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Maine CDC: The first case of the COVID-19 variant that first emerged in South Africa, B.1.351, has been detected in Maine. Maine CDC Director@nirav_mainecdc  said detecting variants of this sort "is not unexpected."

WATCH LIVE: Buxton Police Chief Cline hold press conference to discuss peaceful end to Thursday's standoff.

A Maine writer’s first novel reflects a keen sense of place. “It comes out almost all the time in my fiction”

No doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are included in next week’s allotment.

A Sabattus Primary School teacher jumped into action when she noticed her student choking during snack time earlier this year.

Assessing your risk for COVID-19 when choosing activities. Dr. Tammy Penhollow is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She offers advice for safely returning to work, restaurants, or fun.

Rigger injured in 'horrific' @GDBIW  crane accident returns to shipyard to thank those who helped him

You can register now to take part in the NEWS CENTER Maine Red Cross Blood Drive on March 24.

Maine agents say out of state buyers are fueling the buying boom


The Obamas are headlining YouTube's virtual graduation ceremony, alongside BTS, Lady Gaga and many others.

#BREAKING: Jared Golden wins in nation's first federal race decided by ranked-choice voting

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"He took the hit for the kids" - Witnesses say a man pushed children out of the way before a car struck him at a Sanford baseball game