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Local News 07/18/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Campground Shooting (AP/Newport)  Authorities say a man with a gun at a Newport campground was shot and killed Friday afternoon during a confrontation with a deputy sheriff.   Penobscot County authorities received a report of a social media post that there was a threat at the Sebasticook Lake Campground Friday afternoon.  A sheriff’s deputy […]

Local News 07/15/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs State Sues Windham Moving Firm (Windham)  The State of Maine has sued a Windham moving.  The Bangor Daily News reports Attorney General Aaron Frey’s office sued Liberty Bell Moving and Storage and its owner for its alleged efforts to prevent customers from posting negative reviews on social media.  Owner Kevin Finkenaur allegedly offered […]

Local News 07/14/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Boating Accidents Down in 2021 (Undated)  A Coast Guard report shows a double-digit decline in boating accidents in 2021, but BoatUS cautions safety education remains critical.  Operator inexperience remained one of the top risk factors contributing to accidents, followed by operator inattention, improper lookout, machinery failure, and excessive speed, according to the USGS […]

Local News 07/13/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Maine One of Top Ten States for Drug Overdoses (Maine)  Maine saw a nine percent increase in overdose deaths in the first five months of 2022 compared with the same period last year.  That’s according to the state’s monthly overdose report.  The Bangor Daily News says that report showed three-quarters of those deaths […]

Local News 07/12/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Guilford Stabbing (Guilford)  A Guilford woman was in court Monday on charges of Aggravated Assault after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the throat on Sunday.  Authorities say Mary Mahoney was arrested after the incident.  The victim was Lifeflighted to Maine Medical Center. (Guilford)  A Guilford woman remains in the Piscataquis County Jail […]

Local News 07/11/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Hancock County Residents Charged with Kidnapping, Robbery (Ellsworth)  Two Hancock County residents who allegedly robbed an Ellsworth woman at knifepoint last week are in jail.  The Ellsworth Police Department tells Star 97.7, a North Street resident called 9-1-1 Thursday to say a woman had shown up at her house after being robbed and […]

Local News – July 8, 2022

State Police Settlement   (Augusta) – The State of Maine will pay a half-million dollars to parties involved in a killing spree in Northern Maine a few years ago.  The Portland Press Herald reports Brittany Irish will get a quarter million dollars, her mother Kimberly Irish $100-thousand dollars and the estate of Kyle Hewitt with […]

Local News – July 7, 2022

Pembroke Murder Arrest   (Pembroke) – A 42-year old Washington County woman faces murder charges in connection with a killing in Pembroke earlier this year.  State Police spokeswoman Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7 that Rebecca Moores of Robbinston was arrested during a traffic stop in Pembroke yesterday afternoon.  Moores is charged with killing 53-year […]

Local News – July 6, 2022

Schooner Runs Aground, refloats   (Stonington) – A Camden based schooner ran aground on the 4th of July on a ledge near Stonington.  The Camden Herald reports the 123-foot long Grace Bailey struck the ledge near Scott Island around 4:00 in the afternoon.  No one aboard was hurt, and the schooner was able to refloat […]

Local News – July 5, 2022

Missing Family Found   (Augusta) – Police in Augusta say they’ve located a woman and four children reported missing late last week.  Officers had responded to an incident on Glenwood Drive and issued a missing persons report for the family.  The Augusta police department Monday reported that the family is safe and family members have […]