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Local News 04/16/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Arrest Made in Ellsworth Burglaries (Ellsworth)  Ellsworth police are thanking the public for helping them solve a string of restaurant burglaries.  During an investigation, Officers were able to identify a possible suspect with the help of the community, after releasing a video on the Department’s FB page, which was then shared by Star […]

Local News 04/15/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Maine Juniors Coach Arrested  (Ellsworth)  Maine State Police have reportedly arrested a coach who worked with Maine Juniors, a statewide volleyball program with teams that practice weekends at Ellsworth Elementary Middle School.  Maine Juniors sent a notice to parents Saturday citing an April 8th Lewiston Sun Journal article that reports 33 yo Kyle […]

Local News 04/12/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Illegal Marijuana Growing Operation in Eddington (Eddington)  Authorities believe Chinese Nationals are behind another illegal marijuana growing operation in Maine – this time in Eddington. Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton tells WABI-TV, smell from the marijuana and traffic coming and going from a Clewleyville Road home alerted police, who executed a search warrant […]

Local News 04/11/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Woodlawn First Responders Thank You Barbecue (Ellsworth)  If you’re a first responder, whether a firefighter, EMS worker, or law enforcement, Woodlawn in Ellsworth wants to thank you with a Barbecue on – appropriately – May Day!  That’s May 1st, from 6 to 7:30.  And while that may be a couple of weeks off, they’d […]

Local News 04/10/24

Crime, Public Safety, Drugs Ellsworth Drug Arrest (Ellsworth)  Authorities Monday arrested a Massachusetts man at a hotel in Ellsworth and charged him with felony drug trafficking.  Members of MDEA’s Down East Task Force had been working with the Ellsworth Police Department to investigate complaints of suspected trafficking from a room at the Hawthorn Extended Stay […]

Local News – April 9, 2024

Eclipse (Millinocket) – Eclipse enthusiasts by the thousands made it a party in Northern Maine for a less than 4-minute view of a total solar eclipse.  At the New England Outdoor Center Bill Wood of Augusta said this was the first time he saw a total eclipse, but not his first attempt. Wood said he […]

Local News – April 8, 2024

Eclipse   (Undated) – Heavy traffic was spotted headed north into Maine along the Interstate yesterday as folks were flocking here to catch a view of the total solar eclipse.  The path of totality cuts from Jackman to Houlton, and eclipse enthusiasts have booked about every room for last night that was to be had.  […]

Local News 04/05/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs April Snowmageddon (Maine)  Mother Nature threw us an April curveball yesterday – make that a snowball.  Much of Maine saw more snow yesterday than in all of the winter so far combined.  The heavy, wet white stuff weighed down trees, keeping linemen busy working to restore power.  At 4 yesterday afternoon, nearly 14,000 […]

Local News 04/04/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs AAA Distracted Driving Awareness Month (Undated)  April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  If ever there was a day to keep your eyes on the road, it’s today with our blowing snow, sleet, and rain.  Triple A New England says in 2022, more than 3300 people lost their lives due to distracted drivers, and […]

Local News 04/03/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Clinton Fatal Crash (Clinton)  A fatal crash Monday in Clinton.  Public Information Officer Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7, shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, a Ford Fusion was northbound in the passing lane on I-95, passing a Ford Escape and then quickly changed lanes in front of the Escape, causing a collision.  The […]