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Local News June 8, 2017

Gouldsboro Fire (Gouldsboro) – Firefighters from eight communities spent much of yesterday afternoon trying to keep the flames from spreading in a Gouldsboro home.  The call to 121 East Schoodic Drive came in shortly before noon.  Firefighters from Gouldsboro, Winter Harbor, Sullivan, Sorrento, Hancock and Steuben rushed to the scene, while departments from Franklin, Ellsworth […]

Local News – June 7, 2017

Orrington Standoff (Orrington) – An Orrington man is dead after a nearly 12-hour standoff with police that ended early this morning.  The attorney general’s office will investigate the incident that began at about 1:30 yesterday afternoon when a man called 9-1-1 and threatened police.  The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department and State Police tactical team rushed […]

Local News – June 6, 2017

Child Porn Sentence   (Bangor) – A Winter Harbor man who admitted to police that he collected child porn pictures and videos on his computer and on CDs will spend the next 5-years in prison.  A Federal judge sentenced 66-year old Jack Palmer yesterday.  After he gets out, Palmer will go on supervised release for […]

Local News – June 5, 2017

Rafting Fatal   (West Forks) – A commercial raft floating down the Dead River hit rapids Saturday and flipped over, dumping all 7-people on board into the raging river.  Six came back up – 67-year old Richard Sanders did not.  When he finally did surface, the guide and civilians got him to shore and tried […]

Local News – June 2, 2017

  Inmates Moved (Machiasport) – Corrections workers drove 15 prisoners from the Downeast Correctional Facility in Buck’s Harbor to other lockups, and the corrections commissioner says it’s in preparation for closing.  The Governor included funding for the Machiasport prison through next February.  Local lawmakers fought an effort to shut down the minimum security prison.  A […]

Local News – June 1, 2017

Road Closed   (Trenton) – Snarled traffic this morning from Mt. Desert Island through Ellsworth as Route 3 in Trenton was closed for hours after a traffic accident.  A vehicle clipped a utility pole overnight, bringing lines down over the busy road and forcing firefighters to close it to traffic from Route 204 to Route […]

Local News – May 30, 2017

  Trenton Trailers Fire (Trenton) – Fire destroyed two camper trailers parked behind a Trenton business overnight.  Firefighters from Trenton and Lamoine  responded to the scene just off Route Three shortly before 10-o’clock last night.  They found both campers ablaze with fireworks going off at times. Trenton fire chief Steve Corson tells Star 97.7 those […]

Local News – May 30, 2017

Bangor Robbery Arrests   (Bangor) – A day after a TD bank teller in Bangor stared a robber in the face, a clerk at the Dollar Tree store on Stillwater Avenue heard a robber demand money.  Moments later police had a good description of the getaway car – a gray hatchback with Connecticut plates.  A […]

Local News – May 29, 2017

  Surry Fire (Surry) – An elderly Surry man died when his farmhouse caught fire early yesterday morning.  Firefighters from eight communities responded to Howard Young’s home around 5-o’clock in the morning.  Surry fire chief Richard Black tells Star 97.7 there was no chance to rescue Young. The Fire Marshal’s office sent a team of […]

Bangor Bank Robbery

  On May 28, 2017 at approximately 12:45PM, Bangor Police officers responded to a reported robbery at TD Bank, located on Stillwater Avenue in Bangor.  A male entered the bank and demanded cash from a teller.    The male was described as approximately 5’7, thin build, unshaven, and possibly around 30 years of age.  After the […]