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Local News – May 16, 2017

  Franklin Fire   (Franklin) – Firefighters rushed to reports of an garage fully engulfed in flames and threatening a nearby home on Route 182 in Franklin this morning.  The first reports also indicated several explosions coming from the burning structure.  The 9-1-1 calls started coming in at about 6:20 this morning.  Firefighters from Franklin, […]

Local News – May 15, 2017

Speed Detail   (Ellsworth) – Hancock County Deputies and Ellsworth City Police lined Route 1-A in Ellsworth this weekend, radar guns at the ready.  What they caught was astounding.  In the 55-miles an hour zone, officers stopped 81-vehicles doing in excess of 70-miles an hour.  A post by the Sheriff’s Department said they were not […]

Two women indicted for separate manslaughter charges in Waldo County

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “State Police arrested two women on manslaughter charges Thursday afternoon following indictments by the Waldo County Grand Jury earlier in the day. The two women are charged in connection with separate death investigations in the towns of Waldo and Burnham that detectives have been investigating in recent months. […]

Local News – May 12, 2017

Port Authority Bill (Augusta) – A bill that would let voters in Bar Harbor decide whether a local port authority is formed will have to wait until next year.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports lawmakers decided to carry over the controversial bill.  If the measure goes to voters and gets approved, the port authority would […]

Woman faces charges for throwing noodles

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) – Police in Merrimack, New Hampshire, say a woman has been charged with disorderly conduct after she threw noodles at someone during an argument. WMUR-TV reports police were called to a building on Tuesday. They said 45-year-old Joy Smith, of Manchester, was visiting someone when she began arguing with another resident, using […]

Maine Warden Service promotes new Chief Pilot

From the Maine Warden Service: [Augusta, Maine – May 11, 2017] The Maine Warden Service promoted a new Chief Pilot today in Augusta. Game Warden Pilot Jeffrey Beach, 46, from Fairfield served in the US Air Force for seven years as an aircrew member (loadmaster) on C-5 aircraft.  Additionally, Pilot Beach served in Operation Desert […]

Local News May 11, 2017

  Mt. Desert Fire   (Mt. Desert) – Firefighters on Mt. Desert Island report a building fire near Somes Pond in Mt. Desert.  Dispatchers got a call shortly before 6-o’clock this morning from a person across the pond who spotted the flames.  It’s not clear what was on fire, but responding firefighters reported a building […]

Local News – May 10, 2017

Meth Lab   (Lincoln) – Police carted a Lincoln couple off to jail after a traffic stop found them cooking meth inside a vehicle.  Charged are 30-year old Christopher McGinn and 26-year old Tiffany Lord.  After the traffic stop, drug investigators went to their home and found more meth. It’s the 16th meth bust for […]

Alpaca to give birth at anytime

(Unity) Webcams set up at Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm in Unity allow viewers 24-hour access to Riata, a pregnant alpaca who’s due any day now. Co-owner Corry Pratt tells Star 97.7 that Riata is at 345 days gestation and it’s just a matter of time before her baby alpaca, or cria, makes his/her debut. If […]

Local News – May 9, 2017

Money Order Plea (Bangor) – A woman who worked at a variety store in Hermon would write small denomination money orders for herself, then change the amount to big bucks.  The US Attorney’s Office tells Star 97.7 that 30-year old Allison Pluard admitted to the fraud, pleading guilty in federal court yesterday.  Pluard will find […]