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Man suffers critical injuries in Vassalboro motorcycle crash

State Police say an Augusta man was critically injured Sunday afternoon in  a motorcycle crash in Vassalboro.  39 year old Andrew Olson suffered serious head injuries when his motorcycle went off the Cushnoc Road and struck a guy wire attached to a utility pole. Trooper G. J. Neagle said it appears Olson lost control on […]

Local News – April 13, 2015

Morse trial update (Ellsworth) – Prosecutors will resume their murder case against an Otis man charged with killing a Trenton accountant, then using his credit cards to run up more than $175-thousand dollars in charges before police found his remains. William Morse is accused of killing Richard Bellitieri sometime in 2012 and hiding his body […]

2 year old girl found safe after wandering off in Ellsworth

A 2 year old Ellsworth girl is safe after she wandered away from her home late Friday morning. The Maine Game Warden Service reports just before noon they were notified the girl had managed to open the door to go outside in only socks, jeans, and a shirt. Weather conditions were cold and damp. Several units […]

2 arrested, 1 at large in Bangor robbery

Police have arrested two men and want to arrest a third for allegedly robbing an 18 year old after he stopped at an ATM in Bangor last Friday. Bangor police tell Star 97.7 they were able to idenfity 19 year old Jesse Rosebush of Bangor and 19 year old Jonathan Kenneson of Hermon from security […]

Maine’s nine newest troopers, one for Troop J

Maine’s nine newest State Police Troopers received their badges today in ceremonies at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.  The troopers completed ten weeks of specialized State Police training and will now patrol with a veteran trooper, before beginning patrols on their own. The chief of the State Police, Colonel Robert Williams told the […]

Local News – April 10, 2015

Owls Head Police scuffle (Owls Head) – A 40-year old Owl’s Head man faces numerous charges after he fought with a Knox County Deputy who was trying to arrest him. Ronald Harding Junior tried to pull a knife on Deputy Jeremy Joslyn. Chief Deputy Tim Carroll says Harding also tried to pull a loaded handgun […]

EHS principal search almost completed

A candidate for Ellsworth High School’s principal position will meet with the school board on Tuesday. Superintendent Dan Higgins tells Star 97.7, the candidate was one of three interviewed for the job and the search committee unanimously voted to recommend the candidate. Higgins declined to name the candidate but did say he was confident in […]

Wayne man pleads guilty to V.A. fraud

A Wayne man plead guilty to charges he received VA unemployment benefits, when he had a job. The US Attorney’s Office reports 48 year old Lawrence Stewart received veterans administration disability compensation because he filed falsified documentation under reporting his unemployment between October 2011 and January 2015. Documents indicate he was overpaid 53 thousand dollars […]

Local News – April 9, 2015

Morse trial (Ellsworth) – Testimony began yesterday in the murder trial of an Otis man charged with killing a Trenton accountant then using his identity for several months after the deaths. Prosecutors say William Morse was driven by greed. In opening arguments, assistant attorney general Donald Macomber said Morse maxed out victim Richard Bellitieri’s credit […]

Tsarnaev convicted on all counts in Boston Marathon Bombing

BOSTON (AP) – A jury has convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  of all 30 counts he faced stemming from the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon. Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday on charges that included conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction. Of the 30 charges, 17 are punishable by death. Tsarnaev’s lawyers admitted he […]