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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. […]

Dental Clinic returns to Washington County

A week long clinic that has provided dental care to thousands of Washington County residents is returning. The New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program will be back in Machias April 13th– 18th. This is the fifth year NYUCD has visited Machias to provide oral health services for […]

Washington County Library Initiative Allows Students to Bring Home Portable Wi-Fi

Cherryfield – High speed wireless internet just became a lot more accessible to students in parts of rural Washington County thanks to this week’s launch of the “Check-out the Internet” project at the Cherryfield Public Library. The program allows eligible students from Cherryfield and Harrington to borrow a portable Wi-Fi device providing high-speed internet access […]

Local News – April 1, 2015

Newport Robbery (Newport) – A pharmacy robbery in Newport is the second to hit the same store in 10-days. Police say a man handed a note to the Rite Aid pharmacy counter yesterday, demanding pills. They’re not saying how much he got away with. The same pharmacy got robbed 9-days earlier. No injuries are reported […]