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– Four injured in rollover, OUI charges

From the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office: “On Saturday January 20th 2018 the Waldo County Dispatch Center received a 911 report of an accident that had occurred on the Belfast Road, Route 52, in the Town of Northport. It was reported that a single vehicle was involved and that the vehicle had left the roadway and […]

Local News – January 22, 2018

Mt. Desert Moratorium (Mt. Desert) – Selectmen in Mt. Desert will meet tomorrow to sign a revised town meeting warrant to ask voters to place a moratorium on retail marijuana sales.  A vote on a moratorium had been set for a week from tonight, but that special town meeting was canceled by Selectmen following a […]

Local News – January 19, 2018

SW Harbor Water SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) – A snowmobile crash in Maine that sent three people to the hospital for hypothermia has forced the closure of a town’s water treatment plant. Steve Kenney, manager of Southwest Harbor Water and Sewer District, closed down the plant Wednesday night, shortly after Eli Strauss crashed his snowmobile […]

Local News – January 18, 2018

Snowmobile Rescue (Southwest Harbor) – A 43-year old Somesville man and two 12-year old girls are recovering at MDI Hospital for hypothermia after the snowmobile they rode broke through the ice on Long Pond yesterday.  The Maine Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 that Eli Strauss started walking for help before police arrived on scene […]

Three Rescued from Long Pond

[Southwest Harbor, Maine – January 17, 2018] A Mount Desert Island man and two teenage girls narrowly escaped with their lives this evening after going into the water on Long Pond. Eli Strauss, 43, his 12-year-old daughter Julia and her friend Jolie Beal, also age 12 and from Mt. Desert Island, were rescued a short […]

Chain-reaction crash on Route 1A injures 4 in Dedham

From the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department: “On 1/17/2018 at approximately 0756 hrs, Christina Clark (43YOA) of Orrington was traveling South on Main Road in Dedham in a Tan 2002 GMC Envoy when she lost control of her vehicle due to slippery road conditions. Ms. Clark’s vehicle crossed into the Northbound lane of traffic and collided […]

– Drug bust in Ellsworth puts local man & NY man in jail

From Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Peter Arno: “Last evening (1/16/2018) a Brooklyn, New York man and a second male from Ellsworth were arrested in Ellsworth following an investigation into the illegal importation and sale of Crack Cocaine in Hancock County. As part of an on-going effort to mitigate the threat posed by out of […]

Local News – January 17, 2018

Weather (Ellsworth) – School busses will stay put in most Hancock County school districts thanks to the snow that started falling overnight.  Plow trucks hit the roads early in the morning.  The snow is failing slowly but steadily.  Visibility does not seem to be an issue and the road surfaces was cold enough that plowing […]

– 3 robbery suspects arrested in Jackson

From the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office: “On January 14, 2018 shortly after 5pm the Waldo County Communications Center received a report from an individual who reported that he had been the victim of a Robbery. The victim claimed the Robbery had occurred on the Bog Road in the Town of Jackson. Deputies from the Waldo […]

– NC man in court for Millinocket murder

From Public Safety Dept spokesman Steve McCausland: “State Police say one of two men wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Millinocket man last month will be in Bangor court this afternoon.  Christopher Murray was transported to the Penobscot County Jail over the weekend from North Carolina, where he was arrested December 27.  […]