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Train Strikes Truck

| March 23, 2015
Train Strikes Truck

PRESS RELEASE Auburn, ME –  The Auburn Police and Auburn Fire Department are currently on the scene of a train crash on Hotel Rd beside Cote Crane in Auburn. There is very minor injury to the truck driver, and no hazardous material is involved. The truck was hauling crushed rock, and the train contained no hazardous materials […]

North Pond Hermit Finishes Special Court Program

| March 23, 2015
North Pond Hermit Finishes Special Court Program

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -The man known as the North Pond Hermit has finished a special court program.  Christopher Knight was arrested on theft and burglary charges after stealing food, clothing and camping gear from homes.  He was living in the Maine woods for 27 years before he was arrested.  He was arrested in April 2013. He […]

Chairlift at Sugarloaf Passed Inspection Last Fall

| March 23, 2015
Chairlift at Sugarloaf Passed Inspection Last Fall

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A state inspection report last fall revealed some minor issues with the chairlift that malfunctioned over the weekend at Sugarloaf.  Those issues were addressed. The Board of Elevator and Tramway Safety required the replacement of a hydraulic pump, repair of the two-way voice communication system and servicing of an auxiliary power […]

Minimum Wage Hearing

| March 23, 2015
Minimum Wage Hearing

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Proposals to hike Maine’s minimum wage are getting a public hearing at the Statehouse. The Legislature’s Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee State on Monday will hold a hearing on eight separate proposals related to raising the $7.50 per hour minimum wage. It’s been at that level since 2009. House […]

Cyber Attack Briefly Takes Down Maine.gov Website

| March 23, 2015
Cyber Attack Briefly Takes Down Maine.gov Website

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s government website is back online after it was briefly down due to an external cyberattack. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said a “denial-of-service” attack caused the website to be briefly inaccessible on Monday. That type of hacker attack occurs when hundreds of thousands of email messages are sent to the […]

NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 03.23.2015

| March 23, 2015
NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 03.23.2015

Obama wants to boost STEM fields

| March 23, 2015
Obama wants to boost STEM fields

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is focusing on attracting more science, technology, engineering and math students through private-sector efforts. At the White House Science Fair today, Obama will announce more than $240 million in pledges to boost the study of those fields, known as STEM. This year’s fair is focused on diversity.

Two die in snowmobile crash in Glenburn

| March 23, 2015
Two die in snowmobile crash in Glenburn

The Maine Warden Service says two people died in a snowmobile crash in the town of Glenburn. Both were from Hermon. Wardens say 21-year-old Jason Teifert, and his passenger, 17-year old Aleasha Godin, were killed when their snowmobile hit a tree on the edge of a field on a snowmobile trail early yesterday. The pair […]

Sugarloaf Chairlift Accident

| March 21, 2015
Sugarloaf Chairlift Accident

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — A chairlift at a Maine ski resort stopped and then began sliding backward down the mountain Saturday, prompting frantic riders to jump off and injuring seven, officials and witnesses said. Four people were taken to a hospital from Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, though none are believed to have life-threatening injuries, resort […]

A Local Business Celebrates a Milestone

| March 21, 2015
A Local Business Celebrates a Milestone

It started as a dream. Three sisters decided to open a bakery and coffee shop in Fort Fairfield. One year later, it’s going strong. “It gives them another place to go to, to get out. I think starting your own business is a good thing for the community,” says Co-Owner of Sisters Bakery and Coffee […]