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NewsSource 8 The Evening Edition 05.25.15

| May 25, 2015
NewsSource 8 The Evening Edition 05.25.15

Potato seed truck overturns in Linneus

| May 25, 2015
Potato seed truck overturns in Linneus

(AP) – A truck carrying potato seed overturned as it rounded a corner in Linneus yesterday, leading to a temporary road closure while authorities cleaned up the spill. State police said the 35-year-old driver of the truck was turning right onto Bangor Road from Barton Road when the tires went into a ditch. That caused […]

County folks remember fallen heroes at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetary in Caribou

| May 25, 2015
County folks remember fallen heroes at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetary in Caribou

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Veterans and non-veterans, people young and old, those who knew fallen heroes and those who didn’t, came together in Caribou this Memorial Day to honor those who gave their lives in service of this country. “It’s important to remember that it could have easily been me […]

Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs

| May 25, 2015
Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs

Presque Isle, Me – For the fifteenth consecutive year, the Presque Isle Elks, Lodge #1954, will sponsor the “Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs” youth fishing derby on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Mantle Lake Park in Presque Isle starting at 8:00 a.m.  According to event chair Michael LaFrance, as always, this youth fishing derby is […]

50 Years Ago Boxing Bedlam Came to Lewiston, Maine

| May 25, 2015
50 Years Ago Boxing Bedlam Came to Lewiston, Maine

Courtesty: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – It was 50 years ago that the world’s attention focused on Lewiston, Maine, for a world heavyweight boxing title fight. The rematch between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston was moved to Lewiston thanks to local fight promoter Sam Michael after a deal with the […]

Fire in Washburn

| May 25, 2015
Fire in Washburn

  WAGM has responded to a fire in Washburn.  We don’t have many details yet, but here’s what we do know.  The fire was on the Parson Road in Washburn.  The house is a total loss.  Mapleton, Washburn and Crown are on scene.  We will have more details as they become available.

NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 05.25.2015

| May 25, 2015
NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 05.25.2015

Petting Zoo

| May 23, 2015
Petting Zoo

Fort Kent, Me – Farm Animals, Kids and even Little Bo Peep. Bouchard Country Store was a busy place on Saturday as the farm held their, now annual, petting zoo! “We started it last year with very little advertisement and it was a pretty good success. So, we put it out there this year, and it is […]

Anger Builds Among Unionized Workforce at Bath Iron Works

| May 23, 2015
Anger Builds Among Unionized Workforce at Bath Iron Works

BATH, Maine (AP) – Shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works gave the boot more than 10 years ago to a contract providing incentives for shipbuilders to learn tasks outside their area of expertise. Now anger is boiling over again as a new shipyard president tries again to boost efficiency by having workers perform additional tasks, and […]

NewSource 8 The Evening Edition 05.22.15

| May 22, 2015
NewSource 8 The Evening Edition 05.22.15