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Man allegedly punches woman who had a protection order against him

From the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office: “On March 5, 2017 the Waldo County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a Belfast resident stating that Scott Moores, 37 years old, of Swanville, had arrived at their residence covered in blood and claimed that he had been involved in a domestic disturbance at a residence in […]

Two Sanford men busted for meth

From the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency: “Maine Drug Enforcement and Sanford Police have arrested a teenager and his uncle and charged them with operating a methamphetamine lab in an apartment at 29 Charles Street.  Arrested are 18 year old Tanner Winship and his 40 year old uncle – Herbert Winship, both from Sanford.   The teenager […]

Bus blows through stop sign, hits car

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “State Police say a school bus, transporting one child and an adult, failed to stop at a stop sign this morning in Lebanon and collided with a car.  There were no injuries on the bus, but the driver of the car, 20 year old John Izzarelli of Lebanon […]

Local News – March 7, 2017

Drug Sentences (Bangor) – Two of the key figures in a huge cocaine and pill ring in Dexter are going to prison for a long time. The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that 31-year old Kelli Mujo of Harmony started working with her father, bringing drugs to Dexter from Rhode Island when she […]

Healthy Acadia Launches Early Childhood Development Pilot Program

Great news from Healthy Acadia: “Healthy Acadia, in partnership with Healthy Peninsula and with support from the Community Caring Collaborative, is thrilled to announce the launch of a new pilot program entitled, “Hancock County Early Childhood Consultation and Outreach” (ECCO). ECCO will provide significant long-term improvements to the health and success of children through direct […]

Power out at some downtown Ellsworth locations

(Ellsworth) An excavator operator in the RJ Jordan parking lot on Water Street accidentally took out to power poles around 12:30 this afternoon. Ellsworth Fire Department were monitoring the situation closely as the excavator driver was unable to get out of the machine because of the downed power lines. Emera Maine crews were called in to get […]

Maine Patrol Officer honored at Fishermen’s Forum

From the Maine Warden Service: “March 6, 2017 – Marine Patrol Officer Brandon Bezio, who serves in the St. George-Warren Patrol, receives the 2017 Maine Lobstermen’s Association Maine Patrol Officer of the Year Award. The award, presented Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport, is an annual recognition of Marine Patrol Officers […]

Local News – March 6, 2017

Fatal Snowmobile Accidents (Augusta) – Maine’s snowmobiling death toll rose to 9 during the weekend after two more people died while snow-sledding. The Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 that 28-year old Thomas Henderson of Dixfield died when his ski-doo crashed in Carthage. A passenger riding with him managed to jump off before the snowmobile […]

Local News – March 3, 2017

Swans Island Electric (Swan’s Island) – Electricity users on Swan’s Island and Frenchboro have 12-days to cast votes on whether to approve a deal to have Emera Maine take over the local electricity co-op. The Public Utilities Commission has approved a plan for the takeover which the Swan’s Island Electric Co-op requested. Under the plan […]

Local News – March 2, 2017

Alleged Burglars Indicted (Bangor) – Grand jurors in Penobscot County agree there is enough evidence to bring a father and his two sons to trial for copper thefts. Last December a game camera recorded the three men stealing copper from a vacant home in Eddington. Police asked for help identifying them, and they got plenty. […]