Motorcycle hits, seriously injures jogger in Auburn

AUBURN, Maine (WMTW) - A runner in Auburn has sustained life-threatening injuries after he was struck Thursday afternoon by a motorcycle. Auburn police said the motorcycle, driven by 27-year-old Mason Perez, of Auburn, was coming over a hill on South Witham Road when he hit 52-year-old Tyrone Fulgham, of Auburn, as he was jogging.
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LePage calls for elimination of Maine income tax during campaign launch

AUGUSTA, Maine (WMTW) - The next election for Maine governor isn’t until next November, but the race is underway. Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage launched his campaign Wednesday night against Democratic Gov. Janet Mills by calling for the elimination of the state income tax. LePage said repealing Maine’s income tax...
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Skeletal remains found in Falmouth identified as missing Maine woman

FALMOUTH, Maine (WMTW) — Skeletal remains found this month in Falmouth have been positively identified as Anneliese Heinig, 37, of Richmond. Heinig had been missing since Thanksgiving of 2019. Police said a portion of her remains were found by a kayaker in a tidal area of the Presumpscot River near...
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Portland police chief Frank Clark announces resignation

PORTLAND, Maine (WMTW) - Portland police chief Frank Clark announced his resignation Friday in an email sent to members of the police department. Clark said he has accepted a job as a global corporate security director. In the email, Clark said he wasn’t actively seeking a new job when the...

Freeport business owners hope tourists remain as temperatures drop

FREEPORT, Maine (WMTW) - With the fall equinox arriving on Wednesday, business owners in Freeport are hoping that the tourists responsible for their busy summer season, will remain as temperatures drop. Stores were busy and restaurants were packed during the warmer months, but now many business owners are gearing up...

COVID-19 pandemic forces parents to make difficult child care decisions

Many parents say the pandemic, quarantines, and child care challenges have only added to what is already a hard job. Alyssa Richard and her husband live in Saco with their two children. Both work full-time jobs and 4-year-old Otis and 2-year-old Owen are both in day care. "The challenge that...

Maine ranked one of worst states for teachers, according to WalletHub

PORTLAND, Maine (WMTW) - Maine has been ranked one of the worst states in the country for teachers, according to the financial website WalletHub. Maine ranked 49th overall. Only the District of Columbia and New Hampshire were rated lower than Maine. WalletHub looked at 24 factors to determine its rankings...

Sabattus votes to keep police department

SABATTUS, Maine (WMTW) - Sabattus has voted to keep its police force. At a special town meeting Tuesday evening, residents were asked to vote on a series of articles that would have disbanded the police department and have law enforcement covered by county and state authorities. Voters rejected those measures...

Human remains found at Lewiston solid waste facility, police say

LEWISTON, Maine (WMTW) — Maine State Police are investigating the discovery of human remains at the solid waste facility in Lewiston. Police said the remains were found just before 9 a.m. Tuesday at the facility on River Road. Detectives from the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit and Lewiston police...

Maine Has Its First Cannabis Job Fair… And Wing Eating Contest

Sure it's kinda funny. Til you run the numbers... Yes, I do find it humorous that at Maine's first ever job fair dedicated solely to employing people in our state's quickly growing (no pun intended...kind of) recreational cannabis industry, that there was also a chicken wing eating contest. It seems like an almost comical nod to what most people think potheads do all day.

In split vote, Portland council does not approve mask mandate

PORTLAND, Maine (WMTW) - A mask mandate will not be reinstated in the city of Portland, for now. In a split 4-4 vote, the Portland City Council voted down another indoor mask mandate Monday night. This vote was postponed from last week. Councilors who voted against the mandate said businesses...