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Local News 03/17/23

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Crime/Public Safety/Drugs MWS Seeks Information on Illegally Killed Deer (Ashland)   The Maine Warden Service is asking the public’s help in determining who killed four deer illegally near the Aroostook County town of Ashland.  A total of seven dead deer were found in the area of Sheridan Road in mid-February.  A preliminary […]

Local News 03/16/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs South Paris Man Indicted in January 6 Capitol Riot (South Paris)  A Maine man who participated in the January 6th Capitol Riot has been sentenced to a week in jail. WABI-TV reports 61-year-old Todd Tilley of South Paris admitted to one misdemeanor in Washington federal court this week — parading, demonstrating or picketing […]

Local News 03/15/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Family of Toddler Who Died of Drug Overdose Accuses DHHS of Being Unresponsive (Bangor)  Hailey Goding died in June 2021 of an apparent fentanyl overdose.  She was just three years old.  Now family members say Maine’s child welfare agency repeatedly failed to heed their warnings that Hailey should have been taken from her […]

Local News 03/14/23

Happy Pi Day!  3.14 Crime/Public Safety/Drugs MEMA, Other Agencies Coordinate for Storm Prep (Augusta)  The Maine Emergency Management Agency, partner agencies, and utility companies are coordinating preparedness efforts in advance of today’s winter storm.  Motorists are reminded to please give plow trucks plenty of room on the roads, update the emergency kit in your car […]

Local News 03/13/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Sunday Morning Fatal Fire (Newport)  Fire at a home in Newport claimed the life of one, while another person who lived in the home was able to escape.  Public Information Officer Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7, 54 yo Allen Easley lived in the Mullen Road home with his mother, who survived.  Easley […]

Local News 03/10/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Domestic Violence Arrest (Ellsworth)  A Hancock County man is under arrest this morning after allegedly assaulting his wife.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 a woman showed up at Northern Light Maine Coast Memorial Hospital shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday with injuries reportedly caused by her husband, 53 yo Mark […]

Local News 03/09/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Hancock County May Get New Courthouse (Ellsworth)  Hancock County will one day have a new courthouse, but details have yet to be worked out.  The Ellsworth American reports the announcement comes from State Court Administrator Amy Quinlan, who updated the Commissioners this week about the status of the project.  After launching a study […]

Local News 03/08/23

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ELLSWORTH LADY EAGLES! Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Bar Harbor Votes to End Sale of Flavored Tobacco (Bar Harbor)  The town of Bar Harbor is joining four other Maine towns in banning the sales of flavored tobacco products.  The Town Council Tuesday night voted unanimously to end the sale of such products, effective June 1st.  […]

Local News 03/07/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Snowmobiler Death (Oxbow)  The Maine Warden Service is investigating a fatal snowmobile crash that occurred Saturday afternoon and involved three snowmobiles.  The crash happened around 2:20 on ITS 85 in Oxbow and claimed the life of 57 yo Darryl Sittler of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.  A group of three other snowmobilers was reportedly headed in […]

Local News 03/06/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Snowmobile Crash (Greenville)  A snowmobile accident in Greenville sent one woman to the hospital Saturday after she crashed into a tree.  Authorities say the incident happened about 4:45 p.m. on the ITS 85 Trail after the woman failed to hit a corner and went off the trail.  She was taken to a local […]