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Lifeguards are getting a reprieve now that the surf is calming down this weekend in Maine. At Old Orchard Beach, lifeguards rescued 18 swimmers in a single day on Friday.

The replacement of a bridge in Downeast Maine is getting started in Machias.

Several Maine gun safety groups and gun control advocates plan to gather in front of the Blaine House for a candlelight vigil following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Mark Thiessen / AP

A Maine man has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and murder charges in the death of a woman at the University of Alaska Fairbanks 26 years ago.

BIDDEFORD, Maine - Dozens of ducklings have made a bid to create the world's cutest traffic jam in a Maine city.

BELFAST, Maine - A Maine woman charged in the fatal beating of her 10-year-old daughter wants prosecutors to return seven cellphones that her attorneys believe contain evidence that could exonerate her.

Tom Porter / Maine Public

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Medical Center is warning people who visited the hospital's emergency department on July 30 that they may have been exposed to the virus that causes chickenpox.

Courtesy Maine Audubon

PORTLAND, Maine - Endangered piping plovers have fledged 165 chicks so far this summer for a new record in Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine - An energy company that wants to derail a proposed 145-mile transmission line across Maine says the Public Utility Commission's approval is "replete with errors."

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a West Virginia man accused of gunning down a motorist on Interstate 81 more than 5{ years ago.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

PORTLAND, Maine - Officials in Maine's largest city are proposing licensing regulations for recreational and medical marijuana businesses.

PORTLAND, Maine - A pair of U.S. representatives from different parties and opposite ends of the country are introducing a bill intended to curb consumer confusion about food date labeling.

Charles Harrington / Cornell University/via Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine - State and federal authorities are asking Mainers to keep an eye on trees this month for the Asian longhorned beetle, an invasive pest.

A Maine court has upheld a city's tax on solar panels that seven families challenged in court.

A Maine man whose wife was slain inside of a supermarket two years ago is appealing a federal court's dismissal of his lawsuit against the grocery chain.

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