landlords say they've been surprised by how much they've still been able to collect r...

 2020-12-28 22:27 

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Maine school district to deny new remote learning applications...

WINTHROP (WGME) -- COVID-related changes are coming to one Maine school district, and not everyone is happy about it. Maine CDC reports 439 new cases of coronavirus, 3 more deathsFamilies who want their children to participate in remote learning will be d...

 2020-12-28 22:05 

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Maine CDC expects COVID numbers to continue spiking in coming weeks...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Three deaths and 439 new coronavirus cases were reported in Maine Monday, and Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah says he expects COVID numbers to continue spiking in the coming weeks. Maine CDC reports 439 new cases of coronavirus, 3 mor...

 2020-12-28 19:24 

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New Hampshire firefighters rescue horse trapped in mud...

WAKEFIELD, NH (WGME) -- A horse is recovering after it spent hours stuck in the mud in New Hampshire. On Saturday, firefighters say they were called to rescue the horse, which was trapped in mud, about a half-mile into the woods in Wakefield. It took fire...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Gov. Cuomo gives COVID-19 update following holiday weekend...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is giving a COVID-19 update Monday following the Christmas holiday. Title: Gov. Cuomo COVID-19 Briefing 12/28/20. Start time: 12/28/2020 11:30:00 AM. End time: 12/28/2020 12:45:00 PM. Gov. Cuomo said on Friday,Christmas day marked the 30...

 2020-12-28 14:18 

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Maine CDC reports 439 new cases of coronavirus, 3 more deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Three new coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the Maine CDC on Monday. The death toll now stands at 326. The Maine CDC also reported 439 new cases, bringing the total of of cases in the state since the pandemic started to 22,319....

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