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 2021-04-15 12:54 

Newscentermaine.com

The explosion at the Androscoggin Mill in Jay happened 1 year ago today...

At the time of the explosion, officials estimated there were around 165 to 175 employees working. Remarkably, nobody was injured....

 2021-04-15 12:51 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

US jobless claims plunge to 576,000, lowest since pandemic...

Layoffs ease with the economy improving....

 2021-04-15 12:50 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine Wildlife Park opens for season amid pandemic...

GRAY (WGME) -- The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray will open for the season on Thursday. This year will look a little different as the park has mandatory reservations due to the pandemic. [Maine Wildlife Park preparing for a socially distanced season] Reserva...

 2021-04-15 12:50 

WPFO

[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Maine Wildlife Park opens for season amid pandemic...

GRAY (WGME) -- The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray will open for the season on Thursday. This year will look a little different as the park has mandatory reservations due to the pandemic. [Maine Wildlife Park preparing for a socially distanced season] Reserva...

 2021-04-15 12:46 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Democratic bill proposes Supreme Court expansion...

Democratic lawmakers will announce a measure to expand the number of justices on the nation's highest court....

 2021-04-15 12:46 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

This is what Daunte Wright told his mother on the phone right before he was shot...

"That's the last time I heard from my son. And I've had no explanation since then," Katie Wright said....

 2021-04-15 12:40 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

Maine CDC reports 579 additional COVID-19 cases, 1 new death...

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 579 additional cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and one new death....

 2021-04-15 12:28 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

WHO: Europe has surpassed 1 million COVID-19 deaths...

Overall, a tally by Johns Hopkins University shows nearly 3 million deaths have been linked to COVID-19 worldwide....

 2021-04-15 12:22 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Lawmakers fighting like cats and dogs? Not over this New Hampshire bill...

CONCORD. N. H. (AP) — Nine lives notwithstanding, killing a cat in a hit-and-run soon could become illegal in New Hampshire. New Hampshire was ahead of the pack when it passed a law nearly 40 years ago that requires drivers who injure or kill dogs t...

 2021-04-15 12:22 

WPFO

[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Lawmakers fighting like cats and dogs? Not over this New Hampshire bill...

CONCORD. N. H. (AP) — Nine lives notwithstanding, killing a cat in a hit-and-run soon could become illegal in New Hampshire. New Hampshire was ahead of the pack when it passed a law nearly 40 years ago that requires drivers who injure or kill dogs t...

 2021-04-15 12:21 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Another Mainer dies as 579 additional coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- One additional coronavirus-related death was reported in Maine on Thursday. The death toll stands at 758. The Maine CDC reported 579 more coronavirus cases on Thursday. [Maine healthcare providers prepared for patients concerned about J&...

 2021-04-15 12:21 

WPFO

[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Another Mainer dies as 579 additional coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- One additional coronavirus-related death was reported in Maine on Thursday. The death toll stands at 758. The Maine CDC reported 579 more coronavirus cases on Thursday. [Maine healthcare providers prepared for patients concerned about J&...

 2021-04-15 12:20 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

Maine to get hit with snow, rain, wind from April nor'easter...

A spring nor'easter will hit Maine to end the week, bringing some heavy, wet snow to the area....

 2021-04-15 12:08 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

15 best low-maintenance flowers for any kind of garden...

Consider this your lazy gardener's guide....

 2021-04-15 12:08 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

Windy, wet, and snowy...

How's the weather looking for your Thursday? Get the latest Maine's Total Weather video forecast from Meteorologist Ted McInerney....

 2021-04-15 12:01 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

Use of prone position debated as defense continues presenting its case at ex-police officer's trial...

Defense attorney Eric Nelson has suggested that Derek Chauvin was not on George Floyd's neck for the entire time Floyd was restrained and moved to his upper back, shoulder blades and arm....

 2021-04-15 11:59 

WPFO

[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Small Maine towns take brunt of recent rise in COVID-19 cases...

(BDN) -- Maine's recent rise in COVID-19 cases has disproportionately affected small towns outside of population centers in York and Androscoggin counties, challenging the state's vaccine effort as well as assumptions about how the virus spreads. ...

 2021-04-15 11:59 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Small Maine towns take brunt of recent rise in COVID-19 cases...

(BDN) -- Maine's recent rise in COVID-19 cases has disproportionately affected small towns outside of population centers in York and Androscoggin counties, challenging the state's vaccine effort as well as assumptions about how the virus spreads. ...

 2021-04-15 11:58 

Newscentermaine.com

How to ease your child's back-to-school anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Some school districts across the state are increasing their number of in-person learning days....

 2021-04-15 11:58 

Newscentermaine.com

Portland Public Schools’ proposed $125.8M budget...

Addressing mental health, gaps in equity is part of Portland Public Schools' proposed $125.8M budget...

 2021-04-15 11:58 

Newscentermaine.com

Europe surpassed 1 million COVID-19-related deaths as cases continue to rise, WHO says...

Dr. Hans Kluge said the situation remains "serious" with about 1.6 million new cases reported each week in the 53 countries that make up its European region....

 2021-04-15 11:51 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

You've probably been eating Pringles wrong this whole time...

Want the maximum flavor? Try this....

 2021-04-15 11:48 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Weather on the Web Thursday, April 15th...

Weather on the Web Thursday, April 15th....

 2021-04-15 11:40 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

How you can double your weight loss efforts in just 15 minutes a day...

Research proves it works — and it doesn't have to take as much time as you think....

 2021-04-15 11:32 

WPFO

[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Maine lawmakers consider bill that would waive vehicle taxes for disabled veterans...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Maine lawmakers are considering a bill that would eliminate certain motor vehicle taxes for veterans with service-related injuries. [Bill aims to require Maine power companies to get permission to send disconnect notices] State law alrea...

 2021-04-15 11:32 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Maine lawmakers consider bill that would waive vehicle taxes for disabled veterans...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Maine lawmakers are considering a bill that would eliminate certain motor vehicle taxes for veterans with service-related injuries. [Bill aims to require Maine power companies to get permission to send disconnect notices] State law alrea...

 2021-04-15 11:14 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal...

Blinken was meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, and civic figures, a day after Biden announced that the remaining 2,500 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan would be coming home by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 te...

 2021-04-15 11:10 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

US Capitol Police watchdog to testify on Jan. 6 failures...

The top watchdog for the U.S. Capitol Police will testify for the first time on Thursday about the department's broad failures before and during the Jan. 6 insurrection, including missed intelligence predicting a "war" and weapons that were so...

 2021-04-15 11:02 

Newscentermaine.com

3-year-old dead after being struck by 13-year-old driver in Gorham...

The 3-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene near a house on Tamarack Circle in Gorham....

 2021-04-15 10:57 

WPFO

[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Thursday marks 1 year since explosion rocked Jay paper mill...

It's been one year since an explosion rocked the Jay paper mill, sending debris and pulp down onto residents' homes. The equipment malfunction happened in a digester tank where pulp is mixed with water and chemicals. ['Nothing short of a mirac...

 2021-04-15 10:57 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Thursday marks 1 year since explosion rocked Jay paper mill...

It's been one year since an explosion rocked the Jay paper mill, sending debris and pulp down onto residents' homes. The equipment malfunction happened in a digester tank where pulp is mixed with water and chemicals. ['Nothing short of a mirac...

 2021-04-15 10:50 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Ex-Minnesota cop faces hearing in shooting of Black motorist...

Kim Potter, who quit her job on the Brooklyn Center force two days after Daunte Wright's death, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in what her chief said appeared to be a case of confusing her Taser with her handgun....

 2021-04-15 10:48 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

Ruff job: This company will pay your pup $20,000 to be its official dog beer taster...

To be considered, your dog needs to have a refined palate and an outstanding sense of smell, the company says....

 2021-04-15 10:45 

WPFO

[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Spring storm to bring some snow and rain to Maine Friday...

Snow is still on the way for Friday into early Saturday morning. Thursday will feature sun to increasing clouds. Temperatures won't be quite as warm as Wednesday with highs staying in the 50s. We'll be coolest at the coast. [Maine forest ranger re...

 2021-04-15 10:45 

WGME

[ Maine ]

Spring storm to bring some snow and rain to Maine Friday...

Snow is still on the way for Friday into early Saturday morning. Thursday will feature sun to increasing clouds. Temperatures won't be quite as warm as Wednesday with highs staying in the 50s. We'll be coolest at the coast. [Maine forest ranger re...

 2021-04-15 10:37 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Defense expert blames Floyd's death on heart trouble, not Chauvin's restraint...

Chauvin attorney Eric Nelson is trying to prove that the 19-year Minneapolis police veteran did what he was trained to do and that Floyd died because of his illegal drug use and underlying health problems....

 2021-04-15 10:06 

Newscentermaine.com

New Boy Scouts bankruptcy plan could exclude local councils...

The new plan was filed after a previous proposal was roundly criticized by attorneys for abuse victims....

 2021-04-15 10:06 

Newscentermaine.com

Derek Chauvin trial: Unknown if Chauvin will take the stand on possible last day of testimony...

Dr. David Fowler testified on Wednesday, and the defense is expected to call another medical witness in what may be the final day of testimony on Thursday....

 2021-04-15 09:58 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

House panel votes to advance bill on slavery reparations...

The commission created by the bill would study possible remedies to slavery and discrimination in the United States such as compensation and a formal apology....

 2021-04-15 09:49 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Officials say Olympic cancellation, no fans still an option...

COVID-19 cases have been surging across Japan with just over three months until the delayed Tokyo Olympics are set to open....

 2021-04-15 09:43 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

VIDEO: Driver barrels through traffic arm to jump drawbridge...

The driver went airborne while crossing the bridge....

 2021-04-15 09:02 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

'He's a true hero': Boy honored with parade after helping save mother's life...

The 10-year-old took immediate action when he noticed his mother struggling to breathe....

 2021-04-15 08:55 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Fatal police shooting at Ohio hospital caught on officer bodycams...

Police body camera footage shows a routine police pat-down of a man in a hospital emergency room erupting within minutes into a fatal police shooting after the man apparently fires a gun he had concealed in his possession....

 2021-04-15 08:21 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

MIT scientists translated spider webs into music. It could help us talk to them...

Scientists have found a way to turn spider webs into music — and it sounds every bit as eerie as you'd imagine....

 2021-04-15 07:45 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

US poised to announce sanctions on Russia in response to SolarWinds hack...

In response to a massive hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, and believed to have been aimed at stealing government information, the Biden administration is preparing to announce sanctions on Russia hoping to deter future attacks....

 2021-04-15 06:50 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Ancestry site helps police solve cold case killing of pregnant teen...

Investigators have arrested the victim's then-boyfriend, who was allegedly abusive toward the pregnant teenager at the time of her disappearance....

 2021-04-15 05:25 

Newscentermaine.com

Stimulus check update: IRS urges typical non-filers to file 2020 return...

Americans with lower incomes typically don't need to file taxes, but the IRS says that information is vital to deliver stimulus checks and tax credits....

 2021-04-15 04:57 

WAGM

[ Presque Isle ]

Texas students disciplined over 'slave auction' on Snapchat...

A group of ninth-grade students has been disciplined for cyberbullying other students based on their race, the school district says....

 2021-04-15 03:40 

WPFO

[ FOX Portland, ME ]

South Portland school equity report found teachers used racist, homophobic language...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- Parents in South Portland have complained for years about the way racial equity issues are handled within the school district. Students say they felt helpless reporting teachers saying racial slurs and homophobic comments in an eq...

 2021-04-15 03:40 

WGME

[ Maine ]

South Portland school equity report found teachers used racist, homophobic language...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- Parents in South Portland have complained for years about the way racial equity issues are handled within the school district. Students say they felt helpless reporting teachers saying racial slurs and homophobic comments in an eq...

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