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Biddeford Woman Charged with Robbing Tolltaker

From Maine State Police: A Biddeford woman has been charged with robbing a tolltaker on the Maine Turnpike Friday night. State Police located 25 year old Jacqueline Bilbrey at the home of her parents in Biddeford Tuesday and she was arrested later in the day, charged with robbery. She was taken to the York County […]

Stu’s Star 97.7 News 2/25/15

Local News – February 25, 2015 Waldo County Pot Sentence (Bangor) – A 59-year old Waldo County woman is headed to federal prison for 6-and-a-half years for her role in a family marijuana growing business. Jurors convicted Darlene Ford earlier this year for helping her husband and sons grow hundreds of marijuana plants in their Monroe […]

President Obama vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The White House sent notice of the veto to the Senate on Tuesday, shortly after the bill was received at the White House. It’s the third veto of Obama’s presidency. The move puts a freeze on […]

Interim Ellsworth Manager “Hopeful” to meet with City Council Friday

On Friday, Ellsworth’s City Council hope to name David Cole as the City’s interim city manager. City Mayor Bob Crosthwaite tells Star 97.7, has prior experience as the head of Eastern Maine Development Corporation and as a Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner. Cole now runs his own consulting business. Crosthwaite says they’ve been in negotiations […]

Stu’s Star 97.7 News 2/24/15

Swan’s Island Fire (Swan’s Island) – Fire destroyed a home on Swan’s Island yesterday and neighbors are coming to the aid of the family that lived there. The Ted and Bonnie Turner home was reported on fire at about 1-thirty yesterday afternoon. Arriving firefighters reported smoke pouring out of the building. Help from the mainland […]

No more A-F grades for schools in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine schools won’t be getting A-F grades this year. The Department of Education said Monday that the school grading system will be put on hold because state is using a new online assessment system this spring that will make it impossible to compare this year’s results to last. The department says […]

Princeton Man charged with Halloween morning fire in Indian Township

State Police report a Princeton man allegedly set a fire on Halloween morning in Indian Township. State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97.7, 33 year old Jerald Stevens was summonsed Friday on an arson charge. Stevens apparently set the fire in the bedroom of an empty house on Wolf Avenue and caused extensive damages. […]

Stu’s Star 97.7 News 2/23/15

  Weekend Fires (Ellsworth, Trenton) – Fire officials believe a cigarette ignited a chair in an Ellsworth apartment yesterday morning, bringing firefighters from 3-communities out of bed. One person suffered minor smoke inhalation in the Oak Street blaze. Fire chief Richard Tupper tells Star 97-7 the fire spread quickly. Tupper said firefighters were able to contain the damage […]

MDOT to host public forums in Calais, Machias, and Ellsworth in March

MaineDOT is seeking public input regarding any and all types of transportation issues during a series of public meetings throughout the state in February, March and April. Local meetings: March 2 – Calais, Washington County Community College, One College Drive March 3 – Machias, Washington County Emergency Management Agency Building, 28 Center Street March 4 […]

Spate of five baby deaths reviewed by the Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, renews warning against bed sharing with infants

From the Attorney General and Chief Medical Examiner’s Office:  Chief Medical Examiner Mark Flomenbaum and  Maine  Attorney General Janet Mills are warning  parents of  young children against bed sharing with  their infants.  Since early January, the Chief Medical Examiner has  investigated the deaths of five babies, all under the age  of four months. These deaths […]