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Local News – July 17, 2019

Pedestrian Hit – Fatal   (SW Harbor) – Police in Southwest Harbor say an 89-year old woman has died after she fell in a parking area and a delivery truck’s wheels struck her.  They’re not yet releasing the woman’s name pending family notification.  The 59-year old truck driver had finished making a delivery at a […]

Local News – July 16, 2019

Carillo Plea   (Belfast) – Prosecutors will ask that a 52-year old man spend the rest of his life in prison for the beating death of his estranged wife’s 10-year old daughter.  Julio Carillo will enter a guilty plea to murder next Monday in a Belfast court.  He and Sharon Carillo are both accused of […]

Local News – July 15, 2019

Ranger Injured   (Topsfield) – An emergency helicopter flew an injured Maine Forest Ranger to a Boston hospital where he’s recovering from serious injuries.  WGME-TV reports ranger Dustin Pickering jumped from a boat on a Topsfield lake and struck his head on a rock.  He also fractured several vertebrae in the mishap.  Pickering is listed […]

Local News – July 12, 2019

Fiberight Update (Hampden) – The plant that will turn trash into a biofuel has yet to open fully in Hampden.  Fiberight had planned to come on line originally by April of 2018.  Construction delays and permit challenges moved the opening back and the revised July 1st opening has passed with only a small amount of […]

Local News – July 11, 2019

Late Berries (Ellsworth) – A volatile winter and very wet spring have combined to reduce Maine’s strawberry crop.  The Ellsworth American reports the rain spring put the crop about 3-weeks later than usual for harvesting.  A strawberry expert says the freezing and thawing cycles this past winter also killed a lot of plants.  One Blue […]

Local News – July 10, 2019

Boat Collision – OUI (Stonington) – A Trenton lobsterman faces OUI charges after a boat collision last weekend.  The Hancock County Sherriff’s Department charged 22-year old Brandon Murphy after he failed a blood-alcohol test on Sunday.  Murphy was allegedly operating his lobster boat, the Black Thundah – 2 during the lobster boat races last weekend […]

Local News – July 9, 2019

Shooting, Crash, Arrest   (Albion) – A police chase that followed a shooting has ended with a 24-year old Bath man’s arrest.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that troopers spotted Christopher Hallowell yesterday morning.  Officers had been looking for Hallowell after he allegedly shot a relative in the town of Shirley […]

Local News – July 8, 2019

Lamoine Fire   (Lamoine) – A lightning bolt is blamed for a fire that destroyed a valuable waterfront home in Lamoine during the weekend.  The call to the Richard Haff home on Falcon Lane came in around 6:30 Saturday evening.  They’d been eating dinner when the lightning hit and they tried to put out the […]

Local News – July 5, 2019

Ellsworth Fire   (Ellsworth) – A retired Ellsworth High School business teacher and her family are safe, but their Fletcher Street home is in ruins following a 4th of July fire. The blaze started in a bedroom at Joanne Avery’s home at about 2:30 yesterday afternoon. Her daughter and son-in-law got Avery’s elderly mother out […]

Local News – July 4, 2019

Montville Plane Crash (Montville) – Three people survived a plane crash in the Waldo County town of Montville.  WABI-TV reports the plane went down by Hidden Valley Camp.  All three people on board went to the hospital, but a public safety official said they were all walking under their own power after the crash.  The […]