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Local News 05/20/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Teen Ejected, Seriously Injured in I-95 Crash (Bangor)  A 17 yo passenger was seriously injured Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash on I-95 near Stillwater Avenue.  The crash occurred shortly before 11 p.m.  Maine State Police say the driver, also a 17 yo, lost control of his truck while attempting to pass another […]

Local News 05/17/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Orono Fire Chief Headed to Ellsworth (Ellsworth)  The Orono Fire Chief has decided to blaze a path to Ellsworth.  The Bangor Daily News reports Geoffrey Low has served as Chief in Orono since 2018, but resigned two weeks ago.  He’ll continue the job in Orono until the end of June and plans to […]

Local News 05/16/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Lewiston Shooter’s Family to Testify Today (Augusta)  The commission investigating the Lewiston mass shooting will hear from members of the shooter’s family today.  Family members of Robert Card are expected to share their thoughts on what led to the tragedy.  Today’s meeting will be the commission’s tenth since it was formed in response […]

Local News 05/15/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Sixty-Eight Police Cadets to Graduate BLETP (Vassalboro)  Sixty eight police cadets will graduate this Friday from the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.  Held in Vassalboro, the training is an eighteen-week course that this year represents 44 State, municipal, and county law enforcement agencies.  Local graduates include Anthony Jones from the Hancock County Sheriff’s […]

Local News 05/14/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Park Officials Release Information on St. Sauveur Wildfires (ANP)  Acadia National Park officials Monday released information on a pair of wildland fires that burned a tenth of an acre and a quarter acre along the St. Sauveur hiking trail on Saturday.  The fires were reported around 4 p.m., with several area fire departments […]

Local News 05/13/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Law Enforcement Memorial Service Planned (Augusta)  A monument stands in Augusta, bearing the names of 88 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty – some dating back to the 1800s.  Tomorrow (Tuesday), officers from across the state, families of the fallen, and dignitaries will join in an annual observance at the […]