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Local News – May 22, 2015

Rockefeller gift (Mount Desert) A Mt. Desert Island philanthropist has donated about a thousand acres of land on MDI to the Mount Desert Land and Garden Preserve. David Rockefeller Sr. is giving the land around Little Long Pond between Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor in celebration of his 100th birthday on June 12th. Rockefeller said […]

Missing kayak on I295 found

UPDATE 05/21/15: State Police say the case of the missing kayak that disappeared along the Interstate is over and the kayak has been returned to its owner. The case was resolved in part by Maine Department of Transportation Spokesman Ted Talbot.  Talbot called State Police yesterday to say he saw the kayak being loaded onto […]

Franklin Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Social Security Benefits

United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announces that Barbara Phillips, 66, of Franklin, Maine, pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to theft of public money.   According to court records, from about August 2011 until December of 2013, Phillips withdrew social security funds being deposited in her deceased mother’s checking account.  In all, […]

Local News May 21, 2015

Murder trial (Bangor) – Murder suspect Christopher Saenz admitted to police that he injected himself with a drug used for an opiate addiction the day his wife died at Christmas 2013 in Ellsworth. That was part of a video made by investigators and played in court yesterday for Judge Ann Murray. The 32-year old is […]

Greene man charged with possession of child porn

State Police have charged a young man from Greene with possessing child pornography. Arrested today at his home at 485 Route 202 in Greene was 25 year old Joshua Chretien. The State Police Computer Crimes Unit said an initial review of Chretien’s computer showed images of child porn. He was charged with possession of sexually […]

National Park Service begins Transportation Plan for Acadia National Park

From the National Park Service: The National Park Service (NPS) is kicking off a transportation plan and environmental impact statement for Acadia National Park with public meetings in June and July 2015. The purpose of the transportation plan is to determine ways to provide safe and efficient transportation for visitors while ensuring the protection of […]

Jury finds Surry man not guilty of manslaughter, guilty of reckless conduct

UPDATE: A Surry man was found not guilty of manslaughter this afternoon in Hancock County Superior Court. 23 year old Steven Moon was found not guilty of manslaughter and other charges that stemmed from a 2011 crash on the Newbury Neck Road in Surry that killed 27 year old Caleb Foster. He was found guilty of […]

Skateboarder dies at Unity College Wednesday morning

State Police say a Unity man was killed early this morning riding his skateboard on the campus of Unity College. Troopers responded to the college’s entrance on Quaker Hill Road about 1:30 am for an unresponsive man who had been involved in a skateboard accident. Unity EMS also responded and determined that 23 year old […]

Local News – May 20, 2015

Saenz murder trial (Bangor) – Testimony resumes today in an Ellsworth man’s murder trial under way before a judge in Bangor. Yesterday a state police detective testified that 32-year old Christopher Saenz admitted that he’d hit his wife Hillary they day before Christmas 2013, but denied that he’d struck her the day she died. A […]