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Local News 10/15/21

State’s Own Health Insurance Marketplace Now Online (AP/Portland)  Beginning today, Mainers can start comparing plans on the state’s own health insurance marketplace. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved CoverME.gov. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills says residents will be able to use a new tool called “Plan Compare” to essentially window shop for […]

Local News 10/14/21

Fatal Stabbing at Fryeburg Fairgrounds – UPDATE (Fryeburg)  Police have made an arrest in the fatal stabbing of a man Wednesday morning at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds.  Public Safety Department Spokesperson Katy England reports to Star 97.7, a 9-1-1 call reporting the stabbing came in about 1 a.m. yesterday.  Officers found 28 yo Anderson Gomes of […]

Local News 10/13/21

Mills Rejects Call to Ease Vaccine Mandate (Augusta)  Governor Janet Mills yesterday rejected a call by top Republicans to replace her vaccine mandate for healthcare workers with testing options.  The call came after Central Maine Medical Center on Monday suspended several critical care admissions, including heart attack and trauma, likely due to staffing shortages because […]

Local News 10/12/21

Coroner Reveals Gabby Petito Strangled (Undated)  Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue today revealed Gabby Petito’s cause of death as strangulation. Petito had been on a cross country trip with her fiancée, Brian Laundrie, who returned to his Florida home in August without Petito.  Authorities continue to search for Laundrie, who reportedly left to hike […]

Local News 10/11/21

Bar Harbor Fatal (Bar Harbor)  A California woman is dead and four people were hospitalized Sunday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash near the Bluffs on Eden Street in Bar Harbor.  The Bar Harbor Police Department reports to Star 97.7, about 4:30 yesterday afternoon,  64 yo Douglas Hager of California was driving a mini-van with three […]

Local News 10/08/21

Crash Almost Lands Woman in Swimming Pool (Brunswick)  A Tuesday evening crash in Brunswick almost landed a woman and her car in a family’s swimming pool.  WABI-TV reports 44 yo Sarah Wiley of Augusta failed to stop at the intersection of Baribeau Drive and Pleasant Hill Road in Brunswick Tuesday evening.  The accident happened about […]