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Vice President Kamala Harris is back in Washington following her trip to Guatemala and Mexico and is facing a flurry of ...
06/10/2021
Harris now faces big question on immigration: what's next?

Vice President Kamala Harris is back in Washington following her trip to Guatemala and Mexico and is facing a flurry of questions about the next steps on immigration.

WASHINGTON (SBG) – Vice President Kamala Harris is back in Washington following her trip to Guatemala and Mexico and is facing a flurry of questions about the next steps on immigration. Caption: Harris now faces big question on immigration: what's next? (SBG) Brand new numbers from U. S. Custo...

Congressman Byron Donalds is reportedly being denied membership into the Congressional Black Caucus, an organization who...
06/10/2021
GOP Rep. Bron Donalds blocked from Congressional Black Caucus: 'I was shocked'

Congressman Byron Donalds is reportedly being denied membership into the Congressional Black Caucus, an organization whose founding members envisioned as a non-partisan organization.

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Congressman Byron Donalds is reportedly being denied membership into the Congressional Black Caucus, an organization that its found members envisioned as a non-partisan organization. Other lawmakers who won in 2020 were inducted months ago but while Rep. Donalds has spoken to some...

Just hours after winning an at-large position on Portland's Charter Commission, a member called the city manager a white...
06/10/2021
Newly elected Portland official calls city manager 'white supremacist' in tweet

Just hours after winning an at-large position on Portland's Charter Commission, a member called the city manager a white supremacist on Twitter.

PORTLAND (WGME)-- Just hours after winning an at-large position on Portland's Charter Commission, a member called the city manager a white supremacist on Twitter. Nasreen Sheikh-Yousef ran on a platform of various social justice issues and eliminating the city manager position held by Jon Jennings.....

Maine is giving schools the green light to bring kids back to school in-person this fall and get rid of social distancin...
06/10/2021
Maine schools look to make significant changes this fall

Maine is giving schools the green light to bring kids back to school in-person this fall and get rid of social distancing.

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- Maine is giving schools the green light to bring kids back to school in-person this fall and get rid of social distancing. Gov. Mills expects Maine schools to return to in-person learning in fallThis comes as the state makes significant progress in vaccinating Maine’s....

A dozen Jewish Democrats in the House have accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of likening the United States and Israel to Hamas and...
06/10/2021
Jewish House Democrats, Rep. Omar tangle anew over Israel

A dozen Jewish Democrats in the House have accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of likening the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban and giving "cover to terrorist groups," marking the latest bitter flare-up within the party over the Middle East.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Jewish Democrats in the House have accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of likening the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban and giving "cover to terrorist groups," marking the latest bitter flare-up within the party over the Middle East. Hours after the lawmakers rel...

A solar eclipse got some Mainers out of bed early Thursday morning.Did you see the eclipse?
06/10/2021
GALLERY: Mainers share views of Thursday's eclipse

A solar eclipse got some Mainers out of bed early Thursday morning.

Did you see the eclipse?

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A solar eclipse got some Mainers out of bed early Thursday morning. A partial solar eclipse will be visible in Maine on ThursdayViewers sent in their photos of the rare sight. The peak was around 5:30 a. m. , and this particular eclipse is also called the "ring of fire" eclipse.

An early morning fire in Downeast Maine killed two people Thursday.
06/10/2021
2 killed in Winterport house fire

An early morning fire in Downeast Maine killed two people Thursday.

WINTERPORT (WGME) -- An early morning fire in Downeast Maine killed two people Thursday. The Somerset Regional Communications Center received a 911 call around 4:30 a. m. about a house fire at 622 Stream Road in Winterport. Peaks Island residents concerned after fire destroys two homesTwenty-nine-ye...

#UPDATE: No additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Thursday. The death toll stands at 843.
06/10/2021
65 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no deaths

#UPDATE: No additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Thursday.

The death toll stands at 843.

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- No additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Thursday. The death toll stands at 843. The Maine CDC reported 65 more coronavirus cases on Thursday. Family of vaccinated Mainer who died with COVID starts fundraiser to save home. There have been 68,449 coronaviru...

Maine Game Wardens are searching for a suspected drowning victim on Swan Lake in Swanville.
06/10/2021
Maine Game Wardens search for suspected drowning victim in Swanville

Maine Game Wardens are searching for a suspected drowning victim on Swan Lake in Swanville.

SWANVILLE (WGME) – Maine Game Wardens are searching for a suspected drowning victim on Swan Lake in Swanville. 13-year-old girl rescued from Maine river has diedThey are using sidescan sonar to look for any sign of the kayaker. Christopher Friedrich's kayak was discovered overturned on the lak...

The family of Arthur Mitchell, one of the eight Mainers who died with COVID despite being vaccinated, is asking for help...
06/09/2021
Family of vaccinated Mainer who died with COVID starts fundraiser to save home

The family of Arthur Mitchell, one of the eight Mainers who died with COVID despite being vaccinated, is asking for help to save his home.

PORTLAND (WGME) – The family of Arthur Mitchell, one of the eight Mainers who died with COVID despite being vaccinated, is asking for help to save his home. CDC says 8 Mainers have died with COVID-19 after being fully vaccinatedMitchell's granddaughter, Sarina Grant, says since his death, she....

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah says the eight people who have died with COVID represent a small percentage of the vac...
06/09/2021
'Spectacularly effective:' Dr. Shah says vaccines have reduced COVID deaths in Maine

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah says the eight people who have died with COVID represent a small percentage of the vaccinated population, and he says if not for the vaccine, the number of people dying with the virus would be much higher.

PORTLAND (WGME) – Eight Mainers have died with COVID despite being vaccinated. CDC says 8 Mainers have died with COVID-19 after being fully vaccinatedEarlier this week, CBS13 brought you the story of Arthur Mitchell, who died from COVID-19 just weeks after being fully vaccinated. Caption: Eigh...

Portland police are investigating yet another attack against a woman in the West End.
06/09/2021
Portland's West End community disturbed after another woman attacked

Portland police are investigating yet another attack against a woman in the West End.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Portland police are investigating yet another attack against a woman in the West End. Woman attacked from behind and hit with club in Portland, suspect sought. This time the attack happened on Brackett Street. A 24-year-old woman was attacked while walking home, according to Portl...

The York Police Department says the body of a missing woman has been found.(📷: Getty Images)
06/09/2021
Missing woman found dead in Cape Neddick

The York Police Department says the body of a missing woman has been found.

(📷: Getty Images)

CAPE NEDDICK (WGME) -- The York Police Department says the body of a missing woman has been found. Police say 66-year-old Deborah Kolbjornsen was reported missing Tuesday around 6:14 p. m. Buxton police search for missing teen girlKolbjornsen had entered the woods off Lorraine Drive to walk a dog on...

#DEVELOPING: Police say a woman was attacked from behind and hit with a club in Portland. Police are currently looking f...
06/09/2021
Woman attacked from behind and hit with club in Portland, suspect sought

#DEVELOPING: Police say a woman was attacked from behind and hit with a club in Portland. Police are currently looking for a suspect.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Police say a woman was attacked from behind and hit with a club in Portland Tuesday night. [Portland police step up patrols after woman attacked in West End] Officers were called to Brackett Street just before 10:25 p. m. A witness to the attack told police the suspect was a tall,...

The Blue Angels are coming back to Maine this Labor Day weekend! Tickets go on sale July 6!
06/09/2021
Blue Angels returning to Maine in September

The Blue Angels are coming back to Maine this Labor Day weekend! Tickets go on sale July 6!

The U. S. Navy Blue Angels are coming back to Maine this Labor Day weekend. The Great State of Maine Air Show will be held on September 4 and 5 at theat Brunswick Executive Airport in Brunswick. [Insects cause Maine beachgoers' feet to turn black] This is the Blue Angels only scheduled New England a...

Heavy rain hit some parts of Maine hard last night, especially in Hancock and Washington counties. This road in Roque Bl...
06/09/2021
Flooding washes away roads in Downeast Maine

Heavy rain hit some parts of Maine hard last night, especially in Hancock and Washington counties. This road in Roque Bluffs was washed out after reports of more than 5” of rain.

Heavy rain hit some parts of Maine hard Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, especially in Hancock and Washington counties. [Game wardens search for potentially injured bear in Standish] The heavy rain brought some flooding to portions of Downeast Maine. Roads in the Roque Bluffs area in Washi...

Under the bill, the state can refuse to issue certain plates and even force people to stop using the vulgar plates they ...
06/09/2021
Bill to rein in vulgar vanity plates passes Maine Senate

Under the bill, the state can refuse to issue certain plates and even force people to stop using the vulgar plates they already have. What do you think about this?

A plan to rein in Maine’s vulgar vanity license plates is moving forward. [Sec. Bellows hopes to balance freedom of speech, protecting children with license plates] The bill to ban obscene vanity plates passed the Senate unanimously. Under the bill, the state can refuse to issue certain plates...

A 13-year old girl who was swimming in the Androscoggin River and had to be rescued has died. Police say she was not wea...
06/09/2021
13-year-old girl rescued from Maine river has died

A 13-year old girl who was swimming in the Androscoggin River and had to be rescued has died. Police say she was not wearing a life jacket and reportedly did not know how to swim.

GREENE (WGME) -- A 13-year old girl who was swimming in the Androscoggin River in Greene on Monday and had to be rescued has died. Officials say the girl, identified as Isha Ali of Lewiston, was in an area of the river known as Cherry Pond when she ventured out too far and went under. [13-year-old g...

A retired Maine police officer was killed, and a woman was seriously injured after a car collided with their motorcycle....
06/09/2021
Retired Maine police officer killed after motorcycle, car collide in South Portland

A retired Maine police officer was killed, and a woman was seriously injured after a car collided with their motorcycle. The driver of the car has been cited.

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGEME) -- A retired Portland police officer was killed, and a woman was seriously injured in a crash in South Portland on Monday. The crash happened just before 6 p. m. on the I-295 Exit 3 ramp in South Portland. [1 killed, 1 seriously injured after motorcycle, car collide in South P...

As restaurants prepare for a busy summer, many are finding it difficult to keep staff, so Chipotle is raising its menu p...
06/09/2021
Chipotle prices on the rise

As restaurants prepare for a busy summer, many are finding it difficult to keep staff, so Chipotle is raising its menu prices to cover the cost of higher wages.

As restaurants prepare for a busy summer, many are finding it difficult to keep staff, so Chipotle is raising its menu prices to cover the cost of higher wages. The fast food chain announced in May it would increase worker pay to an average of $15 per hour. [Chipotle raising wages to $15 per hour] C...

3 more Mainers have died, bringing the COVID-19 death toll to 843. There are 53 additional coronavirus cases in the stat...
06/09/2021
3 more Mainers die as 53 additional coronavirus cases are reported

3 more Mainers have died, bringing the COVID-19 death toll to 843. There are 53 additional coronavirus cases in the state.

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Three additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Maine on Wednesday. The death toll stands at 843. The Maine CDC reported 53 more coronavirus cases on Wednesday. [CDC says 8 Mainers have died with COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated] There have been 68,384 coronavirus...

Jails nationwide dramatically reduced their populations to stop the spread of COVID-19, but the numbers have begun creep...
06/09/2021
Jails emptied in the pandemic. Should they stay that way?

Jails nationwide dramatically reduced their populations to stop the spread of COVID-19, but the numbers have begun creeping up again. It’s worrying criminal justice reformers who argue that the past year proved there is no need to keep so many people locked up. What do you think about this?

It wasn’t long after Matthew Reed shoplifted a $63 set of sheets from a Target in upstate New York that the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Instead of serving a jail sentence, he stayed at home, his case deferred more than a year, as courts closed and jails nationwide d...

After a headline-making year for the former Sunday River Brewing owner with health hazard citations and temporary licens...
06/09/2021
Sunday River Brewing expected to reopen under new management on Wednesday

After a headline-making year for the former Sunday River Brewing owner with health hazard citations and temporary license suspensions, a Bar Harbor man has applied to reopen the restaurant.

Sunday River Brewing Company in Bethel is expected to reopen under new management on Wednesday. After a headline-making year for former owner Rick Savage with health hazard citations, temporary license suspensions, and two temporary restraining orders, Michael Boland of Bar Harbor applied for new li...

A top official in New Brunswick is optimistic Mainers who are fully vaccinated will be allowed in the province without q...
06/09/2021
New Brunswick premier 'optimistic' border will reopen to Mainers July 1

A top official in New Brunswick is optimistic Mainers who are fully vaccinated will be allowed in the province without quarantining starting July 1.

A top official in New Brunswick is optimistic Mainers who are fully vaccinated will be allowed in the province without quarantining starting July 1, according to the Bangor Daily News. [Maine business owners hope Canadian border will open soon]Meanwhile, the Toronto Star reports talks are underway i...

CMP has been hit with a $360,000 fine for violating some testing standards meant to prevent outages on its transmission ...
06/09/2021
CMP fined $360,000 for testing standard violations

CMP has been hit with a $360,000 fine for violating some testing standards meant to prevent outages on its transmission system.

Central Maine Power has been hit with a $360,000 fine. A federal commission approved the penalty, agreeing that CMP violated some testing standards meant to prevent outages on its transmission system. [Committee advances bill to create consumer-owned utility to replace CMP, Versant]It involves a set...

A New Hampshire man will plead guilty to federal charges for placing razor blades and screws inside frozen pizza dough i...
06/09/2021
Man accused of putting razor blades in pizza dough pleads guilty

A New Hampshire man will plead guilty to federal charges for placing razor blades and screws inside frozen pizza dough in Maine.

A New Hampshire man will plead guilty to federal charges for placing razor blades and screws inside frozen pizza dough. [More supermarkets recall pizza dough after razor blade arrest] Nicholas Mitchell reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to two counts of tampering with a consumer product...

A bear🐻 is on the loose in the Standish area and it could be injured.
06/09/2021
Game wardens search for potentially injured bear in Standish

A bear🐻 is on the loose in the Standish area and it could be injured.

STANDISH (WGME) – A potentially injured bear has been spotted multiple times in the Standish area, leading Maine Game Wardens to set up traps to try and move it. Cape Road in Standish is one of the areas Maine Game Wardens have actively searched for a potentially injured bear. Neighbors say th...

The Library of Congress has acquired a digital archive of the real-time impressions of more than 200 frontline health ca...
06/09/2021
Library of Congress gets health workers' audio COVID diaries

The Library of Congress has acquired a digital archive of the real-time impressions of more than 200 frontline health care workers documenting the country’s descent into the coronavirus pandemic.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress has acquired a digital archive of the real-time impressions of more than 200 frontline health care workers documenting the country’s descent into the coronavirus pandemic. Calvin Lambert, a fetal medicine fellow in a Bronx hospital, recalls how a...

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This event is going on until 2pm today (Jan 9th) and tomorrow (Jan 10th) 2pm - 5pm. Please help if you can. It was postponed until this weekend due to the storm.
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