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Brunswick church takes part in national vigil to remember victims of gun violence
BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- The 11th annual National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence was held Wednesday in Washington, D.C., and churches across the country carried that message, including the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick. The national service was livestreamed inside the church, but there was a more personal message for...
High-Speed Chase in Brunswick Highlights Ongoing Domestic Violence Crisis
In a recent incident in Brunswick, Maine, what began as a domestic assault quickly escalated into a high-stakes public safety emergency. Thomas Coffill, a 51-year-old man from Lisbon, engaged local law enforcement in a perilous high-speed chase, originating from a domestic dispute reported on a Monday evening. Fleeing in the victim's car, Coffill's dangerous maneuvers through multiple towns culminated with the deployment of spike strips by Topsham police, bringing the pursuit to a dramatic end in a Circle K parking lot.
2nd-to-last mass shooting patient discharged from Lewiston hospital
In a press release, the hospital described doctors, nurses and health-care professionals lining the hallway to the exit for an emotional send-off.
Crash on I-295 in Freeport causes heavy traffic during morning commute
FREEPORT, Maine — The Wednesday morning commute was disrupted for many people traveling southbound on Interstate 295 through the Freeport area. A Freeport public safety dispatcher told NEWS CENTER Maine the heavy traffic was due to a crash in the area of Exit 20. Maine Department of Public Safety...
'They have a full plate:' Maine State Police feel impact of recent homicide spike
AUGUSTA (WGME) -- An unprecedented number of homicides in Maine so far this year is putting pressure on the state's largest police force. From the October mass shootings in Lewiston to a string of homicides just last month, investigators with the Maine State Police have had their hands full. "They...
We Love This Maine Realtor’s Clever Trick for Attracting Clicks
Even though the Maine real estate market has cooled off from where it was in 2020 and 2021, there are still a lot of transactions taking place every month. If you keep an eye on the Maine real estate websites, you know that they are loaded with listings for homes in all sizes and price ranges.
Two Maine hospitals have been recognized with top competitive awards
Maine Medical Center in Portland and Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick are both part of the MaineHealth system.
12-Year-Old Maine Boy Runs Into Burning Home, Drags Father’s Body Away From Flames
We're learning some intense new details about everything that transpired at a New Gloucester, Maine, home over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon on Intervale Road, a Maine man was working on his home's boiler when it exploded, WGME reported. The homeowner, Lado Ladoka, 44, died instantly. His children, however, were able to escape to safety.
Coastal Neighborhood is the Priciest Zip Code in Maine
If you've spent any time on places like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace searching for available apartments in southern Maine, you know just how high some of the prices have gotten. As many coastal towns and cities in Maine have become beacons for tourism, the price to own or rent real...
This is Maine’s Most Expensive Neighborhood
The real estate market has shown tight inventory in most places for quite some time, with Maine fitting right in line with the trend, causing home prices to remain inflated. Depending on where you are looking and your budget, you may be able to get into a home pretty easily.
Portland woman charged with OUI after driving wrong way on I-295
A state police trooper who was driving southbound on the turnpike about a mile away saw the approaching headlights and pulled into the breakdown lane to avoid being hit.
Are Bicyclists Required By Law to Use Bike Lanes in Maine Where Available?
Many of Maine's more populated areas like Portland and Lewiston-Auburn have added bike lanes on many of their streets and roads. According to StrongGo.com, cities that add bike lanes to their streets benefit bikers and drivers in many ways such as keeping bikers safer, pedestrians on sidewalks safer, and improving traffic flow. But are bicyclists required to use them?
Memorials to victims of Maine's deadliest mass shooting to be displayed at museum
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Volunteers and city workers on Tuesday removed mementos, signs and other items that accumulated at the sites of the deadliest mass shooting in Maine history, reflecting a change in season and a new chapter in the area’s recovery. The handwritten signs, cards, bouquets and other items — more than a 1,000 of them — will be archived, catalogued and prepared for exhibition at a museum in Lewiston. Part of the process is practical: Snowfall makes it imperative to remove the memorials before they’re destroyed by either the elements or plows. But organizers also say it feels like the right time as communities continue to heal and grieve after 18 people were killed and 13 injured on Oct. 25. “We want to make sure the community doesn’t forget what happened and how the community came together. So bringing the items together feels like next stage,” said Rachel Ferrante, executive director of the Maine Museum of Innovation, Learning and Labor, located at a former mill building in Lewiston.
Oh Boy Falmouth, What’s With These New Trash Collection Bins?
Falmouth has switched to the new automated trash collection. I'm not a big fan of change. The older I get, the more of a stickler I become. Now Falmouth has switched to automated trash collection. We are now using the cans that a truck grabs to empty, not a human.
Families of Lewiston mass shooting victims head to Washington DC in search for answers
PORTLAND (WGME) -- A survivor of the Lewiston mass shootings and some of the victims' families are looking for answers about what exactly led up to the tragedy. That's why they're heading to Washington, D.C. Thursday to speak with staff from the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. All...
Auburn school board considers committee on closing Walton Elementary School
On Wednesday night, the Auburn School Board met to vote on whether or not to create a “transition committee for the anticipation of Walton Elementary closure,” according to their agenda. Parents and students from Walton Elementary School rallied ahead of the school committee meeting to fight to keep...
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in topsham, ME
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around topsham.
At-home aide crisis leaves Mainers to age alone, 'die early'
AUBURN (WGME) -- This holiday season, the I-Team discovered there are hundreds of older Mainers sitting in Maine hospitals waiting to be discharged, but they can't go home because no one is there to care for them. This care has now fallen on the shoulders of spouses like Hank DeNomme,...
Randy W. Cole, 64
LACONIA — Randy William Cole, 64, of Addison Street, died on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at home. Randy was born on July 30, 1959, in Brunswick, Maine, the son of the late Russell Linscott and Margaret (Cady) Linscott.
After Touring Gardens Aglow, Chow Down at One of These 7 Maine Spots
Holiday activities always take so much out of you. Even good stress, is still stress. And it's not just all the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping. Sometimes it's just the amount of time you spend trying to do all the cool things. It may be office parties, or booking travel arrangements for the season, or trying to find cool things to do.