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Local News 05/30/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Potentially Explosive Incident Causes Tense Moments at Canadian Border (Houlton)  Tense moments at the Canadian border near Houlton Monday morning as Maine State Troopers attempted to stop a driver who may have indicated he had an explosive device in his vehicle.  Public Safety Officer Lt. Thomas Pickering reports to Star 97.7, police were […]

Local News 05/29/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Domestic Violence Incident Leads to Arrest in Alton (Alton)  A domestic violence incident in Alton Friday resulted in a police-involved shooting and two people being hospitalized.  Public Safety Spokesperson Lieutenant Thomas Pickering reports to Star 97.7, shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, Maine State Police received a report of a man assaulting a woman […]

Local News 05/26/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Court Denies Appeal of Northfield Man Accused of Triple Murder (Northfield)  Maine’s highest court has denied the appeal of a Northfield man serving a life sentence for killing three people in 2020. WABI-TV reports Thomas Bonfanti was found guilty last year for the fatal shootings. A fourth victim survived. Bonfanti’s attorney argued after […]

Local News 05/25/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Waterville Fire Follow Up (Waterville)  Officials say the victim in Monday’s fire at a senior living complex in Waterville was 65 yo Ronald Kennerson.  Kennerson was found on the fourth floor of Elm Towers, where the fire was reportedly concentrated.  Lt. Thomas Pickering reports the building did not have a sprinkler system, but […]

Local News 05/24/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Maine Warden Service Locates Missing Penobscot Woman (Penobscot)  The Maine Warden Service has done it again – Tuesday morning, wardens located a missing 72 yo woman from Penobscot.  Spokesperson Mark Latti of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife reports to Star 97.7, Marjorie May was last seen Monday afternoon around 3:45 […]

Local News 05/3/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Click It or Ticket (Augusta)  With the busy Memorial Day holiday on the horizon, the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety is reminding drivers to “click it or ticket”.  They say summer means more motorists, including visitors from out of state, driving on Maine roads.  One way to protect yourself and your passengers in […]