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Local News 12/02/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Hancock County Pair Arrested on Drug Charges (Deer Isle)  Authorities seized fentanyl, crack cocaine, and 46 firearms from a Deer Isle home this week.  Public Safety Officer Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7, a joint drug investigation that began with a night hunting investigation by the Maine Marine Patrol and Maine Wardens led […]

Local News 12/01/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Robbinston Murder Suspect Gets 32 Years (Machias)  Charles Townsend was sentenced this week to 32 years for the death of a friend, after he admitted to setting the Robbinston man’s home on fire.  The Bangor Daily News reports Townsend and 66 yo Wayne Morrill had been socializing on October 7, 2020, but then […]

Local News 11/30/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Evaluation Ordered for Suspect in Thanksgiving Murder (Poland)  A judge has ordered a Poland man accused of murdering his brother on Thanksgiving Day to undergo a psychological evaluation.  Authorities found the mutilated body of 38 yo Gabriel Damour of Poland at a trailer on Poplar Drive Thursday after reports of a disturbance.  34 […]

Local News 11/29/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Eddington Business Fire (Eddington) Multiple crews responded to a fire at an Eddington business Monday morning.  The fire broke out a little before 10 a.m. in the boiler room of Peavey Manufacturing, a maker of logging tools.  No one was injured, but the Main Road building sustained heavy damage. (Eddington) An Eddington business […]

Local News 11/28/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Body Washes Ashore on Sears Island (Searsport)  Police are searching for clues after hikers found a man’s body washed ashore on Sears Island Saturday morning.  The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reports the body is believed to be that of a man in his 20’s.  Indications are the body had been in the water […]

Local News 11/25/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Keep an Eye Out for Missing Man (Bangor)  As you’re traveling this week, you’re asked to keep an eye out for 38 yo Graham Lacher, who has been missing since he walked away from the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center in Bangor on June 6th.  According to the FB Group “Missing Graham Lacher”, Graham […]

Local News 11/23/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Sullivan Drug Bust (Sullivan)  Three people were arrested in a drug bust in Sullivan Monday night.  Public Safety Officer Shannon Moss tells Star 97.7, about 8 p.m., MDEA agents, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police, the FBI and others executed a search warrant on the Morancy Road home of Christopher Smith.  […]

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Cherryfield Homicide Leads Detectives to Explosives in Addison (Addison) Maine State Police searched a home at 65 East Side Road in Addison Saturday in connection with last Thursday’s homicide in Cherryfield.  Several destructive devices were found. The Maine State Police and Bangor Police Department Bomb Teams responded, along with the Fire Marshal’s Office […]

Local News 11/21/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs One Dead After Cherryfield Home Invasion (Cherryfield)  A man is dead and a woman was injured in a Thursday night home invasion in Cherryfield.  Public Safety Officer Shannon Moss reports police were called to a Tenan Lane residence about 9:17 last Thursday and found the injured woman, an adult man with minor injuries, […]

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs NFPA offers Thanksgiving Safety Tips (Undated)  Thanksgiving is by far the leading day of the year for U.S. home cooking fires.  The National Fire Protection Association tells Star 97.7 Thanksgiving is a hectic holiday, with multiple dishes cooking and baking, along with lots of guests and other distractions.  They urge consumers to stay […]