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Local News – June 11, 2019

Deputy Dragged   (Glenburn) – A 37-year old Glenburn man faces numerous charges after he allegedly put a car in gear and drove away while a Penobscot County Deputy was trying to arrest him.  The Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 that Deputy Steve Boyd suffered minor injuries as he tried to arrest Brandon Harvey.  […]

Local News – June 10, 2019

Crime Spree   (Trenton) – A wild crime spree has led to the capture of a young Washington County man.  It allegedly started with a pair of fires on Main Street in Princeton Sunday morning.  After that, Baileyville police responded to a home invasion in which a woman was tied up and her truck stolen.  […]

Local News – June 7, 2019

Attempted Murder Indictment   (Ellsworth)  – Grand jurors have found enough evidence to send a Richmond man to trial for attempted murder.  State Police say Christopher Laliberte allegedly shot his father in the chest early this year at a camp in Township 28 in Hancock County.  The younger Laliberte had spent much of the day […]

Maine Special Olympics Wrestling Fundraiser

See Chuck Hall, Short Track Racing Guy, and Elvis impersonator and community member of the Downeast Maine get beat up! Friday Night, June 14th, make your way to Speedway 95 in Hermon for “Friday Night Under The Lights…” A huge wrestling event with big names from the WWE like Hall of Famer Tony Atlas & […]

Local News June 6, 2019

Plane Accident (Bangor) – No injuries at Bangor International Airport when a small plane landed and it’s front wheel collapsed causing the propeller to hit the ground.  Airport manager Tony Caruso says the mishap occurred yesterday afternoon and briefly shut down runways.  One person was in the plane owned by a local cardiologist.   Point […]

Local News – June 5, 2019

Fentanyl Busts (Steuben) – Separate drug busts have taken about a pound of Fentanyl off the streets of Eastern Maine.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reports to Star 97.7 that police seized 228-grams of Fentanyl after watching 65-year old William Smeal of Steuben on Monday.  He had parked his vehicle at a business Monday night, […]

Local News – June 4, 2019

Bar Harbor Council (Bar Harbor) – When Bar Harbor voters cast ballots for town council a week from today, a familiar presence on the council will not appear on the ballot.  Paul Paradis tells the Bangor Daily News that he is not running for the council on which he has served for 13-years.  Four people […]

Local News – June 3, 2019

Pole Crash – Ellsworth (Ellsworth) – Police were still looking for the vehicle that ran into a utility pole early yesterday morning, and then took off.  The crash occurred on State Street in Ellsworth near the intersection with Maine and Water Streets. It happened at about 1:15 in the morning, and though the police station […]

Local News – May 31, 2019

Drug Bust – Franklin   (Franklin) – A Cherryfield man faces drug possession charges after a traffic stop in Franklin.  State Police report to Star 97.7 that 45-year old James Strout is accused of having crack cocaine and suspected heroin in his vehicle.  Trooper Dana Austin stopped Strout this week and a drug sniffing dog […]

Local News – May 30, 2019

Orrington Recall   (Orrington) – Recall petitions are circulating again in Orrington after Selectmen fired the latest town manager they hired just a few months ago.  The petitions target board chair Allan Snell and Selectmen Charles Green and Christopher Robinson.  The Bangor Daily News reports those are the three who voted to dismiss Joan Gibson […]