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Local News 01/25/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Winter Boat Safety Tips (New England)  Walk past any boat yard, and you’ll see dozens of vessels that have been “put to bed” for the winter.  If you store your boat outside, Scott Croft, Vice President of Public Affairs at Boat U.S. tells Star 97.7, boaters should keep in mind a top priority when […]

Local News 01/24/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Naples Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash (Naples)  A 46 yo Naples man was killed Saturday when his snowmobile veered off the trail on which he was riding and crashed into trees.  Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife spokesperson Mark Latti tells Star 97.7 Daniel Hammond was riding with a group of friends […]

Local News 01/21/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Brooksville Elementary Put on Lockdown (Brooksville)  Brooksville Elementary School was put on lockdown most of the day on Thursday.  Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane remained at the school as a precaution because a neighbor of the school was reportedly in crisis.  A Maine State Police Tactical team was also on the scene.  The […]

Local News 01/20/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Busy, Accident-Prone Intersections in Brewer Get Upgrades (Brewer)  The intersection of North Main and State Streets in Brewer has seen 34 crashes that resulted in seven injuries in the past three years –  the city’s highest number at any intersection.  The Bangor Daily News reports the intersection at Penobscot and State Streets saw […]

Local News 01/19/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Lubec Murder Victim Positively Identified (Lubec)  The office of the Chief Medical Examiner has positively identified a woman killed in Lubec on January 10th as 58 yo Eva Cox.  Cox’s body was discovered in the trunk of a car near her residence on January 11th.  Authorities arrested her boyfriend, 65 yo Paul DeForest […]

Local News 01/18/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Rockland Asks Council for Fire/EMS Help (Rockland)  The Rockland Fire Chief is asking City Council to increase hourly wages and reduce the 56-hour work week to 42 hours in order to retain Fire and EMS Staff. Rockland Fire and EMS lost one employee last week to another EMS department, one left due to […]