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Local News – October 4, 2018

Robberies Arrest (Augusta) – Augusta police have arrested a 27-year old man and charged him with a pair of business robberies.  Christopher Williams is charged with last evening’s robbery at a Circle K Store and with the previous day’s hold up at a Subway on Bangor Street.  Police captured Williams shortly after the Circle K […]

Local News – September 3, 2018

Route 3 Construction (Bar Harbor) – The huge Route 3 construction project in Bar Harbor will take a break for the holiday weekend coming up.  The Maine Department of Transportation reports to Star 97.7 that work will end tomorrow afternoon and resume on Tuesday following the Columbus Day, or alternatively named Indigenous Peoples Day weekend.  […]

Local News – October 2, 2018

Bangor Drug Bust (Bangor) – Police in Bangor had a pretty easy time finding the first bag of drugs during a traffic stop.  A spokesman tells Star 97.7 it fell to the ground when 35-year old Jerry Pierre-Francois took off his baseball cap.  He denied the bag of cocaine was his – claiming someone else […]

Local News – October 1, 2018

Orland Motorcycle Crash (Orland) – A Bucksport man is recovering from serious injuries suffered when he had to dump his motorcycle on Route 1 in Orland to avoid striking a vehicle pulling onto the road.  The Life Flight helicopter carried 29-year old Gregory Farmer to Eastern Maine Medical Center this weekend.  Farmer was behind another […]

Local News – September 28, 2018

Skydiver missing   (Lebanon) – A skydiving instructor tandem jumping with a student somehow became detached from the student and the parachute and fell to the ground in Western Maine.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97.7 state troopers, game wardens, and forest rangers were search for the instructor yesterday.  The student landed safely […]

Local News – September 27, 2018

Fatal Fire (Eddington) – An elderly Eddington man died when his house caught fire yesterday.  WABI-TV reports firefighters quickly put out the flames, but could not save the Pond Road man.  Fire investigators say a family member had come to check on the victim and discovered the house full of smoke.  The State Fire Marshal’s […]

Local News – September 26, 2018

Power Out-Bangor (Bangor) – Police in Bangor say Main Street near the Hampden town line will remain closed for several hours today as utility crews replace downed lines and a burned pole.  The possibly storm related mishap occurred early this morning when the lines came down.  They’ve closed off Main Street and urge motorists to […]

Local News – September 25, 2018

Harrington Drug Plea (Bangor) – A 31-year old Harrington man faces up to 20-years in prison and a million dollar fine for selling heroin and crack.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that Owen Fickett entered a guilty plea to drug dealing.  In March a state trooper pulled Fickett over and discovered the […]

Local News – September 24, 2018

Illegals Sentenced (Bangor) – A federal judge sentenced an Australian woman and a man from Mexico who snuck into the US through Calais to time served in jail.  The US Attorney’s office tells Star 97.7 that Sarah Branch of Australia dropped off her boyfriend Benigno Godinez-Cortez of Mexico near a railroad trestle on the Canadian […]

Local News – September 21, 2018

Eddington Death (Eddington) – Police say an Eddington man’s death is under investigation after finding his body in a truck that veered off the road.  The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department tells Star 97.7 that 86-year old Donald Voteur was dead at the scene off Route 178 in Eddington.  Voteur was the truck’s operator.  The medical […]