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 2020-10-06 10:42 

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Bowdoin College will bring some students back to campus this spring...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- Bowdoin College now says all seniors, juniors, and sophomores will be brought back to campus for the spring semester. First-year students who can't learn from home will also be allowed on campus. All other first-years will study re...

 2020-10-06 10:16 

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Portland approves new leash policy for Baxter Woods...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Portland City Council has approved a new leash policy for Baxter Woods. The city council approved new restrictions in an 8-1 vote late Monday night, according to the Press Herald. [Maine dairy farmers struggle with drought, pandemic...

 2020-10-06 02:21 

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Durham voters face decisions on marijuana...

DURHAM (WGME) Durham is still unsure about allowing any type of marijuana business activity in town. Of the 13 ballot questions voters have facing them in Durham, nine of them deal with marijuana. It allows voters to individually approve or deny all aspec...

 2020-10-06 00:11 

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Protests held in Portland over Supreme Court nominee, coronavirus relief...

PORTLAND (WGME) Protests were held in Portland Monday night over the Supreme Court and coronavirus relief. 26 more coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no new deathsMaine's Poor People's Campaign took a stand Monday during a caravan protest, sayin...

 2020-10-05 23:35 

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Winslow High School drama group adapts to pandemic...

WINSLOW (WGME) A high school theatre group in Kennebec County is putting its creativity to the test and adapting to COVID-19. 26 more coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no new deathsThe students at Winslow High School say they've had to get creative...

 2020-10-05 22:45 

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Maine dairy farmers struggle with drought, pandemic...

BUCKFIELD (WGME) The drought is affecting dairy farmers in Maine, and so is the pandemic. 26 more coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no new deathsFor dairy farmers, this year has been tough. "The weather and COVID have been the biggest challenges th...

 2020-10-05 22:25 

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Hundreds submit ballots in Portland, Lewiston as early voting begins...

PORTLAND (WGME) Election Day is a month away, but in-person early voting began Monday in cities and towns across the state. Early in-person absentee voting begins in Portland, LewistonHundreds of people in Portland and Lewiston dropped off their absentee ...

 2020-10-05 21:36 

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Neighbors on edge after man shot, killed in Winthrop...

WINTHROP (WGME) Winthrop residents say they are feeling on edge, after a man was shot to death Saturday night. Winthrop death ruled a homicide, victim identified. The shooting happened at 54 Squire Court. Neighbors say nothing like this has ever happened ...

 2020-10-05 21:17 

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Report: Maine boy shot by father in hunting accident...

DEVEREAUX TOWNSHIP (WGME) -- Our media partners WVII in Bangor are reporting that a 12-year-old boy was hospitalized, after authorities say his father shot him while hunting over the weekend. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife spokesman Mar...

 2020-10-05 19:16 

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Westbrook police search for missing woman...

WESTBROOK (WGME) -- Westbrook police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 28-year-old woman. Police say Maryjane Giddings was reported missing over the weekend, and there is concern for her wellbeing. Giddings is described as a white ...

 2020-10-05 17:57 

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Rain ahead for midweek, but not for everyone...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Meaningful rainfall has been hard to come by these days in Maine. As disturbed weather moves into our area this week, chances for rain will increase. In most areas, these rain showers will be more of a nuisance than a beneficial rainfal...

 2020-10-05 16:55 

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Winthrop death ruled a homicide, victim identified...

WINTRHOP (WGME) -- Maine State Police say a man was shot and killed in Winthrop Saturday night. Winthrop Police received a call just before 11 p. m. reporting the death at a Squire Court home. [Police investigating suspicious death in Winthrop] The victim...

 2020-10-05 15:20 

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How to eat well on $4 per day...

(BDN) -- If you've got a tight budget, shopping for food can be tough. Whether it's being able to buy nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables, or simply being able to buy enough food to feed your family, the grocery store might seem daunting. ...

 2020-10-05 13:40 

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

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Monday. The death toll stands at 142. There have been 5,545 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Monday. The Maine CDC says 4,963 of those cases are confirmed and 582 are p...

 2020-10-05 12:45 

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As expected, drought is taking toll on spud harvest in Maine...

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) --The drought is going to reduce yields for many potato farmers in Aroostook County. Don Flannery, executive director of the Maine Potato Board, said some farmers expect to eke out an average crop but many are reporting smaller yi...

 2020-10-05 12:20 

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COVID-19 case reported at Scarborough Middle School...

One person at Scarborough Middle School has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the school. The school did not say if the person was a student or a staff member. The superintendent told the Press Herald there is a possibility the person may ...

 2020-10-05 11:09 

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Conservation success or pests? Seals spark passionate debate...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nick Muto has fished up and down the New England coast and there is nothing that gets his blood boiling more than the sight of a seal. Muto, whose two boats fish for groundfish such as skate and monkfish as well as lobster, is...

 2020-10-05 10:29 

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Early in-person absentee voting begins in Portland, Lewiston...

Early in-person absentee voting for the November election begins Monday in Maine's two largest cities. Portland residents can vote at the City Clerk's temporary office space in the Merrill Auditorium via the Myrtle Street entrance. Hours are 9 a. ...

 2020-10-05 10:08 

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Maine teen air-lifted out of Baxter State Park...

A 13-year-old Maine boy suffering from a medical emergency had to be rescued from Baxter State Park. The Maine Army National Guard and Baxter State Park rangers both responded to the scene on Sunday. The boy, who is from Oakland, was with five other peopl...

 2020-10-05 09:55 

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Maine man killed after crashing into tree...

LIBERTY (WGME) -- A Maine man was killed in a crash in Liberty on Sunday. The crash happened on Pinnacle Road around 7:20 a. m. [Maine woman accused of shooting another woman in the face] The Waldo County Sheriff's Office says 57-year-old Chris Spence...

 2020-10-05 09:48 

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Maine woman accused of shooting another woman in the face...

AUBURN (WGME) -- An Auburn woman has been charged with attempted murder. She's accused of shooting another woman in the face. Officers were called to Moulton Park on Hutchins Street in Auburn around 5:30 p. m. Sunday. [New Hampshire man hit, killed by...

 2020-10-04 20:27 

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A new way to get your flu shot...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- There's now a new way to get your flu shot. This weekend, a hospital on the midcoast launched its first clinic where you can get a flu shot while in your car. The chief medical officer at Mid Coast Hospital said the drive-through f...

 2020-10-04 14:43 

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New Hampshire man hit, killed by train in Old Orchard...

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (WGME) -- A man is dead after he was struck by a train late Saturday night in Old Orchard Beach. At approximately 11:59 p. m. , Old Orchard Beach Police and Fire were dispatched to the area of the railroad crossing located on Walnut Stre...

 2020-10-04 14:14 

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33 new cases of coronavirus in Maine...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported 33 new cases of coronavirus Sunday. There are no new deaths to report to keep the toll at 142. There are now 5,519 total cases in Maine. 4,944 have been confirmed and 575 are probable. 19 more people recovered from...

 2020-10-04 13:58 

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Police investigating suspicious death in Winthrop...

WINTRHOP (WGME) -- Maine State and Winthrop Police are investigating a death that happened at Squire Court late Saturday night. Winthrop Police received a call just before 11:00 p. m. reporting the death. The Winthrop Police Department responded and reque...

 2020-10-04 13:42 

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Senator Collins tests negative for coronavirus...

(WGME) -- Senator Susan Collins said she has tested negative for the coronavirus Sunday. The Maine Republican announced she had tested negative on Twitter. "Although I had almost no contact with my three colleagues who have tested positive, I thought ...

 2020-10-03 22:15 

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Auburn Marijuana store faces challenges prepping for recreational sales...

AUBURN (WGME) -- In less than one week, adults will be able to legally buy recreational marijuana in Maine. While many see this as a milestone for the state's marijuana industry, some marijuana stores won't be ready in time and are faced with unex...

 2020-10-03 22:06 

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Staff member at Kate Furbish Elementary in Brunswick tests positive for coronavirus...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- A staff member at Kate Furbish Elementary school in Brunswick has tested positive for coronavirus, according school principal Steve Ciembroniewicz. In a letter sent to school families, Ciembroniewicz said the positive test was reported...

 2020-10-03 21:18 

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Massachusetts man arrested at Augusta hotel, facing drug charges...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- A Massachusetts man is facing drug charges after police found nearly 30 grams of cocaine in his hotel room Saturday. The Augusta Police Department responded to the Senator Inn on Western Avenue at approximately 11:26 a. m. after being re...

 2020-10-03 20:29 

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Susan Collins reports no recent contact with GOP senators who have coronavirus...

AUBURN, Maine — U. S. Sen. Susan Collins said Saturday that she has not recently been near three Republican colleagues nor anyone else who has tested positive for the coronavirus and has no plans to further limit her activities in Washington or Main...

 2020-10-03 18:45 

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Maine archers head to the woods for deer season...
 2020-10-03 16:43 

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Two Penobscot County residents arrested, facing drug charges...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Two Penobscot County residents are facing felony drug charges after Maine State Police say they found drugs during a traffic stop Thursday. Troop C Troopers stopped a vehicle on I-95 in Augusta just at 1:52 a. m. for several motor vehicl...

 2020-10-03 15:49 

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Bangor teen killed in 1-95 crash in Sidney...

SIDNEY (WGME) -- An 18-year-old man died Friday afternoon when his vehicle side-swiped a tree during a rainstorm on I-95 in Sidney. State police say Nicholas Caron of Bangor was traveling north in the right lane during a rainstorm in an orange 2005 Honda ...

 2020-10-03 14:55 

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18 more cases of coronavirus in Maine, no new deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported 18 new cases of coronavirus in the state Saturday. There are no new deaths to report to keep the death toll at 142. 4,763 people have recovered from the coronavirus, an increase of 23 since Friday. 4,920 cases have...

 2020-10-03 14:08 

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Maine GOP asks US Supreme Court to weigh in on ranked voting...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's highest court has rejected, for a second time, the state GOP's bid to stop ranked choice voting in the presidential contest, clearing the way for a final appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court, filed Friday, despite...

 2020-10-03 02:16 

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Dr. Jill Biden focuses on small businesses during New Hampshire visit...

DURHAM, NH (WGME) Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Joe Biden, campaigned Friday in New Hampshire. She's focusing on how to help small businesses that have been hit during the pandemic. 37 more coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no new deathsDr. Jill Bide...

 2020-10-02 23:50 

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Two New Jersey residents accused of stealing pro-Trump signs in town of Denmark...

DENMARK (WGME) -- Two people from New Jersey have been issued a summons, after police say they stole pro-Trump signs from a home in Denmark. Video allegedly shows 25-year-old Christopher Svetik and 24-year-old Naomi Touchstone stealing three signs, includ...

 2020-10-02 23:21 

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Dr. Jill Biden tours oyster farm in New Hampshire...

DURHAM, NH (WGME) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden's family is back on the campaign trail. Dr. Jill Biden spent Friday in New Hampshire campaigning for her husband. At one of the stops in Durham, Dr. Biden toured an oyster farm, where the sole owner...

 2020-10-02 22:49 

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Virtual Fryeburg Fair starts Sunday...

FRYEBURG (WGME) -- The Fryeburg Fair starts this Sunday, and it's 100% virtual. This comes in a season full of canceled fairs due to the pandemic. The Fryeburg Fair typically attracts about 200,000 people each year, regularly seeing visitors from all ...

 2020-10-02 22:42 

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Maine lawmakers call for more affordable health care coverage...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- As the November election gets close, Maine lawmakers and advocates discuss what's at stake for health care. It's part of the nationwide "Your Health, Your Vote" virtual bus tour. Senate hopeful Sara Gideon and State Sena...

 2020-10-02 22:23 

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Sabattus family shaken after bullet pierces through wall of child's bedroom...

SABATTUS (WGME) -- In Sabattus, a family is shaken up after a bullet pierced through the wall of their granddaughter's bedroom. Stray bullet hits inside of Maine child's roomSabattus police say they still aren't sure where the bullet may have ...

 2020-10-02 21:43 

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Green New Deal on Portland ballot would require sustainable building, affordable housing...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- With absentee voting set to get underway in the City of Portland next week, CBS 13 is taking a closer look at six referendum questions on the ballot, including Question C, which would enact a Green New Deal. Portland ballot question wou...

 2020-10-02 21:09 

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[ FOX Portland, ME ]

Sen. Collins sends well wishes to President, First Lady during Waterville tour...

WATERVILLE (WGME) -- Senator Susan Collins is sending her well wishes to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Maine's congressional delegation send well wishes to Trump after positive COVID-19 testFriday, Collins took an afternoon tour...

 2020-10-02 17:49 

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Former Rockland police officers charged with animal cruelty...

ROCKLAND, Maine (BDN) -- Two former police officers have been summonsed on felony animal cruelty charges. Mike Rolerson and Addison Cox were fired from the Rockland Police Department last week following an internal investigation into alleged misconduct. A...

 2020-10-02 17:21 

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Great weather ahead for peak leaf-peeping weekend...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- If you haven't had the chance to check out this year's gorgeous fall colors, now is the time to do so! Due to the ongoing drought, peak colors are 1-2 weeks ahead of schedule in northern New England. Peak colors are being observ...

 2020-10-02 16:30 

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Don't accidentally throw away your Maine absentee ballot!...

Lewiston city officials are warning voters not to throw away absentee ballots by mistake. Ballots are now getting sent to voters and officials are urging Mainers to be careful they don't throw away their ballots accidentally. They add all ballots look...

 2020-10-02 15:38 

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

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Friday. The death toll stands at 142. There have been 5,468 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Friday. The Maine CDC says 4,900 of those cases are confirmed and 568 are p...

 2020-10-02 15:28 

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Maine eagle electrocuted after being harassed by crows and flying into power line...

(BDN) -- Down in South Blue Hill, there are plenty of bald eagles flying around, enjoying the abundant forage they find in Blue Hill Bay. Last Friday, one of those eagles met an untimely end, apparently after a bunch of hungry crows — a "murder,...

 2020-10-02 14:53 

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Stray bullet hits inside of Maine child's room...

SABATTUS (WGME) -- The Sabattus Police Department is warning Mainers about the importance of firearm safety after a stray bullet hit the inside of a child's room. Officials say the incident happened last Wednesday. The homeowner discovered the bullet ...

 2020-10-02 14:09 

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Maine's congressional delegation send well wishes to Trump after positive COVID-19 test...

President Donald Trump is experiencing "mild symptoms" of COVID-19 after revealing Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump, who has spent much of the year downplaying the threat of a virus that h...

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