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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, […]

Athens woman pleads guilty to plotting to illegally obtain VA benefits

From the office of United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II: “Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Lisa-Marie Watson, 25, of Athens, Maine pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiring to defraud the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”). According to court records, the defendant conspired with her […]

Job opening at Ellsworth City Hall

From the City of Ellsworth’s Facebook page: “The City of Ellsworth, Maine has an opening for a Tax Clerk. Duties include collection of real estate and personal property taxes, excise tax, water and sewer payments and daily cash up. Work experience and skills should include knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting procedures, the ability to maintain […]

Ellsworth man sentenced for being felon with a gun & bullets

From the office of United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II: “Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jeffrey Barnard, 53, of Ellsworth, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 78 months in prison and three years of supervised release for being a felon […]

Local News – January 5, 2017

Macy’s Closing (Bangor) – 65-workers at Macy’s in Bangor will have to search for new jobs as the store will shut down in March. Macy’s says the closing is one of 68-chain wide that will eliminate 10-thousand jobs. The closing means more empty space in and around the Bangor Mall. K-Mart announced it’s shutting the […]

Local News – January 4, 2017

Slippery Roads (Undated) – Winter road crews have coated major roads with salt and sand overnight so cars will have traction on the way to work this morning. Freezing rain away from Maine’s shoreline left a glaze late last night, along with a layer of slush above the ice, making for extremely slippery travel. The […]