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The University of Maine at Fort Kent is now Storm Ready

| November 19, 2014

This campus is now storm ready. The University of Maine at Fort Kent now joins the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the University of Maine at Orono, in the designation of storm ready. Making it three campuses in the state with that title. When you think of storm ready, you may only think of […]

FairPoint Strike Continues After Mediation Fails

| November 19, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The first meeting of FairPoint and unions representing workers in northern New England since late August has failed to produce a breakthrough. Both the company and unions representing more than 1,700 striking workers blamed each other for failing to offer a compromise. The chairman of the unions’ bargaining committee said FairPoint […]

NewSource8 The Evening Edition 11.18.14

| November 19, 2014

Police Still Searching for Caribou Man

| November 18, 2014

The search continues for a 25 year old Caribou man.  In connection with an investigation, the Caribou Police Department is currently looking for John Sam. Caribou PD says if you see Mr. Sam, you should not approach him.  If you know Sam’s whereabouts or have any information on his location, you’re asked to contact the Police […]

Cary Medical Center Recognized as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

| November 18, 2014

Cary Medical Center is being recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, a leading accreditor of healthcare organizations throughout the U.S. Cary is also being included in the Commission’s annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety” for sustaining excellence in treating pneumonia and providing top surgical care. Cary […]

University of Maine System Updates Sexual Assault Policy

| November 18, 2014

“It’s not that we have a serious problem on this campus..we just want to be proactive so that we have no problems on this campus,” said UMPI president Linda Schott. Schott is talking about the University of Maine system’s updated sexual assault policy. Adopted Monday, the new comprehensive policy focuses on affirmative action and having more […]

White House Indicates Obama Would Veto Pipeline bill

| November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is indicating that President Barack Obama would veto legislation approving the Keystone X-L oil pipeline. The Senate has scheduled a vote later today on whether to advance the measure. Sixty votes are needed, and supporters are nearly there. A spokesman today says Obama doesn’t support the legislation, because it’s […]

NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 11.18.2014

| November 18, 2014

The controversial Keystone XL Pipeline is headed for a Senate vote. The Caribou Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a 25-year-old male. Plus, dozens of University of Southern Maine students disrupted a University of Maine System trustees during a meeting.

Out of state woman sentenced for smuggling drugs

| November 18, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A New York City woman who smuggled hundreds of oxycodone pills into Maine by hiding them in her body cavities has been sentenced to almost two years in prison. Ebony Howard was sentenced Monday in federal court in Bangor to 22 months behind bars, followed by three years of probation. The 29-year-old Howard […]

Keystone Pipeline Vote on Tuesday

| November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – Maine independent Sen. Angus King is leaving open the possibility that he might support legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, which appears to be just shy of the 60 votes needed to advance. King told reporters on the eve of a Senate vote that he is probably going to oppose […]