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Amtrak strikes car, passenger hospitalized

Amtrak strikes car, passenger hospitalized

| March 26, 2015

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) – Authorities say one person was injured when an Amtrak Downeaster train struck a passenger vehicle in Old Orchard Beach. The northbound train that left Boston at 11 p.m. Wednesday struck the SUV at the Union Avenue crossing at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. A passenger in the SUV was taken to the […]

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To Raise Minimum Wage or Not?

To Raise Minimum Wage or Not?

| March 26, 2015

7 dollars and 50 cents. Maine’s minimum wage since 2009. According to House Speaker Mark Eves, someone who works full-time at the minimum, makes 15 thousand six hundred dollars a year, 4 thousand 190 dollars below the federal poverty level. “Minimum wage isn’t typically for skilled people. It’s typically for high schoolers that are looking […]

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3 years have passed since Perth-Andover’s devastating flood

3 years have passed since Perth-Andover’s devastating flood

| March 26, 2015

A much different scene than 3 years ago here in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. The Saint John River still frozen due to the unseasonably cold temperatures. “This year is way too tense. We just cross our fingers and hope that things work out. We’ve done what we can so far. We’re having our first emergency meeting […]

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LePage says raising minimum wage could do more harm than good

LePage says raising minimum wage could do more harm than good

| March 24, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Governor Paul LePage’s administration, GOP lawmakers and business groups say efforts to raise the state’s minimum wage could do more harm than good. Lawmakers on the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee are considering seven bills to raise the $7.50 per hour minimum wage to varying levels. It hasn’t […]

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Want your pet featured during the news?

Want your pet featured during the news?

| March 24, 2015

Who wants their pet featured on tv? Pet Profiles runs during NewSource 8 at 5:30 pm on CBS and on NewSource 8 at 10 pm on Fox. If you would like your pet featured, simply send an email to [email protected] We receive lots of pictures everyday, so be patient if your picture isn’t featured right […]

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