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Second NY man arrested at Bangor bus station for drugs

From Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Peter Arno: “Bangor, Maine, – A second Brooklyn, NY man was arrested in Bangor last night (1/25) following an investigation into the distribution of cocaine base or “crack” in the greater Bangor area. Tylee Felder was arrested earlier in the week as part of this same investigation. MDEA was […]

Senator Collins warns of “grandparents scam”

Senator Collins Warns Of Persistent Grandparent Scam: Con artists pretend to be the victim’s grandchild and claim to be in trouble  Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is warning of an increasing number of calls to the committee’s Fraud Hotline reporting of a persistent phone scam that targets […]

Local News – January 26, 2017

Decomposed Body (Thomaston) – While Maine’s Medical Examiner tests badly decomposed remains found in Thomaston yesterday, State Police are following up on a lead in the case. A worker found the body behind the Dunkin Donuts in town. State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 they don’t believe the remains are from anyone […]

Police ID body recovered from the water in Bucksport

From Sgt Tim Cotton with the Bangor Police Department: “On Saturday, 01-21-2017, the body of a male was recovered from the Penobscot River near the former Verso paper mill in Bucksport, Maine. An alert employee of the facility discovered the individual and then notified the Bucksport Police Department. Officials at Maine Office of the Chief […]

Decomposed body found near Dunkin Donuts in Thomaston

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “State Police are assisting the Thomaston Police Department today after the discovery of a body off Route 1.  The badly decomposed body, believed to be a man,  was found in a wooded area behind Dunkin Donuts this morning by workman who was in the area.   A team of […]

Local News – January 25, 2017

Theft Arrest (Ellsworth) – Police in Ellsworth had a pretty good idea who stole a safe from a social service agency the night after a big fund raising auction last October. They’ve arrested 22-year old James Day Jr. of Lamoine. The safe had more than $10-thousand dollars in checks, credit card receipts and cash when […]

Local News – January 24, 2017

Winter Storm (Undated) – Students and teachers have a day off from classes today as most school districts swiftly canceled classes this morning. A freezing rain and sleet storm combined with high winds prompted superintendents of school to make the closure call first thing this morning. The storm, at least along the coast, is expected […]

Two arrested for drugs during traffic stop in Southwest Harbor

From MDEA Commander Peter Arno: “Maine Drug Enforcement says two men from Hancock County have been charged following an investigation into the sale of heroin in the Southwest Harbor area.  MDEA was assisted in the investigation by the Southwest Harbor Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and State Police. MDEA’s Downeast Office in Ellsworth coordinated the […]

Update – police ID victims in Washington fire – 2 dead, 1 injured

From the State Fire Marshal’s Office: “State Fire Marshals say a second body has been recovered from a house fire in the Town of Washington this morning. The second body was found in the rubble of the fire that had fallen into the basement. Investigators are now attempting to determine how the fire started. Being […]

One dead, one missing, & one injured after fire in Washington, ME

From the State Fire Marshal’s Office: “The State Fire Marshal’s Office says one man is dead, a second is missing and a woman was injured in a fire this morning in the Knox County Town of Washington. The fire destroyed the one story house on Cattle Pound Road, off from Route 105. Neighbors discovered the […]