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Local News 06/19/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Ellsworth Police May Get First Body Cams (Ellsworth)  It’s looking more like Ellsworth police will be equipped with body cams in the future – something officers say they’re all for. The Bangor Daily News reports the projected $250,000 cost would also include cameras for the department’s 11 cruisers, as current equipment becomes obsolete.  […]

Local News 06/18/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs  Shortage of Public Defenders May Be to Blame in Auburn Shooting (AP)  Maine’s shortage of public defenders allowed a man with a violent criminal history to be released on bail three days before he went to his former girlfriend’s Auburn home, where another man was killed before an hours-long standoff with police Saturday.  […]

Local News 06/17/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Auburn Domestic Incident Ends Violently (Auburn)  An intense and tragic morning Saturday in Auburn.  Police say they received a 9-1-1 call shortly before 1 a.m. from a woman on Russell Avenue, who reported her significant other was in a fight with someone trying to break into her residence with a gun.  While on […]

Local News 06/13/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Maine State Police Awards Ceremony (Vassalboro)  Two civilians whose actions helped stop and restrain a person with a knife.  Dispatchers and officers who stepped up during a shooting incident on I-295 in Yarmouth.  Troopers who exhibited life saving actions during the Lewiston shooting.  Those are among the many heroes scheduled to be recognized […]

Local News 06/12/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Maine to Share in Settlement Over J&J Talc Products (Augusta)  Maine, along with 42 other states, is set to share in a $700M nationwide settlement against the marketing of Johnson & Johnson baby powder and body powder products that contain talc.  According to Attorney General Aaron Frey, the lawsuit alleges the company deceptively promoted […]

Local News 06/11/24

Crime, Public Safety, Drugs Body Found in Lincolnville Identified (Lincolnville)  A body found in Lincolnville last week has been identified as that of a missing Union man. The Pen Bay Pilot reported the body was discovered last week, and had apparently washed up just north of Lincolnville Beach.  Authorities say the body was that of […]

Local News 06/10/24

Primary Election (Undated) – Town clerks report very light absentee balloting as state primary day is tomorrow.  Balloting runs from 8am to 8pm in most municipalities.  In several communities the primary election coincides with local elections.  Bar Harbor will elect a pair of town councilors from among six on the ballot.  Ellsworth and the RSU […]

Local News – June 7, 2024

Local News 6-7-24   Drug Busts   (Bangor, Rockport) – Drug agents across Maine made a lot of arrests Thursday.  In Bangor, three people are charged with drug trafficking and held without bail.  Agents seized crack and fentanyl and more than $11-thousand dollars in cash from Charles Street.  Two of the three arrested are from […]

Local News – June 6, 2024

Manslaughter Arrest   (Owl’s Head) – Police in Louisiana have arrested a 23-year old man from Owl’s Head on manslaughter charges in connection with the death of a 22-month old child in Thomaston.  State Police spokeswoman Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7 that Aziayh Scott is charged in Quayshawn Wilson’s death.  Scott had recently moved […]

Local News – June 5, 2024

Hampden Driver ID’d   (Hampden) – A 45-year old man from Old Town was already dead when his truck crashed into a home in Hampden Monday morning.  Authorities identified the victim as Brian Fournier.  The investigation into Monday Morning’s crash continues, and the cause his Fournier’s death was not released.  Two people inside the home […]