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Local News – August 12, 2020

Cruise Line Pulls Out (Bucksport) – A small cruise ship that had asked to dock in Bucksport beginning next month has withdrawn its request.  American Cruise Line says it hopes to return to Maine next season instead.  Earlier this summer Bar Harbor turned down the cruise ship’s request to dock in that harbor.  WABI-TV reports […]

Local News – August 11, 2020

Island Falls Double Fatal   (Island Falls) – A fiery crash on Interstate 95 in Island Falls left two Aroostook County residents dead and third person hospitalized. State police say the SUV that 35-year old Coleen Collins of Presque Isle drove went off the highway and into a ditch where it caught fire.  She and […]

Local News – August 10, 2020

Orland Boating Fatal   (Orland) – A jet ski slammed into a water ski boat on Toddy Pond Sunday afternoon, leaving one person dead and several injured.  Firefighters recovered 26-year old Ryan Conary’s body from the pond yesterday afternoon after he was hit by the jet ski and thrown into the water.  The Maine Warden […]

Local News – August 7, 2020

SCOTME-Keene   (Augusta) – A 23-year old Bar Harbor man serving a 58-year old prison term for murder and rape will remain behind bars after the Maine Supreme Court upheld his conviction.  Jalique Keene argued that his trial should have been moved out of Hancock County because of publicity about the murder of Mikaela Conley […]

Local News – August 6, 2020

Fatal Crash (Morrill) – A Waldo County man has died after his vehicle collided with a dump truck on Route 3 in Morrill.  State Police spokeswoman Katie England reports to Star 97.7 that 34-year old Nicholas Day of Belmont crossed the center line yesterday morning and hit the loaded dump truck.  The crash closed Route […]

Local News – August 5, 2020

Old Town Capture (Old Town) – Police have captured a man who twice fled from an assault scene and got into the Penobscot River.  Deputy Old Town Police Chief Lee Miller reports to Star 97.7 the pursuit began at about 3-o’clock yesterday morning and police got a call about an assault at a residence in […]

Local News – August 4, 2020

Storm   (Miami) – A tropical storm warning is posted for Maine through tomorrow as Hurricane Isaias made landfall in North Carolina overnight.  The storm is expected to bring high winds and some rain to Maine tonight and into tomorrow.  National Hurricane Center Specialist Robbie Berg says they downgraded the Hurricane to a Tropical Storm […]

Local News – August 3, 2020

Wildfires   (Sullivan) – Lots of firefighters in Hancock and Washington Counties spent their weekend putting out wildfires as the ground is bone dry following more than a week of hot weather.  The largest of the wildfires was a 3-point-7 acre blaze off Whalesback Road in Sullivan.  At least 10-fire departments responded along with the […]

Local News – July 24, 2020

Acadia Maintenance BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A bipartisan proposal that would help address maintenance backlogs at national parks including Acadia National Park has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives. The proposal, championed by lawmakers including Maine Democratic Rep. Jared Golden, would allocate $9.5 billion to address the needed maintenance. Golden said public […]

Local News – July 23, 2020

Doris Bunker Obit (Ellsworth) – One of the longest serving employees in the history of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital has passed away.  Doris Bunker of Ellsworth served the hospital for 54-years, working as the Administrative Assistant to numerous Chief Executive Officers.  While her bosses were in charge of the hospital, those who needed something always […]