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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, […]

Local News – April 17, 2017

  Bangor Shooting   (Bangor) – One person is wounded after a shooting in Bangor Sunday.  Police Chief Mark Hathaway reports to Star 97.7 officers responded to Ohio Street at 3-o’clock yesterday afternoon.  They called in a police dog and crime scene investigators gathered evidence at the scene.  They’re not saying much, and they’ve not […]

Local News – April 14, 2017

Route 3 Project (Bar Harbor) – Traveling to and from Downtown Bar Harbor over Route 3 will present challenges to drivers starting this month and running through the spring of 2019.  Motorists have already begun seeing significant delays in spots on Route 3, and the heavy work has not yet begun.  That’ll change in the […]

Local News – April 13, 2017

  Trenton Housing (Trenton) – Planners reviewed a proposed housing development in Trenton last night.  The Ellsworth American reports the 40-unit project would sit on the east side of Route 3 across from Acadia Fun Park.  Southwest Harbor contractor Tim Gott plans to build 7-buildings with the 40-rental homes inside.  The new housing units are […]