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Local News – December 15, 2017

Murder Charge     (Wiscasset) – State Police have charged a 43-year old Wiscasset woman with murder for the death of her fiancée’s granddaughter.  4-year old Kendall Chick died last Friday.  The Medical Examiner’s office says the little girl suffered blunt trauma to her abdomen.  Police took Shawna Gatto to jail in Wiscasset yesterday.   […]

Local News – December 14, 2017

Snowmobile Death Authorities found a North Carolina snowmobiler dead early Wednesday morning near Rockwood. The Maine Warden Service tells Star 97.7 that 55 Year-Old Willard Hartsock, from Old Fort, NC, died in a snowmobile related incident near Rockwood. The scene indicated that Hartsock approached a wet area on the snowmobile trail, stopped, and placed the […]

-Fatal Snowmobile Accident

A missing North Carolina man was found dead early this morning by authorities. The Maine Forrest Service tells Star 97.7 that 55 Year-Old Willard Hartsock, from Old Fort, NC, died in a snowmobile related incident near Rockwood. When Hartsock did not return home as expected, his family notified police last evening around 9:00. A game […]

Local News – December 13, 2017

Roads (Undated) – Several schools in the Greater Bangor area have called off classes for the day as road crews work to clean up messy highways.  Along the coast, though, its business as usual as the temperature rose high enough overnight for the precipitation to be all rain.  Inland, the temperatures hovered around freezing overnight, […]

Local News – December 12, 2017

Home Invasion-Shooting (Machiasport) – A Marine Patrol officer helping police try to arrest an armed robbery suspect shot and wounded the man and a woman in a Machiasport home.  The unnamed officer is on administrative leave while authorities investigate the shooting which may be the first officer involved shooting in the agency’s history.  33-year old […]

Local News – December 11, 2017

Home Invasion (East Machias) – A home invasion robbery in East Machias during the weekend remains under investigation.  Washington County Chief Deputy Michael Crabtree reports to Star 97.7 a woman called 9-1-1 just before 12:30 Saturday afternoon to report a man entered her home, pulled a gun, and demanded cash.  He fled on foot, and […]

Raccoon bites woman on Main St in Ellsworth

  (Ellsworth) It’s unusual to see a raccoon during the daytime and that’s usually a good sign it’s not healthy. Ellsworth police responded to Main Street on Thursday afternoon where a woman called in to report a raccoon acting strangely. Before police arrived another woman tried to pick up the animal and was bitten. The […]

Local News – December 8, 2017

  Murder Verdict (Bangor) – A 29-year old Brooklyn New York man faces up to life in prison after jurors found him guilty of murdering a Bangor man 2-years ago.  Robert Hansley is the 2nd man convicted of killing 38-year old Robert Kennedy and wounding another Brooklyn man.  Thomas Ferguson was convicted earlier this year […]

Drug bust in Vassalboro

From Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland: “Maine Drug Enforcement Agents assigned to MDEA’s South Central Task Force in Augusta arrested a Bronx, New York man and a Vassalboro woman on cocaine and heroin charges Wednesday as a result of a joint investigation with Augusta Police into the sale of the drugs in Kennebec County. […]

Woman with gun causes Penobscot Narrows Bridge closure

From Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland: “State Police say a middle aged woman has been taken into protective custody after she was on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge this morning with a loaded shotgun.  Motorists began calling police about 10:30 to report that the woman had walked across the bridge from the Prospect side and […]