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Local News – May 24, 2019

Route 3 Crash Thursday  (Trenton) – Traffic came to a standstill at times on Hancock County’s busiest road yesterday as a three car accident left two people with injuries.  State Police report to Star 97.7 that 42-year old Christopher Webber of Bangor drove a box truck into the opposite lane and struck a Honda SUV […]

Local News – May 23, 2019

Keene Trial   (Ellsworth) – Prosecutors may wrap up their case against a 22-year old Bar Harbor man accused of killing the young woman who gave him a ride home from Logan Airport a year ago.  Jurors yesterday viewed gruesome crime scene photos of Mikaela Conley’s badly beaten body over defense attorney objections.  The state […]

Local News – May 22, 2019

Bucksport Salmon Farm (Bucksport) – A firm that plans a quarter-billion dollar salmon farm in Bucksport has purchased a huge part of the former Verso paper mill where it plans to locate the facility.  Whole Oceans closed on the deal yesterday for an undisclosed price.  The Bangor Daily News reports Whole Oceans plans to begin […]

Local News – May 21, 2019

Keene Trial   (Ellsworth) – Opening arguments could start this afternoon in a young Bar Harbor man’s murder trail.  Lawyers are expected to finish picking a jury this morning in 21-year old Jalique Keene’s murder trial.  He’s accused of raping and strangling Mikaela Conley just about a year ago after she’d given him a ride […]

Local News – May 20, 2019

Cocaine Arrests (Machias) – Drug agents arrested three people in Machias after seizing crack cocaine and a lot of cash following a search of an apartment building.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reports to Star 97.7 that they found 64 grams of crack cocaine and $13-thousand dollars in cash after raiding the Main Street apartment […]

Local News May 17, 2019

MDI Middle School (Bar Harbor) – School officials on Mt. Desert Island have begun discussing whether the island should have one middle school to serve all four towns and the off-island town of Trenton.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports that a committee studying middle school options have recommended the single school be located on the […]

Local News – May 16, 2019

Ellsworth Traffic Lights (Ellsworth) – Ellsworth plans to install new cameras at its traffic lights soon in order to get traffic moving more efficiently.  The Ellsworth American reports the cameras detect cars and control when lights should change to help eliminate long backups.  City technology director Jason Ingalls says the so-called grid-smart cameras will replace […]

Local News – May 15, 2019

Augusta Drug Bust   (Augusta) – Three handguns, a rifle, $450-dollars in cash and 31-grams of Fentanyl.  That’s the haul from a pair of drug raids at an Augusta apartment building.  Police tell Star 97.7 they charged 22-year old Keith Holmes of New York with drug trafficking and 26-year old Douglas Krajewski of Augusta with […]

Local News – May 14, 2019

Motorcycle Fatalities     (Machias) –Two students who were just completing their freshman year at the University of Maine at Machias died in a motorcycle crash.  Machias police say 19-year olds Ashley Falanka of Mt. Chase and Michael Koski of New York State died in the head on crash on Elm Street in Machias late […]

Local News – May 13, 2019

Hancock Fatal   (Hancock) – A fatal crash on Route 1 in Hancock closed the road for 2-and-a-half hours yesterday.  The crash killed 93-year old Joseph Ryan of Hancock.  His vehicle hit another car head on near the Hancock Heights mobile home park around 11:30 in the morning.  Two occupants in the other vehicle, Michel […]