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Local News 08/15/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Stonington Fire Leaves One Dead (Stonington)  A Sunday morning fire in Stonington has left one dead and a house in ruins.  Fire officials responded to reports of an explosion at 160 Fifield Road about 9:30 yesterday morning.  The blaze was so intense, only a chimney was left standing, but first responders were able […]

Local News 08/12/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Hancock County Grand Jury Indicts Hit-and-Run Driver (Bangor)  A Hancock County Grand Jury has indicted 35 yo Raymond Lester for intentional and knowing murder in the hit-and-run death of Nicole Mokeme at the Schoodic Institute in June.   Mokeme, a youth activist, was hit and killed at the Acadia National Park location, allegedly by […]

Local News 08/11/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Greenbush Man Arrested (Old Town)  Police have arrested a 57 yo Greenbush man who fled the scene after crashing into a house in Old Town last week.  WABI-TV reports Roger Eldridge is charged with aggravated criminal mischief and eluding an officer after his vehicle crashed into a home on Stillwater Avenue on August […]

Local News 08/10/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Mexico Man Charged in Stepson’s Slaying Said He Was “Tired of Being Bullied” (Mexico)  The Mexico, Maine man arrested Sunday and charged in the slaying of his stepson reportedly told police the victim had threatened to hurt him and his family.  52 yo Thomas Tellier said he was afraid 27 yo Nicholas Trynor […]

Local News 08/09/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Owls Head Crash Results in Four Being Hospitalized (Owls Head)  A weekend incident in Owls Head once again highlights the state’s critical need for EMS workers.  The Pen Bay Pilot reports four people were transported to Pen Bay Medical Center Sunday after the car in which they were riding went off the road […]

Local News 08/08/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Baileyville Fatal Fire (Baileyville)  A house fire in Baileyville Friday morning claimed the life of 67 yo Craig Thompson.  Public Information Officer Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7, Thompson lived alone at the dwelling at 24 Summit Street. Investigators continue to look for a cause; the blaze was called in shortly after midnight Friday. […]