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 2020-12-25 01:27 

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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 

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

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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 

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

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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,...

 2020-12-23 22:55 

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Waiting on a package? USPS warns historic volume, COVID-19 causing delays...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Millions of packages may not be delivered in time for Christmas, due to historic volume and surging COVID-19 cases. 748 new coronavirus cases in Maine, new single-day record. The entire shipping industry is overwhelmed, and customers ar...

 2020-12-23 22:45 

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Officials urge Maine residents to stay home, stay safe during holidays...

PORTLAND (WGME) Governor Janet Mills says Maine is in the "darkest days" of the pandemic heading into the holidays, as she urges Mainers to stay home and stay safe. In the summer, large gatherings were at the top of the list for new COVID cases, b...

 2020-12-23 22:33 

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Caring for house plants can improve mental health...

FALMOUTH (WGME) -- It has been a difficult year, especially for people struggling with their mental health. Caring for house plants can improve your overall mental wellbeing, according to experts. "This is the time of year where people start being ins...

 2020-12-23 22:12 

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CMP says crews prepared to work on Christmas if storm causes outages...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Central Maine Power is watching Friday's storm, and says crews are ready to work on Christmas. Howling winds, heavy rain expected for Christmas Day"We've been preparing for a couple of days, we always keep an eye on the fore...

 2020-12-23 18:50 

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Howling winds, heavy rain expected for Christmas Day...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- December has featured plenty of snow and cold to make it feel like the Christmas season, but the holiday itself will be anything but wintry. After a brief Wednesday cool down, Thursday will see a surge in temperatures. High temperatures...

 2020-12-23 18:43 

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Boys and Girls Club asks for public's help with new facility...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Because of the coronavirus, it has been a tough year for a lot of non-profits. 748 new coronavirus cases in Maine, new single-day recordThat includes the Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley. The organization is building a new $10 mil...

 2020-12-23 18:27 

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South Portland boy raises money for Barbara Bush Children's Hospital...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- A 12-year-old boy in South Portland is raising thousands of dollars to help sick children this holiday season. "My first name, Sam, and then 'The Bottle Man,' it just came together," Sam Rideout said....

 2020-12-23 14:53 

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748 new coronavirus cases, new single-day record...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC is reporting 748 new coronavirus cases in the state, a new single-day record. The state has also confirmed 8 new deaths, bringing the total to 311. There have been 20,491 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Wednesday....

 2020-12-23 12:03 

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AAA expects far fewer Americans to travel this Christmas...

KENNEBUNK (WGME) -- Millions of Americans are expected to travel for Christmas, but AAA predicts a significant drop from travel last year. That may be in large part due to the pandemic and public health concerns and travel restrictions. AAA expects a 29 p...

 2020-12-23 01:06 

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First responders in Maine receiving their first shipment of the coronavirus vaccine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- With the Moderna vaccine now in Maine, some local emergency crews working on the frontlines have received their first shipment of the shots. On Tuesday, doses of the vaccine were delivered in coolers to EMS workers in Portland. More Mai...

 2020-12-23 00:19 

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Portland police hand out cash for secret Santa giveaway...

PORTLAND (WGME) Portland police are handing out hundreds of dollars to those in need this holiday season. A family in Falmouth anonymously donated $5,000 for families in need to the city of Portland. Vigils held for Maine's homeless on longest night o...

 2020-12-22 23:51 

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November home sales in Maine up more than 30 percent compared to 2019...

PORTLAND (WGME) Home sales in Maine last month were up more than 30 percent compared to last year. Real estate sales booming in Maine. According to the Maine Association of Realtors, there were more than 1,900 home sales in November. That's more than ...

 2020-12-22 23:36 

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University of Maine System to welcome students back to campus next month...

PORTLAND (WGME) Students who attend college in the University of Maine system will be allowed to return to campus for the spring term. The school system announced Tuesday that students will be welcomed back to dorms the week of January 19 for coronavirus ...

 2020-12-22 23:23 

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Portland residents, businesses could face fines for uncleared sidewalks...

PORTLAND (WGME) There have been more than 200 complaints of uncleared sidewalks this winter in Portland. It's a dangerous and pricy issue if they're not shoveled soon. 'Unbelievable9; snowfall blankets parts of the NortheastCrossing guard M...

 2020-12-22 23:12 

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PUC requires carriers to return unused numbers in effort to preserve 207 area code...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- State regulators are taking new steps to preserve Maine's iconic "207" area code, by requiring telephone carriers to return blocks of numbers that aren't being used. Maine is one of about a dozen states with just one area...

 2020-12-22 22:59 

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Maine Dept. of Labor distributes one-time $600 relief payments...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Relief arrived Monday night for Mainers out of work due to COVID-19, as the Maine Department of Labor distributed a one-time $600 payment. About 40,000 people woke up on Tuesday to find that emergency relief payment posted to their unemp...

 2020-12-22 22:57 

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Maine brewers, loggers get relief in federal stimulus package...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Maine craft breweries are getting two important tax breaks in the federal stimulus package. 'Anything's going to help at this point:' Mainers react to coronavirus relief packageSo is one of Maine's oldest industries, log...

 2020-12-22 22:31 

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More Mainers get coronavirus vaccine as cases continue to rise...

RUMFORD (WGME) -- More Mainers are getting coronavirus vaccines, as Maine continues to see more cases. More frontline health care works set to receive Moderna vaccineThe Moderna vaccines are in Maine, and the first in line are getting their shots. Those v...

 2020-12-22 22:07 

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Gov. Mills extends state of civil emergency for 10th time...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Governor Janet Mills has extended Maine's state of civil emergency through Jan. 20, 2021. 10 more Mainers die as 458 new coronavirus cases are reported. Nearly every other state has an ongoing emergency declarations, according to th...

 2020-12-22 19:59 

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What are the chances of a White Christmas in Maine?...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Last week's snow storm set the stage for Portland's first White Christmas in three years. Despite several inches of snow still sitting on the ground, the chances are not looking good for much of southern Maine. Did you know that...

 2020-12-22 19:56 

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'Anything's going to help at this point:' Mainers react to coronavirus relief package...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Senate has passed a coronavirus relief package. 10 more Mainers die as 458 new coronavirus cases are reportedThe $900 billion coronavirus relief bill is now awaiting President Donald Trump's signature. It includes weekly unemplo...

 2020-12-22 18:53 

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Bangor Savings Bank marks iconic commercial anniversary with donations to animal shelters...

BANGOR (WGME) -- Bangor Savings Bank is making a difference by marking the anniversary of an iconic commercial. The 60-second spot was launched in 1980. It features two kittens, named Waylon and Willie, playing in presents and swatting at ornaments. Now, ...

 2020-12-22 17:40 

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ON YOUR SIDE: Local churches offer variety of holiday services, what changes to expect...

PORTLAND (WGME) - While holiday church services will look different from years past, many are still happening. In Portland, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Bob McDermott, pastoral life coordinator, says usually, Christmas Eve mass at the Po...

 2020-12-22 14:16 

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10 more Mainers die as 458 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- 10 new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Tuesday. The death toll stands at 303. The Maine CDC also reported 458 additional coronavirus cases in Maine. There have been 19,743 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Tu...

 2020-12-22 11:48 

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More frontline health care works set to receive Moderna vaccine...

LEWISTON (WGME) - Central Maine Medical Center will begin giving front line workers the Moderna coronavirus vaccine Tuesday. This comes as some skilled nursing faculties start vaccinating residents and staff, while other skilled nursing facilities struggl...

 2020-12-21 23:22 

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Maine music venues, movie theaters counting on stimulus money to survive...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The new stimulus package will give money to some hard-hit small businesses, specifically those in the entertainment industry, many of which still aren't welcoming an audience back inside. Maine's major venues have lost thousands...

 2020-12-21 23:18 

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$900B package will bring relief, but Maine expert says it's unlikely to boost economy...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Mainers are keeping a close eye on Washington, D. C. and waiting for Congress to pass a $900 billion COVID relief package that lawmakers agreed on over the weekend. Another Mainer dies as 339 new coronavirus cases are reported. The holi...

 2020-12-21 22:47 

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Vigils held for Maine's homeless on longest night of year...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- This year, a record number of homeless people have died in Portland, including a 35-year-old man over the weekend. Sixty-four people have died so far this year, compared to 43 last year. Monday night, people across the state remembered ...

 2020-12-21 22:06 

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Some vaccines for Maine's most vulnerable delayed...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- An unexpected delay means some of Maine's most vulnerable people won't get vaccinated as planned. With Maine getting fewer vaccine doses, health officials face difficult choicesAs part of the state's plan, skilled nursing ho...

 2020-12-21 21:05 

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Windham man dead after police chase, crash in Standish...

STANDISH (WGME) -- A Windham man is dead after a high-speed police chase in Standish. Gorham police say they were called about a violent threat Sunday. When they arrived, they say a man in a car was arguing with several others and took off on Mighty Stree...

 2020-12-21 16:56 

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2 Connecticut women arrested in connection with Saco carjacking...

SACO (WGME) -- Police say two Connecticut women forced another woman out of her vehicle in Saco on Friday and drove away with it. Police say they got a call around 10:40 a. m. from a woman who reported she had been forced out of her vehicle by two other w...

 2020-12-21 16:26 

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Man killed in 2-vehicle crash in Auburn...

AUBURN (WGME) -- Police say a Sabattus man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Auburn on Saturday. The crash happened around 5:30 p. m. on Minot Ave. Police say a Chevy Cobalt, driven by 67-year-old Daniel Brackett, of Sabattus, crashed into the rear end...

 2020-12-21 14:27 

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Another Mainer dies as 339 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) --One new coronavirus-related death was reported in Maine on Monday. The death toll stands at 293. The Maine CDC reported 339 additional coronavirus cases in Maine on Monday. [Moderna's recently approved COVID-19 vaccine headed to Maine...

 2020-12-21 13:44 

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Maine saw 6 signs of a warming climate throughout 2020...

(BDN) -- Six types of weather events that struck Maine in 2020 — drought, wildfires, storms, floods, warming oceans and rising sea levels — are expected to make return visits in the coming years as climate change continues to affect the state....

 2020-12-21 13:04 

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Maine businesses, lacking legal immunity, fear COVID-19 lawsuits...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Plans for a lawsuit against a Maine venue that hosted what became a "superspreader" wedding reception underscore the liability risks to small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic and an uphill push by Republicans i...

 2020-12-21 12:10 

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Maine gets help to fight worsening drug overdose epidemic...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Groups that work to curb Maine's drug overdose epidemic are slated to receive more than $900,000 from the federal government. Drug overdoses killed 380 Maine residents last year, and the pace of deaths increased in the firs...

 2020-12-21 12:06 

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Bowdoin to honor Dr. Fauci, Maine astronaut...

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci and NASA's Jessica Meir are among four people who'll be receiving honorary degrees from Bowdoin College. [Maine astronaut could be first woman on moon] The director of the National Institute of Aller...

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