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 2020-10-22 00:34 

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Presidential candidate Howie Hawkins eager to campaign with Maine senate Lisa Savage...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- CBS 13 caught up with independent green presidential candidate Howie Hawkins Wednesday afternoon. Hawkins and his running mate, Angela Walker, are on the ballot in 30 states, which represents about 73 percent of voters. They would have ...

 2020-10-22 00:17 

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Local artist opens new gallery in Gardiner...

GARDINER (WGME) -- Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, one local artist is moving ahead with opening a new gallery. And the business is good. Alan Claude opened a new gallery located on Water Street in Gardiner. Claude said 2020 has been hard ...

 2020-10-22 00:02 

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Lisbon High School sends students home after finding threatening messages...

LISBON (WGME) -- Lisbon High School students were sent home Wednesday afternoon following two threatening messages found in the bathroom. The Lisbon High School administration said students were sent home around 1 p. m. following the discovery of a second...

 2020-10-21 23:16 

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New statue unveiled at Bates Mill in Lewiston...

LEWISTON (WGME) There was a colorful unveiling in Lewiston Wednesday. A large bear was constructed from strips of Corten steel. It can now be seen at the Bates Mill complex. The plan is to create a sculpture trail of animals throughout the area. This part...

 2020-10-21 22:41 

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National Security Advisor visits Bath Iron Works...

BATH (WGME) President Donald Trump's national security advisor visited Bath Iron Works Wednesday. He says Trump is committed to a 355-ship Navy, and that the BIW shipyard is essential to hit that mark. Maine delegation opposes Trump's destroyer co...

 2020-10-21 22:06 

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Maine family ready to welcome astronaut back to Earth...

YORK (WGME) Maine astronaut Chris Cassidy is buckling up for his ride back to earth Wednesday night. Cassidy and two Russian cosmonauts will undock around 7:30 Wednesday night, and are expected to land in Kazakhstan just before 11 p. m. our time. Cassidy ...

 2020-10-21 21:25 

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Some scammers using contact tracing to steal money...

PORTLAND (WGME) Some scammers are working to use contract tracing to steal your money. Contact tracing itself is real, and an essential part of the state's work to limit the spread of coronavirus. 38 new coronavirus cases in Maine, no new deathsSo it&...

 2020-10-21 21:07 

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VP Pence holds campaign rally in Portsmouth...

PORTSMOUTH (WGME) -- For the second time this week, Vice President Mike Pence stumped in New England, this time hoping to rally voters in New Hampshire. The Trump campaign is hoping the Granite State is in play. While former Vice President Joe Biden is le...

 2020-10-21 19:49 

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Windham police say they've picked up dozens of used needles on walking trail...

WINDHAM (WGME) -- Police say they've been picking up dozens of used needles, scattered on a walking trail near the Lowe's in Windham. Remnants of needles and syringes are still on the ground, and it doesn't stop there. Just a few steps away, t...

 2020-10-21 19:16 

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STRIVE auction held online for first time...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- STRIVE is hosting its 16th annual auction, and it is a little different this year. For the first time, the event is virtual because of the pandemic. 38 new coronavirus cases in Maine, no new deathsThe nonprofit, which serves teens and y...

 2020-10-21 18:54 

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Gardiner restaurant with same name as bar featured in Biden ad harassed online...

((GARDINER)) -- Employees at The Blind Pig Tavern in Gardiner say they were completely blindsided this weekend while watching the Patriots game. "I was just watching the football game on Sunday, and then I saw the [Joe Biden campaign] commercial,"...

 2020-10-21 17:00 

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38 new coronavirus cases in Maine, no new deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 146. There have been 6,027 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Wednesday. The Maine CDC says 5,381 of those cases are confirmed and 646...

 2020-10-20 22:46 

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Veteran brings horse, dog on ride across Maine to raise spirits during pandemic...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- A retired army veteran, along with his horse "Hercules" and dog "Molly," are on a ride like no other across Maine this week. They were in Bath Tuesday. It is a part of the "Horses over America" program, created b...

 2020-10-20 22:22 

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Lewiston-Auburn sees unexpected business growth during pandemic...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- Multiple businesses in the Lewiston-Auburn area have closed for good because of the pandemic, but economic experts say there are some businesses that are now flourishing. 27 new coronavirus cases in Maine, 31 recoveriesBusiness owners i...

 2020-10-20 21:44 

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Brunswick police asked to find new gun range after noise complaints...

TOPSHAM (WGME) -- For nearly 20 years, Brunswick police have shared Topsham's gun range, but now they've been asked to find another place to shoot. Police in both towns admit that this has been an especially busy year at the gun range, and all tho...

 2020-10-20 21:20 

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Maine towns prepare for busy Election Day...

NEW GLOUCESTER (WGME) -- It's exactly two weeks until Election Day, and the deadline for early voting is just around the corner. Whether dropping off a ballot or voting in person at the New Gloucester Town Hall, clerks are seeing a record number of ab...

 2020-10-20 20:00 

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Man arrested for 2016 murder in Portland...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Portland Police Department says an arrest has been made in a 2016 murder case. Police say 23-year-old Aristotle Stilley, formerly of South Portland, was arrested in Sacramento on a warrant for the murder of David Anderson. Father se...

 2020-10-20 16:39 

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Flu vaccines offered to students, school staff in Sanford...

SANFORD (WGME) -- This week, flu vaccines are being offered to students and staff members in Sanford. Portland provides free flu shots in Monument SquareNurses visiting from clinics are offering their services at the middle and high school. High school pr...

 2020-10-20 15:51 

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27 new coronavirus cases in Maine, 31 recoveries...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Tuesday. The death toll stands at 146. There have been 5,989 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Tuesday. The Maine CDC says 5,341 of those cases are confirmed and 648 are...

 2020-10-19 23:28 

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Traffic to be shifted to new lanes at York Toll Plaza...

YORK (WGME) There will be a temporary change to traffic on the Maine Turnpike, through the York Toll Plaza. Starting Monday night, drivers traveling northbound and southbound will be shifted to the new "open road tolling" lanes. The change comes a...

 2020-10-19 23:08 

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Mayor Snyder looks forward to Portland's future in first state of the city address...

PORTLAND (WGME) It's been a turbulent first year for Portland Mayor Kate Snyder. With protests at city hall, and of course the pandemic, she says she's looking forward to the future. No new deaths, 23 new coronavirus cases in MaineMonday was Synde...

 2020-10-19 22:45 

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Maine working to make second round of grant money for businesses more accessible...

PORTLAND (WGME) Thousands of small businesses in Maine that lost money due to the coronavirus have received federal money to help get them through the year. No new deaths, 23 new coronavirus cases in MaineThere have been many programs meant to help small ...

 2020-10-19 21:35 

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VP Pence stresses importance of Northern Maine in presidential election during visit...

HERMON (WGME) -- Vice President Mike Pence is headed to New Hampshire later this week, after his stop in Maine Monday morning. VP Pence holds 'Make America Great Again' rally in HermonPresident Donald Trump is hoping to win New Hampshire and pick ...

 2020-10-19 20:44 

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32 coronavirus cases linked to outbreak at church, school in rural Maine...

BROOKS (WGME) -- In one of the biggest outbreaks in Maine yet, 32 coronavirus cases have been linked to a church and school in rural Maine. No new deaths, 23 new coronavirus cases in MaineResidents and business owners are on edge in the town of Brooks. A ...

 2020-10-19 18:02 

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Where Mainers will see more rainfall this week...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- More rounds of rain are ahead for the upcoming work week. While several inches of rain is not expected, times of clouds and showers could impact your plans. Clouds will increase Monday afternoon, giving the sky a milky appearance. There...

 2020-10-19 17:05 

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VP Pence holds 'Make America Great Again' rally in Hermon...

HERMON (WGME) -- Vice President Mike Pence held a rally in Maine on Monday. It took place at the Dysart's Truck Stop in Hermon. VP Pence to hold rally in Maine MondayMany supporters say President Donald Trump has done a good job when it comes to the e...

 2020-10-19 16:16 

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No new deaths, 23 new coronavirus cases in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Monday. The death toll stands at 146. There have been 5,962 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Monday. The Maine CDC says 5,323 of those cases are confirmed and 639 are p...

 2020-10-18 20:57 

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Mainer who fired gun in NH parking faces multiple charges...

LEE, N. H. (AP) — A Maine man accused of firing a gun in a parking lot was in possession of multiple stolen firearms and a significant quantity of ammunition, police said. Gordon Falt, 27, is a convicted felon who faces multiple charges stemming fro...

 2020-10-18 20:18 

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Auburn puts outdoor recreation first during pandemic response...

AUBURN (WGME) -- Plans are now in place to reopen a popular lake in Central Maine for swimmers this spring. City officials tell CBS 13 that more people have been using the city's parks since the start of the pandemic, so they're moving forward wit...

 2020-10-18 16:09 

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26 new cases of coronavirus reported in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported 26 new cases of coronavirus Sunday. There were no new deaths reported to keep the toll at 146. There are now 5,939 total cases in Maine. 5,309 have been confirmed and 630 are probable. 468 people have been hospital...

 2020-10-18 14:48 

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Tea and Tarts in Bangor closing due to pandemic...

BANGOR (WGME) -- Tea and Tarts vegetarian cafe in downtown Bangor announced Saturday they will be closing at the end of the month on Facebook due to the pandemic. The cafe and tea room just opened in May 2019. They will remain open through October 31, wit...

 2020-10-18 13:51 

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Maine CDC investigating COVID-19 outbreak linked to Waldo County Church...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with the Brooks Pentecostal Church in Waldo County. The Maine CDC says as of Saturday evening, 17 cases had been linked to the outbreak. Most of the cases were reflected in th...

 2020-10-17 21:07 

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Local gym holds open house after being shut down for three months...

STANDISH (WGME) -- Many local gyms have taken extended safety measures to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday, the Better Fit Fitness Center in Standish held an open house to inform the public of the many step's they're taking to...

 2020-10-17 20:15 

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Police investigating reported home invasion in Standish...

STANDISH (WGME) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported home invasion that happened Thursday night in Standish. The reported invasion happened at a family residence on Chadbourne Road. At the time of the incident, three g...

 2020-10-17 17:46 

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Parts of Maine get first snowfall of season...

Maine got its first widespread accumulation of snow Saturday morning in the western mountains, but the vast majority of it is not expected to survive the weekend. Roughly half a foot of snow fell Saturday morning at higher elevations ranging from Coos Cou...

 2020-10-17 13:47 

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Another Mainer dies as 48 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- One new coronavirus-related death was reported in Maine on Saturday. The additional death reported is a man in his 80's from York County, according to the Maine CDC. The death toll now stands at 146. 48 more cases of coronavirus were...

 2020-10-17 02:50 

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Portland unveils new ballot drop box at city hall...

PORTLAND (WGME) Voting by absentee ballot in Portland is now easier, thanks to a new ballot drop box at city hall. The newly-installed drop box is located on the Myrtle Street side of Portland City Hall. It allows voters to drop off their ballots whenever...

 2020-10-17 02:27 

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Maine tour bus industry struggling during pandemic...

PORTLAND (WGME) The loss of cruise ships this year has created an economic hardship for many businesses, and the same can be said about the tour bus industry. Small shops in Portland struggling without cruise ship business. When COVID started showing up i...

 2020-10-17 02:00 

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Former Maine CDC Director offers holiday tips during pandemic...

PORTLAND (WGME) As the holidays get closer, many Mainers will be getting together with family and friends, and during this pandemic, it's more important than ever to be safe. Another Mainer dies as 29 new coronavirus cases are reportedFormer Maine CDC...

 2020-10-16 23:54 

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Midcoast family's dog expected to return home Saturday after surgery for gunshot wound...

PORTLAND (WGME) A Midcoast family's dog will be able to go home Saturday, after surgery from a gunshot wound, allegedly caused by one of their neighbors. Maine family furious after neighbor allegedly shoots dogs. It may not look it, but "Millie...

 2020-10-16 23:00 

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Sen. Collins surprised by backlash from Pres. Trump on Supreme Court vote...

SABATTUS (WGME) President Donald Trump took a shot at Senator Susan Collins on Twitter Friday over her thoughts on his Supreme Court nominee. Trump criticizes Sen. Collins for saying she'll vote against Judge Amy Coney BarrettThe tweet refers to Colli...

 2020-10-16 22:26 

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Volunteers gleaning to help neighbors in need...

Our near season-long drought has hit farms hard this year, even as the pandemic is forcing more people into food insecurity. "This year, we've seen so many people lose their jobs, and so many people in food lines that I think people just want to t...

 2020-10-16 21:43 

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Sen. Collins acknowledges her PAC donated to pro-QAnon Maine candidates...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Senator Susan Collins is acknowledging that her political action committee, "Dirigo PAC" has donated money to a pair of northern Maine candidates for the state legislature who believe in QAnon. Trump criticizes Sen. Collins for ...

 2020-10-16 21:10 

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Animal Refuge League says 5 cats found abandoned in Deering Oaks Park...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland says four kittens and their mother were brought in after being abandoned in Deering Oaks Park Friday. The shelter wants to remind people that they should contact their local shelter if they f...

 2020-10-16 20:53 

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Suspect accused of putting razor blades in pizza dough held without bail...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- Nicholas Mitchell, the man accused of putting razor blades in pizza dough, has been ordered held without bail. Man accused of putting razor blades in Maine pizza dough expected in court. Mitchell, 38, made his first court appearance in...

 2020-10-16 20:26 

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VP Pence to hold rally in Maine Monday...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Maine next week. He's hosting a "Make America Great Again" rally at Dysarts in Hermon at 9:30 Monday morning. The Trump campaign is hoping it can win over voters in the second district,...

 2020-10-16 16:18 

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Maine says it's safe again for York County schools to open full time for in-person classes...

The Maine Department of Education released its guidelines for returning to school and York County schools are now "green. "A green categorization means the county has a low coronavirus risk and the department believes schools can return to in-pers...

 2020-10-16 15:08 

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21-year-old Mainer dies after crashing into tree...

WINTERPORT (WGME) -- The Waldo County Sheriff's Office says a 21-year-old man was killed after his pickup truck went off the road and hit a tree Thursday night in Winterport. [Maine family furious after neighbor allegedly shoots dogs] The crash happen...

 2020-10-16 13:50 

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Trump criticizes Sen. Collins for saying she'll vote against Judge Amy Coney Barrett...

President Donald Trump criticized Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins on Twitter Friday morning. [Sen. Collins, Sara Gideon clash on records, health care in debate] In a tweet, Trump said: There is a nasty rumor out there that Senator Collins of Maine ...

 2020-10-16 13:41 

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Another Mainer dies as 29 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- One new coronavirus-related deaths was reported in Maine on Friday. The death toll stands at 145. There have been 5,865 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Friday. The Maine CDC says 5,243 of those cases are confirmed and 622 are p...

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