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Local News 12/01/23

Happy December!  Crime/Public Safety/Drugs U.S. Marshals Service Warns of Increase in Phone Scams (Bangor)  The U.S. Marshals Service is warning of a significant increase in Maine residents reporting a phone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. Marshals or other federal officials.  They say the scams are occurring throughout New England states.  Authorities say scammers […]

Local News 11/30/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Maine State Police Investigate Two Suspicious Deaths (Fairfield)   The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit keeping busy these days investigating two more deaths across the state.  In Fairfield on Tuesday, police discovered the body of a man in a residence on Main Street.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is working to […]

Local News 11/29/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Sullivan Woman Sues Dollar Tree (Ellsworth)  A Sullivan woman is suing Dollar Tree over a crash last year at the Ellsworth store.  The Bangor Daily News reports 67 yo Diane Martin was shopping at the store near Marden’s on Route 3 when the driver of a pickup accidentally accelerated and crashed through the […]

Local News 11/28/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Searsmont Suspicious Deaths (Searsmont)  The discovery of two bodies at a home in Searsmont Monday resulted in the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit being called in to investigate.  The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office was called to the home on Borough Road shortly before 2 yesterday afternoon.  The bodies will be taken to […]

Local News 11/27/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Fletcher’s Landing Attempted Burglary (Fletcher’s Landing)  Authorities are searching for a person they believe was involved in an attempted burglary in Fletcher’s Landing near Ellsworth on Sunday.  Maine State Police report they received a complaint someone’s vehicle was being broken into off Dana’s Ledge Road yesterday afternoon.  That was followed by reports someone […]

Local News 11/24/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Topsham Homicide (Topsham)  A 71 yo Topsham man is charged with murder after police responded to a report of an assault on Elm Street in Topsham on Tuesday.  An employee of the River Landing apartment building called 9-1-1 about 9:30 a.m. to report the incident.  Law enforcement and EMS personnel responded to the […]

Local News 11/22/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Authorities Identify Skeletal Remains Found in Ellsworth (Ellsworth)  Authorities say the skeletal remains found in Ellsworth last week are those of 43 yo Anson Snowdeal of Sullivan.  Snowdeal had been missing since February 9, 2022 when he reportedly left a family member’s apartment in Ellsworth on foot.  The remains were found by land […]

Local News 11/21/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs OSHA Fines Contractor for Friendship Tragedy (Friendship)  A contractor who employed a roofer who was fatally electrocuted before falling from a roof in Friendship last February has been slapped with nearly $20K in violations by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  The Pen Bay Pilot reports OSHA determined employees of the non-unionized […]

Local News 11/20/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs One Dead, Three Injured in Livermore Crash (Livermore)  One teen died at the scene and three others were injured in a crash in Livermore Saturday morning.  The Androscoggin Sheriff’s Office reports the group was on Norlands Road just after 10 a.m. when the 16 yo driver lost control, hit a utility pole and […]

Local News 11/16/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Yellow Flag Law (Augusta)  A Maine law used to restrict access to guns during a mental health crisis has been invoked more than a dozen times since the killings of 18 people in Lewiston last month. According to WMTW, several people whose guns were temporarily removed referenced the name of the gunman responsible […]