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Local News – January 16, 2018

Winter Weather (Augusta) – Maine’s rivers are back below flood stage after Saturday’s heavy rains and snow melt.  The Kennebec River flooded in Augusta and Hallowell, ruining cars and damaging some businesses along the waterfront.  Ice jams created by the warm temperatures following weeks of bitter cold caused the water to back up.  Meanwhile, the […]

Local News Headline – January 15, 2018

Storm   (Undated) – The weekend weather has caused a lot of road problems, and public works crews spent part of their weekends patching things back together.  Mt. Desert town officials closed down the Beech Hill Cross Road because it’s unstable.  Flooding in Augusta and Hallowell occurred when ice jams backed up the Kennebec River.  […]

Local News – January 12, 2018

Second Street Homicide     (Bangor) – Detectives in Bangor say someone killed 51-year old Israel Lewis this week.  They’ve classified the 2nd Street man’s death as a homicide, but they’re not yet saying how he died.  Police and paramedics found Lewis dead Wednesday morning after a 9-1-1 call to report someone was injured.  Authorities […]

– All for the love of a moose –

(Crouseville, ME)  The children’s book “I Met a Moose in Maine One Day” by Ed Shankman chronicles the adventures of a young Mainer and his outlandish outings with a moose as they visit many towns and cities around the state. Most of it couldn’t really happen. But this next tale is the real-life story of […]

Local News – January 11, 2018

Armed Robbery   (Pembroke) – A man walked into the Dollar General Store on Route 1 in Pembroke last evening, pulled out a handgun and demanded money.  He fled the scene on a bicycle.  Police from Eastport, Pleasant Point and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department converged on the area shortly after the robbery and spotted […]

Local News – January 10, 2018

Pot Candy – EHS (Ellsworth) – Four teenagers face drug charges after they allegedly brought marijuana infused candy to Ellsworth High School.  The Ellsworth American reports 19-year old Adam Bradshaw of Ellsworth and two 15-year olds and a 14-year old face aggravated drug trafficking charges.  Other students brought the situation to the attention of resource […]

Local News – January 9, 2018

Blue Hill Missing Funds   (Blue Hill) – Blue Hill town officials have filed an insurance claim to try to recover missing money.  The Ellsworth American reports Selectmen met with the Hancock County sheriff’s department behind closed doors in recent weeks, but no charges have resulted yet.  The former town treasurer, Jody Murphy, has denied […]

– Search resumes for missing clammer

UPDATE – A body has been recovered from the search area. From the Department of Marine Resources: “January 8, 2018 – A body was discovered a little before noon today in Long Cove near Tenants Harbor by Marine Patrol Officers using side scan sonar and was recovered by the Maine State Police/Marine Patrol Dive Team. The body […]

Local News – January 8, 2018

Mt. Desert Fatal   (Mt. Desert) – Icy roads likely led to a fatal crash in the Town of Mt. Desert yesterday.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports 28-year old Christopher Colman of Saco died when his vehicle crossed onto the wrong side of the road and collided with a truck that a Southwest Harbor man […]

– Search is on for missing clam digger

From the U.S. Coast Guard: “The Coast Guard, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and Maine Marine Patrol are searching for a missing man Friday who did not return from a clamming trip near Long Cove Thursday evening. Missing is 35-year-old Paul Brenner. A family member alerted the Department of Public Safety in Augusta, Maine, to the situation Thursday, resulting […]