Workers race to get logging truck off frozen Maine lake before ice melts
The grapple skidder fell through on Thursday after driving onto the frozen lake from a snowmobile trail.
Rain Showers, Mild Temperatures, Gusty Winds, and a Transition to Snow All Possible Over the Next 36 Hours
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - After a wonderful day across the county today with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures, changes are on the way for tomorrow in the form of rain showers and gusty winds, before chilly temperatures return briefly to end the work week. The area of low pressure looking to impact the region is still sitting off to the west of New England this evening. This center of low pressure is expected to track to the north and west of us, resulting in warmer air continuing to filter in on strong southerly winds tomorrow. A cold front is expected to crash through the region tomorrow night, bringing with it a chance for snow showers just before sunrise Thursday morning. Chilly temperatures hang around for Thursday, before more seasonable temperatures return to end the work week.
What to do When Someone You Know Goes Missing
AROOSTOOK, Maine (WAGM) - If you’re friend or loved one is missing, you may have to reach out to the police for help. We spoke with local police departments to find out when you should report a missing person. News Source 8 Reporter Megan Waceken has the story. Chief...
Mild weather could end Aroostook’s snowmobile season early
"I've been doing this for 30 years, and I've never seen a winter like this," said Gary Marquis, Caribou Parks & Recreation superintendent.
Presque Isle Cuts Four Dates from 80-Day Season
Presque Isle Downs will eliminate four dates from its 80-day racing season this year by slicing four late-summer Thursdays off its schedule. The track received unanimous permission to do so during Tuesday's Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission meeting. Presque Isle's director of racing, Matthew Ennis, described the track's reasoning for dropping...
Caribou aims for ‘housing community’ to match regional business growth
Maine communities are getting more creative to meet the state's goal of doubling its annual housing production by 2030.
Taste of Presque Isle: The Top 4 Pizzas You Can't Miss
In this article, we're about to explore four distinct and delightful pizzas found in Presque Isle. Have you had the chance to taste any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Presque Isle Police will soon have two new dogs on their team
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Maggie and Boris are two dogs that will soon be joining the Presque Isle Police. Boris is a two-and-a-half-year-old German Shepard who will be serving the PIPD as a narcotics, tracking, and apprehension dog. Presque Isle Chief of Police Chris Hayes says Boris is currently...
Scattered Snow Showers Today, Record Temps Possible Mid Week
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Good Monday morning everyone. After more sunshine this weekend and some cooler temperatures, we are starting the morning off with clearing skies. However, a few spots have already seen a bit of an increase in cloud cover. That is due to an Arctic cold front sitting just to our west right now. As it advances over the region, it will be strong enough to usher in some snow showers, but it won’t be enough to have an impact on our temperatures.
Panel votes to recommend United Airlines as Presque Isle airport’s carrier
The decision came after a lengthy meeting that included a live-streamed presentation from JetBlue and an in-person address from United representatives.
55-Million-Dollar Potato Chip Plant Coming to Maine
New jobs and a whole lot of potato chips may soon be available in Maine. According to a Bangor Daily News article, developers have chosen the old Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine, as the site of a $55 million potato chip processing plant that could open in 2025:
The Nite Show with Danny Cashman to end in 2025
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - For 14 years, The Nite Show with Danny Cashman has been entertaining Maine audiences right here on TV5 Saturday nights at 11:30, on Fox and CBS in Portland, and on NBC in Presque Isle. The show features all things Maine- from local celebrities, comedians and performers...
Popular Maine Dog Sled Race Canceled Due to Warm Weather
Organizers of the Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races in northern Maine canceled this year’s races due to lack of snow.What Is a NASCAR Charter and Why Are Teams Upset About It? “The forecast has taken a turn for the worst and we are now expecting heavy rain and a period of unseasonably warm weather causing trail conditions to deteriorate rapidly,” organizers wrote in a Facebook post. “The warmth and lack of snow have led us to conclude that moving forward with this year’s race could compromise the well-being of all involved.” The races were slated to begin March 1 and run...
Sledding the County - Washburn Trailrunners
WASHBURN, Maine (WAGM) - Last week on Sledding the County, we took a look at a club that had a unique landmark honoring a country music icon. This week on Sledding the County, Brian Bouchard visits another club along the trail with a unique approach to state funding shortfalls. “What...
Caribou’s snowmobile festival is already growing in its 2nd year
The SnowBowl helped jumpstart a revitalization of Spud Speedway, now entering its 60th year, and boosted Aroostook's trail system.
Reed Gallery presents New Acquisitions
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery will present New Acquisitions: Recent Additions to the University Art Collection through March 22, 2024. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Opening Reception on Friday, March 1, from 6-8 p.m. Reed Gallery Director Frank Sullivan will be on hand to discuss these works. This reception is being held in conjunction with the Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk. The Reed Gallery is located on the second floor of the University’s Center for Innovative Learning.
Big East Senior All-Star Teams Selected
The Big East Senior All-Star Games will be held this Saturday, March 2nd at Hermon High School. The Boys will play at 1 p.m. with the Girls playing at 3 p.m. In between there will be the end of season award ceremony. Here are the players selected to play in...
New Aroostook program hopes to help employees travel to work
Aroostook Workforce Connector is funded by $402,000 in state grant money that will cover marketing, dispatch services and two staffers to drive two vehicles that hold 12 to 14 passengers.
Washburn Man Rescued after Falling Through Ice in Allagash, Maine
A 64-year-old man from Washburn was rescued Sunday on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway after falling through the ice and treading water for 45 minutes. The Maine Warden Service said Richard Cote was snowmobiling with 52-year-old Alan Caron from Portland and other people when one of the snow machines became disabled.
Aroostook County EMA Provides AED’s to Law Enforcement
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) -With the help of a grant from Maine Emergency Management and the Department of Homeland Security, the Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency has been able to purchase 46 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) for approximately $47,000.00. This project for law enforcement will allow us to put this...