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Local News – August 15, 2018

Border Pleas (Bangor) – An Australian woman and her Mexican boyfriend face possible jail time and big fines after border agents caught him crossing the border in Calais illegally.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that 37-year old Sarah Branch admitted she helped 45-year old Benigno Godinez Cortez get to Canada and then […]

Local News – August 14, 2018

Hancock County Treasurer (Ellsworth) – When voters in Hancock County cast ballots in November’s election, no names will appear next to the County Treasurer’s office.  No one ran in either party primary and no one submitted petition signatures to appear as an independent on the ballot.  The Ellsworth American reports current county finance director Pamela […]

Local News – August 13, 2018

Gardiner Deaths (Gardiner) – State police say a man who shot himself in front of a State Trooper was originally from the Dedham area.  Police pulled over Gyrth Rutan of Sturbridge Massachusetts last week in Gardiner.  After he shot himself, officers found a woman’s body inside his trunk.   Massachusetts police are investigating her death, and […]

Local News Headlines – August 10, 2018

Blue Hill Hospital Name (Blue Hill) – For decades people have known the hospital in Downtown Blue Hill as Blue Hill Memorial Hospital.  That’s going to change soon.  Hospital officials tell the Ellsworth American that Eastern Maine Health Services will rename the facility as Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital.  The hospital will have a new […]

Local News – August 9, 2018

Crash turns fatal (Dover-Foxcroft) – A woman involved in fiery car crash a week ago has died from her injuries.   Police pulled 65-year old Jacqueline Brammer from her burning vehicle last Wednesday.  WABI-TV reports the car went off the road, down a 25-foot embankment and caught fire.  Brammer died yesterday in the hospital.   Power […]

Local News – August 7, 2018

Murder Sentence   (Alfred) – A Sanford man is headed to prison for 10-years for literally scaring a woman to death during a burglary.  A judge imposed the sentence on Carlton Young who was among several people who broke into 62-year old Connie Loucks’ home in March 2015.  He returned the next day and knocked […]

Local News – August 6, 2018

Ellsworth – Meth     (Ellsworth) – Drug agents found evidence of methamphetamine making in a Bucksport Road home in Ellsworth and have charged two people with drug crimes.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says it took 36-year old Ryan Miller and 30-year old Jacalyn Canlas to the Hancock County jail after the raid last […]

Local News – August 3, 2018

Sedgwick Attack Details   (Sedgwick) – More details have come out about last weekend’s road rage assault in Sedgwick.  It turns out the man charged with aggravated assault turned himself in to State Police Tuesday night.  Richard Bubar says he confronted a Sedgwick man after the man threw a piece of wood at his new […]

Local News – August 2, 2018

Deer Isle School Future (Deer Isle) – They’re not ready to shut down Deer Isle / Stonington High School yet, but the cost to educate a student is the third highest in the state.  The Ellsworth American reports the problem is a big drop in the number of students attending the high school which has […]

Local News – August 1, 2018

To Recycle or Not To Recycle    (Brewer) – Getting rid of recycled material has become an expensive proposition for most Maine communities.  Gouldsboro’s Selectmen have opted to end the town’s single sort recycling program in a month, having people put cardboard, plastic and the like in with the normal trash. Maine Resource Recovery executive […]