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 2022-05-18 17:35 

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Maine man accused of smashing windshields of Saco police cruisers with hammer...

SACO (WGME) A Maine man allegedly used a hammer to smash the windshields of four Saco police cruisers on Wednesday morning. According to police, 57-year-old Vincent St. Ours of Saco walked into the restricted access parking lot of the Saco Police Departme...

 2022-05-18 17:26 

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Spring storms: How a warming climate is affecting thunderstorm season in Maine...

(WGME) -- In recent years, we've seen an increase in springtime thunderstorms in Maine. Climate change could be playing a role, and here's why. For thunderstorm development, a key ingredient we need is a sufficient amount of energy in the atmosphe...

 2022-05-18 15:02 

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These 10 towns have seen Maine's biggest home price spikes since the pandemic began...

Housing values in all of Maine have gone up since the COVID-19 pandemic began, reflecting both changing living trends and nationwide rise in prices that has made it increasingly difficult for many to enter the housing market. The hikes are centered on sou...

 2022-05-18 13:09 

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Maine can't do much about a big dispute between its largest insurer and hospital...

PORTLAND (BDN) -- A dispute between Maine's dominant health insurer and hospital has exposed the state's limitations in managing the relationship, with policymakers urging reconciliation while criticizing both parties in ways weighted toward their...

 2022-05-18 11:14 

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Maine man awaiting trial held on $200K bail after murder conviction overturned...

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Maine man whose murder conviction was overturned by the state's highest court will have to pay $200,000 in bail to leave jail while he awaits a new trial. Bruce Akers has been held without bail since his 2016 arrest stemmi...

 2022-05-18 10:30 

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Inmate allegedly attempted to climb through ceiling tiles at Maine Medical Center...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- An inmate tried to escape custody while at Maine Medical Center by attempting to climb through the ceiling tiles while in restraints. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, just before 9 a. m. Tuesday the inmate, ident...

 2022-05-18 10:23 

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Maine gas prices hit new record high and are still rising...

Gas prices in Maine are the highest they've ever been. According to AAA, the average is $4. 67 a gallon, another new record high in Maine. Also read: Maine gas prices rise to new all-time highOn Monday, the average price of gas in the state was $4. 58...

 2022-05-18 10:12 

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Foxcroft Academy switching to remote classes after receiving threat...

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (BDN) -- Foxcroft Academy will hold classes remotely on Wednesday after receiving threatening comments, officials said on Tuesday. "Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of students, faculty and staff, there will be no in...

 2022-05-18 10:06 

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Mainers call for changes to child welfare system after child deaths...

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- A rally will be held outside the State House in Augusta on Wednesday as Mainers call for changes to the state's child welfare system. It comes after the deadliest year on record for Maine children. This comes after 29 children died l...

 2022-05-18 01:44 

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Maine teen killed in New Jersey beach collapse...

PORTLAND (WGME) Police say a Maine teen was killed after a large hole he was digging on a beach in New Jersey with his sister collapsed, trapping both of them. It happened on the Barrier Island near Seaview Road. Police say the 17-year-old girl was rescue...

 2022-05-18 01:02 

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Maine veterans, wives join earplug lawsuit against 3M...

PORTLAND (WGME) Half a dozen Maine veterans are joining a massive lawsuit against the company that made their earplugs, claiming the product caused permanent hearing damage. The earplug at the center of it all is manufactured by 3M company. Also read:Main...

 2022-05-18 00:27 

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South Portland tenants meet with state lawmaker to discuss rent increases...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) Low-income families from Redbank Village in South Portland, who are facing massive rent hikes, met with a state lawmaker who is pushing for rent control Tuesday night. Redbank Village is a 500-unit apartment complex in South Portland...

 2022-05-17 23:47 

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Sen. Collins says she is working on bi-partisan abortion bill...

PORTLAND (WGME) Less than a week after joining her fellow Republicans to block a bill legalizing abortion at the federal level, Maine Senator Susan Collins says she's working on a new bill to protect abortion rights. Also read:Sen. Collins calls for U...

 2022-05-17 23:14 

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Lewiston city officials to answer residents' questions about controversial emails...

LEWISTON (WGME) Two Lewiston city officials are ready to answer tough questions from residents Tuesday night. Emails between the two city councilors show them slamming after school programs for teachers. Also read:Lewiston city councilors slam after-schoo...

 2022-05-17 22:40 

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Sen. Collins calls for US to provide more aid for Ukraine...

PORTLAND (WGME) Maine Senator Susan Collins is now back from Ukraine after she was part of an unannounced delegation of Republican Senators to Kiev over the weekend. Collins, along with Republican leader Mitch McConnell and others met with President Zelen...

 2022-05-17 22:05 

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Doctors suggest some alternatives as Maine families struggle to find baby formula...

LISBON FALLS (WGME) More help could be on the way for Maine families struggling to find baby formula. Also read:'It's a scary feeling:' Nationwide baby formula shortage leaves Maine families scramblingKelley Crommett has her hands full with tw...

 2022-05-17 21:19 

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Students, parents call for change as Portland middle school principal steps away...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A Portland middle school principal has taken a leave of absence just days after hundreds of her students rallied against bullying. Also read:Portland middle school principal leaves post after racial discrimination protest"I want to ...

 2022-05-17 20:55 

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Trek Across Maine needs volunteers ahead of in-person return...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Trek Across Maine is returning in-person for the first time since 2019, and the organization needs help. Also read:Trek Across Maine returns June 17-19The trek went virtual in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID, but with the live event ...

 2022-05-17 20:15 

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Maine Game Wardens recover body of missing 78-year-old man...

MASARDIS (WGME) -- Maine Game Wardens recovered the body of a missing 78-year-old man in Masardis Tuesday morning. Also read:Police release sketch of person of interest in connection with murder of NH couple. Wardens began their search for 78-year-old Don...

 2022-05-17 16:01 

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Police release sketch of person of interest in connection with murder of NH couple...

CONCORD, N. H. (WGME) -- Police have released a sketch of a person of interest in the investigation into the murders of a New Hampshire couple. Police have also issued a $33,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person(...

 2022-05-17 14:35 

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35,000 H-2B visas to be issued to help support small businesses during summer season...

There is some good news for Maine small businesses that rely on foreign labor during the summer. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor announced that a temporary rule has been finalized that will provide an additional 35,000 H-2B...

 2022-05-17 13:39 

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Maine attorney general plans to sue over PFAS contamination...

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey said the state is preparing for a lawsuit against manufacturers of so-called forever chemicals. Frey said at the Democratic State Convention last weekend that steps are being taken to "hold ...

 2022-05-17 13:18 

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Maine veterans say military-supplied earplugs have caused hearing loss...

(BDN) -- Six Maine veterans have joined a huge national lawsuit alleging that earplugs made by 3M Co. and supplied to the military were defective, resulting in hearing loss and tinnitus, a condition that causes constant ringing in the ears. Joseph Arsenau...

 2022-05-17 12:43 

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Maine man walking home from work stabbed during attempted robbery, suspect sought...

SACO (WGME) -- Police say a Maine man was stabbed by a suspect who tried to rob him while he was walking home from work early Tuesday morning. The suspect is still at large. Residents reported to police that a man was knocking on doors and yelling for hel...

 2022-05-17 11:20 

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Planned Parenthood to close 5 centers in north New England...

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) —Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will close four health centers in Vermont and one in New Hampshire next month, while also expanding the days of operation at seven other centers in the region. The organization announc...

 2022-05-17 11:16 

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Staff proposal would retain permit for $1B transmission line...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A proposed Maine Board of Environmental Protection order would let stand a permit issued for a $1 billion electric transmission corridor to serve as a conduit for Canadian hydropower. The draft order was written by environment...

 2022-05-17 10:26 

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Too many potholes cause USPS to stop deliveries on northern Maine road...

DYER BROOK (WGME) -- Some residents in northern Maine say they aren't getting mail. Not because of staffing issues, but because of too many potholes on their road. Postal officials contacted Dyer Brook town officials last week to tell them mail carrie...

 2022-05-17 10:12 

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Lewiston City Council to vote to reaffirm commitment to diversity, inclusion...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- The Lewiston City Council will vote on a resolution to cement the city's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This comes after two councilors drafted a resolution to condemn some optional diversity programs for Lewiston s...

 2022-05-17 10:01 

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STRIVE Studios encourages expression through art...

STRIVE is gearing up for one of its biggest events of the year: STRIVE Rocks! The group helps people with emotional and intellectual disabilities to live with dignity and respect as active members of the community. CBS13 got a look at one program giving p...

 2022-05-17 09:57 

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South Portland City Council to vote on proposal to declare racism public health crisis...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- The South Portland City Council is expected to vote on a proposal to declare racism a public health crisis. The three-page proposal was brought to the council by the city's Board of Health and Human Rights Commission. Also rea...

 2022-05-17 00:40 

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Portland middle school principal takes leave of absence after protest...

PORTLAND (WGME) A controversial middle school principal is out after a protest last week by students against racial and other forms of discrimination. Portland Public Schools sent a letter home Monday to say Robyn Bailey, who had been the interim principa...

 2022-05-16 23:02 

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Portland to limit permits for food trucks on Eastern Prom...

PORTLAND (WGME) Portland's Eastern Prom food trucks will soon be on the move. After complaints of trash, parking and pollution, the city is changing how many trucks can set up and where they can be. Also read:Portland looks to create food truck pilot ...

 2022-05-16 22:15 

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Auburn police step up patrols after fights in Bonney Park...

AUBURN (WGME) Police are stepping up patrols in Auburn after two fights in Bonney Park sent multiple people to the hospital. Also read:'They wouldn't let up': Man says unprovoked attack in Auburn park sent him to hospitalTwenty-year-old Jeremi...

 2022-05-16 21:44 

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Wells police search for suspects after farm stand stolen...

WELLS (WGME) Wells police are looking for whoever stole a couple's farm stand. Anna Ingendahl says neighbors told her that two men loaded up the cart into a maroon pickup truck at the end of her driveway on Hiltons Lane in Wells and drove off. Also re...

 2022-05-16 21:21 

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Some South Portland families can still use housing vouchers to cover rent increases...

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) Sixty low-income families living in Redbank Village in South Portland will still be allowed to use housing vouchers to help cover the cost of a rent increase. Also read:Tenants at South Portland apartment complex face rent increase o...

 2022-05-16 16:15 

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First electric-powered public transit vehicles in Maine hit the roads...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Four electric buses have been added to the Greater Portland METRO and Biddeford Saco Old Orchard Beach Transit. They will be the first electric-powered public transit vehicles in Maine. Officials say these new busses will reduce emissio...

 2022-05-16 16:04 

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Former Maine police officer killed in Oklahoma crash...

TAHLEQUAH, OK (WGME) A former Maine police officer was killed in a crash in Oklahoma over the weekend. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a Jeep driven by Thomas Baty, 22, crashed near Tahlequah on Sunday. Alessa Gilbert, 21, and former Hallowell Polic...

 2022-05-16 14:55 

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Showers, a few thunderstorms possible in Maine for Monday evening...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- It's a quiet start to the work week in Maine, but more active weather is expected Monday night. An approaching front will bring showers and thunderstorms to New England late this afternoon and this evening. Scattered severe thunders...

 2022-05-16 13:48 

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2 Mainers arrested after police find meth, cocaine, and pills during traffic stop...

AUBURN (WGME) -- Two Mainers are facing drug trafficking charges after police say they found meth, cocaine, pills, and cash during a traffic stop in Auburn. Police say they spotted a vehicle speeding on Route 4 in Turner last week. They pulled the vehicle...

 2022-05-16 12:49 

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Sen. King joins push to help car dealers during pandemic...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator has joined an effort to try to help car dealerships cope with supply chain difficulty. Sen. Angus King said dealerships in his state are facing higher costs and limited inventory due to supply c...

 2022-05-16 11:27 

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Volunteers needed to place flags on veterans' gravestones in Lewiston...

LEWISTON (WGME) -- Lewiston is trying to recruit volunteers to help place about 7,500 flags on veterans' gravestones within the cemeteries around the city. The State passed a law in 2001 that requires municipalities to purchase and place individual Am...

 2022-05-16 10:37 

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Gov. Mills touts fiscal record at Democratic convention...

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Gov. Janet Mills sought to steal a page from the GOP playbook at Maine's Democratic Convention on Saturday, boasting of returning money to taxpayers and raising the rainy day fund to new heights. The first woman to serve as ...

 2022-05-16 10:17 

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Maine gas prices rise to new all-time high...

Maine gas prices rose yet again to a new record high. As of Monday morning, the average price of gas in Maine was $4. 58, according to AAA. The average price of diesel in Maine is $6. 36. Gas prices in Maine are 52. 1 cents per gallon higher than a month ...

 2022-05-16 10:04 

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Treatment for rash-causing browntail moth canceled in Deering Oaks...

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The city of Portland now says they do not need to treat Deering Oaks for an invasive moth this week. The city is still monitoring the risk to public health and says visitors should stay alert. The browntail moth is growing problem at De...

 2022-05-16 00:40 

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Fashion event to raise money for the Good Shepherd Food Bank...

New Gloucester (WGME) -- An art and fashion showcase at a farm in New Gloucester raises money for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Artists, models and fashion designers came together to "Flowers That Feed: floral Fashions Feeding Families," The event ...

 2022-05-15 21:52 

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Maine farm putting on fashion showcase to raise money for Good Shepard Food Bank...

NEW GLOUCESTER(WGME)-- An art and fashion showcase at a farm in New Gloucester raises money for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Artists, models and fashion designers came together for "Flowers That Feed: Floral Fashions Feeding Families. " The event ...

 2022-05-15 21:44 

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Brewer man arrested after crashing into Bangor garage...

BANGOR(WGME)—A 19-year-old from Brewer was arrested after crashing into a garage in Bangor. According to Maine State Police Sgt. Aaron Turcotte, he attempted to stop a car on Saturday night around 10:00 p. m that was travelling from Hermon northboun...

 2022-05-15 21:01 

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29th Annual 'Spring Walk to Build' event raised $30,000 for Mainers in need...

WISCASSET(WGME)-- Habitat 7 Rivers held their 29th Annual 'Spring Walk to Build' event where they raised $30,000 to help go towards building materials for Mainers in need. The walk had around 100 walkers where they followed a 2 mile route through ...

 2022-05-15 20:10 

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Local Cub Scout Pack held 2nd annual Bike Rodeo in Augusta...

AUGUSTA(WGME)—Cub Scout Pack #684 held their second annual Bike Rodeo in Augusta on Sunday. Shawn McFarland the leader of the pack told CBS 13 that the main idea of doing the bike rodeo is to promote safe cycling and to get kids moving outside. Cub ...

 2022-05-15 18:57 

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Two people dead after car crash in Caratunk...

CARATUNK(WGME)—Two people are dead after a car crash in Caratunk that happened on Saturday night. According to the Somerset County Sherriff's Office, they responded to a crash that involved two cars on RT 201 in Caratunk around 5 p. m. Saturday ...

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