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 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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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

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...

 2020-10-08 17:35 

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Gusty winds, dry conditions will create high fire danger in Maine...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Wednesday's cold front brought a lot of wind to Maine, but not much rain. With gusty winds continuing Thursday afternoon, fire danger is a concern. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for portions of central and southern New Hampshir...

 2020-10-08 16:18 

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4th grade Portland teacher named 2021 Maine Teacher of the Year...

PORTLAND (WGME) A Portland teacher has been named the 2021 Maine Teacher of the Year. She was chosen from a field of more than 300 nominees. Cindy Soule is a 4th grade teacher at Talbot Community School. She was the 2020 Cumberland County Teacher of the Y...

 2020-10-08 16:11 

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Body recovered after fire in Down East Maine...

ROBBINSTON (WGME) -- A man has died in a fire in Down East Maine. It happened around 6 p. m. Wednesday at a home on Ridge Road in Robbinston, which is near Calais. [Mental evaluation ordered for Maine man accused of killing sister, brother-in-law]The Fire...

 2020-10-08 14:55 

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Court reinstates sex abuse lawsuit against Biddeford...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit by a man who says he was sexually abused by a Biddeford police officer in the 1980s. [Another man sues Biddeford, alleges sexual abuse by police officer] A federal judge ruled that L...

 2020-10-08 13:44 

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

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Thursday. The death toll stands at 142. There have been 5,639 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Thursday. The Maine CDC says 5,048 of those cases are confirmed and 591 a...

 2020-10-08 13:41 

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Special dog up for adoption in Lewiston part of nationwide campaign...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- A special dog up for adoption in Lewiston is part of a nationwide campaign. Meet Clarissa! She is a four-year-old pit bull-pointer mix at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society. [A Maine chicken has decided deer are not welcome on her ...

 2020-10-08 13:23 

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A Maine chicken has decided deer are not welcome on her farm...

(BDN) -- There's nothing particularly unusual about the deer that come out of the woods to help themselves to the apples and acorns that fall from Dawn Flagg's trees. But things got a bit unusual on Flagg's farm recently when one of her chicke...

 2020-10-08 12:49 

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Maine Walmart stores not offering layaway for holiday season...

Walmart is not offering its layaway service this season in Maine. According to the Sun Journal, Walmart is citing lack of use as the reason for removing the option at Maine stores. [Small restaurant owners frustrated by Stage 4 rules]...

 2020-10-08 11:55 

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Democrats link Trump-Collins, literally, on campaign signs...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrats eager to link Republican U. S. Sen. Susan Collins with President Donald Trump in her reelection race have begun posting campaign-style "Trump/Collins" signs in Maine. They're similar to the traditional &#...

 2020-10-08 11:36 

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Skowhegan School Board to deiced on new mascot after retiring controversial mascot...

The Skowhegan School Board will meet in-person to decide on a new mascot and nickname. According to the Morning Sentinel, the three finalists are the Phoenix, the River Hawks or just "Skowhegan. " [Skowhegan votes to retire 'Indians' masco...

 2020-10-08 11:30 

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Mental evaluation ordered for Maine man accused of killing sister, brother-in-law...

WALDO (WGME) -- A Maine man is accused of shooting and killing his sister and brother-in-law in Waldo. Court paperwork shows Glenn Brown was in a dispute with the two over a family inheritance. It also says Brown told police he initially told police he sh...

 2020-10-08 10:12 

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Maine police continue search for two 'armed and dangerous' suspects...

RICHMOND (WGME) -- The two suspects involved in a high-speed chase with Maine authorities are still on the loose. They considered armed and dangerous. The suspects were last spotted on Lancaster Road in Richmond by Maine State Police before taking off int...

 2020-10-08 01:37 

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Maine State Police on scene of apparent standoff in Skowhegan...

SKOWHEGAN (WGME) -- Maine State Police are on the scene of an apparent standoff at the Indian Ridge Apartments in Skowhegan. Police are using a bullhorn to tell unidentified persons to come outside with nothing in their hands. CBS 13 has a crew on scene a...

 2020-10-08 00:28 

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Biddeford residents offer free meals to first responders...

BIDDEFORD (WGME) People in Biddeford gave back to first responders Wednesday, by offering a free drive-thru meal to say, "Thank you. "Pension Professionals teamed up with the Biddeford and Saco Chamber of Commerce and Southern Maine Health Care to...

 2020-10-08 00:06 

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Harold Alfond Foundation donates $500 million to Maine educational, economic institutions...

PORTLAND (WGME) More than $500 million is being donated to educational and economic institutions in Maine, thanks to the Harold Alfond Foundation. The massive investment aims to boost the state's educational, research and job-creation abilities. It...

 2020-10-07 23:36 

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Some Portland parents, students say remote learning is hurting education...

PORTLAND (WGME) Portland schools have made the tough decision to keep most high school students fully remote for at least several more weeks. Parents voice concerns over Portland learning modelSome parents and high school students say remote learning is h...

 2020-10-07 23:03 

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Small restaurant owners frustrated by Stage 4 rules...

GARDINER (WGME) Bars and restaurants are getting ready to expand service, after Governor Janet Mills announced the start of Stage 4 of Maine's plan to restart the economy. Maine bars can reopen for indoor service, mask mandate strengthened under stage...

 2020-10-07 22:13 

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Police say wanted suspects likely stopped at Litchfield woman's home...

RICHMOND (WGME) Two suspects, considered armed and dangerous, are on the loose, after a high-speed chase with state troopers. Two 'armed and dangerous' men wanted in connection with high-speed chase in MaineMaine State Police have set up a staging...

 2020-10-07 21:34 

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Portland braces for strong winds, possible damage...

PORTLAND (WGME) Portland is expected to see strong winds Wednesday night. Thunderstorms and potential for damaging winds on tap for MaineThe Maine Fall Foliage Report was released Wednesday, and the coastline is at peak colors right now. The trees are bea...

 2020-10-07 21:15 

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Maine CDC says tick activity on the rise...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Maine CDC says tick activity is on the rise. The CDC says tickborne illnesses are down in 2020, but the risk is still high. Dry summer brings Northeast relief from mosquitoes and ticksExperts are asking people to take extra precauti...

 2020-10-07 20:22 

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Turner man dies after being hit by vehicle on Route 4...

TURNER (WGME) -- A Turner man was killed after he was hit by a vehicle on Route 4 Monday night. Police say the incident happened around 6:55 p. m. on Route 4 in North Turner near the Trask Road. Investigators say 33-year-old Dillon Jordan was in the middl...

 2020-10-07 16:47 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Sanford reopens parks amid coronavirus pandemic...

SANFORD (WGME) -- Parks, playgrounds, and playing fields are reopening for some activities in Sanford. [COVID-19 outbreak under investigation at Maine Applebee's] The city council has approved activities that can be done individually or in line with s...

 2020-10-07 15:46 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Saco Hannaford recalls pizza dough after someone put razor blades inside...

SACO (WGME) -- The Hannaford in Saco is recalling some fresh pizza dough after police say someone put razor blades inside the dough. Saco police say they are watching security footage and looking at a possible person of interest spotted in a vehicle drivi...

 2020-10-07 13:54 

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39 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 142. There have been 5,604 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Wednesday. The Maine CDC says 5,011 of those cases are confirmed and 593...

 2020-10-07 13:43 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Two 'armed and dangerous' men wanted in connection with high-speed chase in Maine...

Maine State Police and Waterville police say they are searching for two "armed and dangerous" men who fled after leading authorities on a high-speed chase Tuesday night. Police are asking for help locating 32-year-old Christopher Farrow, also know...

 2020-10-07 13:22 

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COVID-19 outbreak under investigation at Maine Applebee's...

AUBURN (WGME) -- The Maine CDC says they are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at an Applebee's in Auburn. Three staff members have tested positive. [Maine bars can reopen for indoor service, mask mandate strengthened under stage 4]Three or more co...

 2020-10-07 13:07 

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Man killed after crashing into Maine grocery store, causing vehicle to catch fire...

SWANVILLE (WGME) -- A 23-year-old New York man was killed after he crashed into a grocery store in Swanville Tuesday night, causing his vehicle to burst into flames, according to the Waldo County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say a vehicle driven by 23-y...

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