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– MDEA Drug Tip App

From MDEA Director Roy McKinney: “Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigations many times start with a tip from the public and now the agency has a new way for citizens to forward those tips, and do so anonymously.  MDEA Director Roy McKinney said the agency gets an average of two dozen tips a month from concerned […]

Local News – January 17, 2019

Eastbrook Fire (Eastbrook) – An overnight fire has destroyed a home in the Hancock County town of Eastbrook.  Firefighters from several communities rushed to the scene on Dinsmore Road around 9:30 last evening.  When they arrived, they found a home fully engulfed in flames.  There’s no immediate word on whether anyone was hurt.  Firefighters from […]

Local News – January 16, 2019

Death Investigation (Clifton) – Investigators say a 35-year old Clifton woman died from a gunshot wound, and they’ve charged her boyfriend with murder.  State Troopers rushed to the scene on Route 9 in Clifton Monday morning, finding Kary Dill dead.  They spoke with her boyfriend, 37-year old Dwight Osgood, Jr. and arrested him at state […]

Local News – January 15, 2019

Drug Bust (Bangor) – Four men face drug trafficking charges after an early morning raid in Bangor yesterday.  Maine Drug Enforcement Agency commander Darrell Crandall reports to Star 97.7 that agents and Bangor police raided a Grant Street apartment.  They found crack cocaine, heroin and cash.  Agents arrested apartment dweller Bert Overlock and three others […]

Local News – January 14, 2019

No PETA Prosecution (Ellsworth) – The District Attorney in Hancock County won’t prosecute a Gouldsboro lobster processing company for animal cruelty.  D-A Matthew Foster reports to Star 97.7 that he declined to bring the charge requested by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals against Fair Trade Lobster.  Foster cited precedent set in a […]

Local News – January 11, 2019

Bangor Perv (Bangor) – Bangor police say two students have told them a man driving an SUV exposed himself to them before he drove off.  Sergeant Wade Betters reports to Star 97.7 the police department is working with the school department but they have yet to identify a suspect.  School principal Michael Missbrenner sent a […]

Local News – January 10, 2019

Hancock Fatal (Hancock) – A Lamoine man died last evening when a pickup truck hit him as he walked on Mud Creek Road in Hancock wearing dark clothing.  State Police were trying to find relatives to notify before publicly releasing the man’s name.  Local motorists have complained for years about the victim walking in the […]

Local News – January 9, 2019

Inmate Death (Warren) – A convicted bank robber has died at the Maine State Prison in Warren.  The State Corrections Department reports to Star 97.7 that 56-year old Raymond Leavitt of Portland died under supervision this week.  Leavitt was serving a 10-year sentence for holding up a bank in Brunswick in 2013.  Police caught him […]

Local News – January 8, 2019

Weather (Undated) – The predictions a few days ago brought an expectation of a foot or possibly more of snow starting today.  That changed.  The storm moving in this morning will drop an inch or two along the coast before mixing with rain and changing to all rain.  Another round moves in tonight, again with […]

– Two weekend meth busts

From the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency: “MDEA’s Lab Response Team was called out twice over the weekend when local law enforcement came across evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing. Early Saturday morning (1/5) Penobscot Nation Police were called to a residence on Indian Island when a 38-year-old woman was found deceased. Her identity and further details related […]