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Local News 09/20/21

Driver Killed in High Speed Chase (Phippsburg)  A high speed chase in Phippsburg Saturday night ended in tragedy for the fleeing driver.  Authorities say dispatchers at the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office got a 9-1-1 call and could hear voices and engines revving, but no direct contact was made with the caller.  When a deputy went […]

Local News 09/17/21

Federal Panel Rejects Pfizer Booster for Most Americans (Undated)  A federal advisory panel today overwhelmingly rejected a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots to most Americans 16 and older six months after their second dose.  The vote was 16 to 2, but a second vote endorsed the boosters for those aged 65 or older or […]

Local News 09/16/21

Breakthrough Cases (Augusta)  Maine is reporting a jump in breakthrough cases of COVID-19 – cases in people who are fully vaccinated.  The Bangor Daily News reports between August 6 and September 10, just over 1,500 new breakthrough cases were reported, accounting for roughly 16 percent of cases. That is a huge jump, since Maine recorded […]

Local News 09/15/21

Arrest Made in Biddeford Killing (AP/Biddeford)   The owner of an apartment house in Biddeford was fatally shot and a suspect  arrested hours later in New Hampshire. Officials say the U.S. Marshal Service’s Maine Violent Offender Task Force arrested 30-year-old Randal Hennessy, of Biddeford, without incident Tuesday night in Durham, New Hampshire. Police were alerted to […]

Local News 09/14/21

Prentiss Shooting Arrest (Prentiss)  Police have arrested a Penobscot man in connection with a double shooting in Prentiss last Friday.  Public Safety Spokesperson Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7, shortly after 3 p.m. on September 10th, Maine State Police and the Maine Warden Service responded to a complaint of shots fired at 274 Averill Road […]

Local News 09/13/21

Lincoln Fire (Lincoln)  One man died and the American Red Cross is helping dozens of others after fire destroyed an apartment building in Lewiston on Saturday.  Public Safety Spokesperson Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7, multiple fire departments responded to the blaze at 226 Blake Street, which was called in about 4:45 p.m. Saturday.  70-yo […]