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NewsSource 8 at 6pm 4.18.14

| April 18, 2014
NewsSource 8 at 6pm 4.18.14

Online Burn Permits Available To Residents In Aroostook County

| April 18, 2014
Online Burn Permits Available To Residents In Aroostook County

During the Spring is when some folks will typically clean their yards, and that includes controlled burning.  Now residents in the county can get their required burn permit, online. It’s simply another option to getting a burn permit, but doing so online does have it’s benefits.  It’s available 24/7, so you can purchase one just […]

No Wild Turkey Season in Northern Maine This Year

| April 18, 2014
No Wild Turkey Season in Northern Maine This Year

The first turkey hunt in Northern Maine that was scheduled to start later this month has been suspended and will not be held this year. After a lot of thought and conversation the Department made the announcement that the turkey season in Northern Maine would be suspended .   Hoppe:” Due to this years severe […]

“Kenna Cares Bags” created for children battling cancer in memory of Makenna Ward

| April 18, 2014
“Kenna Cares Bags” created for children battling cancer in memory of Makenna Ward

Just days after Christmas, the Houlton Elementary school lost 6-year-old Makenna Ward to cancer, and today her classmates paid a special tribute to her.And as News Source 8′s Angela Christoforos reports this tribute not only supports other children battling cancer, but it also brings Makenna’s dream to fruition. MaKenna’s Parents Amy and Kirk Ward said, “She was […]

Monticello Man Convicted of Theft of Workers’ Comp Benefits

| April 18, 2014
Monticello Man Convicted of Theft of Workers’ Comp Benefits

AUGUSTA – An Aroostook County trial jury Friday convicted Stephen Tucker, Sr., age 63, of Monticello, of theft of more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits.   Tucker received over $45,000 in benefits from the Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC) from July 2009 through February 2012 by claiming that he could not work due […]

Turkey Flies Into Trooper’s Cruiser

| April 18, 2014
Turkey Flies Into Trooper’s Cruiser

A State Trooper escaped injury Thursday when a wild turkey flew into the windshield of his cruiser.  Trooper Tucker Bonnevie said he saw a flock of turkeys in the median of Interstate 95 in Plymouth when one of them took flight and flew into his windshield. The impact left a large indent in the windshield […]

Maine Unemployment Falls in March

| April 18, 2014
Maine Unemployment Falls in March

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine officials say the state’s unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in March. The state Department of Labor reported Friday that the unemployment figure fell from 6.1 percent last month and 6.8 percent a year ago. The share of the population that is employed was 61.8 percent, which is 2.9 percent […]

Maine to Put Photos on EBT Cards This Month

| April 18, 2014
Maine to Put Photos on EBT Cards This Month

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s administration will begin putting photo identification on welfare benefit cards this month in Bangor. The details about the administration’s efforts were laid out in a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Access Act request on Friday. The […]

2 Fatal Crashes in Vassalboro, Waldoboro

| April 18, 2014
2 Fatal Crashes in Vassalboro, Waldoboro

VASSALBORO, Maine (AP) – Police are investigating two fatal crashes in Vassalboro and Waldoboro that have killed three people. Waldoboro police are investigating a crash on U.S. 1 that killed two people in the commercial section of the town on Friday. State Police also say a woman died in a one-car crash in Vassalboro after […]

“Beneath the Harvest Sky” Film Premiere

| April 18, 2014
“Beneath the Harvest Sky” Film Premiere

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Two filmmakers who won acclaim for their documentary about Maine troop greeters are ready for the U.S. premiere of their new film, “Beneath the Harvest Sky.” The first feature-length movie by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly will be shown Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Set in the […]