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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 11:45 AM EDT

Maine's Tougher Hands-Free Driving Law Now in Effect

Maine's Tougher Hands-Free Driving Law Now in Effect

A new Maine law that prohibits the use of hand-held phones and other devices while driving is now in effect. The new law adds restrictions to the state's rules against distracted driving. Police in Maine...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 07:52 PM EDT

Firefighter Hurt in Maine Blast Goes Home, 3 Still in Critical Condition

Firefighter Hurt in Maine Blast Goes Home, 3 Still in Critical Condition

One of the firefighters hospitalized after a gas explosion in Farmington, Maine, this week was released from the hospital Wednesday, health officials said, but three others remain in critical condition. Seven...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 07:29 PM EDT

Mainers Will Likely Have Final Vote on Vaccine Exemptions

Mainers Will Likely Have Final Vote on Vaccine Exemptions

An effort to undo state lawmakers' ban on non-medical exemptions for vaccines will be decided by a statewide vote in March if petitions submitted on Wednesday are validated by the state. Mainers for Health and...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 07:19 PM EDT

Ban on E-Cigs, Vaping Materials in Maine Schools to Begin

Ban on E-Cigs, Vaping Materials in Maine Schools to Begin

Maine school buildings are about to add e-cigarettes and vaping materials to the list of banned products in their buildings.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 07:16 PM EDT

30 Displaced From Homes in Maine Explosion, Red Cross Assisting

30 Displaced From Homes in Maine Explosion, Red Cross Assisting

Thirty people were displaced by a deadly gas explosion in Maine on Monday and remain without a home. Food and safe shelter are being provided to the residents of a mobile home park that was destroyed in the...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 04:44 PM EDT

Toddler's Death Deemed Fentanyl OD, Mother Arrested: Report

Toddler's Death Deemed Fentanyl OD, Mother Arrested: Report

Nearly a year after the death of her 1-year-old daughter, a Maine woman has been arrested on charges of endangering her child after authorities determined the toddler died of a fentanyl overdose. Bangor...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 08:43 AM EDT

EEE Detected in Mosquitoes in Southern Maine

EEE Detected in Mosquitoes in Southern Maine

Health authorities in Maine say they have confirmed the presence of a potentially deadly virus in mosquitoes in the southern part of the state. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:33 PM EDT

How to Help After Deadly Farmington Explosion

How to Help After Deadly Farmington Explosion

As the community of Farmington, Maine, remains in shock after a deadly explosion, donations are pouring in to help. A powerful gas explosion leveled a facility for people with disabilities Monday morning,...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 01:03 AM EDT

Deadly Blast Strikes Heart of Farmington Fire's Real 'Brotherhood'

Deadly Blast Strikes Heart of Farmington Fire's Real 'Brotherhood'

When an explosion destroyed a building, killed a firefighter and injured seven more people Monday in Farmington, Maine, it battered a local fire department with a tight-knit "brotherhood" and family ties that...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 10:55 PM EDT

Probe Begins After Maine Explosion Kills Fire Capt., Injures Others

Probe Begins After Maine Explosion Kills Fire Capt., Injures Others

Federal, state and local authorities are investigating a powerful gas explosion that leveled a building in Farmington, Maine, a day earlier, as the community mourned the loss of a fire captain killed in the...

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