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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 […]

Local News – January 23, 2017

Police Shooting (Waldoboro) – A police shootout early yesterday morning in Waldoboro left a 57-year old gunman dead and an officer hit in his bullet-proof vest. Police say they responded to a domestic disturbance call on River Bend Road at about 1-o’clock in the morning. An exchange of gunfire between officer John Lash and Jon […]

Local News – January 20, 2017

Triple Murder Sentence (Bangor) – A Garland man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her two children will spend the rest of his life in prison. A judge sentenced Keith Coleman yesterday to three life terms for the December 2014 killings that left Christina Sargent, her 10-year old son and 8-year old daughter dead. Coleman […]

Man accused of robbing Inn at gunpoint now charged with other crimes

From the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: “On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Detectives from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office obtained and executed an arrest warrant on Anthony Yurchick, 49 yoa, of Blue Hill.  Yurchick has been with Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief in connection with two separate thefts from gas pumps located at Tradewinds Market in […]

Ellsworth man arrested for sex crime against a child

From the Ellsworth Police Department: “An area agency reported possible sexual abuse. Case is under investigation. Eric R. Haslam 1/2/82 of Ellsworth, was subsequently arrested and charged with Visual Sexual Aggression on a child under 14, Class C. The alleged offense took place in 2010.”

Local News – January 19, 2017

Triple Murder Sentence (Bangor) – A former Garland resident faces up to life in prison for killing his girlfriend and her two children more than two years ago. A judge will sentence Keith Coleman today in Bangor. Coleman strangled 36-year old Christina Sargent who grew up in Hancock County in December 2014, and told police […]

Vinalhaven man dies in crash on the island

From the Knox County Sheriff’s Office: “On January 17, 2017, at approximately 12:00 PM, Knox County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rob Potter responded to a single vehicle crash on the Lands Island Rd. on Vinalhaven.  A 2016 Dodge Truck, driven by Patrick Gasperini, 28, of Vinalhaven reportedly crashed in to a large tree and rolled over.  […]