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Local News 01/26/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Six Arrested for Drug Offenses (Ellsworth/Mount Desert)  Six people from Ellsworth and Mount Desert were arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with various drug offenses.  The arrests follow a three-months-long investigation by MDEA’s Downeast Task Force.  The case centered on suspected distribution of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine from residences at 1261 Main Street in […]

Local News 01/25/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Boat US Issues Warning Regarding US Coast Guard Renewal (Springfield, VA)  Boaters beware.  Boat Owners Association of the United States warns that while the Coast Guard sends official annual renewal notices by mail to boaters with US Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation, other notices being received by BoatUS members are not from the […]

Local News 01/24/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs MEMA Accepting January Storm Reports through January 31 (Augusta)  A reminder from the Maine Emergency Management Agency, reports on January 10th and 13th storm damages were originally due by January 22nd.  Because some who were impacted have been unable to access the forms or fill them out, MEMA is now accepting those damage […]

Local News 01/23/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Officer Involved Shooting in Augusta (Augusta)  Four Augusta and one Capitol Police Officer involved in a shooting Sunday night.  The officers responded to Northern Avenue about 11 pm on a report of a man armed with a firearm threatening other residents at the location.  22 yo Liban S. Mohamed of Lewiston reportedly opened […]

Local News 01/22/24

Crime/Drugs/Public Safety Knox County Slowly Rebuilds RCC (Knox Co)  Last year, the Knox County RCC found itself in such dire straits due to a lack of staffing, 9-1-1 calls had to be directed to Waldo County.  The Pen Bay Pilot reports while it’s still a work in progress, Knox County administrators are celebrating a slow […]

Local News 01/19/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Route 9 Crash Victims Identified (Twp 30)  Authorities have identified the two people killed in Wednesday’s crash on Route 9 as 35 yo Tiffany Tinker and her passenger, 36 yo Jennifer Sutherland, both of New Brunswick, Canada.  The crash happened about 11 a.m. in Township 30 when the women rounded a curve in […]

Local News 01/18/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Maine State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Washington County (Twp 30)  Two people are dead following a crash on Route 9 in Washington County Wednesday morning.  Public Information Officer Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7 a small sedan was traveling west in Township 30 about 11 yesterday morning when it collided with a […]

Local News 01/17/24

Local Politics Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel to Release Biennial Report (Augusta)   The Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel will release its 14th Biennial Report later this morning.  The report details the Panel’s analysis of 28 domestic abuse homicides that occurred between 2015 and 2022 and provides recommendations for investments in resources, programming, services, advocacy and education designed to prevent […]

Local News 01/16/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Congressman Jared Golden’s Office Vandalized (Bangor)  Vandals struck Congressman Jared Golden’s office in Bangor this week.  WABI-TV reports the perpetrators spray painted “Ceasefire now insallah” in red paint on the windows.  “Insallah” is an Arabic expression meaning “God willing”.  The message likely refers to the Israeli-Hamas war.  Golden released a statement saying his […]

Local News 01/15/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Saturday Storm Brings Record Breaking Tides (Maine)  Saturday’s storm brought astronomically high tides, and once again flooded roads and causeways already damaged by last Wednesday’s Finn.  The tides washed up even more debris on Marlboro Beach in Lamoine, Sorrento, Machias, Seawall and elsewhere.  Portland set an all-time record high tide on Saturday.  CBS […]