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  • MDI man may get up to $4.44 million

    MDI man may get up to $4.44 million

    MOUNT DESERT — Moorhead “Mike” Kennedy, a longtime Mount Desert resident, is one of the former diplomats held hostage by Iranian militants more than three decades ago who will be getting up to $4.44 million in compensation from the U.S. government. But more important than the money, he told the Islander, is that after 36

  • Sedgwick woman arrested on kidnapping charges

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Sedgwick woman Wednesday after she allegedly left the state with her two sons to avoid turning them over to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Deputy Luke Gross said Tina Kegley, 48, was found on I-95 in Freeport Wednesday, Dec. 23. DHHS had called police Tuesday

  • Huge heroin seizure in Orland

    Huge heroin seizure in Orland

    ORLAND — Maine Drug Enforcement agents and Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies seized $100,000 worth of heroin from an Oak Hill Road residence Monday, MDEA Commander Peter Arno and Sheriff Scott Kane reported. In addition, over $50,000 worth of Oxycodone pills and marijuana were seized, along with $40,000 in cash, a 2012 Mercedes sport utility vehicle

  • Surry man killed in Orland crash

    Surry man killed in Orland crash

    ORLAND — A Surry man was killed late Sunday night when his vehicle overturned on Upper Falls Road. State police say Peyton Webster, 23, of Surry was traveling south at 10 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a right-hand turn. Webster’s 2000 Subaru Legacy went off the road and flipped over, coming to rest on