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Local News – March 25, 2019

Cranberry Isles – Fire Truck (Cranberry Isles) – The small fire department serving Cranberry Isles will start designing a brand new fire truck following town meeting action.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports voters OK’d borrowing up to $350-thousand dollars for a new fire truck to cover the island.  Fire department officials pointed out that insurance […]

Local News – March 22, 2019

Shooting Lawsuit (Machias) – Two people wounded by a Marine Patrol Officer in December 2017 are suing the officer, the County Sheriff and others.  The Bangor Daily News reports 35-year old Jason Jackson and 34-year old Tiffany Smith filed the suit this week.  Jackson, who lost part of an arm in the shooting, was identified […]

Local News- March 21, 2019

Murder Solicitation (Ellsworth) – Earlier this month a 14-year old boy from Ellsworth and a 16-year old from Brewer started talking about murdering another student in an on-line chat room.  Police arrested both of them on murder conspiracy charges.  Now prosecutors have upped the charge against the 14-year old to murder soliciting murder, a class […]

Local News – March 20, 2019

Gardiner Murder Suicide (Gardiner) – A violent series of events has left an estranged couple from Livermore Falls dead, and a summer home in Sidney in ruins.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that 48-year old Kenneth Bryant shot his 44-year old wife Autumn to death then killed himself at a home […]

Local News March 19, 2019

Presque Isle Murder/Suicide (Presque Isle) – Authorities have released the names of a baby boy and his father who died in a murder/suicide in Aroostook County.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that 14-month old Quinten Leavitt died early Sunday morning from a single gunshot wound.  The infant’s father, 35-year old Matthew […]

Local News – March 18, 2019

Murder/Suicide (Presque Isle) – A man and a child are dead in what state police call a murder/suicide in Presque Isle.  Spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that troopers and the tactical team responded to the Reach Road in Presque Isle late Saturday night.  A negotiating team was also called in.  Troopers entered the […]

Local News – March 15, 2019

Climate Walkout Planned (Bar Harbor) – Some students from MDI High School and the College of the Atlantic plan to change their climate at noon today – in the name of climate change.  Student plan to walk out of classes and gather at the YWCA on Mount Desert Street to demand action on climate change.  […]

Local News – March 14, 2019

Missing Toddler – Latest (Maine) The mother of a toddler whose 2011 disappearance prompted the biggest criminal investigation in Maine history says she’s been unable to locate the child’s father. Trista Reynolds tells WGME-TV no one can find Justin DiPietro, who reported then-20-month-old Ayla Reynolds missing in Waterville more than 7 years ago. Court documents […]

Local News – March 12, 2019

Firefighter Funeral (Lewiston) The body of Oxford Fire Chief Gary Sacco arrived at a Lewiston funeral home this afternoon. Sacco died Sunday while in Portland to attend the funeral of Capt. Joel Barnes of the Berwick Fire Department. NewsCenter reports that an hour before the memorial service for Barnes was to begin — rescue personnel […]

Local News – March 8, 2019

River Flow Advisory (Augusta) The State’s River Flow Advisory Commission met for the first time this season yesterday in Augusta to discuss ongoing ice conditions, snowpack, stream-flow, groundwater levels, and flood risk across the state. Maine Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Susan Faloon says the potential for flooding is well above normal. Faloon says MEMA is working […]