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Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship to Depart May 5 for Eastern U.S. and European Ports

From Maine Maritime Academy:  Maine Maritime Academy students, officers, and crew will depart Castine on Tuesday, May 5 at approximately 1:30 PM on the Training Ship State of Maine (TSSOM) for the annual training evolution to foreign and domestic ports of call. This year’s itinerary includes stops in Charleston, South Carolina; Cadiz, Spain; Portland, Maine; […]

Local News – April 24, 2015

Lobsterman busted for fishing violations (Stonington) A Stonington lobsterman faces several illegal lobster harvesting charges following a Department of Marine Resources investigation. DMR spokesman Jeff Nichols tells Star 97.7, 29 year old Benjamin Weed faces over a 17 thousand dollar fine and the possibility of a one year lobster license suspension. Nichols says Weed was fishing […]

Stonington Lobsterman Faces Fines, Possible One-Year Suspension for Multiple Violations

From the Maine Department of Marine Resources:  Benjamin Weed, 29 of Stonington, faces numerous charges stemming from an investigation in April by the Maine Marine Patrol into illegal lobster harvesting activity. Weed has been charged with fishing with untagged lobster traps, fishing more than forty nine percent of his allotted traps in a limited entry […]

Stabbing occurs in Bangor, no threat to the public

Bangor Police tell Star 97.7, they responded to a stabbing on Elizabeth Avenue Thursday afternoon. Police say one person was taken to the hospital at about 1:15pm with a non-life threatening injury. Police say there is no threat to the general public and the case is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division. No other details […]

Local News – April 23, 2015

Plow Theft Arrest (Milford) – For a couple of months deputies in Hancock and Penobscot County have chased down leads and followed up on tips about stolen snow plows. They hit paydirt this week, arresting 29-year old Charles St. Lawrence of Milford after finding several stolen plows in a storage locker in his home town. […]

Illinois man charged with OUI in Waldo County

An Illinois man was arrested Tuesday night in Waldo County for  driving while under the influence. The Waldo County Sheriff’s  Office tells Star 97.7, 44 year old Theodor Kekstadt of Wheeling,  IL crashed his car on Route 3 near the Belmont/Morrill town line  and the vehicle landed upside down in the ditch. Kekstadt and his […]

Milford man arrested for alleged area snow plow thefts

  On April 21, 2015, acting on a tip from a resident of Hancock County and as the result of an ongoing investigation involving Deputies from this department and Officers from the Ellsworth Police Department, several stolen Fisher brand snowplows were recovered at a storage facility in Milford, Maine. Assistance during the investigation was also […]

Man at large after knifepoint robbery in Bangor

Bangor police say a man entered a Bangor hotel Wednesday morning and held a woman at knifepoint and demanded money. The robbery occurred at the Holiday Inn on Odlin Road at 8:15am. The susepct asked for money and quickly left the scene. The suspect is still at large and described as a white male approximately […]

Local News – April 22, 2015

Nurse Contract (Bar Harbor) – A nurses’ union has reached a tentative contract agreement with MDI Hospital in Bar Harbor. The Mt. Desert Islander reports the accord came during a session between the two sides and a federal mediator. A union representative says the new contract addresses economic, patient safety and respect issues. Hospital spokeswoman […]

Local News – April 21, 2015

Drug Stop  (Aurora) – A speed detail in Hancock County yesterday led to  the arrest of two Washington County residents on drug  charges. State Police Lieutenant Rod Charette tells Star 97-7  troopers arrested 29-year old Chad Robinson of Charlotte  and 34-year old Karyn Sawick of Robbinston. She was the  driver and is charged with possessing […]