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Local News – November 3, 2017

Woman Found (Aurora) – Hancock County’s new police dog is getting rave reviews after he helped his handler find an elderly woman in Aurora.  The dementia patient had wandered away from her home overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.  The Sheriff’s Department reports the 83-year old woman was not wearing shoes and lightly dressed.  Deputy Travis Frost […]

Local News – November 2, 2017

Power Updates (Augusta) – More than 130-thousand Mainers spent a 3rd night without electricity following Monday’s powerful wind storm.  That’s down from a quarter million statewide yesterday.  Central Maine Power company spokeswoman Gail Rice says luckily the cold weather has not hit Maine. CMP still had about 107-thousand customers out early this morning, and Emera […]

Local News – November 1, 2017

Power Restoration     (Bangor) – Linemen in bucket trucks continue the slow task of sawing away trees hanging on broken power lines, replacing shattered poles, and resetting fuses to restore electricity to nearly a million people who lost power in Monday’s wind storm.  For many it won’t be until Friday that they get power […]

Hunters – be on the lookout for 2 missing Mainers

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “State Police are reminding hunters in Piscataquis and Hancock counties to be on the lookout for any clues into the whereabouts of two persons who have been missing in the past year.  Extensive searches for the two in Franklin and Medford by the Maine Warden Service, State Police, […]

“We Remember” with Rick Foster!

Take a ride down memory lane with Rick Foster on Star 97.7! Every week, Rick Foster shares local stories from the past…and highlights the major events that were a part of our lives! Listen for We Remember, Monday afternoons at 5:40 and at various times throughout the week! Presented by the Acadia Realty Group in […]

Local News – October 31, 2017

Power Outages (Bangor) – Just under 60-thousand Emera Maine customers spent the night without electricity.  That’s an improvement from the height of yesterday’s wind storm where more than 80-thousand customers lost electricity.  Central Maine Power reports 344-thousand outages overnight.  Emera Maine spokesman Bob Potts tells Star 97-7 customers have kept operators busy asking when the […]

Man identified in fatal Whitneyville fire, police say it’s a homicide

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “The death of a Whitneyville man found dead inside his burned out mobile home early Saturday morning is now being investigated as a homicide.  The victim is 48 year old Wayne Foss, a commercial fisherman who lived at the home with his wife and son.  Foss’ family was […]

Local News – October 30, 2017

Wind Storm (Bangor) – Utility company crews will hit the bucket trucks across Maine today to restore power after heavy winds early this morning brought down trees over power lines.  Emera Maine reported more than 49-hundred outages and growing early this morning, the bulk of them in Hancock County. Central Maine Power was much harder […]

Local News October 27, 2017

Park Fees (Bar Harbor) – An advocacy group that supports Acadia National Park says it plans to comment on proposed steep fee increases.  Friends of Acadia said it supports more funding to maintain the park, but the proposed increase may be too much and end up decreasing federal park funding.  The proposal from the federal […]

Local News October 26, 2017

Bucksport Shootings   (Bucksport) – Police say the public is not in danger after a double shooting in Bucksport last night.  It happened around 8:30 at a parking lot near Wight’s Apple Orchard.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland confirms two people suffered gunshot wounds and an ambulance rushed them to Eastern Maine Medical Center.  The […]