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Local News – January 6, 2020

Alleged Dog Killer Captured (Gouldsboro) – Police in Gouldsboro say they’ve captured a 38-year old man who is accused in the death of his former boss’s dog.  Nathan Burke was last seen in August after he was charged with violating bail conditions following a complaint at Lamoine State Park.  Police responding to a domestic violence […]

Local News – January 3, 2020

Bangor-Shooting   (Bangor) – Crime scene tape in front of a Bangor home kept people away from what police say was a reported shooting incident last evening.  Officers say the general public is not in any apparent danger, but they’re not saying much else following the response to Second Street around 8:30 last night.  A […]

Local News – January 2, 2020

Cop Shooter Arrested   (Skowhegan) – An accused cop shooter from Harmony is out of the hospital, but now sits in the county jail in Skowhegan, charged with aggravated attempted murder.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that 29-year old Richard Murray-Burns was released from a Bangor hospital New Year’s Day and […]

Local News – January 1, 2020

DA-Split (Machias) – Hancock and Washington Counties currently share a district attorney, but voters may have a say on whether each county should have its own elected prosecutor.  The Ellsworth American reports Washington County lawmaker Will Tuell is floating a bill to split the large district so that each county elects a separate District Attorney.  […]

Local News – December 31, 2019

Acadia Road Closures (Bar Harbor) – On more than 100-occasions roads in Acadia National Park had to close last summer because there was simply too much traffic.  More than half the closures affected the summit road going up Cadillac Mountain.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports other closures included the Park Loop Road and the entrance […]

Local News – December 30, 2019

Trenton – Taxes (Trenton) – Officials in the Town of Trenton have asked their State Senator to explore a local option tax to help take the burden off property tax payers.  Trenton officials say school costs have risen sharply, thanks in part to increasing special education costs.  State Senator Louis Luchini told the Mt. Desert […]

Local News – December 27, 2019

Domestic Assault Arrest   (Ellsworth) – An Ellsworth man faces domestic violence felony charges after he surrendered to police yesterday afternoon.  Police from several agencies responded to High Street between McDonald’s and Myrick Street after a woman reported that 26-year old Timothy Stanley held a gun to her head. She managed to escape without injury.  […]

Local News – December 26, 2019

Brewer Fire   (Brewer) – Firefighters in Brewer and several surrounding towns responded to an early morning house fire on Christmas.  Flames were shooting out of the back of the home on Maple Street when firefighters arrived at the scene around 1:30 on Christmas morning.  Several departments responded to the scene.  No injuries are reported. […]

Local News – December 24, 2019

Shared Police (Bar Harbor) – The agreement to share police services between Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert will run for another year.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports both towns agreed to the police sharing plan which began in 2013.  Police chief Jim Willis says he plans to pursue consolidation of dispatching services between the two […]

Local News December 23, 2019

Officer Wounded   (Canaan) – A Waterville police officer is out of the hospital after a gunman wounded him during a traffic stop.  Officer Timothy Hinton had pulled over 29-year old Richard Murray-Burns of Harmony after getting a shoplifting complaint from the Waterville Wal-Mart.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that Murray-Burns […]