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Local News – February 23, 2017

Drug Bust (Sullivan) – Drug agents say they’ve taken five dealers off the rural roads of Hancock County this week. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency tells Star 97-7 they searched a home on Taunton Drive in Sullivan and found $63-hundred dollars in cash and evidence of heroin and crack cocaine dealing. Two men from the […]

Local News – February 22, 2017

Post Office Fire (Winthrop) – A heating unit located in the ceiling at the post office in Winthrop may be to blame for yesterday’s fire that destroyed the facility and the mail inside. Firefighters rushed to the scene when smoke started coming from the ceiling – the fire station is less than half a mile […]

Local News – February 21, 2017

W Bach Gone (Portland) – Classical music radio listeners have lost a couple of outlets without explanation. The W-Bach stations broadcasting in mid-coast and Southern Maine went off the air abruptly during the weekend, replaced by either country or rock music. The Bangor Daily News reports W-Bach owners did not return requests for comment after […]

Local News – February 20, 2017

Portland Shooting (Portland) – The Portland police officer who shot a man wielding a pellet gun that looked like a real rifle has been involved in a previous shooting incident. Sergeant Nicholas Goodman fired the fatal shot that killed 22-year old Chance Baker on Saturday outside a strip mall in Portland. Back in 2008 Goodman […]

Local News – February 17, 2017

Sullivan Chimney Fire (Sullivan) – A stubborn chimney fire in Sullivan activated fire departments from Steuben to Lamoine yesterday. Sullivan and Sorrento firefighters responded to Taunton Drive at quarter to seven yesterday morning. The fire was in an old church, and it was under control in about half an hour. Joining the effort were firefighters […]

Local News – February 16, 2017

Storm (Ellsworth) – It didn’t snow yesterday – that gave public works crews a chance to push back some of the high snow banks to make room for today’s storm. The good news, it’s nowhere near the foot originally feared. There is school in Hancock County today – it’s going to start 2-hours late. Some […]

Drug arrests in Washington County

From the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency: “As the result of a collaborative effort between the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, a Brooklyn, Connecticut man and a New Bedford, Mass man have been charged with felony drug trafficking offenses following an investigation into the sale […]

Local News – February 15, 2017

NEW POLICE CHIEF (Ellsworth) – The search for a police chief in Ellsworth is over – they’re hiring from within. City Manager David Cole confirms to Star 97-7 they’re promoting acting chief Glenn Moshier to become the permanent chief. Moshier is a 13-year veteran of the Ellsworth force and will officially get appointed a week […]

New chief appointed for Ellsworth PD

From Ellsworth City Manager David Cole: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Moshier as the new Ellsworth Police Chief.  Glenn has been with the Ellsworth Police Department (EPD) for 13 years, including eight years as  Sergeant and since December, Captain, and most recently Interim Police Chief. We are excited to promote from […]

Cheese recall

RECALL: Sargento Recalls Select Products Consumers Sargento Consumer Affairs 1-800-243-3737 Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Ind. has notified Sargento Foods Inc. that a specialty Longhorn Colby cheese they supplied to Sargento must be recalled due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported. The affected retail products are Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced […]