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Local News 10/04/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Holden Fatal (Holden)  An Ellsworth man is dead following a two car crash on Route 1A in Holden Monday morning.  Authorities say 62 yo Joseph Wadman was headed for Hancock County about 9:15 when his car drifted into oncoming traffic, striking a pickup truck.  The woman driving the truck was uninjured.  Police shut […]

Local News 10/03/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Fatal Crash Claims Life of Brooksville Man (Sedgwick)  A Brooksville man died in a single vehicle crash Sunday night in Sedgwick.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s office reports to Star 97.7, 47 yo John A. Wallace was traveling south on Route 15 shortly after 7:30 p.m., when his vehicle left the road, overcorrected, and […]

Local News 09/23/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs City Mourns on One Year Anniversary of Luke Gross Death (Ellsworth)  Today is the one year anniversary of a great loss to the Ellsworth Community.  Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane reminds us of the day Deputy Luke Gross was killed while at the scene of a traffic accident.  The Sheriff’s Office has created […]

Local News 09/22/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Former Uber Driver Charged with Sexual Assault (AP/Bangor)  A former Uber driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman he picked up in Bangor. Police charged 28-year-old Joseph Graston of Milo with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. They said in June, when he was still working for Uber, Graston picked […]

Local News 09/21/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Toothpaste Recall (Undated)  Family Dollar stars are recalling Colgate’s Optic White toothpaste and mouthwash products.  The products, which were sold across 11 states, were stored outside their recommended temperature requirements.  Family Dollar stores in Maine are located in Blue Hill, Bucksport, and Bangor. Colonel John Cote to Retire (Augusta)  Colonel John Cote has […]

Local News 09/20/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Acton Man Crashes Into Lake (Acton)  A South Berwick man who was caught on a doorbell camera clad only in his underwear tried to break into a Langley Shores Road home Sunday, then crashed his SUV into Wilson Lake.  20 yo Logan Pratt allegedly sped from deputies after attempting the break-in and ended […]