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– Keg party busted, 26 people charged

From the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Penobscot, ME –  “On Thursday, 02-22-2018, the Hancock County Alcohol Enforcement Team conducted an enforcement detail in western Hancock County.  While performing the detail, members of the Alcohol Enforcement Team learned of a large underage drinking keg party being attended by approximately 50 people at a residence located at […]

Local News – February 23, 2018

Bucksport – Salmon Farm (Bucksport) – Excitement in Bucksport as a Maine based company plans to buy the former Verso Paper mill and open a salmon farming operation.  It’s the second major salmon farm to locate in the area in recent weeks, joining another project by a competing company in Belfast.  Whole Oceans, which is […]

– FBI & Ellsworth PD make arrest in possible school threat

From Chief Glenn Moshier of the Ellsworth Police Department: “On 02/21/18 S/A Raymond Goergen from the FBI’s Bangor Office contacted the Ellsworth Police Department regarding a possible school shooting threat. S/A Goergen reported that the threat notification came to them via a Demark Company which hosts the popular mobile game Clash of Clans. The Co. […]

Local News – February 22, 2018

Theft Sentence (Bangor) – A 49-year old Bangor man is serving jail time for stealing goods from Maine supermarkets and selling them on line.  The US Attorney’s Office reports to Star 97.7 that a judge sentenced Anthony Berry to 3-months in jail and 3-years supervised release.  Berry entered a guilty plea last May.  In addition […]

Local News – February 21, 2018

Fournier Trial Update     (Bangor) – The judge who heard an East Millinocket’s man murder trial will announce her verdict tomorrow.  Justice Ann Murray has weighed the evidence against Phillip Scott Fournier who was accused of killing 16-year old Joyce McClain in 1980.  Her body turned up behind Schenck High School after she failed […]

Local News – February 20, 2018

Lamoine Gravel Ordinance Verdict (Lamoine) – A Maine court has ruled that a change to a town gravel ordinance in Lamoine is not an unconstitutional land taking.  Several gravel mining companies sued the town after voters increased the required setback from 50-feet to 100-feet from property lines before digging could take place.  The gravel pit […]

Local News – February 19, 2018

Snowmobile Fatals   (Hermon) – Warden Service investigators say speed and alcohol were factors in a snowmobile crash in Hermon that left a 33-year old man and his 10-year old son dead.  Jason Tracy of Hermon and his son both died when their snowmobile struck a tree at the edge of a field at 1:00 […]

Local News – February 16, 2018

DCF Vote     (Augusta) – A week ago today a state police tactical team stood guard as the Department of Corrections bussed prisoners from the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport to a similar prison facility in Charleston.  It’s been a busy week, but a vote in the Legislature yesterday means it’s unlikely the Machiasport […]

– Missing Harrington man’s body recovered

From the Maine Department of Marine Resources: “Harrington – The body of 62-year old Delbert Caler of Harrington was discovered this morning by a local fisherman working with Maine Marine Patrol to locate the shellfish harvester, missing since last night. Marine Patrol received a report this morning at approximately 6 a.m. that Caler, a licensed […]

Local News – February 15, 2018

Buck’s Harbor Prison   (Machiasport) – Lawmakers could vote today on whether to fund the Downeast Correctional Facility for another year, nearly a week after state troopers carted all the inmates off to a similar facility in Charleston.  A judge granted a temporary injunction yesterday after the Washington County Commissioners filed suit to keep the […]