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 2021-09-27 23:16 

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'Kevin' raises $55,000 for STRIVE, comes down from roof...

SACO (WGME) Kevin Fitzpatrick has smashed his fundraising goal for STRIVE and is now off the roof. This was Fitzpatrick's ninth year raising money for STRIVE, which helps teens and young adults with intellectual disabilities. For the past few years, h...

 2021-09-27 22:59 

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American Red Cross faces emergency blood, platelet shortage...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The American Red Cross is facing an emergency blood and platelet shortage. They say this is the lowest post-summer blood inventory level in six years. You can save a life: Red Cross warns of critical blood shortageThe Red Cross says typ...

 2021-09-27 22:44 

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Portland church members believe building was was targeted for arson...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- An early morning fire at a church in Portland is now under investigation, and church members say they believe it was intentional. Fire at Maine church under investigation, pastor believes it was arsonCharred siding now covers the front ...

 2021-09-27 22:13 

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Woman shot, injured by turkey hunter in Leeds...

LEEDS (WGME) -- The Maine Warden Service says it is investigating a hunting-related shooting in Leeds Monday. Wardens say a turkey hunter shot and injured a woman in the forest near the end of Walton's Way around 3 p. m. A hunter killed this Maine man...

 2021-09-27 21:48 

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Gov. Mills voices support for Maine lobstermen in lawsuit over right whale protections...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Maine Lobstermen's Association filed a major lawsuit Monday against the National Marine Fisheries Service, and that suit is now getting support from Governor Janet Mills. Maine Lobstermen's Association files lawsuit challeng...

 2021-09-27 21:13 

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Afghan evacuees expected to arrive in Maine soon...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The first of as many as 100 Afghan evacuees are expected to arrive in Maine soon. The first Afghan evacuees could be arriving in Maine as early as Friday. The exact number is not known, but some will be coming with as little as the clot...

 2021-09-27 17:35 

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Maine group to hold forum about how to help unvaccinated...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine organization has scheduled an event designed to help residents talk to their family members and neighbors about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Maine Community Action Partnership has slated the &...

 2021-09-27 16:41 

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Biddeford man pleads guilty to sexually exploiting a child...

A Biddeford man could face as much as 30 years behind bars after pleading guilty to sexually exploiting a child. Authorities say 43-year-old Jason Proulx recorded sexually explicit videos of a girl under the age of 10 at his home in Biddeford. [Officer-in...

 2021-09-27 16:11 

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Fire at Maine church under investigation...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A fire that broke out early Sunday morning at a Portland church is now under investigation, and church members believe it was arson. The fire happened at the Portland New Church on Stevens Avenue. [Officer-involved shooting reported in ...

 2021-09-27 15:33 

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Feel of fall arrives in Maine this week with cooler temperatures, chances for showers...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- After a recent stretch of warm and humid conditions, sweater weather has finally arrived in Maine. We'll have one more mild day for Monday. Highs should reach the low 70s in most areas. Early sun will give way to more clouds during ...

 2021-09-27 15:24 

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Officer-involved shooting reported in Auburn...

AUBURN (WGME) -- There's been an officer-involved shooting in Auburn, according to the Attorney General's Office. The Attorney General's Office confirms that their detectives are responding to the scene on Center Street. [Maine police oppose q...

 2021-09-27 15:13 

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Mainers' data exposed in hack of web company that serves far-right clients...

(BDN) -- Financial and credit card information belonging to almost 200 Maine residents has been compromised in the hack of a web services company that's popular with far-right groups. The 190 Maine residents are among 110,000 people nationwide whose d...

 2021-09-27 14:10 

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Maine Lobstermen's Association files lawsuit challenging plan to protect right whales...

KENNEBUNK, Maine (WGME) -- The Maine Lobstermen's Association (MLA) on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government's 10year whale protection plan that they say will all but eliminate the Maine lobster fishery and still fail to save e...

 2021-09-27 11:08 

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LePage wants to eliminate Maine's income tax. History offers glimpse of battle that awaits...

AUGUSTA, Maine (BDN) -- More than 50 years after Maine first instituted a state income tax, former Gov. Paul LePage is calling for its elimination as he seeks a third term in office next year. The former two-term governor officially kicked off his campaig...

 2021-09-27 10:55 

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Former NH teacher pleads guilty to human trafficking...

CONCORD, N. H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire high school teacher accused of soliciting sexually explicit videos from a student for money and making and possessing child pornography has pleaded guilty to human trafficking and manufacturing child sex ...

 2021-09-27 10:43 

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Sen. Collins co-sponsors proposal to help prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders...

Maine Senator Susan Collins is calling on Congress to pass a bill addressing fetal alcohol syndrome. The Republican senator co-sponsored a proposal designed to help prevent the spectrum disorder. Senator Collins says the proposal would use early intervent...

 2021-09-26 18:48 

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Funeral set for Hancock Deputy Luke Gross at Bangor Cross Insurance Center...

BANGOR (WGME) -- A funeral service for Hancock County Sheriff's Deputy Luke Gross is set for Thursday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The funeral is at 12 p. m. , according to his obituary. 'He wanted to help people:' Deputy Luke Gros...

 2021-09-26 14:41 

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Maine blueberry growers had bounce-back year, aided by rain...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's wild blueberry growers had a bounce-back year this summer after struggling with low prices and small crops sizes in recent seasons. The only commercial-scale wild blueberry growers in the U. S. harvest the fruit in...

 2021-09-26 14:15 

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Sebago ATV crash injures one, driver facing OUI charges...

SEBAGO (WGME) --One man was severely injured and another man was arrested following an ATV crash on Folly Road in Sebago early Sunday morning. Police say Taale Thompson, 20, was driving south on the road around 12:45 a. m. when he was unable to negotiate ...

 2021-09-26 13:47 

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Collins wants Congress to pass fetal alcohol disorders bill...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine's Republican senator has co-sponsored a proposal designed to help prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Sen. Susan Collins said the proposal would use early intervention to address the problem of prenatal substance ex...

 2021-09-25 20:10 

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More hunters to pursue Maine moose this fall...

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) -- Maine's annual moose hunt will start soon with more permits for hunters than the previous year. The hunt begins on Monday in limited parts of the state. Woman accused of threatening boyfriend's workplaceThe late September an...

 2021-09-25 19:29 

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More than 400 come out for Walk to End Alzheimer's in Portland...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Walk to End Alzheimer's was back in person at Payson Park in Portland Saturday morning. More than 400 walkers registered for the walk. The Alzheimer's Association raised $146,000 at the walk alone. Small earthquake felt near...

 2021-09-25 19:07 

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Woman accused of threatening boyfriend's workplace...

PITTSFIELD, Maine (AP) -- Authorities say a Maine woman who wanted to spend more time with her boyfriend called in two bomb threats to his employer, forcing the evacuation of two manufacturing plants. Police said the woman called state police twice and sa...

 2021-09-25 17:14 

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2 suffer minor injuries in Vassalboro crash...

VASSALBORO (WGME) -- Two people suffered minor injuries in a single-car crash on Riverside Street in Vassalboro early Saturday morning. The crash happened just after 2 a. m. , according Vassalboro Fire Chief Walker Thompson. Thompson said the operator of ...

 2021-09-25 15:06 

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Small earthquake felt near South Portland overnight...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- A small earthquake near South Portland was detected by the the U. S. Geological Survey just after midnight Saturday morning. The 2. 1 magnitude earthquake was measured a little over two miles southeast of the city. Brunswick homec...

 2021-09-25 14:54 

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Vendors hold event after Common Ground Fair cancelled...

UNITY, Maine (AP) -- There's no Common Ground Fair this weekend because of the pandemic, but vendors are staging an alternative. Several longtime Common Ground participants banded together to organize smaller events at venues scattered around unity on...

 2021-09-25 14:05 

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4 more Mainers die as 603 coronavirus cases are reported...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine CDC reported four new coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday. The death toll now stands at 1,013. 603 new coronavirus cases were reported on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 87,819. Bru...

 2021-09-25 02:25 

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Gray-New Gloucester High School opens new greenhouse...

GRAY (WGME) Gray-New Gloucester High School is growing new learning opportunities. Indoor growing farm comes to WestbrookThe school dedicated its new greenhouse Friday. It was built through donations and grants over three years. Teachers say the greenhous...

 2021-09-25 01:38 

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Mechanical error causes fire at Wiscasset gas station...

WISCASSET (WGME) There was a fire at a gas station in Wiscasset Friday. Sanford fire truck hit by vehicleThe fire chief says it happened just after 6 p. m. , and it was likely caused by a mechanical error. He says crews were able to put the fire out in ab...

 2021-09-25 01:14 

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Windham native nominated for Tony Award...

PORTLAND (WGME)-- The Tony Awards are this Sunday night - and a Mainer could take home a big prize. Emmy Moments: Not the Pandemmys -- but hardly normal, either. Robyn Hurder is nominated for best performance by an actress for her role in the musical "...

 2021-09-25 01:03 

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Sanford fire truck hit by vehicle...

SANFORD (WGME) -- A fire truck was hit by a driver on Lebanon Street in Sanford Tuesday, nearly striking a firefighter. Police say deadly crash is reminder of dangers law enforcement faceThe Sanford Fire Chief says that a crew was responding to an acciden...

 2021-09-25 00:35 

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Brunswick homecoming football game canceled due to hazing incident...

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- The homecoming football game at Brunswick High School was supposed to be Friday night, but just hours before kickoff, the game was canceled. The superintendent cited hazing and bullying allegations against students on the team. High sc...

 2021-09-24 23:56 

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CMP donates $5,000 to 'Kevin on the Roof'...

SACO (WGME) -- Kevin Fitzpatrick is still raising money for a good cause on a roof in Saco. 'Kevin on the Roof' fundraiser begins in Saco with $50,000 goalFitzpatrick is raising money for STRIVE, a group that helps young people with intellectual d...

 2021-09-24 22:37 

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Lawmakers question corrections officials about series of incidents at Long Creek...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Lawmakers on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee questioned Department of Corrections officials Friday about a series of violent incidents between staff and residents at Long Creek Youth Development Center. "This is an a...

 2021-09-24 22:29 

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Portland releases data on overdoses in city...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- New data shows an overdose is happening almost every 30 hours in Portland. Overdoses are an ongoing problem in the city, and a call the police department gets far too often. Maine to pay addiction treatment providers more per patientIn ...

 2021-09-24 21:39 

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'He wanted to help people:' Deputy Luke Gross remembered as vibrant, warm...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Deputy Luke Gross was an 18-year veteran of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. 'We will miss Luke greatly': Community mourns loss of Maine deputy killed in line of dutyGross was active in the lives of his own children, but...

 2021-09-24 21:08 

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State police charge driver in crash that Deputy Luke Gross responded to before he died...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- State police have charged a man involved in the crash that Hancock County Sheriff's Deputy Luke Gross responded to before his death. 'We will miss Luke greatly': Community mourns loss of Maine deputy killed in line of duty. ...

 2021-09-24 16:06 

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Maine man out on bail accused of trying to pull gun on officers...

BANGOR (WGME) -- Police say a Maine man who was out on bail tried to pull a gun on officers but tripped while doing so and fell to the ground. Police say officers responded to a trespassing complaint at a store on State Street around 8:10 p. m. Thursday. ...

 2021-09-24 14:23 

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Maine deputy killed by vehicle while picking up debris in road, no charges expected...

TRENTON (WGME) -- Maine State Police say Hancock County Sheriff's Deputy Luke Gross was hit and killed by a vehicle on Thursday while he was picking up debris in the road in Trenton. Police say Deputy Gross was called to the scene of a crash on Rt. 3 ...

 2021-09-24 12:32 

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Nonprofit helps Mainers in need furnish their homes...

A Westbrook-based nonprofit called Furniture Friends is raising funds to help provide furniture to people in need in greater Portland. On October 2, Furniture Friends will host its second annual virtual slumber party to help raise funds. [Maine boy with a...

 2021-09-24 11:44 

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Maine boy with autism getting ride to school after bus driver shortage left him stranded...

A Maine boy with autism who couldn't get to school because of the shortage of bus drivers will now get a ride. Five-year-old Aiden Wellwood of Sanford is enrolled at Children's Journey in Arundel, a private pre-school that provides one-on-one spec...

 2021-09-24 11:07 

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Maine's minimum wage will increase to $12.75 next year...

AUGUSTA, Maine (BDN) -- Maine's minimum wage will increase to $12. 75 per hour next year to adjust for inflation, the Maine Department of Labor announced Thursday. The increase is in accordance with a 2016 referendum, which was approved with 55 percen...

 2021-09-24 10:31 

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Car thefts on the rise in parts of Maine...

BREWER (WGME) -- Car thefts are on the rise in some Brewer neighborhoods, according to police. In some cases, cars are being stolen without anybody realizing it. [Maine toll worker feels lucky to have escaped fiery crash in Falmouth] That was the case for...

 2021-09-24 10:10 

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Neglected horses seized from Springvale farm in July now ready for adoption...

Twenty of the horses seized from a farm in Springvale in July are now ready for adoption. ['The lady was rescuing horses:' Officials seize more than 50 animals from Springvale farm] The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals took them i...

 2021-09-24 10:01 

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Maine man sentenced to 10 years for child sex charges...

A Maine man convicted on child sex charges will spend 10 years in prison. Jared Jandreau of China was convicted on 23 charges, including 17 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Court documents say it stems from an incident in 2017 when a woman sent h...

 2021-09-24 09:57 

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Heavy rain, strong thunderstorms possible in Maine on Friday...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The weather will turn more active heading into the weekend. Showers, downpours, and thunderstorms are expected in much of Maine starting late Friday. A few thunderstorms could turn strong or severe Friday afternoon. That threat is great...

 2021-09-24 09:51 

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Cumberland Fair returns from pandemic hiatus...

A fair that dates to the 1860s will resume in Maine this weekend after taking a year off due to COVID-19. The Cumberland Fair kicks off this Sunday and runs until October 2. COVID safety still a concern as the state sees a surge in cases, but fair organiz...

 2021-09-24 02:40 

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Auburn pedestrian hit by motorcycle, suffers life-threatening injuries...

AUBURN (WGME) The Auburn Police Department says a man is in serious condition after being struck by a motorcycle Thursday. Police say the crash happened around 5:04 p. m. in the area of 860 South Witham Road. The motorcycle, operated by 27-year-old Mason ...

 2021-09-24 00:25 

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Health experts encourage Mainers to get flu shots this season...

PORTLAND (WGME) Flu season is on the way, and October is generally the busiest month for those shots. Experts say they've seen an increase in demand for the flu shot this year, and they hope to see that continue, especially as the pandemic rages on. L...

 2021-09-23 23:37 

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Greely High School vandalism likely spurred by TikTok challenge...

CUMBERLAND (WGME) Vandalism at Greely High School was likely spurred by a viral video challenge on TikTok, according to the district superintendent. Cumberland communication board for students with special needs vandalizedHe says a TikTok challenge that h...

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