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Local News 11/15/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Human Skeletal Remains Found in Ellsworth (Ellsworth)  Authorities are searching for clues after human skeletal remains were found in the woods off Red Bridge Road in Ellsworth Tuesday morning.  Maine State Police report commercial land surveyors discovered the remains about 9 a.m. yesterday.  The remains were taken to the Office of the Chief […]

Local News 11/14/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Monroe Fatal Fire (Monroe)  Authorities Monday released details of a fatal fire that tore through a home in Monroe this weekend.  The Monroe Fire Department and several other agencies responded to the blaze on Clements Road about 7:40 Sunday evening.  The Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted and discovered a body believed to be […]

Local News 11/13/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Cyber Attack Affects Millions (Maine)  One point three million people who interacted with government offices across the state may be at risk after a massive cyber attack by a Russian ransomware gang.  Last week, officials revealed a file transfer tool involving MOVEit software had allowed cybercriminals to download data, possibly including names, Social […]

Local News 11/10/23

Happy Veterans’ Day, and thanks to all who served.  Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Moshier Sworn in as President of Maine Chiefs of Police Association (Ellsworth)  A big honor for Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier this week.  Moshier was sworn in as President of the Maine Chiefs of Police Association.  The Association’s mission includes fostering a closer official […]

Local News 11/09/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs North Woods Law Warden on Paid Leave (Mechanic Falls)  A Mechanic Falls warden remains on paid administrative leave after a member of the public filed a complaint against him to the Maine Warden Service.  The Bangor Daily News reports Mark Latti, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, declined to […]

Local News 11/08/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Carroll Plantation Fatal Fire (Carroll Plantation)  A man is dead and a small home destroyed after a Monday morning fire in Carroll Plantation.  Public Safety Information Officer Shannon Moss tells Star 97.7, the Penobscot County RCC received a call about 5:40 a.m. reporting the fire at 1821 Main Road.  Investigators from the Fire […]

Local News 11/07/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Hampden Police Department Earns MLEAP Certification (Hampden)  The Hampden Police Department is the state’s latest to earn the Maine Law Enforcement Accreditation Program certification.  The award was presented Monday evening and represents the culmination of months of assessing, improvement, and review of current Department policies, training and facilities to ensure best practices of […]

Local News 11/06/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Orland Explosion Destroys Home (Orland) Four people were injured Friday morning when a propane leak lead to an explosion at a home on Soper Road in Orland.  Authorities say the home is a total loss.  The injured include the two homeowners and two other adult friends of the family.  Officials say none of […]

2023 Election Issues Summaries

Following are stories summarizing the Eight Questions on which voters will be asked to decide on November 7th.  Find more information at this link:  www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/indes.html.  Scroll down to Referendum Election – November 7, 2023, and click on the Citizen’s Guide to the Referendum Election PDF.   (Augusta)  On November 7th, voters in Maine will be asked […]

Local News 11/03/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Three Die in Fort Fairfield Fire (Fort Fairfield)  Three members of a Fort Fairfield family died in a fire that engulfed their home early Thursday morning.  The Houlton RCC received a 9-1-1 call about 2 a.m. reporting the fire at a home on Riverside Avenue.  A father, mother, and daughter died in the […]