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Local News 02/5/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Brewer Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest (Brewer)  A road rage incident on Friday led to the arrest of a Machiasport man.  Shortly before 1:30 that afternoon, Brewer Police received a call about a man who had reportedly tried to run another vehicle off the road and who appeared to brandish a handgun.  […]

Local News 02/02/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Local Waterfront Businesses Scramble to Recover from Storms (Corea)  Chipman’s Wharf in Milbridge, Beal’s Lobster Pier in Southwest Harbor, the Stonington Lobster Co-op and Greenhead Lobster in Stonington, and the Corea Lobster Co-op.  The businesses serve hundreds of lobstermen from May through October … all were heavily damaged in the recent storms.  The […]

Local News 02/01/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs State Reaches Plea Deal with Suspect in Washington County Slaying (Machias)  A Washington County man who was accused in the brutal slaying of 43 yo Kimberly Neptune in her Pleasant Point apartment in April 2022 is out of jail after a judge declared a mistrial.  The Portland Press Herald reports 40 yo Donnell […]

Local News 01/31/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs MDIFW Cautions Test Ice for Safety (Augusta)  In light of the recent ice rescue in Denmark and the tragedy in Carmel, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is warning that it’s up to anglers, hikers, and skaters and others to test for ice safety.  They say accessing lakes and ponds should […]

Local News 01/30/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Fisherman Rescued After Harrowing, Hours-Long Effort (Tenants Harbor)  A fisherman whose skiff overturned and who was forced to swim to a rocky island is alive today, thanks to nearly two dozen rescuers who braved several hours of treacherous terrain and weather Sunday evening to rescue him from Northern Island near St. George.  Maine […]

Local News 01/29/24

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Carmel Mourns Loss of Town Manager (Carmel)  The town of Carmel is mourning the loss of their Town Manager.   Authorities say about 6:30 Friday morning, 51 yo Kevin Howell was walking with his four-year-old son on Etna Pond when the two broke through the ice.  Howell was able to get his son out of […]

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 […]