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Local News – February 11, 2019

Mills Opioid   (Augusta) – The opioid epidemic has claimed at least a life a day in Maine for the past few years.  Governor Janet Mills says she’s taking steps to try to curb opioid abuse.  In her weekly radio address, Mills says she’s ordered more life-saving naloxone to be distributed across the state and […]

Local News – February 8, 2019

Peep Camera Sentence (Bangor) – A Hampden man who admitted he installed cameras in bathrooms at Eastern Maine Medical Center will have 9-months to think things over.  WABI-TV reports 58-year old David Waltz pled guilty to 8-counts of invasion of privacy. The former hospital worker admitted he recorded employees while they used bathrooms at the […]

Local News – February 7, 2019

ATV through Ice (Baileyville) An ATV rider and his machine are safe after breaking through the ice at Squirrel Point boat landing in Washington County. Baileyville police, firefighters, game wardens, state police and Downeast EMS responded Tuesday afternoon. Police found 56-year-old Mike Murphy standing upright on the edge of an island and he was only […]

– Thin ice rescue in Washington County

From Maine Warden Corporal John MacDonald: [Baileyville, Maine: February 5, 2019] A Baileyville man escapes injury after his ATV breaks through thin ice in Washington County. At about 3:00 yesterday afternoon, ice fishermen witnessed an ATV break through the ice into open water on Grand Falls Flowage, across from Squirrel Point boat landing. The operator […]

Local News – February 6, 2019

Bangor Drug Busts (Bangor) – Three men face drug charges following busts in Bangor.  Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Darrell Crandall reports to Star 97.7 that agents and Bangor police seized more than 200-grams of heroin and 170-grams of crack cocaine from 61-year old Edward Wallace’s home.  He’s charged with trafficking.  Agents purchased drugs from […]

Local News – February 5, 2019

Orland Fatal Fire (Orland) – A man is dead after fire tore through a home in a remote section of Orland last night.  The State Fire Marshal’s office tells Star 97.7 a team of investigators found the remains in the Winkumpaugh Road home that collapsed into the basement.  Two other adults and two children made […]

Local News – February 4, 2019

Building Fire   (Ellsworth) – Fire badly damaged a model home at an Ellsworth modular home dealer last night.  Firefighters from Lamoine, Trenton and Hancock responded to back up Ellsworth at Broughman Builders on Route 1 shortly before 7–thirty last evening.  The first arriving fire fighters reported flames shooting out of one end of the […]

Local News – February 1, 2019

Meth Bust (Limington) – Drug agents put a 33-year old Limington man back into jail after a meth lab bust.  State Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97.7 the meth lab operation turned up when deputies in York County conducted a bail condition check of Andrew Sweeney.  They spotted five jugs in use […]

Local News – January 31, 2019

Library Flood (Bar Harbor) – A frozen drain pipe at the Jesup Library in Bar Harbor led to water in the basement for the 2nd time in less than a year.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports staff and volunteers acted swiftly to protect books from water damage by putting them in plastic tubs or moving […]

Local News – January 29, 2019

Drug Dealer/Killer Sentenced (Bangor) – A 25-year old from Western Maine who shot and killed a man trying to rob him will spend 13-years in prison.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that Jordan Richard of New Vineyard was also a drug dealer who conspired to sell cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and Oxycodone.  In […]