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Local News – July 13, 2015

Chase Crash kills 2
(Vassalboro) – Two people are dead after they crashed into trees following a brief chase in central Maine. State Police spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97-7 Winslow police tried to pull over the car because of tail light issues early Saturday morning. The car pulled into a Cumberland Farms parking lot, then took off. Police came upon the crash minutes later. Dead are driver 32 year old Ronald Willey of Chelsea, the driver, and his passenger, 28 year old Joseph Knox of Randolph.

Motorcycle Crash – Perry
(Perry) – A 54-year old Perry man is recovering from serious back and neck injuries after a motorcycle crash this weekend in his hometown. WABI-TV reports David Koehne was attempting to turn onto Route 190 in Perry from Route 1 when his bike crashed. Police say alcohol may be a factor.

Plane Landing
(Houlton) – A pilot from Dedham managed to avoid traffic on Interstate 95 in Houlton when he made an emergency landing on the busy highway. 56-year old Craig Maynard radioed that he was experiencing engine trouble shortly after he took off from the airport in Houlton. He had two passengers on board, and landed the plane in the northbound lane of the interstate after the engine cut out completely. State Trooper Dennis Quint reports no one was hurt, and the plane was towed back to the Houlton airport without incident.


Helen’s Reopens
(Machias) – Huge crowds reported in Machias as a Washington County landmark reopened exactly a year after it burned flat. Helen’s Restaurant held its grand reopening this weekend. Owners David and Julie Barker noted they were a little nervous because the hot weather was similar to the day in 2014 when the fire broke out. The restaurant has actually been open for a few weeks, but the ceremony on Saturday thanked the community and Helen’s employees for getting things back to normal.

Planned Power Outage
(Ellsworth) Emera Maine has planned a power outage in Ellsworth tomorrow morning. Emera reports they will conduct maintenance on the electrical system from 3am to 6am. The affected area is 6 Water Street to 34 Water Street, to the intersection of Main Street and Franklin Street in Ellsworth. Emera says this is a necessary interruption to enable an upgrade to their system to be completed in the safest possible manner. Emera says folks with questions should contact the customer service center.