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Student Suspended for Having Squirt Gun

| April 17, 2014
Student Suspended for Having Squirt Gun

  LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – A 10th-grader in Maine has been suspended for 10 days for having a bright yellow squirt gun. The Sun Journal says the teen was suspended in accordance with Lewiston High School policy after the toy fell out of his backpack. The student wasn’t identified. School Superintendent Bill Webster tells the […]

Democrats Make Final Attempt at Medicaid Expansion

| April 17, 2014
Democrats Make Final Attempt at Medicaid Expansion

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers will finish their legislative session with a familiar debate: whether to accept federal dollars to provide health care coverage to roughly 70,000 low-income people under the federal health care law. House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick is introducing a measure Thursday under which the state would apply for […]

Former Maine State Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges

| April 17, 2014
Former Maine State Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A former Maine State Police chief has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old relative. A lawyer for Andrew Demers Jr. entered the not guilty pleas to charges of unlawful sexual contact and gross sexual assault in Cumberland County Court on Wednesday. The 73-year-old Demers, of New […]

A University of Maine System Administrator’s Raise is Raising Some Eyebrows

| April 17, 2014
A University of Maine System Administrator’s Raise is Raising Some Eyebrows

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -At a time when faculty and programs are being cut, a top University of Maine System administrator’s $40,000 raise is being questioned.  Rebecca Wyke, vice chancellor for finance and administration for the seven-campus system, had her pay bumped in January to $205,000, from $165,000. The entire system is facing a $36 million […]

Gov. Paul LePage Says Maine Faces Millions in Federal Fines

| April 17, 2014
Gov. Paul LePage Says Maine Faces Millions in Federal Fines

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine is now facing more than $7 million in federal fines, that’s according to Gov. Paul LePage.  The fines are because Maine isn’t meeting work participation requirements for welfare recipients.  Thursday, LePage said Maine needed an overall work participation rate of 47.5 percent and 87.5 percent for two-parent families in the Temporary […]

1994 Flood Twentieth Anniversary Part One: Homeowners Remember Being Rescued From Flood

| April 17, 2014
1994 Flood Twentieth Anniversary Part One: Homeowners Remember Being Rescued From Flood

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ice jam flooding in Fort Fairfield. Shawn Cunningham begins a three night retrospective of the disaster that left many people displaced from their homes, many businesses in shambles and an entire county trying to figure out how to rebuild and move forward as a community. And that’s exactly […]

Walking at Walmart

| April 17, 2014
Walking at Walmart

The only thing you need is a pair of tennis shoes and the mentality to start living a healthier lifestyle. “The Healthy Maine partnerships were looking at ways to incorporate regular exercise into most adults daily lives. And we all know that most days they should work out at least 30 minutes. So with the […]

NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 04/17/2014

| April 17, 2014
NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 04/17/2014

Many roads are still closed from Hodgdon up to St. Agatha due to flooding.  And It’s the flooding this week that has claimed the life of a man from Caswell, we’ll tell you what happened.  Plus, a ferry carrying 475 people capsized and sank off the southern coast of South Korea yesterday; almost 300 passengers […]

NewsSource 8 at 6pm 4.16.14

| April 16, 2014
NewsSource 8 at 6pm 4.16.14

On 20th Anniversary of ’94 Flood, Fort Fairfield Hit Again

| April 16, 2014
On 20th Anniversary of ’94 Flood, Fort Fairfield Hit Again

It was a chaotic day in Fort Fairfield to say the least. “I’ve never seen it this bad before..it’s a little scary,” said resident Caroline True. Residents were concerned as they looked at the flooding in their town early Wednesday afternoon. The bridge on route 1A has been closed since Tuesday evening due to moving […]