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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday advised Americans to avoid cruises, regardless of their vacci...
12/31/2021
CDC COVID guidance continues to change but it's not a bad thing, medical expert says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday advised Americans to avoid cruises, regardless of their vaccination status.

WASHINGTON (TND) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday advised Americans to avoid cruises, regardless of their vaccination status. Top health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, have also suggested a vaccine requirement for domestic travel. Dr. Thomas Russo, Professor....

An estimated 580 homes, a hotel and a shopping center have burned and tens of thousands of people were evacuated in wind...
12/31/2021
Colorado wildfires burn hundreds of homes, force evacuations

An estimated 580 homes, a hotel and a shopping center have burned and tens of thousands of people were evacuated in wind-fueled wildfires outside Denver, officials said Thursday evening.

DENVER (AP) — An estimated 580 homes, a hotel and a shopping center have burned and tens of thousands of people were evacuated in wind-fueled wildfires outside Denver, officials said Thursday evening. At least one first responder and six others were injured, though Boulder County Sheriff Joe P...

#BREAKING: A Perry woman has been arrested and charged with the murder of her ex-boyfriend.(📷: Getty Images)
12/31/2021
Perry woman charged with murder of ex-boyfriend

#BREAKING: A Perry woman has been arrested and charged with the murder of her ex-boyfriend.

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PERRY (WGME) -- A Perry woman has been arrested and charged with the murder of her ex-boyfriend. Also read:Lewiston parents concerned after another group of teens are charged with arsonPolice responded to a report of a man being shot at47 Tranquility Lane in Perry around 8:52 p. m. Sunday. Officers....

The Maine CDC and Department of Education have made changes to the state's public health guidance for responding to a po...
12/31/2021
Maine CDC, Department of Education change COVID-19 response guidelines for schools

The Maine CDC and Department of Education have made changes to the state's public health guidance for responding to a positive COVID-19 case in schools.

PORTLAND (WGME) – The Maine CDC and Department of Education have made changes to the state's public health guidance for responding to a positive COVID-19 case in schools. Also read:15 more Mainers die as 1,091 additional coronavirus cases are reported. The state says that the revisions, which....

Three beagles were abandoned on the doorstep of the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland last week.
12/31/2021
Three beagles abandoned on doorstop of Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

Three beagles were abandoned on the doorstep of the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland last week.

PORTLAND (WGME) – Three beagles were abandoned on the doorstep of the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland last week. This is the second time this year a trio of beagles has been left on their doorstep. The ARLGP says they're seeing an increase in small pets left at their front door, and t...

Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth is about to undergo some upgrades.
12/31/2021
Cape Elizabeth to upgrade Fort Williams Park

Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth is about to undergo some upgrades.

CAPE ELIZABETH (WGME) – Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth is about to undergo some upgrades. The town council approved about 80 recommendations last month. They include restructuring the entrance road into the park, changing the angle so it's not as sharp, and adding curbs to the road. The....

Maine bars and restaurants are preparing for crowds as people head out to celebrate the start of 2022.
12/30/2021
Portland bars, restaurants prepare for crowds on New Year's Eve

Maine bars and restaurants are preparing for crowds as people head out to celebrate the start of 2022.

PORTLAND (WGME) – Maine bars and restaurants are preparing for crowds as people head out to celebrate the start of 2022. New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year for bars and restaurants, but businesses are ready for the rush. Also read:Maine police departments to step up....

More than a dozen asylum-seeking families are living in Old Orchard Beach motels.
12/30/2021
Asylum-seeing families find temporary housing in Old Orchard Beach motels

More than a dozen asylum-seeking families are living in Old Orchard Beach motels.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (WGME) – More than a dozen asylum-seeking families are living in Old Orchard Beach motels. There are 20 immigrant families staying in two motels. Also read:Faith-based group likely to resettle 100 Afghans in MaineThe majority of the families came from the Congo, DRC and Angol...

As the use of at-home COVID-19 test kits becomes more prevalent in Maine, the underreporting of those results may be imp...
12/30/2021
More at-home tests could be leading to underreporting of positive COVID cases

As the use of at-home COVID-19 test kits becomes more prevalent in Maine, the underreporting of those results may be impacting the state's official case count.

STATEWIDE (WGME) -- As the use of at-home COVID-19 test kits becomes more prevalent in Maine, the underreporting of those results may be impacting the state's official case count. On Thursday, the Maine CDC reported 1,091 new cases. It's an issue Maine's top health official says is not new and somet...

For the second time in less than four months, teenagers have been charged with an arson in Lewiston.
12/30/2021
Lewiston parents concerned after another group of teens are charged with arson

For the second time in less than four months, teenagers have been charged with an arson in Lewiston.

LEWSITON (WGME) – For the second time in less than four months, teenagers have been charged with an arson in Lewiston. Also read:3 teens accused of starting fires at former Lewiston lumber companyThe latest fire happened Tuesday night at a former lumber company on Avon Street. For some neighbo...

A California man was charged by the Department of Justice for allegedly having a cache of weapons in his car while attem...
12/30/2021
Docs: Man headed to DC to 'combat evil demons' in White House arrested with weapons cache

A California man was charged by the Department of Justice for allegedly having a cache of weapons in his car while attempting to travel to Washington, D.C. to kill people in power.

MERCED, Calif. (KMPH) — A Merced man was charged by the Department of Justice for allegedly having a cache of weapons in his car while attempting to travel to Washington, D. C. to kill people in power. Kuachua Xiong , 25, was stopped by sheriff’s deputies in Iowa Dec. 21 after they say h...

With a surge of the Omicron variant and testing sites around the world being overwhelmed, Dr. Robert Redfield, former CD...
12/30/2021
Former CDC director says nation was 'underprepared' for COVID-19 testing

With a surge of the Omicron variant and testing sites around the world being overwhelmed, Dr. Robert Redfield, former CDC Director, said as of right now, testing is the problem.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) – With a surge of the Omicron variant and testing sites around the world being overwhelmed, Dr. Robert Redfield, former CDC Director, said as of right now, testing is the problem. Our nation is clearly underprepared in terms of having the amount of testing that we need,&rd...

A New Hampshire woman reportedly called a 9-year-old child a racial slur and threatened to kneel on his neck after he ac...
12/30/2021
New Hampshire woman who threatened Black child violated civil rights law, court rules

A New Hampshire woman reportedly called a 9-year-old child a racial slur and threatened to kneel on his neck after he accidentally broke her son’s toy.

DOVER, N. H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman violated the state’s civil rights law by calling a Black child by a racial slur and threatening to kneel on his neck, a court ruled Wednesday. Kristina Graper, 51, of Dover, was accused of threatening the 9-year-old in May after he accidentally b...

Disregarding hazard pay, Maine's official minimum wage will increase from $12.15 an hour to $12.75.
12/30/2021
26 states, including Maine, raising minimum wage in 2022

Disregarding hazard pay, Maine's official minimum wage will increase from $12.15 an hour to $12.75.

2022 will mark a minimum wage hike for more than half the country. 26 states will get a boost this coming year, including Maine. Disregarding hazard pay, Maine's official minimum wage will increase from $12. 15 an hour to $12. 75. Also read: Maine schools to follow new quarantine guidelines. Califor...

Officials are advising Maine schools to follow new federal guidelines that shorten the quarantine periods for those infe...
12/30/2021
Maine schools to follow new quarantine guidelines

Officials are advising Maine schools to follow new federal guidelines that shorten the quarantine periods for those infected with COVID-19 or exposed from 10 days to 5 days.

MaineHealth officials are advising schools to follow new federal guidelines for coronavirus quarantine and isolation. Also read: Federal ambulance teams arrive as health officials await possible surge in COVID cases. The new guidelines shorten the quarantine periods for those infected or exposed fro...

The news is a mixed bag for Mainers in need of heating assistance. The Biden Administration has more than doubled funds ...
12/30/2021
More home heating aid is coming to Maine, but so are rising fuel costs

The news is a mixed bag for Mainers in need of heating assistance. The Biden Administration has more than doubled funds to help heat homes, but the average cost of heating a home this winter is expected to be $972.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Raymond Archer was on the verge of losing his home during the cold Maine winter last year when government assistance came to the rescue, and he’s prepared for this season to be even more difficult. Archer, a 50-year-old construction worker who was out of work for n...

15 more Mainers have died, and 1,091 additional coronavirus cases have been reported in the state.
12/30/2021
15 more Mainers die as 1,091 additional coronavirus cases are reported

15 more Mainers have died, and 1,091 additional coronavirus cases have been reported in the state.

Fifteen more Mainers have died, and 1,091 additional coronavirus cases were reported in the state on Thursday. The COVID-19 death toll in Maine stands at 1,525. Also read: Federal ambulance teams arrive as health officials await possible surge in COVID cases. There have been 145,629 coronavirus case...

Maine colleges are adding new coronavirus protocols ahead of the spring semester. Some schools are requiring booster sho...
12/30/2021
Maine colleges announce spring semester mandates

Maine colleges are adding new coronavirus protocols ahead of the spring semester. Some schools are requiring booster shots.

Maine colleges are adding new coronavirus protocols ahead of the spring semester. Bates College will start all classes remotely and students are required to get a booster shot. Also read: It may be time for tougher masks, Maine CDC saysStudents and staff at Bowdoin College must get their boosters be...

Dr. Shah says it's time to upgrade your masks and that cloth masks might not be the best anymore, especially with the om...
12/30/2021
It may be time for tougher masks, Maine CDC says

Dr. Shah says it's time to upgrade your masks and that cloth masks might not be the best anymore, especially with the omicron variant so easily transmissible.

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah says it's time to upgrade your masks and that cloth masks might not be the best anymore, especially with the omicron COVID-19 variant so easily transmissible. Also read: Federal ambulance teams arrive as health officials await possible surge in COVID cases.

Dr. Fauci is encouraging people to choose small New Year’s Eve gatherings with friends or family who you know are vaccin...
12/30/2021
Dr. Fauci warns against large New Year's Eve gatherings

Dr. Fauci is encouraging people to choose small New Year’s Eve gatherings with friends or family who you know are vaccinated and boosted.

Dr. Anthony Fauci is warning Americans against attending large New Year’s Eve celebrations. "If your plans are to go to a 40 to 50 person, New Year’s Eve party with all the bells and whistles and everybody and kissing and wishing each other a happy new year, I would strongly recommend th...

Three people were taken to the hospital after a gas leak at Wayside Food Bank in Portland.
12/29/2021
3 taken to hospital after gas leak at Portland food bank

Three people were taken to the hospital after a gas leak at Wayside Food Bank in Portland.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Three people were taken to the hospital after a gas leak at Wayside Food Bank in Portland. The gas leak was reported around 1:25 p. m. at Wayside Food Bank on Walton Street. Also read: Police still don't know cause of death for man who went missing in LaGrange 6 months agoWhen cre...

The higher reimbursement rates will allow nursing and residential care facilities across Maine to increase pay for direc...
12/29/2021
Maine long-term care facilities workers to see wage hike due to higher reimbursement rates

The higher reimbursement rates will allow nursing and residential care facilities across Maine to increase pay for direct care workers to at least 125% of the state’s minimum wage.

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Mills administration announced a plan on Wednesday to increase MaineCare reimbursement rates for 225 nursing and residential care facilities across the state starting Jan. 1. MaineCare is the state’s version of Medicaid. Also read: Portland restaurants push for indoor vac...

The new year brings new laws for New Hampshire, including an abortion ban that was passed as part of the state budget.
12/29/2021
Abortion, drunken driving, animal welfare laws take effect in New Hampshire

The new year brings new laws for New Hampshire, including an abortion ban that was passed as part of the state budget.

CONCORD, N. H. (AP) — The new year brings new laws for New Hampshire, including an abortion ban that was passed as part of the state budget. The budget Gov. Chris Sununu signed in June contained a provision prohibiting abortion after 24 weeks of gestation, with exceptions for the mother’...

The influenza season is getting off to a slow start in Maine with hundreds of infections but no confirmed deaths, offici...
12/29/2021
Maine flu season off to slow start, no confirmed deaths

The influenza season is getting off to a slow start in Maine with hundreds of infections but no confirmed deaths, officials say.

The influenza season is getting off to a slow start in Maine with hundreds of infections but no confirmed deaths, officials say. There have been 505 positive influenza cases reported this season by Maine-based labs, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Also read: 18 more...

Gas prices in the United States are softening up, but analysts say relief is unlikely to last through the first quarter ...
12/29/2021
Enjoy lower gas prices... while they last

Gas prices in the United States are softening up, but analysts say relief is unlikely to last through the first quarter of the new year.

Retail gasoline prices in the United States are softening up, but analysts told Zenger that relief is unlikely to last through the first quarter of the new year. Travel club AAA posted a national average retail price of $3. 28 for a gallon of regular unleaded for Tuesday. The national average is ske...

Since the pandemic started, Maine's population has jumped thousands with more than 16,000 people in 2020 and an addition...
12/29/2021
How Maine's 2021 population spike impacted the state's real estate

Since the pandemic started, Maine's population has jumped thousands with more than 16,000 people in 2020 and an additional 10,000 people in 2021.

Since the pandemic started, Maine's population has jumped thousands with more than 16,000 people in 2020 and an additional 10,000 people in 2021, according to the U. S. Census Bureau. "Maine is on the map," Aaron Bolster, the 2021 president of the Maine Association of Realtors said. "It's been fasci...

A group of Portland restaurants are calling on the city to pass an indoor vaccine mandate as the omicron variant fuels a...
12/29/2021
Portland restaurants push for indoor vaccine mandate

A group of Portland restaurants are calling on the city to pass an indoor vaccine mandate as the omicron variant fuels a new surge of COVID-19 cases. What do you think about this?

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A group of restaurants in Portland is calling on the city to act as the omicron variant fuels a new surge of COVID-19 cases. Indoor vaccine mandates have gone into effect in some format in some cities, including New York City and Boston, and, according to the Press Herald, Portlan...

18 more Mainers have died, and 1,325 additional coronavirus cases have been reported in the state. The COVID-19 death to...
12/29/2021
18 more Mainers die as 1,325 additional coronavirus cases are reported

18 more Mainers have died, and 1,325 additional coronavirus cases have been reported in the state. The COVID-19 death toll now stands at 1,510.

Eighteen more Mainers have died, and 1,325 additional coronavirus cases were reported in the state on Wednesday. The COVID-19 death toll in Maine stands at 1,510. Also read: Omicron or a cold? Here are symptoms to look for and when to get a COVID-19 test. There have been 144,538 coronavirus cases re...

A liver transplant for a 1-year-old Bowdoinham boy was a complete success.
12/28/2021
'We are so blessed': 1-year-old Bowdoinham boy gets liver transplant

A liver transplant for a 1-year-old Bowdoinham boy was a complete success.

BOWDOINHAM (WGME) – Help is on the way for a one-year-old boy in need of a liver transplant. Caleb Orthman has been hospitalized since birth. After a story about him aired on CBS13, more than 200 people applied to be a donor. Also read:Bowdoinham mom in search of liver donor for son who's been...

A state agency and an industry group are appealing a federal judge’s ruling that allows out-of-state owners of medical m...
12/28/2021
Court to decide residency requirement for Maine pot dispensaries

A state agency and an industry group are appealing a federal judge’s ruling that allows out-of-state owners of medical ma*****na dispensaries. What do you think about this?

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A state agency and an industry group are appealing a federal judge’s ruling that allows out-of-state owners of medical ma*****na dispensaries. It appears the case is the first of its kind to reach a federal appeals court, carrying with its possible ramifications fo...

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Hear all about our 2021 and how we plan to create life-changing wishes in the year ahead in this month’s #WishWednesday from WPFO FOX23 & @WGME CBS 13 News, Portland at: https://wgme.com/features/make-a-wish-maine/heres-what-make-a-wish-maine-has-in-store-for-2022 #WishesMatter
Merry Christmas from The Nite Show! Our 1-hour Christmas Special features sketches and performances from Christmas past, including appearances by UMaine Renaissance, Count von Count from Sesame Street, members of Bangor Ballet, Chris Quimby, Sock Puppet Santa, and Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band! Plus, we reimagine scenes from “Elf,” and the legendary Bangor Savings Bank kitten commercial. You can find it in #latenight on #christmaseve on WGME CBS 13 News, Portland; and #Christmas night at 7 on WABI TV5 #Bangor! THEN, in our regular time slots on Christmas night, catch The Nite Show Performance Series: 30 minutes of performances from our archives including appearances by Max Ater, Paula Cole, The Rob Bartlett Radio Comedy Hour host Rob Bartlett, and Penobscot Theatre Company’s production of “Matilda: The Musical!” See it Saturday Late Night all over #Maine: 11:30 on WABI TV5 / Bangor 10:30 on WPFO FOX23 / #Portland 11:00 on WWPI NBC16 / #presqueisle 1am on WGME CBS 13 / Portland 📸: Whittling Fog Photography
This #Saturday night, it’s our big #Christmas episode, full of Holly, Jolly, Meriment, and Yule. Survivor champ Bob Crowley of Maine Forest Yurts returns to our show a full decade after his first appearance. He talks about life since Survivor. He also offers Dan & Christie pointers for snowmobiling as the three of them will be part of the Celebrity Egg Ride with Q-106.5 at the 49th Annual Dysart's Ride In to benefit Pine Tree Camp. Information about what that means is on the show, Saturday. Plus, our holiday tradition continues with the annual performance of Darlene Love’s classic, “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home).” Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band are joined by Opus Trio, Steve Orlofsky, singers Jessica Ward, Doug Fogg, Maddie Weston, Stephanie Erb, and Rob Bartlett, and Christie Robinson on lead vocals for this healing slice of holiday magic. PLUS, Dan and Christie offer a take on the 2021 “Things That Made Us Go Hmmm…” and what would the holidays be without a visit from Sock Puppet Santa? It’s all new, all over the state of #maine, Saturday #latenight! 11:30 on WABI TV5 / #bangor After PBC Fight Night and the News at Ten on WPFO FOX23 #portland 11:00 on WWPI NBC16 / #presqueisle 1am on WGME CBS 13 News, Portland 📸: Whittling Fog Photography
Saturday night we are all new with comedian/actor/writer and the host of The Rob Bartlett Radio Comedy Hour, Rob Bartlett! He brings with him plenty of laughs to go around. Join Dan, Christie, and Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band Find out what’s so dang funny, Saturday #LateNight all over #Maine! AND stick around at the end of the show to see the faces and names of the crew of students from NESCom at Husson University who have worked so hard this semester to make The Nite Show look and sound great, and earn production respect from guests who have visited from all over the country. These kids are going places! 11:30 on WABI TV5 / #Bangor 10:30 on WPFO FOX23 / #Portland 11:00 on WWPI NBC16 / #presqueisle 1am on WGME CBS 13 News, Portland 📸: Whittling Fog Photography
Saturday night brings another all new episode of The Nite Show! The author of “Dark Things I Adore,” Katie Lattari ; and the host of Discover on WABI TV5, Anna LaPierre both sit and chat with Dan about their work! Plus, we offer heartfelt congratulations to Standish, Maine (You Did It!); and we get a little help in celebrating Christie’s forthcoming birthday. Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band are jammin’ all night long! It’s all new #LateNight fun, statewide in #Maine, Saturday night! 11:30 on WABI TV5 / #bangor After football and news on WPFO FOX23 / #Portland 11:00 on WWPI NBC16 / #presqueisle 1am on WGME CBS 13 News, Portland 📸: Whittling Fog Photography
Back with another brand new episode this weekend all over the great state of #Maine! Spose returns to The Nite Show to talk about his new double album, “Get Rich or Die Ryan” and he performs a brand new track from the two-disc set! And, the host of The BIG Morning Show with Mike Dow on BIG104 helps Dan & Christie with some misunderstood songs lyrics. All that plus Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band, Saturday #LateNight! 11:30 on WABI TV5 / #Bangor After football and the FOX23 News at Ten on WPFO FOX23 / #Portland 11:00 on WWPI NBC16 / #PresqueIsle 1am on WGME CBS 13 News, Portland 📸: Whittling Fog Photography
Why was the Tampa Bay game scheduled for Fox according to yahoo sports, but was blacked out here and infomercials took its place?
Thanks so much for broadcasting Thursday Night football between the Ravens and Dolphins. It was wonderful hearing the chants of "*UCK JOE BIDEN", over the announcers. LOL
Another all new episode of The Nite Show comes your way Saturday night all over Maine! The hosts of the very popular Z Morning Show on Z107.3 make their first appearance on the show! Kid & Sarah talk about their upcoming Free The Z Turkey drive to help provide Thanksgiving Dinner to families in need, and kid recalls the time that he and Dan were at a party with…Pauly Shore. (Cool…bud-day!) Also, things get a little awkward for “Christie Robinson’s Celebrity Interview” And, Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band keep the show moving with some of the best live music you’re gonna hear! Saturday night, #LateNight goes local alllllll over #Maine! 11:30 on WABI TV5 / #Bangor After football and the News at Ten on WPFO FOX23 / #Portland 11:00 on WWPI NBC16 / #PresqueIsle 1am on WGME CBS 13 News, Portland 📸: Whittling Fog Photography
Yet another brand new episode of The Nite Show this Saturday night! The host of Dark Downeast, Kylie Low, makes her first appearance on The Nite Show! But was it her first invitation to the show? We clear all that up before she talks about her amazing and wildly successful podcast. And Karen Morgan Comedy returns to the stage at The Gracie Theatre before she returns to the stage at The Gracie (again) THIS Thursday night for an evening of comedy! See what you are in for #Saturday night on The Nite Show! AND, Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band play the tunes with Dan & Christie bring some surprises. It’s all new and all over #Maine Saturday #LateNight! 11:30 on WABI TV5 / #Bangor After football and the FOX23 News at Ten on WPFO FOX23 / #Portland 11:00 on WWPI NBC 16 / #presqueisle 1am on WGME CBS 13 News, Portland 📸: Whittling Fog Photography