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Acadia National Park open to car traffic for 2015 season

The National Park Service has opened the Park Loop Road at Acadia National Park to all vehicles for the 2015 summer season.   The park’s carriage roads will be closed to all public access and use starting on April 22, 2015, to protect their gravel surface, which softens during the spring thaw, from post-holing and rutting […]

Body washes up on Penobscot River shore

Police report the body of a man washed up in Penobscot Friday. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a body on the shore of the Penobscot River. Deputies located the remains and determined it appeared the body had been in the water for a period of time before washing up on shore.  The […]

Local News – April 20, 2015

Murder Verdict (Ellsworth) – Jurors took just 90-minutes to find an Otis man guilty of murdering a Trenton accountant and stealing his identity. A judge will sentence William Morse in the next couple of months. Assistant Attorney General Lisa Marchese tells Star 97-7 there was plenty of evidence to show that Morse killed Richard Bellitieri. Morse […]

UPDATE: Jury finds Morse guilty in Trenton murder trial

UPDATE: William Morse found guilty of killing Trenton accountant Richard Bellittieri after 90 minutes of deliberation. Jurors have begun deliberating in the murder trial of a carpenter accused of killing his employer and raiding the man’s bank accounts to the tune of $180,000. Assistant Attorney General Lisa Marchese declined to comment before a verdict is reached […]

Food Drive Sets Record

The Hancock County Food Drive is over and the annual event set a record. Almost 14,000 items were donated at 125 food collection sites around the county. “That’s more food than we have collected any year since we started this in 2012,” says Organizer Marjorie Peronto with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The amount […]

Bar Harbor man arrested for arson

From Maine Public Safety: The State Fire Marshal’s Office has charged a Bar Harbor man with arson following a fire that damaged his apartment this week. 55 year old Jimmy Deiters was arrested Thursday at a Bar Harbor motel where he was staying. Deiters is charged with arson and aggravated criminal mischief and was taken […]

Local News – April 17, 2015

Governor – Ellsworth (Ellsworth) – Governor Paul LePage drew nearly 200-people to Ellsworth High School’s auditorium last night to pitch his tax cut plan. The Governor says he wants to eliminate the income tax, putting $1-point-2 billion dollars back into the state’s economy.The crowd was polite, though only a few of the governor’s plans drew […]

Morse trial (Ellsworth) – The man accused of murdering a Trenton accountant and using his identity to run up $175-thousand dollars in charges had to be wheeled into the courtroom yesterday due to a health problem. William Morse was too ill earlier this week, and a judge postponed the trial until yesterday. The state medical […]

Vinalhaven Man Pleads Guilty to Making Hoax Radio Call

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Owen R. Adair, 23, of Vinalhaven, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to a charge of making a false distress message to the United States Coast Guard. According to court records, on September 30, 2014, Adair initiated a two-way radio conversation using […]