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Local News 10/01/21

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Ellsworth)  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Launched in 1987, the month was set aside as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues, while raising awareness of those issues.  Dorothy Martel, Executive Director of Next Step Domestic Violence Project in Ellsworth, tells Star 97.7 […]

Local News 09/30/21

Funeral Services [Noon only] (Bangor)  A Celebration of Life for fallen Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Luke Gross who died in the line of duty a week ago today is just getting underway at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.  The service is expected to last about two hours and include music, scripture readings, reflections on […]

Local News 09/29/21

Traffic Details for Luke Gross Ceremony (Ellsworth)  Hancock Deputy Luke Gross will be eulogized at a service Thursday, beginning at Noon at The Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.  The Bangor Police Department is advising those attending to leave early; and if not attending, to avoid the area if at all possible.  The Cross Insurance Center […]

Local News 09/28/21

Maine DHHS Announces Grants (Augusta)  The Maine Department of Health and Human Services will distribute $73 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to Maine childcare providers to help them increase pay for staff and cover costs related to COVID-19.  The fund distribution is designed to support Maine families’ access to safe, affordable, and high-quality […]

Local News 09/27/21

 Monday Morning Crash Shuts Down Route 1A (Ellsworth)  A three-vehicle accident on the Bangor Road between North Street and Christian Ridge Road shut down Route 1A for nearly two hours this morning.  The Ellsworth Police Department reports to Star 97.7, just after 7 this morning (Monday), officers responded to the crash, which resulted in multiple […]

Local News 09/24/21

Police Release New Details on Deputy’s Death (Trenton)  Maine State Police have released new details on the Thursday morning accident that claimed the life of 44 yo Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Luke Gross.  Gross was called to the scene of a crash on Route 3 in Trenton near the Ellsworth town line about 4:30 yesterday […]

Local News 09/23/21

Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed (Trenton)  A Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy has died following a tragic Thursday morning accident in Trenton.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7, shortly before 4 a.m., Deputy Luke Gross responded to a report of a vehicle off the road on Route 3 near the Acadia Fun Park […]

Local News 09/22/21

Caribou Man Offers $10K Reward in Brother’s Homicide (AP/Caribou)  The brother of a Caribou man whose death was ruled a homicide has spent six years saving money so he can offer a $10,000 reward for information that helps solve the case.  Firefighters found the body of 58-year-old Kenneth Zernicke of Caribou on Sept. 24, 2015, […]

Local News 09/21/21

Breaking 5:30 p.m. –  Autopsy Reports Say Remains Likely Those of Gabby Petito CNN reports autopsy results confirm the remains found Sunday in the Teton National Forest are those of missing 22 yo Gabby Petito.  Petito disappeared while on a cross country trek with her fiancée, Brian Laundrie.  The FBI tweeted the Teton County Coroner […]

Local News 09/20/21

Driver Killed in High Speed Chase (Phippsburg)  A high speed chase in Phippsburg Saturday night ended in tragedy for the fleeing driver.  Authorities say dispatchers at the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office got a 9-1-1 call and could hear voices and engines revving, but no direct contact was made with the caller.  When a deputy went […]