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Local News – April 27, 2017

Gouldsboro Fire (Gouldsboro) – A Gouldsboro man lost thousands of dollars in fishing gear and some baby chicks when a shed caught fire yesterday.  First responding firefighters to the Rice Road reported Michael Bernier’s building fully engulfed in flames.  The Ellsworth American reports a lamp used to keep the chicks warm apparently ignited the fire.  […]

Local News – April 26, 2017

Wildfires   (Washington County) – Firefighters and forest rangers were hopping in Washington County yesterday as wildfires popped up in several communities.  Some of them were intentionally set, and rangers say they would appreciate any information that might lead to who set the blazes.  The forest service reports that they and local fire departments contained […]

Monday’s fire in Augusta started by child

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “Augusta Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office says Monday’s fire at an Augusta apartment house on Mt. Vernon Ave was caused by a five year old playing with either matches or a lighter.  The fire started in the first floor apartment and quickly spread to the […]

Local News – April 24, 2017

Eddington Fire   (Eddington) – No injuries, but the house is a total loss following a weekend fire in Eddington.  Firefighters from seven communities responded to Monument Drive around 5-o’clock on Saturday night, finding the house ablaze when they arrived.  The homeowner escaped without injury.  The fire marshal’s office will try to find the cause […]

Lincoln woman charged with Hindering Apprehension of wanted killer

From Sgt Tim Cotton of the Bangor Police Department: “On the afternoon of April 21st, 2017, Bangor Police Detectives arrested Cindy McVicar, 45 years of age from Lincoln on a charge of Hindering Apprehension and/or Prosecution (Class B). This arrest is the result of substantial steps Ms. McVicar took to interfere with the arrest and […]

Local News – April 21, 2017

  Holden Fatal (Holden) – An Orland man is dead after a head on crash on Route 1-A in Holden last night.  Police identified the victim as Derick Warren.   The crash closed down the busy road for more than 3-hours while police investigated the crash.  The Bangor Daily News reports Warren’s car drifted onto the […]

Local News – April 20, 2017

  New Buses (Trenton) – Bids are due tomorrow on buses to replace those in the Island Explorer system.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports the system has 20-buses that have outlived their useful life.  The Maine Department of Transportation has more than $4-million dollars available to purchase new buses.   The new buses will continue to […]

Local News – April 19, 2017

Cruise Ships (Bar Harbor) – It’s not exactly the high summer season in Bar Harbor as temperatures hover just above freezing, but the first cruise ship of the season is due in this coming weekend.  The Amadea is small by comparison to the big cruise line ships, carrying about 900 passengers and crew.  The cruise […]

Relay for Life

  Relay for Life of Hancock County is almost here! Join Star 97.7 at the Ellsworth Middle School track, Friday, June 2nd for a live broadcast, and stick around for the event! It will change your life! Bill DaButler is the official track DJ, and Stu Marckoon will be a part of the Luminaria Ceremony! […]

Local News – April 18, 2017

  Bangor – Homicide   (Bangor) – Police in Bangor say they know who pulled the trigger Sunday afternoon on Ohio Street, and now they are looking for 40-year old Antoine Bethea.  The man he allegedly shot, 36 year old Terrence Durel, died Sunday night, and Bethea, who goes by the street name of Prince, […]