Articles by WGME


Wilton dad arrested after driving 98 mph with 4-year-old daughter in car

By WGME on Aug. 01, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — A Wilton man has been arrested for allegedly driving nearly 100 miles per hour with his 4-year-old daughter in the back seat. Kyle Campbell, 27, was pulled over Wednesday morning in Farmington and sent to jail on charges of criminal driving and driving to endanger. His neighbors …
Rococo Artisan Ice Cream in Kennebunkport offers an array of unusual flavor combinations.

Maine ice cream shop with funky flavors ranks 6th in the nation

By WGME on Aug. 01, 2014, at 7:20 a.m.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Cayenne pepper, olive oil and goat cheese are probably not the first things that come to mind when you think of ice cream. But one woman wants to change the way we think about the summertime staple, and her unique combinations taste a lot like sweet success. …

Teen survives lightning strike in Naples

By WGME on July 31, 2014, at 7:22 a.m.
NAPLES, Maine — A local teen has a great story to share, after he survived being struck by lightning Monday. The lightning came from the same storm Monday afternoon that brought a tornado to Limington. Sean Greeley, 16, said he sat down at a picnic table for a snack as …

15 people rescued from Saco River

By WGME on July 29, 2014, at 7:58 a.m.
FRYEBURG, Maine — Fifteen people were brought to safety after an early morning rescue along the Saco River in Fryeburg. Fryeburg police said the large group, which included a 12-year-old child, was on an overnight canoeing and camping trip along the river. Late Monday night, the river swelled two feet …

Lightning strikes person, trees down, roads washed out from severe weather

By WGME on July 29, 2014, at 6:42 a.m.
Trees are down, roads are washed out and at least one person is recovering from a lightning strike following a round of severe weather Monday. About two dozen trees fell down in a neighborhood along Route 117 in Limington on Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service will send out a …
Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, is seen in an undated photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's office.  Police in New Hampshire on Monday arrested Kibby on charges of kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez, who disappeared from her small town in the White Mountains last fall and reappeared mysteriously last week.

Arrest made in Abigail Hernandez case

By WGME on July 28, 2014, at 3:38 p.m.
GORHAM, New Hampshire — Police have made an arrest in the Abigail Hernandez kidnapping case. 34-year-old Nathaniel E. Kibby of Gorham, New Hampshire, has been arrested and charged with one count of felony kidnapping, accused of knowingly confining Hernandez on Oct. 9, 2013, in Conway, New Hampshire. “Law enforcement officers …
Police and Maine State Police investigate deaths reported at Riverview Apartments on Water Street in Saco.

Police: Family of five found dead in Saco

By WGME on July 27, 2014, at 4:38 p.m.
SACO, Maine — State police say a family of five has been found dead in a Saco apartment. Maine State Police told CBS 13 that a father, mother, and three children ages 12, 9 and 4 were found dead at Riverview Apartments, located at 27 Water St. Investigators say a …

Lightning strike causes fire at home in Farmington

By WGME on July 24, 2014, at 10:36 a.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — Four families need a place to stay after a lightning strike caused a fire at their home in Farmington on Wednesday afternoon. No one was inside the home at the time, but witnesses who heard the lightning strike described it as deafening. Michael Whittemore, who lives at …

US marshals search for wanted man in Standish

By WGME on July 18, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
STANDISH, Maine — U.S. Marshals were searching for 27-year-old Jessy Kehling in Standish near Route 113 and Job Road. Kehling is wanted on several outstanding warrants, including robbery, domestic assault and assault, among other charges. According to police, Kehling was pursued when he ditched his car along Route 35 and …
A fire that spread from a garage Saturday morning destroyed a family's home in Naples.

Fire in Naples burns family’s garage, home

By WGME on July 12, 2014, at 7:35 p.m.
NAPLES, Maine — Fire destroys a family’s home in Naples. The fire chief says it spread from the garage to the house Saturday morning around 9:30 at 59 Burnham Drive. Firefighters don’t have a cause yet. The family tells CBS 13 they were able to get their pets out. No …

Emergency crews respond to plane crash in Limington

By WGME on July 12, 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
LIMINGTON, Maine — Investigators are searching for a plane after a crash was reported near the Limington airport Saturday. Maine State Police tell CBS 13 News Maine Wardens are being called to do a grid search to locate the plane. The FAA has also been contacted. Watch for updates. 

Woman struck in Saco hit and run accident dies

By WGME on July 12, 2014, at 12:28 p.m.
SACO, Maine — The 87-year-old woman struck by a truck in a Saco hit and run accident last month has died, according to police. Jewell Friedman was out for a walk on Ferry Road in Saco on June 21 when the accident happened. Friedman died early Saturday morning at Maine …
Two people look at the train cars that derailed in Rumford on Friday.

Three train cars derail in Rumford

By WGME on July 12, 2014, at 6:40 a.m.
RUMFORD, Maine — Three train cars derailed Friday, but the reason why wasn’t immediately clear. The derailment happened along Route 108 near the intersection with Riverside Drive at about 6 p.m. The cars derailed, and the track beneath them was badly ripped up. The derailment happened on the Rumford Branch …
The Long Creek Plane Crash Memorial in South Portland honors the lives lost 70 years ago.

Remembering Maine’s deadliest plane crash, 70 years later

By WGME on July 11, 2014, at 11:19 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Friday marked 70 years since the deadliest plane crash in Maine history. A military plane, piloted by Phillip Russell, of South Portland, crashed into a mobile home park on July 11, 1944 in what’s now the Red Bank neighborhood. The crashed killed 17 people on the …

Police: Pig terrorizes teen on Oakland running trail

By WGME on July 10, 2014, at 7:36 a.m.
OAKLAND, Maine — Police are looking for the pig that they say terrorized a teenager out walking on a trail. According to Oakland police, a high school girl was coming down a running trail recently behind the Messalonskee High School football field when a pig chased her, squealing at the …

South Portland city councilors give early approval to tar sands ordinance

By WGME on July 10, 2014, at 5:50 a.m.
The Clear Skies Ordinance is designed to protect South Portland from tar sands oil, but local energy companies believe the ordinance goes too far.
Dressed in blue T-shirts, more than 200 supporters of banning tar sands from South Portland applauded the work of the special draft ordinance committee at Mahoney Middle School on June 26 during a South Portland City Council workshop.

South Portland tar sands meeting postponed after too many people show up

By WGME on July 08, 2014, at 9:01 a.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A meeting over a proposed tar sands ban was postponed after too many people packed a meeting Monday night. The Clear Skies Ordinance would, among other things, ban bulk loading of tar sands onto tanker vessels. Supporters say it would ensure the health of the environment …

Police investigate string of car break-ins in Fryeburg

By WGME on July 07, 2014, at 8:47 a.m.
FRYEBURG, Maine police are warning residents to lock their cars following a string of burglaries. Police say 10 cars were broken into early Sunday morning in the areas around Morningside Drive, Meadow Lane and Lovewell Pond Roads in Fryeburg. They say the suspects stole money, cameras and alcohol from the …

Two South Thomaston men charged in bath salts trafficking case

By WGME on July 05, 2014, at 12:45 p.m.
SOUTH THOMASTON, Maine — Two South Thomaston men face drug trafficking charges after a three-month investigation by police into a midcoast bath salts operation. On Friday, search warrants were executed on the home and business of Herman “Rusty” Hoffman, 39, in South Thomaston and Waldoboro, and police found 500 bath …

Vietnam Wall replica brings hundreds to Scarborough

By WGME on July 04, 2014, at 6:11 p.m.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — A replica of the Vietnam Wall brought hundreds of people to Scarborough this Independence Day. “These guys, God rest their souls, gave their lives for the country,” said Mike Quigley of Lebanon. “I came in during that time frame,” said George Leonard of Kittery. “We were close …
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