Presque Isle, 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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Silver Alert for Missing 83-Year-Old Maine Man in a White Pickup

A Silver Alert has been issued for a Connor Township man with cognitive issues who may be headed to Augusta. Maine State Police say 83-year-old Claude Lamothe was reported missing after failing to return home from a trip into Caribou. He was last seen Saturday at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon leaving the Caribou location of Daigle Oil. Officials are concerned because they say Lamothe has cognitive issues.
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Man from Connor Township found safe after Silver Alert

CARIBOU, Maine (WGME) -- The Maine State Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing man from Connor Township who may be headed to the Augusta area. According to police, 83-year old Claude Lamothe was last seen Saturday afternoon leaving Daigle Oil in Caribou. State Police say Lamothe suffers...

Renovations Moving Ahead At Historic Northeastland Hotel

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - It’s been less than a year since the nonprofit development corporation Ignite PI began renovating the Northeastland Hotel in downtown Presque Isle. The initial phase of the project has focused on updating and expanding amenities in public use areas on the lobby level of the building. Earlier this week, News Source 8′s Sherry Karabin stopped by the hotel to see what’s been done and when the changes might be unveiled to the public.

TSA officers in Presque Isle perform CPR to save man’s life

Three TSA workers at the Presque Isle airport are credited with saving the life of a sanitation worker who collapsed in the parking lot earlier this month. The TSA says officers Dan Marquis, Tyler Raymond and Michelle Morrison leapt into action after another sanitation worker alerted them to the emergency.

Windy Weather Expected Tonight and into the First Half of the Weekend

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Good evening everyone and happy Friday. This evening’s weather setup shows our next weather makers. High pressure off to our west will be attempting to build into the region this weekend, but are currently being held up by Hurricane Fiona. As it continues to track north, it still looks to bring impacts to our neighbors over in eastern New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, as they look to take the brunt of the system going into tomorrow. For us we’re expecting to see some gusty winds from this, with wind gusts getting close to 50 mph during the day tomorrow. Better weather is expected Sunday with less winds and more sunshine.

Caribou High School Announces September 2022 Student of the Month

Since summer is over, we might as well get right to it. The school year is now in full swing with students and teachers hitting the ground running as they look forward to a year without masks and other restrictions. Caribou high school has announced their first student of the month for the 2022-23 academic year.

The wind energy field is blowing up, but a Maine training program is struggling to attract students

It's early September, the second week of classes at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, and a lab day for the wind power technology program. Nineteen-year-old Maxwell Osborne of Waldoboro is building an electrical circuit that includes a light and a switch. By the time Osborne graduates in the spring, he'll be ready to climb hundreds of feet up towers to maintain and repair wind turbines. But first, he needs to learn basic electrical skills under the guidance of instructor Wayne Kilcollins.

72nd ANNUAL LUCAS OIL RACE OF CHAMPIONS 250 POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023 AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY - Sunday Portion of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend Moved Due to Inclement Weather –

Race of Champions Series management, in conjunction with Lake Erie Speedway and telecast / streaming partners MAVTV on FloRacing, have made the decision to adjust the schedule for the 72nd Annual Lucas Oil Race of Champions, the final day of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Week and push the conclusion to Saturday, April 22, 2023 with an inclement reschedule date of Sunday, April 23, 2023. The television schedule for the new date will be updated in the future.

299 newly recorded coronavirus cases according to Maine CDC

Maine (WABI) - There are 299 newly recorded coronavirus cases, according to the Maine CDC. There is also one additional death. A resident of Aroostook County died with the virus. That raises the overall COVID related death toll for the Maine CDC to 2,570.

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...

County Ag Report - How Technology is Changing the Way Farmers Plant, Grow and Harvest Their Crops

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - “Auto Track Row Guidance, Yield Mapping, Field Mapping, and Automated Sprayer Controls.”. These are just a few of the new technologies found in today’s farm equipment that Kevin Adams of United Ag & Turf Northeast says is changing the way farmers plant, grow and harvest their crops in the twenty-first century. According to Adams, the technology not only makes the farmer’s job easier, it can make their land more productive by increasing the amount of seed they can plant in their fields.

A Place To Call Home: Misconceptions Surrounding Homelessness

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) -Continuing our in-depth look at the homelessness crisis in the county called “A place to call Home”, There are many misconceptions and stereotypes around people experiencing homelessness. Newssource 8′s Corey Bouchard spoke with the people on the ground who are working with the homeless community about what they are actually seeing.

Patenaude recognized at International Gordon Conference on Streptococcal Biology

Kathryn Patenaude, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical sciences from Presque Isle, Maine, won an outstanding poster award at the International Gordon Conference on Streptococcal Biology this August. The poster, titled “Investigating the interaction of Streptococcus agalactiae and Candida albicans in vitro and in vivo,” featured research Patenaude is conducting in...

Cloudy Day Ahead With Heavier Rain Expected for Tomorrow’s AM Commute

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Good morning to you everyone and happy Wednesday. A more fall like feel to the air the morning after the rain we had yesterday. Today we will be dry, but we will be dealing with some cloud cover that will be present for the majority of today. Some of us could get lucky and see some breaks paired with sunshine. Tomorrow is the first day of fall and that’s where we turn things to some more chances for rain, but it does look to be centralized towards the morning. We look to dry things out on Friday with some more seasonal temperatures.