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Local News – July 25, 2017

  PSAP Vote   (Ellsworth) – The Hancock County Commissioners are scheduled to vote this morning on whether to farm out 9-1-1 call answering to Penobscot County.  Reaction to the proposal has been nearly universally negative from town administrations and public safety officials.  The proposal comes as the Hancock County Regional Communications Center is running […]

Local News – July 24, 2017

Motorcyclist Death (Lincoln) – A 50-year old motorcyclist from Howland died when his bike hit a car pulling onto Route 2 in Lincoln.  The Bangor Daily News reports Jeffrey Luddon was headed toward Enfield Saturday afternoon when the woman pulled out of Drinkwater’s Variety.  Luddon struck the car on the driver’s side.  Police closed the […]

Local News – July 21, 2017

  Cherryfield Death   (Cherryfield) – Maine’s Medical Examiner’s office is using DNA evidence to try to confirm a woman’s identity.  A passing motorist found her body early Wednesday morning in Cherryfield.  State police spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97.7 the autopsy revealed how she died, but investigators are withholding that information.  They are asking […]

Local News-July 20, 2017

Cherryfield Death   (Cherryfield) – State police have classified a Washington County death as a homicide but have few answers they’re revealing at this point.  Spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 a passing motorist discovered the body along side Route 193 in Cherryfield around 5:30 yesterday morning.  Police have seized a black Chevy Impala […]

Local News – July 19, 2017

  Drug Sentence (Bangor) – A federal judge has sent a 34-year old Dixmont man to prison for a year and a half.  The US Attorney’s office tells Star 97-7 that Adam Hamilton brought oxycodone tablets to Maine from Waterbury Connecticut between June 2013 and April 2015, selling them for $30-dollars apiece.  After he gets […]

Local News – July 18, 2017

  Lincoln Standoff (Lincoln) – When police came with warrants in hand to arrest William Bradbury in Lincoln around 2-o’clock yesterday afternoon he apparently wanted no part of that.  Bradbury barricaded himself inside his West Broadway home, and that prompted a standoff that lasted overnight.  The State Police tactical team and other law enforcement agencies […]

Local News – July 17, 2017

Collins/Health Bill (Washington, DC) – Don’t count Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins among the backer of a major health insurance reform bill.  Appearing on ABC’s This Week yesterday, Collins says she’s not supporting the current GOP health care bill, but the current Affordable Care Act needs work too. Motorcycle Fatal (Union) – A Rockport woman […]

Friday morning crash in Jonesboro puts two in hospital

From the Washington County Sheriff’s Department: “On July 14, 2017 at approximately 6:32am the WCRCC received a 911 call to report a head on collision on Rt 1 in Jonesboro near the Blue Bird Ranch.  The caller reported a dump truck and a car were involved in a head on crash with two people injured, […]

Six arrested in Hancock County drug bust

From the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency: “Southwest Harbor, Maine, July 14, 2017- Six (6) people have been charged following an investigation into the illegal importation and distribution of heroin and crack cocaine in Hancock County. MDEA was assisted during this investigation by the Southwest Harbor Police Department, Bar Harbor Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office […]

Local News – July 14, 2017

  Brewer Bar Fire   (Brewer) – A bar in Brewer sits in ruins this morning after fire tore through the South Main Street building overnight. Firefighters got the page to head to Cap’s Tavern at about 11-o’clock last night.  Several departments responded to help pour water onto the burning building – everyone got out […]