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 2020-09-27 21:10 

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Body of missing Portland man found near Pleasant Mountain...

DENMARK (WGME) The body of Samuel Kern was found by Maine Game Wardens near Pleasant Mountain at approximately 5:00 p. m. Saturday. Kern, 29, of Portland, was found by a K9 team from the Maine Search and Rescue Dogs approximately 2/3 of a mile from where ...

 2020-09-27 20:24 

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Massabesic Middle School going fully remote due to COVID-19 outbreak...

WATERBORO (WGME) -- Students at Massabesic Middle School will be learning fully remote starting Monday after the school confirmed there was a COVID-19 outbreak at the school. In a letter sent by superintendent Larry Malone Sunday, the school confirmed the...

 2020-09-27 20:17 

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Maine artists adapt to the pandemic...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Artists in Southern Maine are changing their business models due to the pandemic. On Sunday, Thompson's Point held their annual Maker's Market, which helped them reach more customers. Some artists said it's important to adap...

 2020-09-27 18:44 

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Staff member at Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston tests positive for coronavirus...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- A staff member a Geiger Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter from assistant superintendent Karen Paquette. In the letter, Paquette said the staff member was last in contact with school on Thursday, S...

 2020-09-27 17:54 

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Maine CDC among first to participate in dementia help act...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will be among the first public health organizations in the country to receive federal money to expand services for people with dementia under a new nationwide program. The pro...

 2020-09-27 16:45 

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Buckfield farm with 50 Jerseys is Maine dairy farm of year...
 2020-09-27 15:47 

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Motorcyclist severely injured in crash in Portland...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A man suffered severe injuries to his leg after he crashed his motorcycle traveling southbound on 295 in Portland Saturday evening. Maine State Police Troop B received a report of a serious injury motorcycle crash southbound on 295 in t...

 2020-09-27 15:22 

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Buxton teen drowns in Orono...

(BDN) -- A young man drowned in the Stillwater River in Orono Saturday afternoon after reportedly jumping off the Brandon M. Silk Memorial Bridge. Police learned at 4:50 p. m. that Regan McCleary, 19, of Buxton, was in distress in the water, according to ...

 2020-09-27 15:04 

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Maine farmers struggle to manage crops as drought continues...

BELFAST, Maine — In seven years of raising alpacas in Belfast, farmer Ben Cowan of the Blue Alpaca Ranch has never seen it so dry for so long. "Everytime I hear the well pump go on, I get nervous," he said. "We're hoping for some rai...

 2020-09-27 14:05 

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28 new cases of coronavirus in Maine, no additional deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported 28 new cases of coronavirus Sunday. There are no new deaths reported. The death toll stands at 140. York County reported 12 more cases Sunday to bring its totals to 1,165. There are now 5,288 reported cases of COVI...

 2020-09-27 13:54 

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Hundreds gather for Black Lives Matter protest following Breonna Taylor decision...
 2020-09-26 22:02 

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One man dead after head-on crash in York...

YORK (WGME) -- One man has died after a head-on crash on Shore Road in York Saturday afternoon. The York Beach Fire Department, York Ambulance, Ogunquit Fire and Rescue, and York Police responded to the area of 535 Shore Road at approximately 12:37 p. m. ...

 2020-09-26 19:55 

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In lawsuit, students say UMaine owes them tuition refund for remote semester...

Two students are suing the University of Maine and the state's public university system, saying they were entitled to a partial tuition refund last semester when the coronavirus forced campus closures in March, leading to the remainder of the semester...

 2020-09-26 19:44 

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Bookstore collects donations for U.S. Troops...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- A bookstore in South Portland is gathering donations for bags of coffee to be sent to U. S. Troops and veterans around the world. Maine school districts deal with staff shortages during pandemic. Many who donated at Books-A-Millio...

 2020-09-26 19:26 

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Man killed in accident on I-95 off-ramp in Bangor...

A man was killed Saturday morning when his car crashed on the I-95 off-ramp to Stillwater Avenue in Bangor. Maine State Police, who are investigating the accident, have not yet released the man's name. But Assistant Fire Chief Greg Hodge of the Bangor...

 2020-09-26 18:11 

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Maine moose season beginning as bear season winds down...
 2020-09-26 16:33 

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Preventable diseases down, but Maine shot rate yet to budge...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Public health experts in Maine say cases of chickenpox and whooping cough are falling in the state, but the number of children receiving immunizations for the diseases and others is still lower than it should be. The rate of ki...

 2020-09-26 14:12 

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Maine lobster business salvaged its summer despite pandemic...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's lobster fishermen braced for a difficult summer this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but then the unexpected happened. They kept catching lobsters, and people kept buying them. The pandemic has posed sign...

 2020-09-26 13:54 

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No new deaths, 25 more cases of coronavirus...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported 25 more cases of coronavirus Saturday. No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported. The death toll stands at 140. There have been 5,260 coronavirus cases reported in Maine. 4,713 have been confirmed and 547 are...

 2020-09-25 23:54 

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Hawthorne house in Raymond in need of funding for repairs, structural damage...

RAYMOND (WGME) -- The Hawthorne Community Association is asking for the public's help to save the historic "Hawthorne House" in Raymond. The house was the boyhood home of Nathaniel Hawthorne, who wrote 'The Scarlett Letter' and 'Th...

 2020-09-25 23:07 

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Oxford County parents split on new school safety guidelines...

PERU (WGME) After more positive COVID-19 cases, schools in Oxford County are moving into a yellow safety code, and districts are switching up how students will be learning from home and in class. No new deaths, 20 new coronavirus cases in MaineStudents in...

 2020-09-25 22:21 

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Maine school districts deal with staff shortages during pandemic...

PORTLAND (WGME) Maine school districts are seeing a shortage of substitute teachers during the pandemic. No new deaths, 20 new coronavirus cases in MaineYarmouth's superintendent says there was a shortage of substitute teachers prior to the pandemic, ...

 2020-09-25 21:56 

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A warm fall may prolong leaf peeping season...

DAMARISCOTTA (WGME) -- The leaves are changing and leaf peepers are already enjoying the fall colors, but 2020 has not been a typical year. Mainers can expect a warmer than average fall. Despite a few recent frosty and freezing nights, temperatures have m...

 2020-09-25 21:50 

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Madison community comes together for rehab facility...

MADISON (WGME) -- According to the Maine CDC, the Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison has accounted for 39 total positive cases of coronavirus, and seven deaths. No new deaths, 20 new coronavirus cases in MaineThey say the cases are lin...

 2020-09-25 21:01 

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Gorham school community grieves loss of two young men in Arundel crash...

ARUNDEL (WGME) Two families, friends and an entire school community are grieving Friday night, over the sudden loss of two young men, killed in a fiery crash. Two people dead after truck crashes into tree in ArundelThe crash happened in Arundel Thursday. ...

 2020-09-25 19:20 

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Oxford County deemed 'yellow' by Maine Department of Education...

OXFORD COUNTY (WGME) Another Maine county has been deemed "yellow. "The Maine Department of Education is changing its guidelines for Oxford County schools. The move comes after one person died, and more than 20 people tested positive for coronavir...

 2020-09-25 18:10 

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Salvation Army begins holiday fundraising early this year...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Salvation Army is starting its iconic annual holiday fundraising campaign earlier than ever this year. Maine Salvation Army making a difference during coronavirus pandemicIt's all in an effort to "Rescue Christmas," but ...

 2020-09-25 17:43 

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Unseasonable warmth continues into the weekend...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The first weekend of fall is fast approaching. If you were looking forward to wearing your favorite flannel and jeans, you will likely want to wait a bit longer. With more warmth in the forecast, shorts and sunglasses will be your best ...

 2020-09-25 16:38 

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No new deaths, 20 new coronavirus cases in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Friday. The death toll stands at 140. There have been 5,235 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Friday. The Maine CDC says 4,691 of those cases are confirmed and 544 are p...

 2020-09-25 00:04 

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Two people dead after truck crashes into tree in Arundel...

ARUNDEL (WGME) -- Two people are dead after a truck crashed into a tree on Log Cabin Road in Arundel Thursday afternoon. At around 1:30 p. m. , York County Sheriff's Deputies were summoned to the area of Log Cabin Road for a single vehicle crash that ...

 2020-09-24 23:35 

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Man claims family caught COVID-19 at Sanford church, calls on pastor to apologize...

SANFORD (WGME) -- A Sanford man says his family was diagnosed with COVID-19 shortly after his daughter attended Bible school at the Calvary Baptist Church. No new deaths, 44 new coronavirus cases in Maine"It was like the flu times 100," Will Vance...

 2020-09-24 23:13 

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Sen. King calls Pres. Trump's comments on election 'dangerous'...

PORTLAND (WGME) Senator Angus King calls President Donald Trump's recent comments involving the election, "chilling. "The White House says the president will go along with a peaceful transition of power if he loses the election, after refusing...

 2020-09-24 22:57 

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Rangeley gains residents, visitors due to pandemic...

RANGELEY (WGME) — Town leaders in Rangeley say that the pandemic hasn't slowed down their summer business. No new deaths, 44 new coronavirus cases in Maine"The downtown is very busy," Town Manager Joe Roach said. "Especially this fal...

 2020-09-24 22:24 

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On-going drought creates complications for Mainers on well water...

YORK COUNTY (WGME) All the sunshine in Maine lately may feel great, but the on-going drought is making a bad situation worse for people who rely on well water. Portland, parts of southern Maine now in 'extreme drought'It was about a month ago when...

 2020-09-24 21:54 

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Dr. Shah warns against large crowds after Trump campaign event in Holden...

PORTLAND (WGME) Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah spoke about crowds Thursday, when asked about Donald Trump Jr. 's rally Wednesday night in Holden, in which hundreds of people crowded together, with few wearing masks. "Any gathering of any size, ...

 2020-09-24 21:23 

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Maine businesses already seeing effects of Massachusetts travel exemption...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- It's been months since people from Massachusetts were allowed to freely come to Maine without enduring a 14-day quarantine or getting a negative test for COVID-19. No new deaths, 44 new coronavirus cases in MaineThat ended Wednesday...

 2020-09-24 18:33 

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Maine police chief accused of choking woman he was having affair with...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A police chief in Maine has been accused of choking a woman he was having an affair with. Police arrested Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Ryan Reardon Wednesday night and charged him with assault and domestic violence/criminal threatening w...

 2020-09-24 17:42 

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Maine Game Wardens search for missing Portland man...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Maine Game Wardens and the Portland Police Department are asking for the public's help in finding a missing Portland man. Wardens say 29-year-old Samuel Kern was last known to be in Portland on Friday. Kern told family he was going ...

 2020-09-24 16:44 

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No new deaths, 44 new coronavirus cases in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Thursday. The death toll stands at 140. There have been 5,215 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Thursday. The Maine CDC says 4,677 of those cases are confirmed and 538 a...

 2020-09-24 16:42 

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Portland, parts of southern Maine now in 'extreme drought'...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Thursday will become the 14th consecutive day without any measurable rainfall in Portland. Less than a quarter inch of rain has fallen since the beginning of the month. As a result, New England's ongoing drought continues to get wor...

 2020-09-24 16:19 

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51 more layoffs attributed to Jay mill explosion...

JAY (WGME) --Pixelle Specialty Solutions, the company that owns the Jay mill that exploded in April, announced 51 more layoffs Thursday. 'Nothing short of a miracle:' No serious injuries after massive explosion at Maine mill. The first round of la...

 2020-09-23 23:26 

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Black Lives Matter protesters gather in Portland after Breonna Taylor decision...

PORTLAND (WGME) Protests are erupting in the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, after two of three officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor were ruled justified, and the charges the other, now former, officer does face, were not specificall...

 2020-09-23 23:07 

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Coffee By Design awards $2,000 grants to local artists...

PORTLAND (WGME) A local coffee shop is doing its part to keep Portland's art scene energized. Coffee By Design is supporting local Maine artists by awarding grants to fund art projects across the state. Wednesday, they awarded money to the creators of...

 2020-09-23 22:39 

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CMP to switch to radar system to control transmission tower lights on the Midcoast...

PORTLAND (WGME) Central Maine Power says it will soon turn on a radar system to control lights on top of transmission towers, which have been the focus of controversy after complaints from neighbors in the Midcoast. Mainers sue Central Maine Power over fl...

 2020-09-23 22:13 

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Bath offers special after-school program for remote students while parents work...

BATH (WGME) With hybrid education plans and parents back at work, there are thousands of Maine school children home alone or unsupervised right now. "We felt that it was really important to open up as soon as we could, just to get teens back who were ...

 2020-09-23 21:03 

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Longtime Rumford paper mill worker who tested positive for COVID-19 dies...

RUMFORD (WGME) In Rumford, a longtime paper mill worker who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. 25 new coronavirus cases, 38 recoveries in MaineHe's one of 21 cases associated with the outbreak investigation at ND Paper. 'Wearing your mask is n...

 2020-09-23 20:32 

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Parking problems at Higgins Beach worries residents...

((SCARBOROUGH)) -- Residents around the Higgins Beach area of Scarborough say that the past couple nights has been extremely difficult for them to move around their property. "Yesterday was gridlock all the way up the street to the end," resident ...

 2020-09-23 19:13 

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Gov. Mills adds Massachusetts to states exempt from travel restrictions...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Governor Janet Mills announced Wednesday that travelers from Massachusetts are now exempt from the requirement to get a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days. 25 new coronavirus cases, 38 recoveries in MaineThe Mills administr...

 2020-09-23 18:39 

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Portland provides free flu shots in Monument Square...

PORTLAND (WGME) The city of Portland is giving out free flu shots. Maine hospital to host drive-thru flu shot clinics. The clinic is at Monument Square from 1 to 4 p. m. Another clinic is set for October 5 from noon to 6 p. m. Local health officials say b...

 2020-09-23 18:16 

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Sen. Collins questions Dr. Fauci, other top health officials...

PORTLAND (WGME) Wednesday, Senator Susan Collins questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top U. S. health officials. Sen. Collins releases statement on Supreme Court vacancy. She took part in a U. S. Health Committee hearing. She and other Senators questio...

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