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Local News – February 19, 2019

Train Derail (Brownville Jct) – A slow-speed derailment sent 10-railroad cars off the tracks in a remote part of Piscataquis County.  The Bangor Daily News reports the cars belong to Eastern Maine Railways which is a subsidiary of J.D Irving.  The train was moving at about 10-miles an hour at the time.  A company spokeswoman […]

Local News – February 18, 2019

Snowmobile Fatalities   (Poland) – Two snowmobilers have died in separate crashes in Maine during the weekend.  The Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 that 51-year old Gracie Onofrio of Norway died when she flew off her sled on Norway Lake and another snowmobile struck her.  And near Thompson Lake in Poland, 17-year old Troy […]

Local News – February 15, 2019

Fisherman Sentenced (Portland) – A mid-coast fisherman who was high and drunk when he took his boat out into a storm more than 4-years ago will spend the next four years in federal prison.  30-year old Christopher Hutchinson of Cushing found out his sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to Seaman’s manslaughter last September.  The US […]