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Local News 05/06/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Motorcycle Fatal (Biddeford)  Another motorcycle fatality, this one in Biddeford Friday.  Public Safety Officer Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7, 21 yo Zachary Swain of Connecticut was exiting the turnpike when he failed to negotiate the curved southbound off-ramp.  Swain struck the guardrail and was thrown from his bike.  He was pronounced dead […]

Local News 05/03/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Parents, Grandmother Indicted in Death of 10 yo Boy (Bangor)  The parents and grandmother of a ten year old Bangor boy who died were indicted this week for depraved indifference murder.  A grand jury found probable cause to move forward with the case against Braxtyn Smith’s father, 33 yo Joshua Smith, mother, 35 […]

Local News 05/02/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Gorham Crash Victim (Gorham)  The spring-like weather has brought out motorcyclists, and unfortunately, crash victims.  Police say 22 yo Nolan Irish of Gorham died at the scene of a crash in Gorham on Tuesday.  The incident happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Flaggy Meadow Road when Irish’s motorcycle collided with a Honda Civic […]

Local News 05/01/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Ellsworth Police Department Hopes t0 Equip Officers with Body Cameras (Ellsworth)  The Ellsworth Police Department is hoping to equip officers with body cameras.  The equipment is part of the Department’s draft budget proposal presented to City Councilors last week.  Captain Shawn Willey told the Ellsworth American the cameras would help enhance transparency between […]

Local News 04/30/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Attorneys to Ask for New Trial in Perry Murder Trial (Machias)  Attorneys are expected to ask for a new trial in the case of 39 yo Kailie Brackett , who was found guilty last year in the brutal murder of 43 yo Kimberly Neptune.  Neptune was reportedly stabbed close to 500 times after […]

Local News 04/29/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Waldoboro Drug Arrests (Waldoboro)  Two people were arrested Friday in Waldoboro on drug charges.  A months-long investigation and a search warrant executed at a residence on Finntown Road yielded evidence of drug trafficking, along with fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, a loaded handgun, and suspected drug proceeds.  50 yo Hollis Owens of Massachusetts and 42 […]

Local News 04/26/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Surry/Blue Hill/Penobscot Fire Departments Collaborate for Training Burn (Surry)  The Surry, Blue Hill, and Penobscot Fire Departments responded to a burn this week at the Blue Hill-Surry Transfer Station.  The blaze wasn’t exactly called in, but was purposely set as a training burn to help the firefighters practice their tactics and strategies to […]

Local News 04/25/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Lewiston Observes Six Months Since Mass Shooting (Lewiston) Today marks six months since a gunman walked into the Just-in-Time Recreation bowling alley in Lewiston during a youth league event, opened fire, and then shot up a Lewiston Bar and Grill, killing 18 people, injuring 13, and leaving scars on the hearts of countless […]

Local News 04/24/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Authorities Arrest Man in MDI Arson Case (MDI)  Authorities have made an arrest in connection with this week’s arson fires in Mount Desert.  Public Information Officer Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7, about 2 p.m. Monday, local departments responded to reports of fires at two separate residential properties off Stanley Mountain Road.  No […]

Local News 04/23/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Police Find Remains of Missing Windham Man (New Hampshire)  Authorities say they have found the remains of a Windham man who went missing in May 2023.  The remains of 34 yo Alex Jackson were found Friday in the area of Stark, New Hampshire.  The cause and manner of Jackson’s death have not been […]