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Local News 02/03/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Prepare for Winter Travel (Undated)  You know by now this weekend’s weather is going to be brutal – and there’s a lot of winter yet to come.  The Better Business Bureau has tips for traveling in winter.  They say if you’re road tripping, get your vehicle ready.  Have a full tank of gas, […]

Local News 02/02/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Survey Finds Many Crime Victims Don’t Go to Authorities (Maine)  The reasons are varied, but the facts are startling.  About a third of adults in Maine were victims of a crime in 2021; yet fewer than half those victims reported the incidents to law enforcement.  One bright spot – The Bangor Daily News […]

Local News 02/01/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Brutal Cold Predicted for This Weekend (Maine)  Brutal cold temperatures are forecast for the weekend.  The Maine Emergency Management Agency offers these tips – be sure to bring your pets inside.  Check on family, friends and neighbors.  Avoid skin exposure, even if out for just a few minutes.  To prevent water pipes from […]

Local News 01/31/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Waldo County Wood Bank Vandalized (Searsmont)  It seems no good deed goes unpunished, at least in the case of the Waldo County Wood Bank.  The Bangor Daily News reports vandals targeted the group’s woodshed, destroyed a gas tank in the nonprofit’s dump truck, and stole gas cans recently, leaving the volunteers struggling to […]

Local News 01/30/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Theft Ring Responsible for Hancock, Waldo, York County Break-ins (Hancock County)  Recent thefts in Hancock, Waldo, and York Counties are likely the work of a traveling theft ring.  Authorities say the string of break-ins began in December at YMCA’s in the three counties and have continued into January.  Officials say the gang is […]

Local News 01/27/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Sullivan Man Convicted of Kidnapping and Assault (Sullivan)  A Sullivan man will serve seven years for kidnapping and domestic violence assault.  38 yo Matthew Wycoff allegedly threatened a woman who, fearing Wycoff would harm her if she didn’t comply, got into his truck at the White Birches Motel in Ellsworth last April.  Wycoff  […]