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Benefit for Hollis horsebreeders after house fire

7:53 PM, Mar 24, 2014

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Horsebreeders Marc and Peggy Tardiff may have lost almost all of their posessions in a house fire last month, but they gained a community of support.

Danforth couple charged with trafficking meth appear in court

7:49 PM, Mar 24, 2014

MACHIAS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Allen Richardson and Tabbatha Osnoe went before a judge in Washington County Superior court in Machias. Both are charged with trafficking meth.

Experts say meth problem in Maine appears to be growing

7:47 PM, Mar 24, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- A Danforth couple being charged with the sale of methamphetamines this past weekend once again shed light on the issue of meth in Maine. It's a drug that state officials say can carry a lot of danger to produce.

Police make one arrest in weekend arson fire

7:45 PM, Mar 24, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police in Portland have made an arrest in an arson fire behind the Portland Museum of Art Sunday night.

The "Give America a Raise" bus tour rolls into Bangor

5:45 PM, Mar 24, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- It was the first of many stops on a national campaign to raise the federal minimum wage. The 'Give America a Raise' bus rolled into Bangor Monday demanding the federal minimum wage be raised from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.Maine's minimum wage now stands at $7.50. 

Businesses urged to hire "untapped" workforce

5:37 PM, Mar 24, 2014

BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - It's no secret that Maine is one of the oldest state's in the nation and with that designation comes an older workforce.

Mushrooms growing in the foodie world

5:35 PM, Mar 24, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- While most New England farms are months away from producing their first crops of the year, the harvest is already in full swing at Bountiful Mushrooms Farm in Portland.

More protests at USM over budget cuts

5:32 PM, Mar 24, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Classes were canceled for the afternoon and the doors locked at the law school at the University of Southern Maine as students held another protest.

Kennebunk teen has wish granted

5:31 PM, Mar 24, 2014

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Ethan Houle had a day he'll never forget. The 17 year old from Kennebunk didn't travel to a theme park or an exotic locale to have his wish granted, just up the coast that he loves so much.

Gov. LePage unveils bills reforming TANF & EBT card programs

5:24 PM, Mar 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Since taking office Governor Paul LePage has been vocal about wanting to reform the state's welfare system, and on Monday he unveiled four bills he says will help with that.

Three arrested for selling drugs out of a Waterville hotel

3:54 PM, Mar 24, 2014

WATERVILLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Three people were arrested Sunday night after they were found selling drugs out of two hotel rooms at the Budget Host Inn in Waterville.

Multi-million dollar Falmouth home burns

8:19 AM, Mar 24, 2014

FALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A home on Foreside Road in Falmouth caught fire Monday morning.

Thousands see flood insurance increases in Maine

3:53 AM, Mar 24, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- More than 3,000 Maine homeowners and businesses could see their rates for flood insurance rise in an attempt to put the troubled National Flood Insurance Program back on sound financial footing.

Spring is welcomed by Maine Coast Guard

3:50 AM, Mar 24, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Spring is getting its official welcome in Maine from the Coast Guard breaking up winter ice.

Paris police say a 16-year-old male was struck and killed in a hit-and-run

10:42 PM, Mar 23, 2014

PARIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Paris Police Department is looking for the driver responsible for the death of a teenager in a hit-and-run in South Paris last night.

Pay a Dime for Lyme fundraiser raises awareness

8:34 PM, Mar 23, 2014

ELLINGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Middle and high schoolers along with adults drove hours from across the state to play ball. This match isn't just about the score, it's to raise money for kids with Lyme disease.

Maine Maple Sunday a sweet success despite concerns

8:16 PM, Mar 23, 2014

TURNER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Every fourth Sunday in March, the first sign of spring in Maine... is sap. Sugar houses prepare to open to the public, and syrup producers count on warm days to get the sap flowing. This year it's been colder than usual, but the owners of Ricker Hill Farm in Turner didn't let get in the way of their first Maine Maple Sunday.

Hampden man dies in snowmobile crash

6:32 PM, Mar 23, 2014

HERMON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man from Hampden has died following a snowmobile crash in Hermon.

Benefit for family of paralyzed Kennebunk truck driver

6:21 PM, Mar 23, 2014

KENNEBUNK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In mid-February, icy roads created a 50-car pile up on I-80 in Pennsylvania. Even though it was weeks ago, and hundreds of miles away, the impact is still being felt in Maine.

Varney's Labs has successful donation drive

6:11 PM, Mar 23, 2014

POLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After a fire destroyed their barn nearly two weeks ago, Varney's Labs conitnues to receve support from the community.

UMaine Trustees meet on tenure, facility proposals

12:57 PM, Mar 23, 2014

MACHIAS, Maine (AP) -- The University of Maine System Board of Trustees is meeting to consider candidates for tenure and other proposals to improve and relocate university facilities.

Maine to debate bill to boost property tax credit

12:53 PM, Mar 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine's Democratic-controlled House will soon consider a measure that aims to bolster a new property tax credit for low-and-middle income families.

EqualityMaine celebrating 30 years of service

11:03 PM, Mar 22, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- EqualityMaine has a lot to celebrate, for 3 decades they've been fighting for equal treatment in the workplace and in the legislature for the lesbian, gay and transgender community. Saturday night marked their 30th anniversary celebration.

Smart meters in Maine get thumbs up in study

6:27 PM, Mar 22, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Wireless energy meters being tested by a Maine company are getting high marks in a government study.

Hockey championship brings big business to Lewiston Auburn

6:23 PM, Mar 22, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- While most sports fans are focused on March Madness, another college championship is being played right here in Maine.

Danforth parents charged with manufacturing meth

6:06 PM, Mar 22, 2014

DANFORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant in Danforth today and located evidence of a methamphetamine manufacturing operation.

Maine State Science Fair bring students to national competition

5:26 PM, Mar 22, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Bangor High School hosted the Maine State Science Fair today. It's the only science fair in the state of Maine to be affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the largest fair of its kind in the world.

New sketch released in Fryeburg stabbing case

4:40 PM, Mar 22, 2014

FRYEBURG, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police continue to search for the man who stabbed a woman at her dog grooming business.

Former Pirates' assistant coach charged with solicitation of a child

2:04 PM, Mar 22, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Maine State Police say a former assistant coach for the Portland Pirates has been charged with soliciting sex from a 13-year-old female fan.

Maine Jewish Film Festival kicks off

1:03 PM, Mar 22, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Filmmakers from across the world are heading to Maine for a week of screenings and independent films and documentaries about the Jewish experience.