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 2021-01-23 17:03 

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Woman rescued from marsh in Wells...

WELLS (WGME) -- A woman is hospitalized after being found near a mostly submerged car in a marsh in Wells Friday afternoon. Police didn't name the woman nor give details about her age or residence. They also didn't say how she came to be in the ca...

 2021-01-23 16:43 

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Puffin stuff: Herring rules could boost funny-looking bird...

BATH, Maine (AP) — The commercial fishery for herring has suffered in recent years due to new restrictions, but those same rules could benefit some of Maine's most beloved birds — puffins. Atlantic puffins, known for their colorful beaks a...

 2021-01-23 16:40 

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Developer says Moosehead Lake will have ski resort 'for the next generation'...

(BDN) -- A proposed $75 million ski resort overlooking Moosehead Lake could bring development and numerous visitors to Piscataquis County. And even though Maine already has a number of ski resorts, ski industry experts said there's likely room for ano...

 2021-01-23 16:23 

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Woolwich woman dies after being hit by car in Dresden...

DRESDEN (WGME) -- A Woolwich woman is dead after she was hit by a car on Middle Road in Dresden Friday night. Russell Edmonds, 40, was walking on the roadway near the Indian Road intersection when she was hit by Matthew Larochelle, 44, of Richmond, who wa...

 2021-01-23 15:54 

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Skier rescued from avalanche on Mt. Washington...

SARGENT'S PURCHASE, NH (WGME) -- A skier was rescued on Mt. Washington Friday after being buried by an avalanche. According to the mountain's avalanche center, a skier was caught and carried by the avalanche from near the top of Left Gully. In a F...

 2021-01-23 15:00 

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4 more Mainers die as 324 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Four new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine Saturday. The death toll now stands at 544. The Maine CDC reported 324 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of reported cases since the pandemic started to 36,598. 29...

 2021-01-23 02:32 

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Mainers try their luck with $1 billion Mega Millions drawing...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- One lucky person could win a staggering $1 billion in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, but don't get your hopes up about being the nation's newest billionaire. The likelihood of winning is one in more than 302 million. ...

 2021-01-23 00:53 

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Habitat for Humanity builds homes for two southern Maine families...

KENNEBUNKPORT (WGME) -- Two families are about to get new homes in southern Maine, thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity ReStore sees business during pandemicOne of them is a military family. The father served in the Army, and did three tou...

 2021-01-23 00:31 

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Portland reinforces needle exchange rules...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Portland is reinforcing its needle exchange rules, after finding out that some of them weren't followed. Portland clinic to resume needle exchange program and clinical services on March 30The program allows people to exchange dirty ...

 2021-01-22 23:52 

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CBS 13 celebrates Dave Eid's 25th year with the station...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Join CBS13 and FOX23 in celebrating Dave Eid's 25 years with us. Congratulations, Dave!...

 2021-01-22 23:21 

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Midcoast man saves grandkids from suspected rabid fox...

PHIPPSBURG (WGME) -- Another suspected rabid fox attack was caught on camera on the Midcoast. Maine fox attacks surge in the Midcoast with more than half a dozen in just 6 months. "I was standing by the kids on the trampoline," grandfather Gary Wa...

 2021-01-22 22:37 

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Maine GOP lawmakers show support for capitol police chief...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Dozens of Republican lawmakers in Augusta say they're supporting Maine Capitol Police Chief Russell Gauvin, who's under investigation for posting and sharing some questionable posts online. Maine Capitol Police Chief temporarily ...

 2021-01-22 22:17 

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Maine parents, teachers support Biden plan to safely return to in-person learning...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Biden administration wants students to return to in-person learning. President Joe Biden signed an executive order laying out his plan to get students back in classrooms. While some are concerned about the spread of COVID-19, they s...

 2021-01-22 16:37 

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Police called to Auburn home multiple times before young girl allegedly stabbed her father...

AUBURN (WGME) -- Documents show police were called multiple times to a family's home on Winter Street in Auburn before a January stabbing. A young girl has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her father twice. The documents requested under open recor...

 2021-01-22 13:22 

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4 more Mainers die as 636 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Four new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Friday. The death toll stands at 540. The Maine CDC reported 636 additional coronavirus cases on Friday. [Maine lawmakers debate tightening face-covering rules after clerk qui...

 2021-01-22 13:13 

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Maine teen charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to set apartment on fire...

BANGOR (WGME) -- An 18-year-old Hampden man has been charged with arson and attempted murder after police say he threw bottles filled with an accelerant at a Bangor apartment building. The fire happened on Jan. 13 at an apartment building at 208 French St...

 2021-01-22 11:30 

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This brightly colored tropical bird is popping up in Maine this winter...

(BDN) -- With feathers the color of a tropical sea and giant yellow feet, a warm-weather bird called a purple gallinule was spotted in southern Maine on Jan. 16, hundreds of miles from home. On the same weekend, a second purple gallinule showed up in Bar ...

 2021-01-22 11:15 

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Maine lawmakers debate tightening face-covering rules after clerk quits over health fears...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Democratic lawmakers in Maine Legislature are showing support for stricter face covering rules at the state house. [Ask the I-Team: Where can Mainers get vaccinated against COVID-19? ]The Bangor Daily News reports that Senate President T...

 2021-01-22 02:40 

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Maine caps delinquency property tax rate for 2021...

PORTLAND (WGME) If you haven't been paying your property taxes because of the pandemic, the state is giving you a bit of a break. Gov. Mills' budget proposal aims to strengthen COVID-19 response, does not raise taxesState Treasurer Henry Beck has ...

 2021-01-22 02:11 

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DHHS Commissioner calls Maine vaccine supply 'inadequate and unpredictable'...

PORTLAND (WGME) As vaccine sites are being setup, Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew says that the supply of vaccine sent to Maine is "inadequate and unpredictable. "Boothbay sets up COVID-19 vaccination site at YM...

 2021-01-22 01:36 

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Center for Wildlife ready to host more interns...

CAPE NEDDICK (WGME) The Center for Wildlife says it's now ready to host more interns. Center for Wildlife unveils new nature center. The organization in Cape Neddick helps treat injured wildlife. Each year, the center says it receives more than 80 app...

 2021-01-22 01:09 

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UNE students provide free telehealth services for Westbrook seniors...

WESTBROOK (WGME) Residents in Westbrook and UNE students are enjoying a win-win situation. About a year ago, Westbrook Housing reached out to UNE to see if students could help seniors. The partnership was stalled by the pandemic, but the school and the ho...

 2021-01-22 00:40 

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Westbrook family returns home after cross-country road trip...

WESTBROOK (WGME) A Westbrook family spent the last two months traveling the country. "I would say around mid-summer we were all kind of getting ready for something new," Maine business owner Jennifer Habash said. While many Mainers hunker down ami...

 2021-01-21 23:40 

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Maine advocates hopeful for immigration reform under Biden administration...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Advocates in Maine are breathing a sigh of relief following immediate immigration reform from the White House. Only a few hours into office, President Joe Biden signed several executive orders on immigration. Among President Biden's...

 2021-01-21 23:15 

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Maine Wardens warn ice may not be safe after multiple rescues this week...

PORTLAND (WGME) Every winter in Maine is different, as are its many bodies of water. So far this winter, warmer temperatures and rain have delayed the formation of ice. "We are way behind on making ice this year compared to a normal year," Maine W...

 2021-01-21 22:43 

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Scarborough Downs to be used as vaccination site...

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) At Scarborough Downs, the former harness racing grandstand building will be used as a clinic for MaineHealth, and could help vaccinate more than 1,000 people a day once it's up and running. Boothbay sets up COVID-19 vaccination site...

 2021-01-21 22:43 

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Scarborough Downs to be used as vaccination site...

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) At Scarborough Downs, the former harness racing grandstand building will be used as a clinic for MaineHealth, and could help vaccinate more than 1,000 people a day once it's up and running. Boothbay sets up COVID-19 vaccination site...

 2021-01-21 21:57 

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Boothbay sets up COVID-19 vaccination site at YMCA...

BOOTHBAY (WGME) A Midcoast town has finished setting up their COVID-19 vaccination site. 6 more Mainers die as 675 new coronavirus cases are reported. "This is the next need and opportunity to serve the community," Boothbay Region YMCA Executive D...

 2021-01-21 19:15 

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Snow squalls could create travel issues on Friday...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- While we wait for a more appreciable snowstorm in Maine, a few disturbances will bring scattered snow showers to parts of Maine through the week's end. Flakes are flying in parts of Maine Thursday afternoon. More widespread snow sho...

 2021-01-21 17:26 

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Maine experiencing seed supply shortage during pandemic...

YARMOUTH (WGME) -- Maine seed suppliers say they're currently experiencing delays with orders during the pandemic. Shawn Brannigan, the general manager at Allen, Sterling, and Lothrop in Yarmouth, says they're still trying to catch up from a jump ...

 2021-01-21 15:52 

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Court upholds Gov. Mills' 14-day quarantine for out-of-staters...

(BDN) -- The 1st U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Gov. Janet Mills' rule issued early in the pandemic that requires out-of-staters visiting Maine to quarantine for two weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As the summer tourist seas...

 2021-01-21 14:05 

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$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Maine...

A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Maine, according to Powerball. However, they did not say where in Maine the $1 million ticket was sold. Powerball says 12 tickets matched all five white balls but missed matching the red Powerball in Wednesday'...

 2021-01-21 13:27 

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6 more Mainers die as 675 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Six new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Thursday. The death toll stands at 536. The Maine CDC reported 675 additional coronavirus cases on Thursday. [Ask the I-Team: Where can Mainers get vaccinated against COVID-19?...

 2021-01-21 12:59 

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Maine nursing home workers are less willing to get COVID-19 vaccine than residents...

(BDN) -- Just over a quarter of long-term care facilities surveyed recently in Maine said less than half of staffers are willing to get the coronavirus vaccine, a trend that could hamper efforts to prevent deadly outbreaks as vulnerable residents overwhel...

 2021-01-21 11:54 

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Maine's 1st female governor pleased with Kamala Harris' milestone...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The first woman to be elected governor in Maine stressed the milestone of a woman serving as vice president in congratulating Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joseph Biden on Wednesday. "For the first time, childr...

 2021-01-21 02:40 

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Oxford man recovering after falling through ice...

OXFORD (WGME) -- An Oxford man is recovering Wednesday night after falling through the ice. Vassalboro boy rescued after falling through iceA nice day out on the ice ended horribly for an Oxford man, but thankfully, a nearby resident was able to call for ...

 2021-01-21 01:38 

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Saco industrial team readies COVID-19 disinfecting device for sale...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- An industrial team in Saco has converted an old pizza oven into a COVID-19 disinfecting device. 11 more Mainers die as 701 new coronavirus cases are reportedAbout four months ago, CBS13 first showed Mainers the team behind the state'...

 2021-01-21 00:39 

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New data shows elevated radon levels in Maine homes...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- New data shows elevated radon levels in Maine homes, especially in the southwestern part of the state. Left untreated, it can cause serious health problems, like lung cancer. For the first time ever, the Maine Tracking Network is releas...

 2021-01-21 00:07 

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New recommendations aim to reduce overload on Maine's court system...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- There is a new series of recommendations aimed at reducing the overload on the state's court system. There's a major backlog for the state's criminal justice system due to the pandemic, and officials are taking a proactive a...

 2021-01-20 23:31 

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Maine hospitals work on vaccination plans after potentially compromised shipment...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Hospitals across the state say they're still figuring out their vaccination plans after a potentially compromised shipment. Gov. Mills releases vaccine timeline for MaineDr. James Jarvis at Northern Light Health, a medical group whi...

 2021-01-20 22:54 

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Maine State Police quiet on state of investigation into Capitol Police Chief...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- At the State House, there's been a change in leadership within the capitol police, at least for now. Maine Capitol Police Chief temporarily removed from job after controversial postsSeventy state lawmakers, most of them Democrats, ha...

 2021-01-20 22:29 

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Maine leaders celebrate message of unity during inauguration...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- With more security and a smaller crowd, this year's inauguration looked much different, but at least one thing was the same, Senator Susan Collins was there. 'Senate must do its constitutional duty:' Sen. Collins expects imp...

 2021-01-20 21:20 

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Maine author, students write book based on pandemic in Maine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A Maine author is hoping a book that he wrote with some students can get off the ground. Gary Savage, a volunteer at Fallwell Elementary School in Lewiston, says he wrote a fictional book, based on the pandemic in Maine, in which a boy ...

 2021-01-20 19:04 

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Biddeford police distribute coat donations...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- The Biddeford Police Department is distributing coat donations. They held a coat drive hoping to collect 250 winter apparel items and ended up receiving more than 1,000. [Portland city manager asks to outsource homeless shelter operati...

 2021-01-20 18:59 

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Portland city manager asks to outsource homeless shelter operations...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Portland's city manager now wants the city to "engage the private sector" to move forward with a new homeless shelter near the Westbrook city line that was approved nearly two years ago. In June 2019, the city of Portland vo...

 2021-01-20 18:19 

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Maine girl reported 'voices' telling her to kill family, court documents say...

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A father who was stabbed by his 11-year-old daughter told police she reported hearing "voices" urging her to kill her family, according to a court affidavit. The Auburn man is recovering from his wounds after being sta...

 2021-01-20 18:04 

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Handful of Trump supporters protest Biden's inauguration outside Maine State House...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Hours before Joe Biden's inauguration, a bomb threat was called in at the U. S. Supreme Court, but the building was checked out and cleared a short time later. [Biden inaugurated as 46th president in difficult time for America]It com...

 2021-01-20 17:47 

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Maine Capitol Police Chief temporarily removed for job after controversial posts...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The chief of Maine's capitol police department has temporarily been removed from his job. Russell Gauvin has been under fire for some of his social media posts that questioned the effectiveness of masks and the election of Joe Biden....

 2021-01-20 15:46 

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Former Maine developer receives pardon from Trump...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A former Maine developer who pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign law has been pardoned by President Donald Trump. Michael Liberty is facing charges of duping investors in a company he founded, but the pardon doesn't ap...

 2021-01-20 13:37 

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11 more Mainers die as 701 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Eleven new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 519. The Maine CDC reported 701 additional coronavirus cases on Wednesday. [Many Mainers struggling to book vaccination appointments] The...

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