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Bangor police seek missing mom & 2 kids

From Detective Sgt Brent Beaulieu: “The Bangor Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 26 year old Liza Parker of Bangor, as well as her two children, 5 year old Mason Worcester and 1 and ½ year old Tiaona Robinson,. Ms. Parker and her children were last seen yesterday afternoon in Bangor.  It […]

Local News – September 25, 2017

Narrows Bridge Crash (Prospect) – A speeding Mercedes didn’t make the left hand turn at the Prospect end of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge early Saturday morning.  Five people were inside, four of them remain in the hospital this morning.  The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department tells Star 97-7 two of the victims flew by rescue helicopter […]

Local News September 22, 2017

Jax Mice (Bar Harbor) – The Jackson Laboratory says a Chinese University is violating terms of a contract by breeding and reselling mice developed by the lab.  Lawyers filed a federal lawsuit against Nanjing University, claiming it bred and sold two strains of genetically modified mice originally developed by the Bar Harbor based research lab.  […]

Local News – September 21, 2017

Police Chief   (Pittsfield) – The former police chief in Ellsworth is the new chief of Pittsfield’s tiny police department.  The Ellsworth American reports town councilors in Pittsfield unanimously picked Harold “Pete” Bickmore to lead the police force.  Bickmore has an impressive resume, including 25-years with the FBI.  He resigned from the Ellsworth Police Department […]

Local News – September 20, 2017

Wanted Man Arrested   (Machias) – Drug agents got word that a suspected drug dealer from Connecticut was back in Machias after he posted bail and skipped town last February.  They called in the heavily armed tactical team and raided a Center Street home late Monday.  Sure enough, 19-year old Rafael Santiago-Salazar was there, but […]

Local News – September 19, 2017

Lighthouse – Park (Acadia National Park) – The Coast Guard wants to give away the iconic Bass Harbor Lighthouse to Acadia National Park.  Park officials are contemplating acceptance, looking at the potential costs to repair and maintain the lighthouse which many had presumed was already part of the park.  Advisory commission members warned that costs […]

Eight new state troopers graduate

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: Maine’s eight newest state troopers have received their badges in ceremonies at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.  The new troopers completed ten weeks of specialized State Police training, which is in addition to the eighteen weeks of training required for all Maine police officers.  State Police […]

Local News – September 14, 2017

Armed Robber Arrested (Bar Harbor) – A convenience store clerk in Bar Harbor told police a man pulled a knife and demanded money from the cash register late Tuesday night.  The clerk waited for the robber to leave then called 9-1-1. Bar Harbor police tell Star 97-7 officers spotted 26-year old Sean Lavoie walking on […]

Local News – September 13, 2017

Pedestrian Killed (Bar Harbor) – Horror at lunch time for a Bar Harbor restaurant yesterday as a pickup truck careened into the parking lot, hitting parked cars and killing a woman standing in the lot.  Police tell Star 97.7 they charged 36-year old Justin Shell of Virginia with manslaughter and aggravated driving to endanger.  Dead […]

Local News – September 12, 2017

Castine Child Care (Castine) – A foundation that once served as a reservoir for Castine will sit under a child care center soon. The Ellsworth American reports a group called Community Childhood Learning Place has raised $180-thousand dollars to build a center on top of the huge, circular foundation that once hosted the town’s water […]