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Local News – October 16, 2018

Suspicious Letter (Bangor) – A scare on West Broadway in Bangor yesterday afternoon is over.  A suspicious letter arrived at Senator Susan Collins’ home.  Bangor Police tell Star 97.7 they sent officers and a haz mat team over after Collins family opened the letter purporting to contain the deadly poison Ricin.  Federal haz mat teams […]

Local News – October 15, 2018

Mechanic Falls Fire (Mechanic Falls) – A massive fire at a former paper mill complex in Mechanic Falls sent a smoke plume so high into the air folks in Portland could see it many miles away.  The smoke even showed up on weather radar.  Firefighters from numerous communities responded to the scene yesterday afternoon.  The […]

Local News – October 11, 2018

Newport Standoff (Newport) – State police and sheriff’s deputies forced open a door at a Newport motel yesterday and tackled a man who threatened them with a sword leading to a several hour standoff.  WABI-TV reports 60-year old Louis Ireland was highly intoxicated.  The incident began when Ireland allegedly threatened a maid at Pray’s Motel […]

Local News – October 11, 2018

Twp 34 Fatal (Twp 34) – A 53-year old man is dead after his truck rolled over and hit trees in a remote part of Hancock County.  State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that Gary Haskell was speeding and likely drunk when his truck went off the Morrison Ridge Road in Township […]

– Rollover crash leads to 2 arrests

From the Washington County Sheriff’s Office: “On October 9, 2018 the Washington County RCC recieved a report of a vehicle crash on Rt 1 in Machias.  Depuites responded and found a 2004 chevy caviler had left the road way and rolled over.  Both occupants were out of the vehicle upon arrival and appeared to be […]

Local News – October 9, 2018

Oil Refinery Fire   (St. John, NB) – Not far from Maine’s eastern border a major oil refinery in St. John New Brunswick caught fire yesterday.  The explosion shook people from their beds early in the morning.  Flames shot 100-feet into the air and black smoke billowed from the facility.  The CBC reports no one […]

– Two arrested for drugs in Deer Isle

Deer Isle Drug Arrests (Deer Isle) Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies made two drug arrests in Deer Isle. The Sheriff’s Office reports drug agents serving a search warrant on Friday arrested 44-year-old David Joyce of Deer Isle and also 47-year-old Anderson John Harewood of New York. […]

– Bullet strikes man’s chest. He refuses medical treatment.

From the Maine Warden Service: [MDIFW NEWS – Wayne Maine, 10-8-2018] William E. Penley of Scarborough, Maine was turkey hunting with his grandson at a family members residence on the Richmond Mills Road in Wayne Maine this morning. Penley was sitting in an outcropping of trees near the wood line watching a flock of wild […]

Local News – October 8, 2018

Walsh Obit   (Bar Harbor) – One of the men who helped shape today’s Bar Harbor has died.  Thomas Walsh owned numerous hotels in the resort community and often confounded local planners with his projects that pushed the envelope of local ordinances.  Walsh’s family still runs Ocean Properties and the numerous hotels.  The Bangor native […]

Local News – October 5, 2018

Lincoln Fatal (Lincoln) – It’s not clear why a woman in her 20s was standing in the travel lane of Interstate 95 near Lincoln with her toddler yesterday.  A tractor trailer truck hit her – killing her instantly.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 the crash left the toddler in critical condition […]