Houlton, ME

5-Year-Old Boy from Monticello Wanders Away From Home; Found Safe

MONTICELLO, Maine (WAGM) - A 5-Year Old Boy from Monticello and his two puppies are safe after he wandered out of his yard and into the Woodline around 2:00pm Saturday afternoon. According to a Warden with the Maine Warden Service, When wardens arrived they searched the immediate area and did not find any sign of the boy or the dogs. As they were preparing their search efforts to go deeper into the woods, Around 4:14pm the boy and dogs emerged from the woods. Wardens say aside from being a little wet from falling in a nearby creek, the child was uninjured.
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Vehicle Used in AMBER alert out of Miami Found in Houlton ; Child Still Missing

HOULTON, Maine (WAGM) -A vehicle believed to have been used in an Amber Alert incident out of Miami Florida was found in Houlton. 6-year-old Jorge Morales, known as “JoJo” was last seen at his mother’s residence in Miami, Florida on August 27th. According to Maine State Police, the Vehicle with connections to the abduction was found on the Foxcroft Road in Houlton on August 29th. Jorge Del Rio is a Private Investigator based out of Miami who is working the case.
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Downtown Houlton plays host to two festivals over the weekend

Houlton, Maine (WAGM) - Downtown Houlton was bustling with people on Saturday as the town hosted two festivals--one of them brand new. News Source 8′s Sherry Karabin was there. From uniquely designed crafts and fresh produce to a chance to enjoy some live music, downtown Houlton came alive on...

Aroostook Community Matters: AABA’s Choices After School program

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - An after school program in Houlton is fun for students and beneficial for parents in the area. For this week’s Aroostook Community Matters, News Source 8 reporter Isaac Potter caught up with Adopt-A-Block of Aroostook’s Choices After School program. School is back in...

To restore the salmon, a Maine tribe will first restore a river

There are eight Maine rivers that are federally recognized as having distinct populations of Atlantic salmon, from the Sheepscot River in the Midcoast, to the Denny's River Down East. But salmon also once spawned further north, in Aroostook County, and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians is trying to bring...

Houlton Grange Curtain Returns Home

HOULTON, Maine (WAGM) - When a curtain belonging to the Former Houlton Grange hall was discovered in a Texas antique store for sale, one county native sprang into action, to bring an Aroostook Artifact back home. NewsSource8′s Brian Bouchard has the story. “Grange halls, which, every town had a...

Blue Moose Restaurant Closes for “Undetermined Amount of Time’ in Monticello, Maine

The Blue Moose Restaurant in Monticello, Maine put a post on Facebook Friday morning saying they are closing for an “undetermined amount of time.”. There was no additional information about the reasons for the closure. A Facebook post from Friday September 9 said they were going to be closed that weekend due to “an unexpected shortage of staffing and a bad back.” Another post on the Blue Moose Restaurant Facebook from September 4th talked about staff and labor issues, thanking the loyal and talented crew who are “overwhelmed with the workload.”

Baxter, Maine's first comfort dog, prepares for duty

AUGUSTA, Maine — Baxter is an energetic five-month-old chocolate lab that loves people. He's also preparing for a long career as a comfort dog for the Maine Department of Public Safety's dispatch centers in Augusta, Bangor, and Houlton. As Maine's first comfort dog, he'll spend his days on the...

Second-half rally falls short for Houlton football squad versus Dexter

HOULTON — A second-half surge was not enough to lift the Houlton football squad to victory Friday evening in the team’s homecoming game against Dexter. The Shires (0-3) fell to visiting Dexter, 58-44, in front of a large group of fans at the Maliseet Sports Complex. Dexter is now 3-0 on the season.

Houlton Humane Society In Need of Fosters

HOULTON, Maine (WAGM) - An increase in animals being surrendered has some shelters seeking alternative ways to care for them. NewsSource8′s Brian Bouchard has the story. “We’re a no kill shelter, we try to help as many animals in our community and the towns we contract with as possible. Because we’re no kill, we don’t euthanize to make room for new animals. We have to look for other alternatives like foster care”

Shires split soccer games with visiting Fort Kent

HOULTON, Maine — Whenever Fort Kent and Houlton meet on the girls soccer pitch, a thrilling and competitive game typically follows. Such was the case Thursday afternoon as Fort Kent traveled to Houlton for a boys and girls doubleheader. The Shire girls came into the game with somewhat of...

Spencer Eugene Smith, obituary

THOMASTON — Spencer Eugene Smith was born on July 8, 1946, in Houlton, Maine to Obed and Madge (Hogan) Smith. He died after a long illness on September 14, 2022, at the Sussman House in Rockport, Maine, surrounded by loved ones. Spencer was a graduate of the SMVTI Culinary...

Houlton Regional Hospital Creates Own 24/7 Security Force

HOULTON, Maine — Houlton Regional Hospital established its own security force that patrols the grounds 24 hours a day. CEO Shawn Anderson said the decision was made about a year ago when the hospital noticed an uptick in security incidents, reports WAGMTV. The hospital previously contracted with an outside security vendor that did not offer full-time coverage.