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NewsSource 8 The Evening Edition 03.27.15

| March 27, 2015
NewsSource 8 The Evening Edition 03.27.15

Conviction Overturned

| March 27, 2015
Conviction Overturned

ROME (AP) – Italy’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito. Both Knox, who […]

UMPI Softball Prepares for Spring Trip

| March 27, 2015
UMPI Softball Prepares for Spring Trip

The University of Maine Presque Isle softball team will finally see some green grass. The Owls are leaving on their spring trip in the morning. Shaw:” We are going to New York and Virginia. We will be spending a week there and playing ten or twelve games against some pretty good competition. It will be […]

NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 03.27.15

| March 27, 2015
NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 03.27.15

Chairlift Accident

| March 27, 2015
Chairlift Accident

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – U.S. ski resorts are being warned to check more than 100 chairlifts after engineers identified a design flaw believed to have contributed to an accident that injured seven people at Sugarloaf in Maine. Partek Ski Lifts, based in Pine Island, New York, issued a bulletin Thursday warning operators using Borvig and […]

Maine Unemployment Rate Down Slightly in February

| March 27, 2015
Maine Unemployment Rate Down Slightly in February

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Officials say Maine’s unemployment rate ticked down to 5 percent last month. The Maine Department of Labor said Friday that the state’s jobless rate declined slightly from 5.2 percent in January and 5.9 percent a year ago. The number of residents who were unemployed was down by more than 7,000 over […]

Marijuana on Maine Ballot

| March 27, 2015
Marijuana on Maine Ballot

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A third effort is afoot to get marijuana legalization on Maine’s ballot. Democratic state Rep. Mark Dion of Portland says he is talking to other legislators about co-sponsoring his bill. The bill proposes to ask residents about creation, regulation and taxation of a structure for recreational use of marijuana. It includes […]

RCMP Reveal Identity of Killed Snowmobiler near Nackawic, N.B.

| March 27, 2015
RCMP Reveal Identity of Killed Snowmobiler near Nackawic, N.B.

The Western District RCMP have revealed the identity of the snowmobile victim who crashed and died Tuesday night . The accident occurred on a trail off the Campbell Settlement Road, near Nackawic, N.B. around 10 p.m. The victim is identified as 29 year old Andrew John Blenkhorn. Blenkhorn was one of two people on the snowmobile […]

Rare botulism case diagnosed in the U.S.

| March 27, 2015
Rare botulism case diagnosed in the U.S.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) – A rare case of botulism has been diagnosed in an infant patient at Trinity Hospital in Minot. Hospital officials say they quickly contacted a California company that makes an antitoxin, and the infant is recovering. State Health Department Epidemiologist Michelle Feist says final testing is still being done but officials are treating it […]

Pet Profiles 03.26.2015

| March 27, 2015
Pet Profiles 03.26.2015

Another look at Thursday’s Pet Profiles.