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AG’s Task Force Calls for Changes in Investigation and Prosecution of Crimes Against the Elderly

Press Release from the Maine Attorney General’s Office: The Maine Attorney General’s Task Force on Financial Crimes Against the Elderly is calling for changes in state law to protect Maine’s seniors.   A report issued today highlights the issue of financial exploitation of the elderly and the challenges faced by Maine’s law enforcement agencies when called […]

State Police issue summary of State’s “worst crash”

State Police have released a summary of the “State’s Worst crash”, the pileup on I95 in Etna last month. The report indicates Troopers spent spent numerous hours conducting follow-up interviews, reviewing photographs and videos as well as vehicle and scene evidence “in order to develop fact based conclusions as to the causation and contributing factors.” […]

Traffic Alert: Acadia National Park Schoodic Loop Road

 Starting March 11, 2015 and lasting through the end of May, the Acadia National Park Schoodic Loop Road will be restricted to only south bound traffic across the Frazer Creek Causeway.  During this period, the Frazer Point picnic area will be closed and all traffic must continue the full length of the loop road to exit […]

Palermo woman allegedly smashes dishes, assaults family members

A Palermo woman allegedly smashed dishes and assaulted a family member at her residence last night. The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office tells Star 97.7, they were called to the residence on Arnold Lane at about 9:45pm. Police spoke with people on the scene and learned Nerber had allegedly broken dishes and pushed and hit a […]

Local News – March 11, 2015

       Stu’s News March 11,2015         Manager Search (Ellsworth) – City councilors in Ellsworth had hoped to find out what the public would like to see in a new city manager. The public didn’t show up Monday at the meeting arranged to gauge opinion. Six city councilors, three city staff […]

Governor LePage Celebrates start of Maple Syrup season

Governor Paul R. LePage today joined Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb, Legislators and Maine Maple Producers on the Blaine House lawn for an annual tradition – the tapping of a maple tree. The tapping event coincides with the beginning of maple syrup season and helps promote the growing Maine industry. “Maine’s maple industry […]

Local News – March 10, 2015

Drug Arrest (Ellsworth) – Emergency workers in Ellsworth revived a woman using CPR after reports she was unresponsive due to a drug overdose. Police tell the Ellsworth American the woman remained alive last evening, and a 35-year old transient is under arrest in connection with the incident on State Street. Russell Crossman Jr. faces methamphetamine […]

Aroostook County fatal crash- UPDATE

Update 03-09-15 6:49PM: Troopers say four people died in northern Maine this morning when a southbound SUV was attempting to pass a tractor-trailer collided head on with a northbound sedan.  The driver of the SUV, Kimberly Lausier, 38, from Madawaska, was killed in the crash along with the three occupants of the sedan. Lausier was 8 […]

Houlton man held without bail on murder charges

HOULTON, Maine (AP) – An 18-year-old man is being held without bail on charges that he and another teen killed a 61-year-old Houlton man. Reginald Dobbins and a 16-year-old boy, both from Houlton, appeared Monday in Aroostook County Superior Court on murder charges. The younger suspect’s name and details about his appearance were not released […]

State Police crack down on distracted driving

Maine State Police report during the past six months, State Troopers have cited nearly 1100 motorists for texting and distracted driving and the chief of the department said those enforcement efforts will continue throughout the year. The Chief of the State Police, Colonel Robert Williams, said his department has received two federal grants totally almost […]