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 2020-10-16 10:33 

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Say what! Parts of Maine could see some snow Saturday...

We're slowly picking away at the drought over the next few days. Friday will feature clouds, showers, and perhaps some drizzle. [Track the storm using our interactive radar]Our heaviest rainfall will be reserved for Friday night through about mid-day ...

 2020-10-16 10:16 

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Coronavirus outbreak at L.L. Bean facility grows...

An outbreak at an L. L. Bean facility is growing. The Maine CDC says it found 10 more cases at the distribution center in Freeport, bringing the total number of known cases so far to 17. [Another Mainer dies as 20 new coronavirus cases are reported] The C...

 2020-10-16 10:03 

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Man accused of putting razor blades in Maine pizza dough expected in court...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- The man accused of putting razor blades in pizza dough is expected to make his first court appearance in Maine on Friday. Nicholas Mitchell, 38, is expected appear at Biddeford District Court now that he has been brought back to Maine....

 2020-10-16 01:36 

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Advocates hold hold winter clothing drive for homeless community...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Several advocacy groups held a clothing drive Thursday to help people who will be living outside this winter. Advocates say the winter will be even tougher because of COVID-19. Advocates say that in a normal winter, people without shelt...

 2020-10-15 22:55 

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New Hampshire group restarts study on water quality and PFAs...

NEW HAMPSHIRE (WGME) -- In New Hampshire, a study on the quality of water and PFAs is restarting. Senator Jeanne Shaheen made the announcement with the founder of Testing for Pease. NH bill to require bottled water to be chemical-freeThe study aims to ana...

 2020-10-15 22:33 

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Local nonprofit receives big donation to help injured veterans...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A local nonprofit organization that offers help to veterans who have been injured while on duty received a big donation Thursday. Travis Mills opens retreat for wounded veteransEquipment manufacturer SANY America gifted the Travis Mills...

 2020-10-15 22:09 

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Warren family furious after neighbor allegedly shoots dogs...

WARREN (WGME) -- A family in Warren is furious at their neighbor, after he allegedly shot their dogs. The two dogs live on the Brown farm in Warren. Both of the dogs were shot Wednesday, allegedly by a neighbor. "I don't know why someone would sho...

 2020-10-15 21:58 

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New Portland homeless shelter faces construction delays 16 months after approval...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- It's been 16 months since the Portland City Council approved a new homeless shelter in the Riverside neighborhood, but construction has yet to get underway. Portland City Council picks location for new homeless shelterAccording to c...

 2020-10-15 21:32 

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Bath man charged with stealing millions from clients at Portland firm...

BATH (WGME) -- A Bath man is facing federal charges, accused of stealing millions of dollars from clients of a Portland firm. The FBI swarmed a home on Western Avenue in Bath Thursday morning, and took away several items, including cars. The FBI says 45-y...

 2020-10-15 18:27 

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More beneficial rainfall will soak Maine to start the weekend...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Tuesday's storm brought a widespread 1-3" of much-needed rainfall to our area. Another storm moving in for Friday and Saturday could match those rain totals. After another sunny and mild afternoon on Thursday, clouds will increa...

 2020-10-15 17:39 

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Maine baby dies after falling out of horse-drawn carriage...

STACYVILLE (WGME) -- The Penobscot Sheriff's Department and the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit are investigating the death of a 4-month-old baby in Stacyville, which is in Penobscot County. Maine State Police say the baby fell out of a horse-dra...

 2020-10-15 17:32 

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Reward offered for information on illegal killing of Maine deer...

WESLEY (WGME) -- Maine wardens say there is a $1,000 reward for information regarding the illegal killing of a large buck deer in Wesley. Wardens say they found the dead buck on Wednesday in a field just off Route 192 near Guptill Road in Wesley, which is...

 2020-10-15 16:08 

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Maine businesses get first round of aid to weather pandemic...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine has awarded more than 2,300 economic recovery grants to small businesses and nonprofit groups in the state to help them weather the coronavirus pandemic. [Camp directors cautiously optimistic about next summer] The grants tot...

 2020-10-15 13:48 

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Another Mainer dies as 20 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- One new coronavirus-related deaths was reported in Maine on Thursday. The death toll stands at 144. There have been 5,836 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Thursday. The Maine CDC says 5,206 of those cases are confirmed and 630 a...

 2020-10-15 13:45 

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Massachusetts man accused of killing Maine man in crash on I-295...

TOPSHAM (WGME) -- A Massachusetts man has been indicted for manslaughter for killing a Maine man in a crash on I-295 earlier this year. A Grand Jury indicted 42-year-old Nasser Tibaijuka, of Waltham, Massachusetts, on a charge of manslaughter on Wednesday...

 2020-10-15 13:11 

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3 tiny bugs you may have flying around inside your house right now...

It would be tempting to think that with the cooler temperatures that come with autumn in Maine, there would be relief from pesky insects. But that would be wrong. Sure, you may no longer be annoyed by seasonal bugs outside, but inside could be a different...

 2020-10-15 12:52 

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Here's a guide to Halloween activities around Maine amid the coronavirus pandemic...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Mainers all over the state will find a spooky way to celebrate Halloween. Below is list of events that have been provided by event organizers: Auburn. Bachmann Halloween Drive-Thru Pumpkin Parade. Octob...

 2020-10-15 11:58 

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Maine's coronavirus cases have been on the rebound as part of 'inevitable' rise...

(BDN) -- Coronavirus cases have been steadily rebounding in Maine over the last two months, even as the state enters the next phase of its economic reopening and loosened travel restrictions have made it easier for visitors to come here from around the No...

 2020-10-15 11:17 

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'Man Therapy' offers resources for Maine men to get help for mental health issues...

Maine is looking to help men struggling with mental health issues with a new online resource. It's called "Man Therapy. "[Federal authorities reviewing razor blades in Maine pizza dough case]According to the director of the Maine Office of the...

 2020-10-15 11:03 

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Federal authorities reviewing razor blades in Maine pizza dough case...

Federal authorities are reviewing the case against a man accused of putting razors blades in pizza dough sold at Maine supermarkets, according to the Portland Press Herald reported. Police say the tampered dough was found at multiple stores in Maine and N...

 2020-10-15 10:40 

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Two arrested after 3 days of car thefts, chases and crashes in Maine...

Two people were arrested in Aroostook County on Wednesday after a 3-day spree of car thefts, crashes and police chases, according to the Bangor Daily News. Police say Brittney Finley and Brandon Lane escaped a crash in Cross Lake on Monday. [Maine man sen...

 2020-10-15 10:28 

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Bangor to clear out homeless camp by end of week...

BANGOR (WGME) -- Bangor city officials plan to clear out an encampment of people impacted by homelessness. On Thursday, a team will head to the waterfront park, telling people they have 24-hours to leave....

 2020-10-15 02:31 

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Camp directors cautiously optimistic about next summer...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- It may only be fall, but for parents, it's never too early to start thinking about summer camp. Big changes coming to Maine summer camps due to coronavirus pandemicA survey by the American Camp Association of New England shows some ...

 2020-10-15 00:23 

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Damariscotta receives multi-million dollar grant to protect from flooding...

DAMARISCOTTA (WGME) -- The town of Damariscotta has received a multi-million dollar grant to do some work that the town manager says needs to happen. This project has been in the works for years, and it will keep local businesses and a parking lot from fl...

 2020-10-14 23:47 

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University of Maine announces another round of universal testing...

GORHAM (WGME) -- The University of Maine is announcing another round of universal testing for students as they return to campus. The goal is to keep COVID-19 cases to a minimum and prevent any spread. 36 more coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no new de...

 2020-10-14 23:14 

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Portland approves multi-million-dollar cold storage facility on waterfront...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Portland's planning board has approved a multi-million-dollar construction project of a new cold storage facility on the city's waterfront. New commercial, residential neighborhood in Portland approved by planning boardThe unit ...

 2020-10-14 22:42 

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Harold Alfond Foundation donates $13.5 million to Thomas College...

WATERVILLE (WGME) -- A local foundation is donating millions of dollars to colleges across Maine, to invest in the state's education. Harold Alfond Foundation donates $500 million to Maine educational, economic institutionsThomas College in Waterville...

 2020-10-14 22:11 

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Business booming at two South Portland recreational marijuana stores...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- It's been almost a week since recreational marijuana started legally being sold in Maine, and business is booming at South Portland's two retail stores. Maine marijuana retail businesses made nearly $100,000 on opening day...

 2020-10-14 21:42 

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Westbrook business owners want city to address trash problem...

WESTBROOK (WGME) -- Westbrook business owners say they want to address a trash problem that has gone on for years. Many of the city's dumpsters are located pretty close to the downtown sidewalk, in clear view of pedestrians and outdoor eating areas. M...

 2020-10-14 21:05 

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Maine sees record number of early voters...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- Maine is seeing a record number of early voters. Sara Gideon votes early and in-person in Freeport, encourages Mainers to vote ASAPIn an effort to limit congestion on Election Day, Mainers are being encouraged to submit their vote thro...

 2020-10-14 18:32 

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How Tuesday's rainfall impacted the drought in Maine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The vast majority of Maine communities received anywhere between one and three inches of rainfall on Tuesday. Despite a cool, damp, and gloomy day, we desperately needed this rainfall. Now that the rain is over, has the drought improved...

 2020-10-14 16:35 

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Maine man sentenced to 28 years for killing girlfriend...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A Portland man was sentenced Wednesday to 28 years in prison for the strangling death of his girlfriend. The state asked for 35 years while the defense argued for 25 years. [Maine man pleads guilty to strangling girlfriend to death] Pol...

 2020-10-14 16:21 

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Sara Gideon votes early and in-person in Freeport, encourages Mainers to vote ASAP...

FREEPORT (WGME) -- U. S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon casted her ballot early and in-person for the November election on Wednesday in Freeport. She is encouraging Mainers to vote as soon as they can. [Sen. Collins confirms she will vote against Judge Cone...

 2020-10-14 13:40 

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36 more coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no new deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 143. There have been 5,816 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Wednesday. The Maine CDC says 5,191 of those cases are confirmed and 625...

 2020-10-14 12:45 

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28 prisoners went on hunger strike in Auburn to protest handling of COVID-19...

AUBURN (BDN) -- Twenty-eight prisoners at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn went on hunger strike Monday to protest a lack of safety precautions around COVID-19, prompting the sheriff to say he would test every inmate as soon as possible. Prisoners o...

 2020-10-14 12:01 

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Herbs sold at Shaw's in Maine recalled due to salmonella concerns...

Two types of organic herbs sold at Shaw's are being recalled because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Albertsons Companies says the recall includes O Organics Organic Parsley and Herbes de Provence. The recall affects all Shaw's stores in...

 2020-10-14 11:13 

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Mainers spent over $250K on cannabis during first weekend...

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine residents spent more than $250,000 on marijuana over the course of the first weekend of legal retail sales of the drug in the state. [Marijuana advocates voice concern over lack of testing sites] Voters in the stat...

 2020-10-14 10:59 

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New tool lets parents track coronavirus cases at Maine schools...

The Department of Education has released an online dashboard to track coronavirus cases in Maine schools within the last 30 days. It lists grades pre-K to 12 in public and private schools that have one or more cases of the virus. [New information released...

 2020-10-14 10:51 

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The show will go on: Enjoy Gardens Aglow from the comfort of your car...

BOOTHBAY (WGME) -- Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens says there's a big change coming to this year's Gardens Aglowin Boothbay. This year the light show will be a driving tour so visitors can stay safe during the pandemic. Gardens Aglow opens Novembe...

 2020-10-14 10:37 

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Hiker found dead on Katahdin summit identified...

Baxter State Park officials have identified thehiker found dead on Katahdin's Baxter Peak last week as 27-year-oldNathan Leigh Bell, of Walkersville, Maryland. [Hiker found dead on summit of Katahdin] Baxter State Park director Eben Sypitkowski told t...

 2020-10-14 10:31 

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Maine could lose 16,000 jobs by 2028...

Maine could lose nearly 16,000 jobs by 2028, according to a new report from state economists. They say the expected drop in employment is the result of more Mainers aging out of the workforce. [Holy Donut permanently closing Exchange Street location in Po...

 2020-10-14 10:23 

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New information released about ongoing coronavirus outbreaks in Maine...

The CDC released new information about some coronavirus outbreaks in Maine. There are four cases at Coastal Ridge Elementary School in York. [Dr. Birx tours SMCC, discusses response to COVID-19] Four cases in and around the Togus hospital campus in August...

 2020-10-14 10:10 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Police investigating home invasion in Hope...

HOPE (WGME) -- The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a home invasion in Hope. According to the Bangor Daily News, a resident called 911 early Monday morning. [Police say pizza dough may have been tampered with at multiple store...

 2020-10-14 02:20 

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Rep. Pingree, challenger Dr. Allen clash on masks during debate...

PORTLAND (WGME) Tuesday night, CBS 13 hosted a virtual debate with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and her Republican challenger, Dr. Jay Allen. The candidates for the 1st Congressional District talked with CBS 13 remotely. Topics included the Supreme Court...

 2020-10-14 00:46 

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Police say pizza dough may have been tampered with at multiple stores...

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- More grocery stores are pulling pizza dough off the shelf because of a razor blade danger. More supermarkets recall pizza dough after razor blade arrestThe New Hampshire man accused of putting those blades in the dough was in court T...

 2020-10-14 00:15 

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UNE receives $30 million to expand health care program...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- The University of New England received a big gift of $30 million to expand the quality of their health care programs. The donation comes from the Harold Alfond Foundation which has been investing in education and health care for decade...

 2020-10-13 23:38 

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Small shops in Portland struggling without cruise ship business...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- With cruise ships docked because of the pandemic, many small shops in Portland are really missing tourists off those ships. 28 more coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no new deathsFor some stores in the Old Port and along Commercial S...

 2020-10-13 22:19 

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Driver dies, vehicle crashes into Turner store...

TURNER (WGME) -- A person is dead after suffering a medical event while behind the wheel in Turner. Susan Shaw owns The Pussums Cat Company off of Route 4 in Turner. Late Monday night, someone crashed into her store. "When we came around the corner, a...

 2020-10-13 21:52 

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Bates College issues reminder to students after group sent home for violating regulations...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- Bates College says a number of students have been sent home for remote learning after violating campus COVID-19 policies. Bates College sends 'a number of students' home for violating COVID-19 rulesBates College says students we...

 2020-10-13 21:18 

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Dr. Birx tours SMCC, discusses response to COVID-19...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator is touring college campuses nationwide, and Tuesday, SMCC was one of them. 28 more coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no new deathsShe's looking at their response to the pandemic....

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