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 2020-10-12 12:37 

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Woman killed in Lebanon fire...

LEBANON (WGME) -- Officials are investigating a fire that killed a woman in Lebanon on Sunday. The fire happened around 5:45 p. m. at a home on Route 202 in Lebanon. [Body of missing Massachusetts man recovered on shore of remote Maine lake]The fire was i...

 2020-10-12 12:31 

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What it means to be 'from away' in Maine's parochial politics...

FARMINGTON, Maine (BDN) -- At an outdoor event next to a farmhouse recently converted into a beer garden, House Speaker Sara Gideon, the Democrat facing U. S. Sen. Susan Collins in a contentious race, took questions on health care, climate change and the ...

 2020-10-12 12:11 

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NH Mom: 5th grade son kicked off school bus for mask infraction...

CONCORD, N. H. (AP) — A woman says her fifth grade son was kicked off a school bus for the rest of the year because of a mask-wearing infraction. Leilani Provencal posted a photo of an "inappropriate bus behavior notification" slip on Facebo...

 2020-10-12 11:35 

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Anti-police 'satanist" runs for sheriff as Republican in NH...

With more than 4,200 votes, Republicans in one New Hampshire county nominated an unconventional candidate for sheriff: a self-described satanist whose campaign slogan disparages the police. Since then, Aria DiMezzo, a transgender woman in her early 30s, h...

 2020-10-12 10:23 

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Maine marijuana retail businesses made nearly $100,000 on opening day...

Maine marijuana retail businesses reported nearly $100,000 in sales on opening day. [Adults can now buy recreational marijuana in Maine] Six stores opened for the first day of recreational sales last Friday. They reported more than $94,000 in sales, which...

 2020-10-12 10:08 

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Florida woman with disabilities sues six Maine lodging establishments...

A Florida woman with disabilities is suing six Maine lodging establishments. Deborah Laufer has never visited the properties. In the federal lawsuits, she's described as a "tester" who's making sure places comply with the Americans with Di...

 2020-10-12 09:57 

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Maine celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day in place of Columbus Day...

Maine is celebrating its second Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday. Last year, Maine celebrated the holiday for the first time after a state law passed in April 2019. The bill failed twice before passing. Federally, America has celebrated Columbus Day ...

 2020-10-11 21:55 

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Local musicians perform at Deering Oaks Park in Portland...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Locals flocked to Deering Oaks Park Sunday afternoon for the first live performance since the start of the pandemic. As local musicians performed for the first time, they told CBS 13 they're grateful for the city of Portland for eve...

 2020-10-11 21:39 

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Saco police identify person involved in putting razor blades in pizza dough...

SACO (WGME) -- Saco Police have identified the person involved in the tampering of the packaging of several Portland Pie Pizza doughs. Police say Nicholas R Mitchell, 38, is responsible for putting razor blades inside the dough back on October 6. Police d...

 2020-10-11 16:41 

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Parsonsfield man killed in crash after car hits tree...

HOLLIS (WGME) -- A Parsonsfield man was killed in a car accident in Hollis late Saturday night, according to state police. At approximately 10:30 p. m. , Garrett Johnson, 29, was travelling west on Plains Road when the 2011 GMC Sierra he was driving went ...

 2020-10-11 15:48 

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Livermore Falls motorcyclist dies in Wayne crash...

WAYNE (WGME) -- A Livermore Falls man was killed after colliding with a vehicle in Wayne Saturday. According to state police, Scott Evens, 58, was traveling southeast on Route 133 and crashed into the passenger side of a vehicle being driven by Sandra Por...

 2020-10-11 15:29 

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Belgrade man dead after fatal motorcycle crash in Corinna...

CORINNA (WGME) -- A Belgrade man was killed Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident in Corinna. The accident happened at approximately 3:25 p. m. Police say Jakob Murray, 22, was driving south on Route 7 when the driver of a 2013 Buick failed to see t...

 2020-10-11 15:13 

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Body of missing Massachusetts man recovered on shore of remote lake...

MAGALLOWAY (WGME) -- The body of a missing Massachusetts man was recovered on the shores of Little Beaver Pond, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. James P. Fulginiti, 64, of Falmouth, Massachusetts had not been seen by fri...

 2020-10-11 14:54 

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Maine CDC investigating COVID-19 outbreak at Coastal Ridge Elementary School...

YORK (WGME) -- The Maine CDC determined a COVID-19 outbreak at Coastal Ridge Elementary School in York, according to school superintendent Lou Goscinski. In a letter sent to families, faculty and staff Sunday morning, Goscinski announced the school buildi...

 2020-10-11 14:18 

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NFL postponses Broncos-Patriots game...

FOXBOROUGH (WGME) -- The Week 5 matchup between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots has been postponed, according to a statement released from the NFL Sunday morning. The postponement comes after another positive COVID-19 test and the NFL shut...

 2020-10-11 13:56 

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27 new cases of coronavirus reported in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported 27 new cases of coronavirus Sunday. There are no new deaths to keep the toll at 143. There are now 5,723 reported cases in Maine. 5,128 have been confirmed and 595 are probable. 463 people have been hospitalized at...

 2020-10-10 21:41 

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Portland organizations calling for more action from elected officials...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- As the election approaches, some organizations in Portland are calling for more action from elected officials. On Saturday, those organizations came together for a day of action to help raise awareness for residents to understand how to...

 2020-10-10 20:52 

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Severe thunderstorms possible this evening...

A strong cold front is moving through New England this evening. This front will kick up scattered thunderstorms, some of which could be severe. Conditions will calm down as we lose daytime heating later on. Here are the details: THREAT: Severe thunderstor...

 2020-10-10 17:15 

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Dover-Foxcroft police chief accused of trying to strangle woman resigns...

The chief of the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department has resigned after being arrested last month for allegedly attempting to strangle a woman with whom he was having an affair. Ryan Reardon submitted a one-sentence resignation letter on Friday to town offic...

 2020-10-10 15:16 

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Baby born on Maine island for 1st time in more than 90 years...

ISLESFORD, Maine (AP) — A woman has given birth to a baby on Maine's Little Cranberry Island for the first time in more than nine decades. Born two weeks ago, Azalea Belle Gray is the sixth child for Aaron Gray and Erin Fernald Gray on Islesford...

 2020-10-10 14:42 

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Positive COVID-19 case reported at Monmouth Memorial School...

HALLOWELL (WGME) -- Monmouth Memorial School reported a positive COVID-19 case Thursday, according to a letter sent to families from school's superintendent Tonya Arnold. There is a positive case at the middle school level, and it is unclear if the in...

 2020-10-10 13:50 

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30 new coronavirus cases in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported 30 new cases of coronavirus Saturday. There are no new deaths to keep the toll at 103. There have been 5,696 cases reported in Maine. 5,105 have been confirmed and 591 are probable. 462 people have been hospitalize...

 2020-10-09 23:56 

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Despite pandemic Maine state parks see record number of visitors...

SEBAGO LAKE (WGME) -- Despite the pandemic, or maybe because of it, Maine state parks have posted a record year for the number of visitors. Another Mainer dies as 27 new coronavirus cases are reportedNearly 271,000 campers spent time in public campgrounds...

 2020-10-09 22:25 

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Some Maine musicians frustrated with new rules from Gov. Mills...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Some local musicians are raising the volume on what they say is an unfair issue with new rules from the governor's office. Indoor performances at places that serve food and drink will soon be allowed, but without singing. According ...

 2020-10-09 21:51 

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Fall is the time to plant fruit trees...

GORHAM (WGME) -- Experts say this year has seen a surge of new gardeners growing their own food due to the pandemic. "It was phenomenal how many people who had never grown anything before phoned and said 'I need advice on how to do this',"...

 2020-10-09 21:48 

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Hundreds of youth hockey players in quarantine after referee tests positive for COVID-19...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- As many as 400 youth hockey players in southern Maine are in quarantine, after a referee tested positive for COVID-19. Another Mainer dies as 27 new coronavirus cases are reportedCDC contact tracers are investigating the potential expo...

 2020-10-09 21:14 

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On first day of legal recreational marijuana sales, product shortages drive up prices...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- Recreational marijuana sales are now underway in Maine, with the first stores opening as early as 7 a. m. Friday. Adults can now buy recreational marijuana in MaineThis comes nearly four years after voters legalized marijuana for ...

 2020-10-09 16:46 

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Oxford County schools back to green, York County schools still categorized as yellow...

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

 2020-10-09 16:18 

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Portland issues safety guidelines for Halloween...

The city of Portland is issuing some safety guidelines for Halloween should you and your family choose to participate: Trick or treat with people you live with. Keep six feet of distance from your neighbors. Wear a face mask that covers both your nose and...

 2020-10-09 15:28 

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Maine town apologizes after criticizing anonymous hiker who fixed bridge along its trail...

PORTLAND, Maine (BDN) -- A Maine town is trying to identify the hiker who built a replacement bridge next to a collapsed one along a hiking trail on a popular 308-acre preserve. [Adults can now buy recreational marijuana in Maine] "When outside entiti...

 2020-10-09 13:39 

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Another Mainer dies as 27 new coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- One new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Friday. The death toll stands at 143. There have been 5,666 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Friday. The Maine CDC says 5,075 of those cases are confirmed and 591 are ...

 2020-10-09 13:24 

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Invasive grass found in Maine for first time...

Invasive stiltgrass has recently been found for the first time in Maine at a nursery in York County, according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Officials are urging nursery professionals, landowners, and land managers to ...

 2020-10-09 12:57 

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'Armed and dangerous' Shapleigh man wanted following police chase...

The York County Sheriff's Office says they are searching for a Shapleigh man who led them on a chase earlier this week. He is considered armed and dangerous. Deputies say they were involved in a chase 22-year-old Michael Mackie on Monday. The chase st...

 2020-10-09 12:19 

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Maine fugitives captured after weeks on the run...

RANGELEY (WGME) -- Two wanted Maine men have been captured after weeks on the run. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says the pair was found hiding in a garage in Rangeley Plantation. Police had been searching for 36-year-old Shawn Batchelder and S...

 2020-10-09 11:42 

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Maine state trooper faces racial profiling allegations...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U. S. Attorney's Office has dismissed charges related to an August 2019 traffic stop after a defense attorney submitted video of the stop as evidence of racial profiling by a Maine state trooper. Col. John Cote said in...

 2020-10-09 11:14 

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CBS 13 to host debate on Oct. 13 in race for Maine's 1st Congressional District...

Join CBS 13 on Tuesday as we host a debate between Democratic Representative Chellie Pingree and Republican challenger Dr. Jay Allen. The debate starts at 7 p. m. and you can watch it on CBS 13 or on our website. The debate is co-sponsored by the Bangor D...

 2020-10-09 11:04 

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Maine Maple Producers Weekend kicks off Friday...

Maine Maple Producers Weekend kicks off Friday. It comes after Maine Maple Sunday was postponed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. There will be new virtual elements and in-person experiences Friday through Sunday. [Maine Maple Producers Weeken...

 2020-10-09 10:47 

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Construction could soon begin on CMP's controversial energy corridor...

Construction could soon begin on Central Maine Power's controversial energy corridor. The Morning Sentinel reports the New England Clean Energy Connect is just waiting on a permit. If it receives that permit, construction could start as early as next ...

 2020-10-09 10:27 

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Nickelodeon Cinemas closes temporarily due to lack of films...

Nickelodeon Cinemas in Portland is closing temporarily. The cinema said it hasn't had many customers because there's a lack of new Hollywood films. It says it could reopen as early as next month with more films scheduled to be released later this ...

 2020-10-09 10:15 

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Massachusetts man dies after 50-foot fall on Katahdin...

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) - A 74-year-old hiker who got lost in low visibility on Mount Katahdin, suffered a 50-foot fall and spent a cold night waiting for help has died from his injuries. Officials say Donald MacGillis, a former editor for The Berkshire E...

 2020-10-09 10:06 

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Maine CDC investigating multiple COVID-19 outbreaks, including one at Augusta day care...

The Maine CDC is tracking several new outbreaks. At BEK Inc. in Brunswick, four staff members tested positive. Kids Count Child Care Center in Augusta has four cases. The Lonza Group in Rockland has six cases. And the Maine Department of Administrative an...

 2020-10-09 09:46 

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Adults can now buy recreational marijuana in Maine...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- Starting Friday, adults 21 and older can buy recreational marijuana in Maine. It comes nearly four years after Mainers voted to legalize it. [Recreational marijuana sales in Maine start on Friday] Theory Wellness in South Portland...

 2020-10-09 02:07 

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Skowhegan School Board selects 'River Hawks' as new mascot...

SKOWHEGAN (WGME) After more than a year of trying to find a new mascot, the Skowhegan-area school district has chosen the "River Hawks. "Skowhegan School Board to decide on new mascot after retiring controversial mascotThere were 15 votes in favor...

 2020-10-09 00:14 

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Sara Gideon calls for Pres. Trump to participate in virtual debate...

AUBURN (WGME) Democratic Senate hopeful Sara Gideon visited Auburn Thursday, touring a recovery house. During her visit, the U. S. Senate candidate learned about the treatment center's work to address opioid substance use disorders in the county and s...

 2020-10-08 23:04 

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Sen. Collins commends vice presidential candidates on civility...

GRAY (WGME) Senator Susan Collins says Wednesday night's debate was much more civil than the first presidential debate. Maine senators say Pres. Trump should have condemned all hate groups during debateCollins made the comments while visiting Pemberto...

 2020-10-08 22:50 

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Maine school districts in danger of losing out on more coronavirus relief money...

GORHAM (WGME) Some Maine school districts have received millions of dollars in coronavirus relief money, but to get any more, they have to spend what they've already received, and quickly. Maine sues U. S. Department of Education over pandemic relief ...

 2020-10-08 22:14 

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Hundreds of boxes of free food donated to Mainers in need...

WESTBROOK (WGME) Hundreds of boxes of free food were given away in South Portland and Westbrook Thursday. Local partnership provides free food to Mainers in needOrganizers say 1,100 boxes of fresh produce, meat and dairy products are being handed out to t...

 2020-10-08 21:38 

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What Mainers can expect when recreational marijuana sales start Friday...

PORTLAND (WGME) Nearly four years after Maine voters legalized recreational marijuana, the first retail stores are opening. Recreational marijuana sales in Maine start on FridayAdult-use recreational marijuana is expected to bring in millions of dollars o...

 2020-10-08 20:50 

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Maine CDC warns hundreds may have been exposed to COVID-19 from hockey referee...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) The Maine CDC is warning that hundreds of people may have been exposed to the coronavirus from a hockey referee. 35 more coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no new deathsThe referee was on the ice for eight games over two days, October 3...

 2020-10-08 20:50 

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Maine CDC warns hundreds may have been exposed to COVID-19 from hockey referee...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) The Maine CDC is warning that hundreds of people may have been exposed to the coronavirus from a hockey referee. 35 more coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no new deathsThe referee was on the ice for eight games over two days, October 3...

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