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Local News – December 12, 2018

Embezzlement Plea (Portland) – A former health club manager from Rockland has admitted he embezzled money from his employers and falsely billed insurance companies and the Veterans Administration.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that 42-year old Michael Morrison faces up to 10-years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine.  Morrison entered […]

Local News – December 11, 2018

Drug Plea (Bangor) – A 30-year old Brewer woman has admitted she is a drug dealer.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that Lynda Johnson faces up to life in prison and an 8-million dollar fine when she is sentenced in a few weeks.  The Brewer Police department and US Drug Enforcement Agency […]

Local News – December 10, 2018

Washington ME Fire (Washington) – Fire destroyed an auto body shop in the Knox County town of Washington.  Firefighters from a half dozen communities responded to the Route 17 scene shortly after 4:30 Sunday morning, finding the building fully engulfed in flames.  Moments after arrival the roof collapsed.  Frigid temperatures made for an icy scene […]

Bucksport Chase

(Bucksport, Maine) On December 5, 2018, at approximately 5:28 p.m. Trooper Dana Austin a member of Troop J and the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement (PACE) Team stopped a motor vehicle on the MastHill Road in Bucksport. While dealing with one occupant of the vehicle, the operator took off at a high rate of speed and a […]

Local News – December 7, 2018

Old Town Fire (Old Town) – Flames shot high into the air overnight in Old Town.  Firefighters responded to Brunswick Street at about 1:30 this morning, finding an apartment building in a densely packed neighborhood ablaze.  Help came to the scene from several other fire departments.  No word on whether everyone inside the building got […]

Local News – December 6, 2018

School Threat (Ellsworth) – School is open as usual today at the Ellsworth Elementary and Middle School, but a couple of students will not attend classes.  They face juvenile terrorizing charges after another student reported hearing them say they would commit some sort of violent act at the school today.  In a letter sent to […]

Local News – December 5, 2018

Fatal Accident Sentence (Belfast) – The state dropped manslaughter and OUI charges against a 33-year old Winterport man after he pled guilty to lesser charges in connection with a fatal accident in Prospect in 2016.  Adam Littlefield will spend 3-and-a-half years in prison.  WABI-TV reports police could not prove that he was driving the vehicle […]

Local News – December 4, 2018

Crack House Sentence (Bangor) – A 55-year old Hampden woman will spend a year and a half in prison and 3-years on supervised release for allowing her property to become a crack house.  The US Attorney’s Office tells Star 97.7 that a federal judge sentenced Sherri Chen Monday.  Judge John Woodcock called Chen’s actions deplorable.  […]

Bill DaButler’s Exclusive Interview with Noel Paul Stookey

Bill chatted with Noel Paul Stookey about his new Christmas Album “Somethin’ Special” before he went on the air with Paul Dupuis. Learn more about his connection to Downeast Maine and the new album with this exclusive interview.

Local News – December 3, 2018

Fatal Fire (Hiram) – Firefighters in Hiram found a 19-year old’s body at the foot of the first floor stairs early Saturday morning.  Alexander Mudgett never made it out of the burning building.  His four housemates did – they crawled out of 2nd story bedroom windows and jumped to the ground while the house burned […]