Maine

» Auto updated continuously

• Source limited to: WGME

 2020-12-28 19:24 

WGME

[ Maine ]

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 

WGME

[ Maine ]

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 

WGME

[ Maine ]

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....

 2020-12-28 11:31 

WGME

[ Maine ]

TSA screened more than 1 million people day after Christmas, more holiday travel expected...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is seeing a surge in post-holiday travel. The agency screened one million people the day after Christmas. That number is down from last year on Dec. 26 when the TSA screened more than two...

 2020-12-28 02:36 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Four arrested for drugs, guns in Cumberland County...

GRAY/NAPLES (WGME) -- Four people are arrested in Cumberland County after authorities find firearms and drugs at two separate locations connected to them. Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says that a sheriff stopped a car on Main Street in Gray for ...

 2020-12-27 22:49 

WGME

[ Maine ]

13th annual Maine Polar Dip and Dash goes virtual this year...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- For the past 12 years, hundreds of Mainers have taken a cold dip into the Atlantic Ocean to support climate action in the state. Even despite the pandemic this year, Mainers will still have the chance. The 13th annual Maine Polar Dip an...

 2020-12-27 22:32 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Orrington man dies after crashing car into tree in Jackson...

JACKSON (WGME) -- An Orrington man died Saturday afternoon after the car he was driving went off the roadway striking a culvert and a large tree on Route 7 in Jackson. Maine State Police Troop D Troopers responded to 372 Moosehead Trail for a report of a ...

 2020-12-27 21:40 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Topsham gym helps local woman pay rent...

TOPSHAM (WGME) -- A fitness center in Topsham is making a difference this season by helping out one of its members who are in need this winter. Topsham fitness center gives back to local woman. The staff at New England Fitness tells CBS13 that they're...

 2020-12-27 19:58 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Localized flooding in central Maine after rain, melting snow...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The waters of the Kennebec River peaked at more than three feet above flood stage after a winter storm and snow melt. The Portland Press Herald reports waters rose in the area of Augusta and surrounding communities. The paper report...

 2020-12-27 17:56 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Madawaska man dies after being struck by car...

MADAWASKA, Maine — A Madawaska man died after being struck by a car the night after Christmas. William Nelson, 48, was in the intersection of Main Street and Bridge Avenue when he was struck by a 2013 Ford Escape driven by Barbara Morin, also of Mad...

 2020-12-27 16:43 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Portland Firefighters receive COVID-19 vaccine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Portland Firefighter's Union, Local 740, including local first responders, are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a post on their Facebook page Sunday morning. "We have examined the research and talked with doctors...

 2020-12-27 16:24 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Collins, Feinstein women's history museum bill passes...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The U. S. Senate has passed a proposal to establish a museum honoring the history of American women that was proposed by senators from Maine and California. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein...

 2020-12-27 15:19 

WGME

[ Maine ]

COVID-19 outbreak at Bangor nursing home under investigation...

An outbreak of COVID-19 at a Bangor rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility is being investigated by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Eastside Center for Health and Rehabilitation, which provides both long-term and short-term care,...

 2020-12-27 15:16 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine hunters turn to seasons for ducks, foxes in winter...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's winter hunting seasons, which focus on birds and small game animals, are taking place all over the state. The seasons for snowshoe hare, bobcat and fox are all taking place. The seasons end in February. There is als...

 2020-12-27 14:53 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine CDC reports 333 new cases of coronavirus, 4 more deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Four new coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the Maine CDC on Sunday. The death toll now stands at 323. The Maine CDC reported 333 new cases Sunday, bringing the total of of cases in the state since the pandemic started to 21,880...

 2020-12-26 22:49 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine shoppers hit stores day after Christmas...

FREEPORT (WGME) -- Even though Christmas is behind us, many stores are still busy. While the pandemic has changed how we do a lot of things, it has not changed the fact that people are still shopping in person the day after Christmas. Susan Murphy, a shop...

 2020-12-26 18:40 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Police release name of trooper involved in Dalton, NH shooting...

DALTON (WGME) -- The name of the trooper involved in the Dalton, New Hampshire shooting incident on Wednesday, December 23 was released Saturday afternoon. According to Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, Matthew Merrill was the trooper who discharged h...

 2020-12-26 18:11 

WGME

[ Maine ]

No new COVID cases following state lab closure Friday...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus cases were reported Saturday because the state lab that processes test results was closed for the Christmas holiday Friday. As of Friday, there were 21,547 cases of COVID-19 in Maine reported since the pandemic started...

 2020-12-26 17:52 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine EMTs get coronavirus vaccine...

Emergency medical technicians in southern Maine are beginning to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says thousands of people have been vaccinated in the state. Maine is focusing its early efforts on front-...

 2020-12-26 16:38 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Lewiston's New Roots farm receives $80,000 in grants...

LEWISTON — Since 2017, a group of African immigrants has leased 30 acres of land off outer College Street to operate a cooperative farm. Their dream of owning the land they painstakingly developed over the past four years received a major boost when...

 2020-12-26 16:29 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine home sales continue to surge amid low inventory...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine home sales increased by more than 30% in November compared to the previous year as home prices continued to climb as well. The Maine Association of Realtors said 1,965 single-family existing homes changed hands last month...

 2020-12-26 15:25 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine reminds fishermen to check for thin ice this year...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Wildlife officials in Maine are asking fishermen to use "extreme caution" during the state's ice fishing season this year. Ice fishing is a popular winter activity in Maine, and the season typically gets going in early J...

 2020-12-26 15:09 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine, NH Christmas storm spares most of the power grid...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Utility crews in Maine spent Saturday morning attending to power outages caused by a Christmas storm that didn't cause as much disruption as had been feared. In New Hampshire, the largest utility was responding to outages ...

 2020-12-26 14:54 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine Department of Corrections confirms death of a resident...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC) today confirms the death of a resident of the Maine State Prison in Warren. At approximately 11:00 am on Friday, December 25, 2020 MDOC resident George Riddle died. Riddle's passing was atte...

 2020-12-25 23:30 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Christmas tree safety tips from the Scarborough Fire Department...
 2020-12-25 23:19 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Christmas Day storm leaves over 1,200 CMP customers in the dark in Augusta...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Public Works Department warned community members several days in advance to prepare for some Christmas Day flooding. Meanwhile around Augusta, utility crews have been working on power outages in the area throughout the day. About 1,2...

 2020-12-25 22:44 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Project Joy in Standish delivers gifts to seniors, veterals, disabled people...

STANDISH (WGME) -- There are acts of kindness and giving all over Maine this Christmas. And that includes Standish, where a group called Project Joy delivered baskets with gifts to more than 150 seniors, veterans and disabled people in their community. Th...

 2020-12-25 22:33 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Brunswick hunger prevention program seeing more people in need in 2020...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- Most food pantries in Maine in 2020 say they're seeing numbers like never before because of the pandemic. That's no different for the Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick. The food bank, pantry and soup kitchen typic...

 2020-12-25 22:23 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Topsham fitness center gives back to local woman...
 2020-12-25 21:48 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Cape Elizabeth Police Department rescues injured duck in Kettle Cove...

CAPE ELIZABETH (WGME) -- The Cape Elizabeth Police Department says they rescued an injured duck in Kettle Cove Friday morning. The department posted the photo of the long-tail duck on their Facebook page. They say they were able to get in touch with Avian...

 2020-12-25 21:03 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Families make the best of weird weather this Christmas...

CAPE ELIZABETH (WGME) -- While the wind caused power outages along the coast, many families are trying to make the best of it this Christmas by embracing the storm. It's been rainy, windy, and unusually warm, causing many families to spend the day out...

 2020-12-25 19:47 

WGME

[ Maine ]

CMP crews responding to sporadic outages Christmas Day...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Central Maine Power says line crews have been responding to outages across Maine during Christmas Day. While persistent winds continue to cause power outages, crews are responding quickly and keeping the duration of outages relatively sh...

 2020-12-25 18:42 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine's senators seek to boost small food processors...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine's U. S. senators are behind a proposed law change that seeks to level the playing field for small food processors. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say the Strengthening Local Processing Act w...

 2020-12-25 17:51 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Consumers still want to get outdoors as temperatures plunge...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Over the summer, shoppers snapped up boats, bicycles and outdoor furniture during the pandemic. With the changing of the season, they're snapping up snowshoes, winter boots and coats, showing they're still determined to get ...

 2020-12-25 14:57 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Mainers turn to the great outdoors amid pandemic...

(BDN)-- Before COVID-19, Brianna Roberge of Waterford had never hiked a mountain. Now, after a summer of exploring the Maine wilderness, she has hiked more than a dozen, clocking over 200 miles and shucking 40 pounds in the process. "It completely cha...

 2020-12-25 12:10 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Christmas Day ushers in powerful winds, heavy rain across Maine...

Meteorologist Charlie Lopresti's Forecast: HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS FOR CHRSTMAS. 5:30 AM UPDATE: Good morning everyone. Our Christmas rain and wind storm is on track to bring a bunch of different problems to the area today. Power outages and flood...

 2020-12-25 01:48 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Waitress at Fran's restaurant in Lewiston shares $1,000 tip with co-workers...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- A waitress in Lewiston received a $1,000 cash tip just in time for the holidays. The staff at Fran's Restaurant says they are like a family, which is why they weren't surprised when one of their own received a generous tip and g...

 2020-12-25 01:27 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Christmas carolers bring holiday cheer to Wells woman...

WELLS (WGME) -- A group of carolers are hoping this holiday is a little brighter for a woman in Wells. The caroler's helped spread holiday cheer to a complete stranger this year all in part to a Facebook post. "Somebody messaged me and said there ...

 2020-12-25 00:57 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Central Maine Power preparing for Christmas Day storm...
 2020-12-25 00:49 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Power outage and flood threat on Christmas...

Christmas Day, we will be battling heavy rain and strong winds as a powerful low pressure system moves across New England. Coastal Maine is under a High Wind Warning with a Wind Advisory inland. Most of the state is under a Flood Watch as well. Tonight, l...

 2020-12-25 00:44 

WGME

[ Maine ]

North Monmouth Community Church donating food to animals without homes...
 2020-12-24 23:50 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Community Harvest in Kennebunk providing hundreds of meals to Mainer's...

KENNEBUNK (WGME) -- The pandemic isn't stopping an annual holiday tradition in York County, but things are a little different this year. Community Harvest in Kennebunk traditionally hosts a Noel dinner on Christmas day at St. Martha's Church. This...

 2020-12-24 23:46 

WGME

[ Maine ]

City of Lewiston ringing bells on Christmas eve...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- The city of Lewiston is asking for residents to ring bells Christmas eve. Starting at 6 p. m. Thursday, Lewiston is hoping people will step outside and ring bells for two minutes all around the city. Mayor Mark Cayer says it's a tra...

 2020-12-24 21:35 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Several employees injured in carbon monoxide incident in York...

YORK (WGME) -- Several workers at Maine Coast Builders in York are recovering Thursday after they collapsed from carbon monoxide poisoning. The company says six employees were sickened and one was hospitalized. Firefighters say it happened early Thursday ...

 2020-12-24 14:48 

WGME

[ Maine ]

UPS truck crashes on Route 1...

BRUNSWICK (WGME)-- On Wednesday, December 23, the Brunswick Police Department and Brunswick Fire Department responded to a crash on Rt. 1 southbound, near Cooks Corner. A 2008 Freightliner UPS delivery truck was found on the river side of the "walking...

 2020-12-24 13:50 

WGME

[ Maine ]

New Hampshire state trooper shot in Dalton...

Dalton, New Hampshire-- The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office is currently investigating an officer involved shooting. The incident occurred on December 23rd, 2020 in Dalton, New Hampshire. A New Hampshire State Trooper was shot. The New Hampshi...

 2020-12-24 12:48 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Potential power outages on Christmas day...

PORTLAND (WGME) - On Christmas, Southern Maine will likely see power outages due to high winds. Central Maine Power said they have been preparing for days, and have a staffing plan in line with past storms of similar size and impact. Company officials sai...

 2020-12-24 04:41 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine musician on a mission to find long-lost guitar...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A local musician is trying to track down his old guitar. Toby McAllister says he sold his Gibson Les Paul Junior electric guitar in a restaurant parking lot back in 2013. Last-minute shoppers visit Maine Mall before ChristmasHe says the...

 2020-12-24 00:16 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Old Orchard Beach provides hundreds of free meals for the holidays...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) The town of Old Orchard Beach is trying to keep those in need happy this holiday season. Residents got "holiday-to-go" dinners Wednesday for free. The town says it took in 380 reservations last week, and it was a non-stop lin...

 2020-12-23 23:50 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Last-minute shoppers visit Maine Mall before Christmas...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) It's the season of giving, and there were plenty of last-minute shoppers at the Maine Mall Wednesday. "They were like, 'We got to go get one more thing for mom,' so we're like, 'OK, let's head to the mall,...

  • Need an account?  
    or