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Local News – January 13, 2021

Turnpike Chase & Fatality   (Kittery) – A chase on the Maine Turnpike in Southern Maine left three state troopers with minor injuries and a driver in custody.  State Police spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that two of the troopers suffered injuries during the chase and the third while arresting the suspect.  The […]

Local News – January 12, 2021

Ellsworth Votes Moshier New City Manager   (Ellsworth)  Several people in Ellsworth have questioned whether one person, in a city of 8,000 people, can handle the jobs of both City Manager and Chief of Police.  At last night’s Ellsworth City Council Meeting, Council Chair Dale Hamilton read numerous comments submitted by citizens expressing concern about […]

Local News – January 11, 2021

Ellsworth City Manager   (Ellsworth) – The City of Ellsworth has operated for about 5-months with an interim city manager and city councilors hope that ends tonight.  Current Police Chief Glenn Moshier and the council have been negotiating a contract for several weeks since the council offered him the job in December.  The discussions reportedly […]

Local News – January 8, 2021

Senator King Addresses Congress   (Washington, DC)  Saying he in no way could justify or support the violence, Maine’s Independent Senator Angus King said protestors came to the Capitol following months of messages by President Trump that the November election was fraudulent.  King said leaders have an obligation to tell the truth. King noted it’s easy […]

Local News – January 7, 2021

Capitol Riot WASHINGTON (AP) – All four members of Maine’s congressional delegation are safe after demonstrators stormed the Capitol building. Republican Sen. Susan Collins called the actions by supporters of Republican President Donald Trump “a dangerous, shameful and outrageous attack on our democracy” but said Congress will not be deterred from its duty of certifying […]

Local News – January 6, 2021

Drug Plea   (Bangor) – A Benton man who ran a medical marijuana shop in Waterville has admitted he also sold cocaine and marijuana at the facility.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that 32-year old Daniel Hall entered the guilty plea yesterday in Bangor Federal Court.  A confidential informant bought cocaine and […]

Local News – January 4, 2021

Waterville Shooting   (Waterville) – A 2-year old boy is listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head after one of his siblings shot him during the weekend in Waterville.  State Police report to Star 97.7 that the Waterville police department responded to the shooting at mid-day Saturday on Western Avenue.  The […]

Local News – January 1, 2021

Trenton School Withdrawal (Trenton) – A group studying school funding in Trenton has urged the town to withdraw from AOS 91 which includes the four towns on Mt. Desert Island.  The Ellsworth American reports the town’s School Evaluation Options Committee made its recommendation to the Board of Selectmen this week, and also urged the Trenton […]

Local News – December 31, 2020

Unity Fire Arrest   (Unity) – Fire investigators have charged a 38-year old Unity man with attempted murder and arson for one of three fires in that town in the past 10-days.  The State Fire Marshal’s Office reports to Star 97.7 that they arrested Derek Creasy last night after searching an apartment and seizing a […]

Local News – December 30, 2020

Drug Sentence   (Bangor) – A confessed drug dealer from Hancock is going to prison for 4-and-a-half years, nearly 2-years after drug agents caught him with a substantial amount of fentanyl.  William Smeal pled guilty to drug charges last January.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that a federal judge sent Smeal to […]