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NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 04/23/2014

| April 23, 2014
NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 04/23/2014

A new state law means some low and middle income families will see their property tax credits double.  The Maine Forest Service says the danger of wildfires is high for the inland part of the state.  Reports say the teen stowaway that took a free trip from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of […]

LePage Vetoes Democrats’ Welfare Bill, 2 Others

| April 22, 2014
LePage Vetoes Democrats’ Welfare Bill, 2 Others

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would direct the administration to report on efforts to combat welfare fraud. The bill introduced by Democratic Rep. Drew Gattine of Westbrook requires the Department of Health and Human Services to report annually to the Legislature on its efforts to investigate fraud […]

NB Gas Distribution

| April 22, 2014
NB Gas Distribution

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s biggest industrial users of natural gas, including the Irving Oil refinery and pulp and paper mills, would pay more to access natural gas under changes to the province’s Gas Distribution Act. Energy Minister Craig Leonard says under the 1999 law, the province’s six largest users of natural gas have paid an […]

NewsSource 8 at 6pm 4.22.14

| April 22, 2014
NewsSource 8 at 6pm 4.22.14

One Month After Tragic Fire, Fundraising Efforts Continue For Ark Animal Sanctuary

| April 22, 2014
One Month After Tragic Fire, Fundraising Efforts Continue For Ark Animal Sanctuary

More than a month after a tragic fire that tore down the the Ark Animal Sanctuary in Houlton and claimed the lives of sixteen cats, Ark president Lorraine Monfils has felt an overwhelming sense of support. “I’ll be in a store, and I don’t even know the people but they know me, and and they just come […]

Recreation Centers Keep Kids Busy During April Vacation, Look Forward to Summer

| April 22, 2014
Recreation Centers Keep Kids Busy During April Vacation, Look Forward to Summer

Keeping kids active… that’s the goal area recreation centers have this April vacation. “We want to get them away from their video games because the parents want them out of the house and we’re a good place for them to come,” said Presque Isle Rec Programmer, Bradlee Boyles. Everything from shooting around a basketball, to […]

Mars Hill has a new Town Manager

| April 22, 2014
Mars Hill has a new Town Manager

Mars Hill has seen quite a few changes over the past year. Former Town Manager Karin Petrin resigned in November, and Ray Merserau has served as Interim Town Manager since then. But as News Source 8′s Angela Christoforos reports, a new Town Manager has been hired… Mars Hill has seen a few changes in management […]

Rossignol Appears in Court

| April 22, 2014
Rossignol Appears in Court

A Stockholm man arrested and charged with sexually abusing a one-month old girl was arraigned in court today. Benjamin Rossignol pleaded not guilty to charges related to child sexual abuse. Rossignol appeared in Caribou Superior Court Tuesday. Rossignol was arrested back in November of last year. Prosecutors say he took graphic pictures of a one-month old […]

Wire Fraud Trial Continues in Bangor

| April 22, 2014
Wire Fraud Trial Continues in Bangor

Prosecutors say the wire fraud trial of a Vermont man convicted for the 2010 explosion that killed two workers at a New Hampshire gunpowder plant will take at least one more day in Maine. Craig Sanborn’s trial resumed in Bangor on Tuesday. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the trial is likely to […]

Dover-Foxcroft Shooting Leaves 1 Man Injured

| April 22, 2014
Dover-Foxcroft Shooting Leaves 1 Man Injured

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) – Police in Maine say a shooting in Dover-Foxcroft has left one person hospitalized with wounds that do not appear life-threatening. Police responded to a fight on Lancaster Street in that town at about 6 a.m. Tuesday. A victim with three gunshot wounds was taken to the hospital. The victim’s name has […]