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Emergency Officials Assess Flood Threat, Governor Signs Order to Assist in Response and Recovery

From the Office of Governor Paul LePage: AUGUSTA – While there is potential for serious flooding with some of the State’s snowpack yet to melt, Governor Paul R. LePage says Maine’s emergency management officials and resources are ready to respond, if needed. Governor LePage met with the River Flow Advisory Commission (RFAC) on Thursday morning […]

Maine Department of Marine Resources Hallowell Offices to Relocate

From the Maine Department of Marine Resources:  The Maine Department of Marine Resources will be relocating its headquarters on April 17, 2015 from Beech Street in Hallowell to its new location at 32 Blossom Lane in Augusta. The department, including the licensing office, will be closed for the move on April 17 and will re-open on Tuesday, April 21. The new […]

Fire on Red Bridge Road contained to dryer

A fire that broke out at a home on the Red Bridge Road in Ellsworth was contained to a dryer Thursday morning. Fire crews were called to 974 Red Bridge Road for reports of a dryer fire at around 10am. Ellsworth Fire chief Richard Tupper tells Star 97.7, because of reports from police on scene that […]

Local News – April 2, 2015

Murder Arrest (Troy) – A 16-year old boy faces murder charges in connection with a Waldo County stabbing death last month.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97-7 troopers arrested the teen in Lewiston, but they are not releasing his name until after he appears in court either today or tomorrow.  Killed was 49-year […]

Teen arrested in Troy homicide

From Maine State Police: State Police this afternoon charged a 16 year old boy with murder in connection with the death of a Troy man last month.  The teenager was taken into custody in Lewiston and transported to the Waldo County Jail.  He will make his first court appearance Thursday or Friday in a Belfast […]

Vandalism at Walker Pond public boat landing

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after someone vandalized the Walker Pond Landing off Route 15 in Sedgwick the end of last week. Deputy Travis Frost tells Star 97.7, the damage was discovered Friday, March 27th. He says there was significant damage done to a wooden outhouse and a small […]

Searsport Teen to receive “Teen Trendsetter Excellence” Award

We’re proud of these Teen Trendsetters, who teach other students to read. It’s the key to success. #mepolitics pic.twitter.com/QLvF7Xz0uh — Paul R. LePage (@Governor_LePage) March 31, 2015 A Searsport junior was honored Tuesday evening for her commitment to literacy. Meagan McKeon of Searsport District High School was among 14 teen mentors honored by Governor Paul R. LePage […]

Inmates charged with false sexual assault complaint

A pair of inmates incarcerated in Wiscasset face charges filing a false sexual assault complaint against a female corrections officer. 25 year old Brandon Knowles of the Bangor area told Two Bridges jail staff on March 21 that while in a secluded area of the jail, a female corrections officer touched his genitals without his […]

UPDATE: Lincolnville man killed in head on crash

UPDATE 04-01-15 1:10pm: Police have released photos from the crash of the Volkswagen and say “these are the only (photos) I think are suitable for release. The accident is under investigation and speed and alcohol are suspected as possible contributing factors. We will report additional information as toxicology and reconstruction reports become available.”   9:30AM:   A […]

New Infant Warmer Purchased for Maternity Unit

From Maine Coast Memorial Hospital:  Maine Coast Memorial Hospital has purchased a new Panda Infant Warmer with the helpful generosity of the Davis Family Foundation and the Volunteers of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.  The new Panda Warmer is the third warmer available for use in the hospital, and the second with an integrated gas mixer. […]