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A police and fire escort accompany a 500.00 donation in change, for the Pine Tree Camp. Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media
A police and fire escort accompany a 500.00 donation in change, for the Pine Tree Camp. Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

Kids Helping Kids [VIDEO]

Some people may have thought there was some kind of terrible emergency today in Hermon when the Penbscot County Sheriff's Department and a Hermon fire truck rolled into Danforth's Market, but the kids of Hermon Elementary School knew what was up.

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Maine Sheriff’s Association Names ‘Manager of the Year’

The role of administrator is no easy task and that's certainly the case when it comes to managing personnel, budgets and property, which includes a county jail.

The Maine Sheriff's Association recently held its winter training conference in Portland and awards were also given out.

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Slippery Roads and Structure Fire Part of Morning Obstacles for Drivers

As the temperature hovers right around the freezing mark this morning road crews are being called out in Penobscot County as some side roads are nothing but ice.

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Exeter Man on Bicycle Struck + Killed

An Exeter man's dead and the driver who struck him, according to sheriff's deputies, said he looked down and took his eyes off the roadway.

Penobscot County Chief Deputy Troy Morton issued a release this morning stating 27 year old Joseph Sweet was struck and killed just after 10:30 yesterday on Route 43 in Corinth.

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Homeowner Defends + Suspect is Dead

A man is dead after an attempted home invasion in which police say the homeowner fought back.

The incident happened Saturday around 8 p.m. as Richard Duffy, 48, and his teenage son were home in the town of Rome.

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Iris Biometric Scanner utilised by the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department and others in Maine to rapidly identify offenders.  Photo Credit-Susan Patten/Townsquare Media
Iris Biometric Scanner utilised by the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department and others in Maine to rapidly identify offenders. Photo Credit-Susan Patten/Townsquare Media

It’s the New Fingerprint for Law Enforcement [Video]

It's pretty much understood that the fingerprint is a unique identification tool for law enforcement but with today's technological advancements it's also a slow and somewhat "outdated" method thanks to the creation of Iris Biometric technology.

That very technology was showcased today at the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department with support from the Maine Department of Corrections, other county law enforcement and jail personnel, and the company behind the creation.

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Be Alert, Lock Your Doors, and Call Police

Those are words of advice from Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross and the Maine State Police following an increase in home invasions over the past few weeks, with the most recent happening last night in Orrington.

Two suspects are now being sought and you're being encouraged to come forward with any information that might be helpful.

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Armed Home Invasion Prompts Search

An armed home invasion is under investigation at this hour by the Penobscot County Sheriffs Department.

More will be known later this afternoon but the Sheriff’s department says two masked men forced entry into an Orrington home last night but the woman, who as in her 50’s was not hurt during the incident. She was allegedly held at knife point for a time.

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Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of Ellsworth School

School students in the elementary-middle school in Ellsworth have been evacuated and safely relocated to the Ellsworth High School this morning.

Ellsworth Police report a note was found on a wall in the boys room stating their was a bomb in a student locker

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Body Discovered Believed To Be Missing Glenburn Teen’s; Positive ID Pending

Around 9:30 last night Maine Wardens discovered a body in an undisclosed wooded area.

While a positive identification has not yet been made, police have notified the family that they believe the body is that of 15-year-old Nichole Cable who's been the subject of an intense search effo

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