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Local News 05/19/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Foxcroft Academy Students Fail to Attend Classes (Dover-Foxcroft)  Two Foxcroft Academy students accused of sexually assaulting a classmate in February are not in attendance at the private prep school, in spite of a judge’s ruling they may do so.  The 17 yo from Dover-Foxcroft and a 16 yo from Charleston were allowed to […]

Local News 05/18/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs MCJA to Graduate Largest Class in Program’s History (Augusta)  It will be the largest class ever from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Friday, when 68 police cadets graduate from the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program in  Vassalboro.  This Friday’s graduating class includes eleven women and the first female cadet to be elected as […]

Local News 05/17/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Department of Corrections Discrimination Lawsuit Settled (Augusta)  A lawsuit alleging discrimination against a female prison guard at the Maine State Prison and Bolduc Correctional Facility has been settled.  The Bangor Daily News reports prison guard Autumn Dinsmore of Rockland brought the suit, claiming she was subjected to extra scrutiny, suspicion, and unwarranted discipline.  […]

Local News 05/16/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs AG Warns of Relief Check Scams (Augusta)  Those $850 relief checks will be going out soon; and Maine’s Attorney General warns scammers claiming to be the Maine IRS have been targeting residents and requesting social security numbers and other personal information they say is needed to process the checks.  A.G. Aaron Frey cautions […]

Local News 05/13/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs EMS Week (Washington County)  Next week is EMS Week nationwide.  Perhaps nowhere is the shortage of EMS workers more critical than in the state’s rural areas, like Washington County.  If you’re considering joining EMS, stop by Bluebird Ranch Restaurant in Machias or Calais Fire/EMS on Wednesday, May 18th at 4 pm. for an […]

Local News 05/12/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Altercation Leaves Alleged Assailant/Brewer Police Officer Injured (Brewer)  Police in Brewer reportedly received four calls in a 24-hour period earlier this week about 25 yo Kyler Peters, all regarding alleged crimes at a Brewer hotel.  WABI-TV reports authorities responded to a call Wednesday about a burglary in process, but when they arrived, Peters […]