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Inmate from Aroostook County dies at Maine Medical Center

From the Department of Corrections:  The Department of Corrections today confirms the death of a prisoner of the Maine Correctional Center in Windham. The prisoner’s death occurred approximately 9:00 p.m., June 2, 2015 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Consistent with the department policy and the Attorney General’s Office protocols, the State Police and the […]

Local News – June 3, 2015

Mall Double stabbing (Bangor) – Random and bizarre are among the adjectives used to describe two stabbing incidents at the Bangor Mall yesterday. Police arrested a 34-year old woman described as a transient, charging Elizabeth Ellis with aggravated assault in both stabbings. They found her in Farmington after a tip from a detective in that […]

Virgnia woman arrested in Bangor mall stabbing

From Bangor Police: On June 2, 2015 at 11:38 a.m. the Bangor Police Department received a report of a stabbing at the Bangor Mall.  The responding officers found a woman who had a single stab wound to the right shoulder. The victim was taken to EMMC, treated and released for a non-life threatening injury. The suspect was described […]

2 suffer minor injuries in 3 car crash on Surry Road

A three car crash occurred on the Surry Road in Ellsworth Tuesday morning when a Trenton man driving a pickup truck apparently failed to see a car stopped for a garbage truck in front of him. The Ellsworth Police Department reports the garbage truck driven by 39 year old Patrick Nolan of Brewer  had stopped […]

Coast Guard permanently relieves officer in charge of Coast Guard Cutter in Jonesport

From the US Coast Guard:  The Coast Guard on Friday permanently relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Bouchard as the officer in charge of the Coast Guard Cutter Moray, homeported in Jonesport, Maine. Rear Adm. William G. Kelly, from Coast Guard Personnel Command, Washington, D.C., officially relieved Bouchard, who was in command when the Moray […]

Maine’s Elver Fishery Increases in Value by Nearly $3 Million

From the Department of Marine Resources: The 2015 Maine elver harvest season, which ended officially Sunday, May 31 at noon, netted Maine fishermen nearly $3 million in additional value over the 2014 season. Preliminary data from the Maine Department of Marine Resources indicate that, despite a decline from the previous season of 4,445 pounds landed, […]

Local News – June 2, 2015

Missing Driver (Ellsworth) – Firefighters, police and an ambulance rushed to Route 179 in Ellsworth yesterday after passing motorists spotted a pickup truck rolled over in a ditch. They found the truck, but not the driver. The Ellsworth American reports rescuers scoured the woods around the crash scene and checked with local hospitals to see […]

Buxton man arrested for child pornography

From Maine State Police:  State Police today charged a Buxton man with possessing child pornography. The man lives with his mother, who operates a day care center at the home.  Members of the Computer Crimes Unit  and Buxton Police charged 27 year old Peter J. Blanchette with possession of sexually explicit material.  He was taken […]

No name released yet in Bangor car-pedestrian fatal crash

From Bangor Police: Shortly after 8:30 pm on Saturday, May 30 – Bangor Police and Fire Departments responded to a report that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while walking across Hammond Street, near the Main Street and State Street intersection. Paramedics from the Bangor Fire Department arrived and subsequently declared the pedestrian, a […]

Local musician settles social media bet in Pat’s Pizza kitchen

Local musician Chris Ross didn’t think he’d wind up back in  Ellsworth’s Pat’s Pizza Kitchen, but if you visit the  restaurant on Mondays in June, that’s where he’ll be. Ross  tells Star 97.7, he made a social media bet with Pat’s  General Manager Tim McCarthy that if Pat’s got more  Facebook fans than Chris’s music page […]