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15 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn
YOU'RE WATCHING NEWS-8 NOW, I'M TRACY SABOL. AND, I'M STEVE MINICH. THE HEAD OF MAINE'S C-D-C SAYS TESTING IS UNDERWAY TO CONFIRM A SUSPECTED CASE OF ENTEROVIRUS D-68.
19 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News
Ben Slayton, head butcher and co-owner of The Farm Stand operates a whole-animal butchery telling customers they can order any cut they like. All beef is 100 percent grass fed and are harvested from Maine farms.
22 hrs ago | National Fisherman
Maine harvesters have been catching plenty of lobsters for a number of years now. But recently some rare ones have found their way into lobstermen's traps.
23 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News
A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit against a city police officer on behalf of a Bar Harbor couple who was arrested this past spring for videotaping police officers on a public street. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Hancock County Superior Court in Ellsworth, according to a prepared statement released by the organization on Tuesday.
Yesterday | WMTW-TV Auburn
A robbery suspect who caused a standoff in Camden is dead, firefighters in Portland knock down a three-alarm fire and President Obama is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa to help control the Ebola outbreak. Here are the 8 things you need to know on this Tuesday, September 16th.
Yesterday | WMTW-TV Auburn
Fires battled a three-alarm fire at a Portland apartment building Tuesday morning. WMTW News 8's Norm Karkos reports.
Gubernatorial hopeful Mike Michaud says Maine must take advantage of telemedicine and support preventative care services that can reduce health care costs down the road. The Democrat's 10-part health care plan released today also includes expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which he has pledged to put forward on his first day in office, if elected.
The city of Portland and the LePage administration have seemingly always had an uneasy relationship. As far back as 2011 , a member of Gov. Paul LePage's cabinet said the Republican administration wouldn't work with Portland - which has been ranked the most liberal city in Maine and consistently has eight Democrats and Greens among its nine city councilors - because the city was politically "against him."
Portland city councilors are expected to talk on Monday night about a lawsuit against the LePage administration directive that prohibits cities to provide general assistance to immigrants who cannot prove they're living in the United States legally. The city of Westbrook, along with the Maine Municipal Association, have also joined Portland in the lawsuit.
The city is expecting eight ships to call port this week, meaning big bucks for area businesses. WMTW News 8's Jim Keithley reports.
Susan Feiner, a professor of economics and women and gender studies, demanded that the board of trustees meeting be moved back to USM so affected faculty could have a say on the elimination of their programs Kent Ryden, the director of the American and New England studies, spoke about how he thought the program fit the 'metropolitan university' vision perfectly, explaining that most museums in Maine have had students of that program intern, staff or run them. Megan LaSala, senior women and gender studies major and active voice among Students for #USMFuture, speaks out against the board of trustees meeting's change of location.
Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud unveiled a 10-point healthcare plan in Portland on Monday which includes lowering costs by expanding Medicaid. Buy Photo Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud shakes hands with reporters after he unveiled a 10-point healthcare plan in Portland on Monday which includes lowering costs by expanding Medicaid.
Southern Maine Community College and the University of New England are forming a partnership to allow students to transfer their credits. Leaders from both institutions are gathering Monday to sign 16 transfer agreements ensuring students can transfer seamlessly from Southern Maine Community College programs to programs at the University of New England.
The York County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible abduction in Limerick, SMCC and UNE are announcing a new partnership today and world leaders are gathering in Paris to discuss strategies against Isis. Here are the 8 things you need to know on this Monday, September 15th.
A problem with writing this review is that the book is not as it actually would be -- in publishable form. A label on the front cover states, "Advance uncorrected proof," and that makes it hard to imagine the ready- to-sell copy.
Portland is known as an eco-friendly city, and it was celebrated on Saturday in the inaugural Portland Green Festival. More than 50 vendors set up in Monument Square to educate about all things green.
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Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:06 pm
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