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Local News – July 13, 2017

Union – Fatal Crash (Union) – A head-on crash in Union left drivers of both vehicles dead.  The Knox County Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 the crash on Route 17 closed the road for about 3-hours yesterday afternoon.  Dead are 52-year old Sherry Cloutier of Augusta and 49-year old Angela Knight-Boege of Warren.  Chief […]

Local News – July 12, 2017

Jay Murder (Jay) – State police have charged a 56-year old Jay man with murdering his live-in girlfriend.  James “ted” Sweeney turned himself in yesterday morning, reporting that 51-year old Wendy Douglass had died at the home they shared.  Local police found her body inside the Jewell Street home and called in State Police.  An […]

Local News – July 11, 2017

  Princeton Home Invasion (Princeton) – A father and son from Princeton are charged with aggravated assault and burglary after a home invasion and stabbing.  Washington County Chief Deputy Michael Crabtree reports to Star 97.7 that deputies arrested 49-year old Joel Hayward Sr. and his 24-year old son Joel Jr. after a late morning 9-1-1 […]

Local News – July 10, 2017

Missing Man (Greenwood) – Searchers spent the overnight looking for an 87-year old Greenwood man after his family reported him missing yesterday.  Peter Tomge went for a walk at noon time with his two dogs.  When he hadn’t returned 5-hours later his family called 9-1-1.  The Warden Service reports they and the Maine Association of […]

Local News – July 5, 2017

Road Construction (Ellsworth) – The pavement plants will start cranking out asphalt-covered stone today in Hancock County as a couple of major paving projects resume following the July 4th holiday.  Route 1 east of Ellsworth will get a new road surface after workers spent the last few weeks grinding off the top layers of old, […]

Local News – July 4, 2017

State Budget Approved (Augusta) – The State shutdown is over – Maine has a new budget.  Today’s a holiday, so the entire state government will reopen for business tomorrow.  Governor Paul Lepage’s office reports to Star 97.7 that the Governor signed the budget late last night after lawmakers pulled out a proposed lodging tax increase.  […]

Local News – July 3, 2017

Acadia Park Closures (Bar Harbor) – Yesterday was a perfectly lovely day to head to Acadia National Park.  Apparently a lot of people had the same opinion, and that prompted park officials to post a plea on their Facebook page for people to use the Island Explorer bus system to visit as they contemplated shutting […]

Drug arrests in Brewer

From the Brewer Police Department: “On June 17, 2017 Justin Grover (29 of Bangor) was operating a motor vehicle involved in a hit and run accident by investigated by Officer Freeman.  Grover was located, arrested and charged with Operating after Habitual Offender Revocation, Violation of Conditional Release, and Failure to Report Accident by Quickest Means.   […]

Local News – June 30, 2017

State Budget (Augusta) – There’s still no guarantee that state government won’t shut down at midnight, but lawmakers at least have a budget to vote on today.  An overnight agreement repeals a surtax on Maine’s wealthiest taxpayers, increases the lodging tax and increases funding for education by $162-million dollars.  Senate President Mike Thibodeau’s office reports […]

Local News – June 29, 2017

  Storm Washout (Ellsworth) – A mess around the roads near the Ellsworth Elementary Middle School during a powerful thunderstorm yesterday.  Lightning hit a tree near the school.  That knocked out electrical systems at a nearby housing complex.  At the same time a water main burst, dumping a couple hundred thousand gallons of water down […]