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Local News – September 11, 2020

Bank Robber Caught   (Bangor) – Police say they’re still investigating a bank robbery in Bangor, but they’ve charged a 48-year old man with the holdup.  It happened just before 2-thirty yesterday afternoon at the Hogan Road branch of Bangor Savings Bank.  Detectives questioned Donald L. Turner last evening and arrested him for the robbery.  […]

Local News – September 10, 2020

Machiasport Crash   (Machiasport) – Deputies in Washington County are investigating a serious accident in Machiasport overnight.  The Washington County Regional Communications Center reported that the crash closed down Route 192 between the Machiasport town garage and an area known as the slip.  Details about the crash were not immediately available this morning, but the […]

Local News – September 9, 2020

Barriers Defaced (Bangor) – Police have charged an Orono man with defacing vehicle barriers in Bangor that were painted in rainbow colors.  The Bangor Daily News reports 61-year old Paul Melanson is charged with criminal mischief for painting a black circle with a line through it on the barriers near the Black Bear Brewing Company […]

Local News – September 8, 2020

Family Dollar Threat   (Bangor) – A Bangor man is charged with terrorizing after an incident at the Family Dollar Store on State Street in his home town last Friday.  Police arrested 45-year old John Callahan on Saturday after another, unrelated incident and added on the store charges after identifying him as the man who […]

Local News – September 7, 2020

Brewer Motel Fire   (Brewer) – Fire tore through a motel in Brewer early Sunday morning, leaving about 25-people without homes.  The Bangor Daily News reports the Brewer fire department responded to The Village Green Motel just off Wilson Street shortly after 1-thirty in the morning.   All the tenants made it out safely, but flames […]

Local News – September 4, 2020

Bucksport Power Outage   (Bucksport) – A burning osprey nest is blamed for a power outage in the Bucksport area overnight.  Central Maine Power Company reported about 6-thousand customers lost power around 3:15 this morning.  Police tell WABI-TV that the osprey nest atop a power pole caught fire, leading to the outage in Bucksport and […]

Local News – September 3, 2020

Radio Engineer Death   (Union) –  A long time broadcast engineer who lived in Bangor has died in a fall from a ham radio tower in Knox County.  Village Soup dot-com reports 74-year old James Larner was working on the tower yesterday morning in Union when he fell from the structure.  Investigators say Larner was […]

Local News – September 2, 2020

Sullivan – Missing woman   (Sullivan) – A request for public help to find a Sullivan woman is canceled.  State Trooper Dana Austin issued the request last night when 32-year old Ashley Miller and 4-year old daughter were reported missing.  Miller has several health issues and there was concern for her well-being.  State Police canceled […]

Local News – September 1, 2020

Prisoner Death   (Warren) – A 64-year old man serving a life prison term after pleading guilty to killing a Colby College student in 2003 has died in the Maine State Prison.  The State Corrections Department reports to Star 97.7 that Edward Hackett who had lived in Vassalboro before the killing died yesterday.  The death […]

Local News – August 31, 2020

Hancock Fire   (Hancock) – Firefighters from more than a dozen departments scrambled to Mud Creek Road in Hancock as fire consumed a garage and spread to the attached home.  It took nearly 5-hours to get the blaze under control, and while the house is still standing, the top floor was destroyed and the rest […]