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Stop-and-go traffic reported on Maine Turnpike

The Maine Turnpike Authority is reporting heavy traffic on the Maine Turnpike southbound between exit 19 in Wells and the New Hampshire state line.

Published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:00:49 GMT

22-year-old dies after setting off fireworks from head

State police say one man died in a fireworks accident in Calais Saturday night from a fatal head injury from a fireworks mortar that had been placed on his head exploded.

Published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:26:21 GMT

Washington County man dies in fireworks accident

Dispatchers said a Washington County man is dead after a fireworks accident Saturday night.

Published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:14:19 GMT

Police: Man, 80, hits person in wheelchair, resists arrest

An Oakland man was arrested on charges of hitting a person in a wheelchair, attempting to leave the scene of an accident and assaulting police officers, Winslow Police Chief Shawn O’Leary said.

Published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 06:23:55 GMT

3 found dead in Boothbay Harbor

Police are investigating the deaths of three people who were found dead in two houses in Boothbay Harbor.

Published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:47:29 GMT

Fireworks dates, times across Maine

A roundup of fireworks displays in cities, towns and communities across Maine.

Published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:45:58 GMT

Man charged following crash with police cruiser

Driver of vehicle not identified as Maine State Police investigate Saturday morning crash.

Published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:37:59 GMT

Several hurt in July 4 crashes

York County Sheriff’s deputies responded to several crashes on July 4.

Published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:31:44 GMT

Rangers assisting in search for missing person

Maine forest rangers are assisting the Orono Police Department in a search for a person lost in the woods near Old Town and Orono.

Published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:23:22 GMT

Maine using online tool to try to stamp out invasive plants

Maine is using data collected by residents to better manage invasive plants that plague some of the state's natural areas.

Published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:31:52 GMT

Portland fireworks fans prepare for show

The city of Portland's "Stars and Stripes Spectacular" starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and is being hosted by WMTW News 8's Mallory Brooke.

Published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:24:26 GMT

Gilmore's Seafood closing after 57 years

Gilmore's Seafood in Bath closed Friday with a CVS Pharmacy to be built on the lot.

Published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:49:40 GMT

Bomb squad detonates unattended backpack at post office

Police said an unattended backpack left near the Camden Post Office prompted a response from the Maine State Police bomb squad.

Published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:35:16 GMT

Portland readies for Independence Day bash

July 4th Portland is gearing up for The Stars and Stripes Spectacular, featuring a performance by Grammy Award-winning singer Melissa Manchester and fireworks and hosted by WMTW News 8 meteorologist Mallory Brooke, at Eastern Prom Park. 

Published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:23:04 GMT

Recent events highlight need for swimming safety

Fun in the water can easily take a dangerous or even deadly turn.

Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:51:25 GMT

Teen dies after being pulled from Rome pond

An off-duty nurse provides help after a teen went missing for 15 to 20 minutes in Great Pond in Rome Thursday. He died later in the day.

Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:59:34 GMT

Fireworks flurry at stores ahead of weekend holiday

What’s the Fourth of July without fireworks? Scarborough’s Phantom Fireworks was packed Friday as customers looking for some explosive excitement stocked up.

Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:59:11 GMT

Man hurt after falling 60 feet at Acadia National Park

A 32-year-old climber is injured after he fell 60 feet at the Otter Cliffs at Acadia National Park Friday morning.

Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:42:05 GMT

Whale makes a Fourth of July salute to Old Glory

A humpback whale apparently knows how to salute Old Glory.

Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:00:00 GMT

Barber Foods recalling Kiev Stuffed Chicken

Barber Foods is recalling 58,000 lbs of frozen raw stuffed chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis.

Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:13:28 GMT