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Portland elves help Santa reach out to children

Volunteers are helping Santa Claus reach thousands of children in Maine this holiday season.

Published: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:23:33 GMT

UPS in Portland working busiest day of year

UPS workers in Portland are working throughout the day Monday to ensure package delivery before Christmas.

Published: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:09:51 GMT

Convicted sex offender summonsed in Waldo County

A man convicted of sexual assault is accused of unlawful sexual touching on Saturday in the Waldo County town of Belmont.

Published: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:42:43 GMT

Bowdoin College to pay tuition for son of slain police officer

One of the families of a New York City police officer has a son who attends Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

Published: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:33:04 GMT

Weather forces ski resort to delay opening

It looks like it’s going to be a wet Christmas instead of a white Christmas.

Published: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:41:20 GMT

Grandson charged in Wilton woman's death

State police have charged a Wilton man in connection to the death of his grandmother.

Published: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:19:21 GMT

Man charged with killing woman, 2 children

State police have charged a man on suspicious of killing a woman and her two young children.

Published: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:08:14 GMT

Christmas Eve storm to bring rain, wind

Southern Maine will see heavy rain and warmer temperatures on Christmas Eve.

Published: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:43:21 GMT

NOAA seeking herring information from harvesters

Federal fisheries regulators are conducting a survey of river herring harvesters to get a better handle on how to restore the fish's population on the East Coast.

Published: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:41:15 GMT

Exhibit examines Maine influence on Dickens' holiday classic

A new exhibit highlighting the friendship of one of Portland's most famous residents and a famous author is featured on Congress Street.

Published: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:38:49 GMT

State officials urge residents to check charities

Gov. Paul LePage says that criminals are especially active during the holidays in trying to take advantage of the generosity of others.

Published: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:11:41 GMT

Mainers get in last-minute shopping

Crowds and the sounds of the holiday season filled Freeport on Saturday as Mainers got in some last-minute shopping.

Published: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:35:00 GMT

Chinese restaurant held up

York County sheriff’s deputies said they responded to an armed robbery at the China Garden Restaurant on Federal Street on Sunday night.

Published: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:03:13 GMT

Freeport apartment deals with 2nd fire in 24 hours

Fire crews responded to the second fire at the building at Varney Square apartments.

Published: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:51:00 GMT

Police: Man jumps out window to avoid arrest

Police said a man jumped out a second-story window and hid under a crawl space in order to avoid arrest.

Published: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:20:57 GMT

Fire heavily damages Freeport apartment

A dispatcher says crews were called to Varney Square Apartments around 11:30 a.m.

Published: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:49:32 GMT

Curling club offers Olympic fun in Maine

The Belfast Curling Club has been around for more than 50 years.

Published: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:02:10 GMT

Two women charged with attempted murder in stabbing

Court documents allege that 23-year-old Carissa Butkewicz and 20-year-old Tiffany Glidden, of Waterville, stabbed a woman with a kitchen knife while she was sitting in her car.

Published: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:48:30 GMT

Officials urge fire safety, Red Cross handing out free smoke detectors

Red Cross volunteers will be joined by Fire Marshal Joel Thomas, members of FEMA and local fire departments in handing out free smoke detectors to residents in Lewiston on Saturday.

Published: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:28:45 GMT

2014 a big Lyme disease year in upper New England

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Sheila Pinette says the state is likely to exceed last year's record high of 1,384 cases of the illness.

Published: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:00:30 GMT