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Local News – January 10, 2017

Jax lab Building (Bar Harbor) – As a crane hoisted a steel beam into place yesterday in Bar Harbor, workers on the new building celebrated the completion of the frame on Jackson Laboratory’s new Center for Biometric Analysis. The ceremony in the frigid air marked a milestone at the building that will eventually house about […]

PCSO investigating credit card fraud

From the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office: “The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a credit card fraud and has obtained pictures of a person of interest. We ask for the public’s help in identifying the individual in these photos. These photos were captured during the first week in January 2017 at the Hannaford Grocery […]

The latest “Cost of Raising a Child” report is out

From the US Department of Agriculture: Families Projected to Spend an Average of $233,610 Raising a Child Born in 2015 WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the 2015 Expenditures on Children by Families report, also known as “The Cost of Raising a Child.” The report, developed by economists […]

Down East Community Hospital welcomes its first baby of the New Year

From Down East Community Hospital: “Machias – On January 8 at 8:46 am, Sage Neptune of Pleasant Point delivered the first baby born at Down East Community Hospital for 2017.  Caleb, the very handsome son of Sage Neptune and Tyler Davis, weighed in at a healthy 9 lbs., 3 ozs.  He is the third grandchild […]

Local News – January 9, 2017

Snowmobile Fatal (Oakland) – A 52-year old Massachusetts man has died after the snowmobile he operated went through thin ice on Messalonskee Lake in Oakland. The Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 Richard Dumont went through the ice Saturday afternoon. Witnesses called 9-1-1,. the fire department used a rescue sled and pulled Dumont from the […]

Five dead, eight wounded in shooting at Fort Lauderdale FL airport

From the Associated Press: “Authorities say five people were killed and eight were wounded after a lone suspect opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, international airport. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office tweeted the information following Friday afternoon’s shooting. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told CNN that authorities “have an active crime scene investigation involving […]

Bangor drug bust lands 3 people in jail

From Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Peter Arno: “A man from Connecticut and a man and woman from Bangor were arrested last night following a several-month investigation into the sale of heroin and crack cocaine in Bangor’s Coe Park neighborhood.  Maine Drug Enforcement Agents and Bangor Police have been investigating the out of state importation […]

Man killed on ME Turnpike when he slams into back of plow truck

Information from Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: (Wells) State Police say northbound traffic on the Maine Turnpike was reduced to one lane this morning as they tended to the scene of a fatal crash. Troopers say a pickup truck slammed into the rear of a plow truck, instantly killing the pickup truck driver, 48-year-old […]

Local News – January 6, 2017

Fiber Optic (Ellsworth) – City officials in Ellsworth say construction of a fiber optic line blanketing the city center should be complete next week. IT Director Jason Ingalls says they’re looking for Internet Service Providers to tap into the line to provide services to businesses and residences along the 3-mile network which runs from Water […]

Heroin arrest in Biddeford

From Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Scott Pelletier: “A Biddeford woman has been arrested for selling heroin. As part of an on-going state wide effort focused on the distribution of heroin, The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s York District Task Force, along with Biddeford Police and the Southern Mane Violent Offender Task Force arrested Denyielle Banks, […]