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Two more Mainers have died, and 433 additional coronavirus cases have been reported in the state. The COVID-19 death tol...
09/01/2021
2 more Mainers die as 433 additional coronavirus cases are reported

Two more Mainers have died, and 433 additional coronavirus cases have been reported in the state. The COVID-19 death toll in Maine stands at 934.

Two more Mainers have died, and 433 additional coronavirus cases have been reported in the state. The COVID-19 death toll in Maine stands at 934. [Oxygen supplies grow precarious amid COVID surge] There have been 76,289 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Wednesday. The Maine CDC says 55,023 o...

#TRENDING: The controversial Texas law that bans abortions as early as six weeks took effect today.
09/01/2021
Texas 6-week abortion ban goes into effect

#TRENDING: The controversial Texas law that bans abortions as early as six weeks took effect today.

EL PASO, Texas (KDBC) – The controversial Texas lawthat bans abortions as early as six weeks took effect Wednesday. It was signed into law back in May by Gov. Greg Abbott but not without a fair share of criticism from women's rights advocates, abortion activists and abortion providers across t...

As the south continues to clean up from Ida, the remnants of the storm are heading for Maine and are causing flash flood...
09/01/2021
Heavy rain, flash flooding possible in Maine from remnants of Ida

As the south continues to clean up from Ida, the remnants of the storm are heading for Maine and are causing flash flooding concerns.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- As the south continues to clean up from Ida, the remnants of the storm are heading for Maine Wednesday night into early Thursday. The brightest part of Wednesday will be the early morning hours. Clouds increase ahead of the storm during the afternoon. A warmer than average fall is...

There can be a lot of mail to sort through these days and sometimes it’s hard to know what’s legit, especially when it l...
09/01/2021
Ask the I-Team: Is postcard about free funeral expenses a scam?

There can be a lot of mail to sort through these days and sometimes it’s hard to know what’s legit, especially when it looks like an urgent notice from the government.

There can be a lot of mail to sort through these days and sometimes it’s hard to know what’s legit, especially when it looks like an urgent notice from the government. Angela sent the CBS13 I-Team a postcard she received. It says:“You may qualify for a state-regulated program to pa...

Starting today, you can see a piece of the Red Planet up close with your feet still planted firmly on Earth.
09/01/2021
Largest Mars rock on Earth on display at Maine museum

Starting today, you can see a piece of the Red Planet up close with your feet still planted firmly on Earth.

BETHEL (WGME) -- Starting on Wednesday, you can see a piece of the Red Planet up close with your feet still planted firmly on Earth. The largest Mars rock on Earth is going on public display Wednesday morning in Bethel at the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum. [Maine museum to host large chunk of Mars rock...

A Maine who is accused of killing his 1-month-old son made a tearful first court appearance. The suspect has reportedly ...
09/01/2021
Maine man accused of killing infant son makes tearful court appearance

A Maine who is accused of killing his 1-month-old son made a tearful first court appearance. The suspect has reportedly been charged more than half a dozen times with domestic violence crimes over the last 9 years.

MILO (WGME) — A Maine who is accused of killing his 1-month-old son made a tearful first court appearance on Tuesday. [Milo man accused of killing 1-month-old son] Police say 28-year-old Reginald Melvin of Mills allegedly killed his infant son, Sylus. The baby was born on July 28. Court paperw...

There's a push to get more public restrooms in Portland.What do you think about this?
09/01/2021
Portland group wants to add more public restrooms downtown

There's a push to get more public restrooms in Portland.

What do you think about this?

PORTLAND (WGME) -- There's a push to get more public restrooms in Portland. Construction set to begin on Portland's tallest buildingThe group Portland Downtown is advocating for more permanent options. It's asking people to fill out a citywide survey, which is asking residents how to spend millions....

Drivers will need to be mindful of bus stops and school zones with more schools opening back up.
09/01/2021
Police urge Maine drivers to be cautious in school zones

Drivers will need to be mindful of bus stops and school zones with more schools opening back up.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Drivers will need to be mindful of bus stops and school zones with more schools opening back up. 'Everyone is so excited': More Maine students head back to schoolIn Windham, on Windham Center Road, be prepared to slow down between 6:55-7:55 a. m. , as well as 1:25-2:25 p. m. In We...

The deadline for University of Maine System students to get vaccinated is in just over a month.
09/01/2021
University of Maine System concerned students living off-campus won't get COVID-19 vaccine

The deadline for University of Maine System students to get vaccinated is in just over a month.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The deadline for University of Maine System students to get vaccinated is in just over a month. Students at the USM Gorham campus say they’ll do everything they can to have in-person classes, even if it means getting vaccinated. Students begin to move in at USM in Gorham&ldq...

New data from the FBI shows a sharp increase in hate crimes in Maine last year.
09/01/2021
FBI data shows sharp increase in hate crimes in Maine last year

New data from the FBI shows a sharp increase in hate crimes in Maine last year.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- New data from the FBI shows a sharp increase in hate crimes in Maine last year. Hate crimes spiked in Maine in 2020The FBI says bias-driven attacks against Asian, Black and LGBTQ people fueled an overall increase nationwide. The numbers seem to be going down, but there have been s...

Twenty-eight-year-old Reginald Melvin is charged with depraved indifference murder for the death of his son, who was bor...
08/31/2021
Milo man accused of killing 1-month-old son

Twenty-eight-year-old Reginald Melvin is charged with depraved indifference murder for the death of his son, who was born on July 28.

MILO (WGME) -- A man has been accused of killing his one-month-old son in rural Maine. Twenty-eight-year-old Reginald Melvin is charged with depraved indifference murder for the death of his son, who was born on July 28. Maine mother indicted on murder charge for 3-year-old daughter's deathThe detai...

The United States is promising up to $60 million in military aid to Ukraine in advance of a White House meeting on Wedne...
08/31/2021
US commits to $60M in aid to Ukraine before WH visit

The United States is promising up to $60 million in military aid to Ukraine in advance of a White House meeting on Wednesday between President Joe Biden and his counterpart in Kyiv, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is promising up to $60 million in military aid to Ukraine in advance of a White House meeting on Wednesday between President Joe Biden and his counterpart in Kyiv, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Biden administration said in a notification to Congress that the aid....

During peak lobster season, Maine lobstermen won't be able to set up in a highly sought-after spot.
08/31/2021
New federal regulations limit where Maine lobstermen can fish

During peak lobster season, Maine lobstermen won't be able to set up in a highly sought-after spot.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- During peak lobster season, Maine lobstermen won't be able to set up in a highly sought-after spot. New federal regulations are cutting off access to more than 950 square miles off the coast. Maine's lobster fishing industry will face restrictions to try to save whales. These regu...

Just weeks after he was named, then removed as the permanent host of "Jeopardy!," Mike Richards is now out as the show's...
08/31/2021
Mike Richards out as 'Jeopardy!,' 'Wheel of Fortune' executive producer

Just weeks after he was named, then removed as the permanent host of "Jeopardy!," Mike Richards is now out as the show's executive producer, Sony said in a memo to staff Tuesday, according to the New York Times.

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Just weeks after he was named, then removed as the permanent host of "Jeopardy! ," Mike Richards is now out as the show's executive producer, Sony said in a memo to staff Tuesday, according to the New York Times. Richards will also leave his executive producer role with "Whe...

Maine's lobster fishing industry will face a host of new harvesting restrictions amid a new push from the federal govern...
08/31/2021
Maine's lobster fishing industry will face restrictions to try to save whales

Maine's lobster fishing industry will face a host of new harvesting restrictions amid a new push from the federal government to try to save a vanishing species of whale.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America’s lobster fishing industry will face a host of new harvesting restrictions amid a new push from the federal government to try to save a vanishing species of whale. The new rules, which have loomed over the profitable lobster industry for years and were anno...

Officials say the 9-hour armed standoff in the Brewer Walmart parking lot started over a payment dispute with a tow truc...
08/31/2021
9-hour standoff at Maine Walmart started as dispute over towing

Officials say the 9-hour armed standoff in the Brewer Walmart parking lot started over a payment dispute with a tow truck driver.

BREWER (WGME) -- The man accused of creating an armed, nine-hour standoff with police at the Walmart in Brewer last Friday made his first court appearance on Monday. Patrick Mullen was charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, aggravated criminal mischief, creating a police stando...

Data released by the FBI shows hate crimes in Maine rose sharply in 2020. It's the largest reported number of bias-motiv...
08/31/2021
Hate crimes spiked in Maine in 2020

Data released by the FBI shows hate crimes in Maine rose sharply in 2020. It's the largest reported number of bias-motivated crimes in more than a decade.

Data released by the FBI shows hate crimes in Maine rose sharply in 2020. It's the largest reported number of bias-motivated crimes in more than a decade. According to the Press Herald, the number of bias-motivated crimes spiked to 83 incidents last year, up from only a couple dozen in recent years....

The New England Patriots have reportedly released Cam Newton and named Mac Jones as the team's starting quarterback.
08/31/2021
Patriots release Cam Newton; Mac Jones will be starting quarterback

The New England Patriots have reportedly released Cam Newton and named Mac Jones as the team's starting quarterback.

Multiple media outlets reported Tuesday that the New England Patriots released Cam Newton and named Mac Jones as the team's starting quarterback. New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) drops back to pass during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants Su...

Summer has featured plenty of ups and downs. It was a hot, dry June, then wet and humid conditions took control in July ...
08/31/2021
A warmer than average fall is expected in Maine

Summer has featured plenty of ups and downs. It was a hot, dry June, then wet and humid conditions took control in July and August. What will this fall bring?🍂🍁

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Summer has featured plenty of ups and downs. It was a hot, dry June, then wet and humid conditions took control in July and August. What will this fall bring? Warmer than average temperatures are expected in Maine this fall (WGME) According to the latest prediction from the Climat...

Police say the Maine man had allegedly been laying beneath the box truck when it drove over him, causing a severe head w...
08/31/2021
Box truck runs over Maine man lying underneath truck

Police say the Maine man had allegedly been laying beneath the box truck when it drove over him, causing a severe head wound.

BANGOR (WGME) -- A man was seriously injured after he was run over by a box truck in a parking lot in Bangor, according to the Bangor Daily News. The incident happened at 14 Larkin Street around 2 a. m. Sunday. [Maine man accused of killing mother, her boyfriend pleads not guilty to murder] Bangor p...

2 more Mainers have died, and 475 additional coronavirus cases have been reported in the state since Saturday. The COVID...
08/31/2021
2 more Mainers die as 475 additional coronavirus cases are reported

2 more Mainers have died, and 475 additional coronavirus cases have been reported in the state since Saturday. The COVID-19 death toll in Maine stands at 932.

Two more Mainers have died, and 475 additional coronavirus cases have been reported in the state since Saturday. The COVID-19 death toll in Maine stands at 932. [Maine school district reverses decision on masks] There have been 75,856 coronavirus cases reported in Maine as of Tuesday. The Maine CDC....

The Maine man accused of killing his mom and her boyfriend reportedly “snapped,” telling police "once I snapped, I could...
08/31/2021
Maine man accused of killing mother, her boyfriend pleads not guilty to murder

The Maine man accused of killing his mom and her boyfriend reportedly “snapped,” telling police "once I snapped, I couldn't stop.”

A Limington man, accused of killing his mother and her boyfriend, pleaded not guilty to murder. [Man charged with two counts of murder in Limington deaths] Matthew Cote, 21, is charged in the deaths of 47-year-old Cheryl Cote and 46-year-old Daniel Perkins. In June, investigators responded to a fire...

The reward is increasing in the case of a Maine man who's been missing for over 20 years. “Someone knows where our son i...
08/31/2021
Reward in Angel Torres missing person case increased to $20,000

The reward is increasing in the case of a Maine man who's been missing for over 20 years. “Someone knows where our son is,” Angel Torres’ parents said.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The reward is increasing in the case of a person who's been missing for over 20 years. Police say Angel Torres was last seen in Biddeford in 1999. Maine State Police say at the end of his junior year in college, Angel Torres traveled from Massachusetts to Maine to visit friends. M...

A Maine police department is down to just two officers and soon it could go down to one. The chief says over the past 3 ...
08/31/2021
Staffing shortages hit Maine police department with two officers remaining

A Maine police department is down to just two officers and soon it could go down to one. The chief says over the past 3 months it's lost members to other jobs.

MECHANIC FALLS (WGME) -- The Mechanic Falls Police Department is down to just two officers and soon it could go down to one. The chief put out a letter, saying over the past three months it's lost members to other jobs. Despite hiring attempts he and one other officer are the only two left, and the....

Police say the 3-year-old girl was exposed to drugs and she had fentanyl in her system when she died. The child’s mother...
08/31/2021
Maine mother indicted on murder charge for 3-year-old daughter's death

Police say the 3-year-old girl was exposed to drugs and she had fentanyl in her system when she died. The child’s mother has been charged with her murder.

OLD TOWN (WGME) -- An Old Town woman has been indicted on a murder charge for the death of her 3-year-old daughter. Police arrested 28-year-old Hillary Goding on the same day her daughter, Hailey Goding, was pronounced dead at Eastern Maine Medical Center. [Maine mother charged with manslaughter in....

More school districts are welcoming back students in-person today, including Maine’s largest district. Portland is calli...
08/31/2021
'Everyone is so excited': More Maine students head back to school

More school districts are welcoming back students in-person today, including Maine’s largest district. Portland is calling for universal masking for all students and staff regardless of vaccination status.

More school districts are welcoming back students in-person for the start of a new year, including Maine’s largest district. Grades 1-12 start Tuesday in Portland. Pre-K and kindergarten start Thursday. [Maine students begin to head back to school Monday. What can they expect? ] Portland is ca...

In an emotional meeting, parents and students pleaded with the RSU 38 school board to make masks mandatory.
08/31/2021
RSU 38 reverses decision on masks in schools

In an emotional meeting, parents and students pleaded with the RSU 38 school board to make masks mandatory.

READFIELD (WGME) -- A Maine school district has reversed its decision on masks. In an emotional meeting, parents and students pleaded with the RSU 38 school board to make masks mandatory. This came after the board there voted last week to leave the masking decision to parents and encourage, but not....

Some female hummingbirds know how to avoid the attention of aggressive males, biologists say. The girls have developed f...
08/31/2021
Meet the female hummingbirds that avoid aggressive males by looking like them

Some female hummingbirds know how to avoid the attention of aggressive males, biologists say.

The girls have developed feathers that make them the spitting image of boys.

Some female hummingbirds know how to avoid the attention of aggressive males, biologists say: The girls have developed feathers that make them the spitting image of boys. Researchers studying the ornamentation of white-necked jacobin hummingbirds found that females “retain the male-like plumag...

An 80-pound cougar was removed from a New York City apartment where she was being kept illegally as a pet, animal welfar...
08/31/2021
'False dream:' Cougar that was kept as illegal pet removed from NYC home

An 80-pound cougar was removed from a New York City apartment where she was being kept illegally as a pet, animal welfare officials said Monday.

NEW YORK (AP) — An 80-pound cougar was removed from a New York City apartment where she was being kept illegally as a pet, animal welfare officials said Monday. The owner of the 11-month-old female cougar surrendered the animal on Thursday, Kelly Donithan, director of animal disaster response....

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After watching the video it obvious now why people hate and want to shoot the police. The actions of the officers in this video should scare the crap out of any citizen. Even the local police failed to do their jobs properly as they also attacked the victim. This video is a small sample of how out of control law enforcement is:
After watching the video it obvious now why people hate and want to shoot the police. The actions of the officers in this video should scare the crap out of any citizen. Even the local police failed to do their jobs properly as they also attacked the victim. This video is a small sample of how out of control law enforcement is:
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