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  • Mysterious drop in prized bait worms threatens a way of life

    April 27, 2017 8:11 AM

    WOOLWICH, Maine - A mysterious drop in the harvest of two of the most popular worms for sport fishermen is proving expensive for anglers and threatening a way of life in Maine. Maine harvesters are by far the largest suppliers of bloodworms and sandworms in the U.S. Harvesters called wormers... more »
  • Police: Maine TV weatherman found dead of apparent suicide

    April 7, 2017 8:50 AM

    AUBURN, Maine - Police say a popular television meteorologist in Maine's largest city has been found dead of an apparent suicide. Tom Johnston from WCSH-TV in Portland was reported missing Monday after he failed to return from a weekend event at the Sunday River ski resort. Old Orchard Beach Police... more »
  • Maine bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters

    March 22, 2017 11:49 AM

    AUGUSTA - A Republican lawmaker in Maine says the state should protect people from being discriminated against based on their beliefs about climate change. Rep. Larry Lockman has introduced a bill that would limit the attorney general's ability to investigate or prosecute people based on their political speech, including their... more »
  • Former WBRZ employee may have influenced a Mardi Gras holiday in Maine

    March 3, 2017 11:47 AM

    PORTLAND, Maine – It seems more people are finally realizing what most of us know: Louisiana knows how to throw a good party. Hundreds of years after we started, Portland, Maine, announced this week it's going to celebrate Mardi Gras in 2018. Portland, a southern shore city of about... more »
  • Heck, yeah! Rednecks hold their blanking Summer Games

    July 30, 2016 3:19 PM

    HEBRON, Maine - It's time for rednecks to enjoy their blanking games. In the coming week, there's going to be pomp and circumstance and world-class athletes at the Summer Olympics in Brazil. But this weekend, there's barbecue, beer and mud at an event formerly known as the Redneck Olympics in... more »
  • 40-year-old Twinkie still going strong

    June 27, 2016 3:22 PM

    BLUE HILL, Maine - In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie. ABC News reports the experiment started in 1976 when Roger Bennatti was teaching a lesson to his high school chemistry class on food additives... more »
  • Maine sues Planned Parenthood foe, says he yelled too loudly

    November 10, 2015 11:34 AM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's attorney general is suing a protester who she says yelled so loudly outside a Planned Parenthood facility that he disrupted health care services there. Attorney General Janet Mills filed a complaint under the state's civil rights act against 26-year-old Brian Ingalls, of Lisbon. She says he... more »
  • Officials: 4 dead in shooting in central Maine

    November 5, 2015 6:15 AM

    OAKLAND, Maine- Authorities say four people are dead, including the gunman who opened fire at a home in central Maine. Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the shooting erupted Wednesday night in Oakland. He says two women and man were shot to death inside the home, where they... more »
  • Bigfoot artist nabbed

    September 2, 2015 9:02 PM

    KENNEBUNK, MAINE- City leaders weren't amused by spray-painted images of Sasquatch on public property and they nabbed the accused artist for criminal mischief and drug possession. The police chief says the Sasquatch images defaced public and private property, "costing time and money to repair and replace". Sasquatch, also known... more »
  • Grocery store knife attack

    August 20, 2015 9:01 PM

    SACO, MAINE- Police are trying to find a motive for the knife attack on a mother of five at a grocery store by a woman who didn't know her. Wendy Boudreau was stabbed and later died at a hospital on Wednesday. It was near the ice cream freezer. ... more »
  • Rare orange lobster

    July 23, 2015 9:02 PM

    RAYMOND, MAINE- A lobster fisherman in Maine caught a rare bright orange lobster and its the second time he's pulled an odd one from the sea. Bill Coppersmith says he caught the rarity in the Gulf of Maine and experts say the odds of catching one are one in... more »
  • 4 people shot in 3 Maine communities; gunman sought

    July 17, 2015 12:40 PM

    BENEDICTA, ME - State police say they're searching for a gunman in a stolen logging truck following the shootings of four people in three different communities in northern Maine. Steve McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety said Friday that four people were shot overnight in the towns of... more »
  • Once Upon A Time - Sundays @ 7 p.m.

    June 11, 2015 5:30 PM

    Once Upon a Time welcomes viewers to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won't show up on your GPS, but it's a magical place to visit. Reality and myth merged after Emma broke Regina's curse, which had deprived the fairy tale characters of their memories and trapped them in... more »
  • Man who used Facebook to lure teen to death gets 60 years

    May 8, 2015 12:59 PM

    BANGOR, ME - A Maine man who lured a 15-year-old girl to her death with a fake Facebook profile is going to prison for 60 years. The sentence was imposed Friday on 22-year-old Kyle Dube, of Orono, who was convicted of killing Nichole Cable. The judge imposed 60 years for... more »
  • Stephen King pans governor over inaccurate residency claim

    March 19, 2015 12:59 PM

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Stephen King isn't pleased with Gov. Paul LePage's inaccurate claim that the horror writer has moved from Maine. LePage used his radio address this week to make his case for eliminating Maine's income tax. He said states without an income tax, such as Florida, have lured away... more »
  • Nurse who balked at Ebola quarantine is leaving Maine

    March 10, 2015 2:05 AM

    PORTLAND, ME - The nurse who refused to be quarantined after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is leaving Maine. Kaci Hickox says she's accepted a position with a health care system in Oregon and plans to leave Maine on Friday. The Texas native made national news last fall when... more »
  • 70-vehicle pileup in snowy Maine leaves at least 17 injured

    February 25, 2015 5:02 PM

    ETNA, ME - Police in Maine say more than 70 vehicles got tangled up in a series of chain-reaction pileups on a snowy stretch of Interstate 95, injuring at least 17 people. The crashes in Etna, near Bangor, started stacking up about 7:30 a.m. and involved several cars, a school... more »
  • Maine teen charged with naked break-ins

    November 17, 2014 12:09 PM

    FALMOUTH, ME - Police say an 18-year-old Maine man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire. Logan Valle faces charges including burglary, theft and attempted theft. Police allege Valle forced his way into... more »
  • Ebola nurse, boyfriend plan to leave Maine town

    November 8, 2014 10:57 AM

    FORT KENT, Maine - A nurse who successfully fought an Ebola quarantine order is planning to leave a Maine town with her boyfriend and may move out of state. Ted Wilbur says he and girlfriend Kaci Hickox will leave Fort Kent sometime after Monday, the last day of the disease's... more »
  • Nurse: No option but to fight Ebola quarantine

    November 2, 2014 10:48 AM

    FORT KENT, Maine - A nurse who successfully fought Maine's quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients says she had no option but to challenge how medical professionals were being treated. Kaci Hickox says she was fighting for the rights of other U.S. medical workers who are... more »
  • Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

    October 31, 2014 11:57 AM

    FORT KENT, ME - A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Friday that she should continue daily monitoring and coordinate travel... more »
  • 'Hello Kitty' arrested on drunken driving charge

    October 28, 2014 11:11 AM

    GORHAM, ME - Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge. Gorham police say officers stopped 37-year-old Carrie Gipson, of Westbrook, at about 2 a.m. Sunday because she driving in the wrong lane. They say she... more »
  • Elephant crushes caretaker

    September 9, 2014 7:51 PM

    PORTLAND, MAINE- The founder of a facility that cares for retired circus elephants was stepped on and crushed to death by an elephant. Deputies say 56-year-old James Laurita was found unresponsive in a barn and believe he fell before one of the elephants in his care stepped on his... more »

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