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Local News – July 29, 2015

Holden Fatal
(Holden) – One person is dead, another injured after a roll-over accident in Holden yesterday. The crash killed 49-year old Margaret Park of Holden and injured her passenger 53-year old Philip Tardiff. WABI-TV reports Park was driving on the Copeland Hill Road when she lost control on a curve and the car went into a ditch and rolled over. Police say speed was a factor in the crash.

Bradford Fire
(Bradford) – A Bradford home went up in flames early yesterday morning, and lightning might be the cause. Firefighters responded to the Wilder Davis Road around 4-thirty yesterday morning and found a barn attached to the house in flames and the fire spreading quickly. Help came from about a dozen towns, and everyone inside the Bob Mowdy home escaped without injury. The fire marshal’s office was called to pinpoint the cause. Mowdy’s wife said there was a lightning hit during a severe thunderstorm.

Child Found
(Westmanland) – A 7-year old Aroostook County boy is safe after spending a night lost in the woods. The Maine Warden Service tells Star 97-7 searchers hunted for Tait Margison for most of the night Monday into Tuesday morning. He’d gone into the woods to help his parents search for their dog. Young Tait came out of the woods at about a quarter past 6 yesterday morning, no worse for the wear. The dog had come out of the woods about an hour and a half before the youngster. The Warden Service said they sent a lot of resources to search for the 7-year old.

Sexton, Daluz sentenced
(Bangor) – A pair of convicted killers will go to prison for the rest of their lives. A judge sentenced 33-year old Nicholas Sexton of Warwick Rhode Island to 70-years for one murder count and 20-years for arson. He and 36-year old Randall Daluz of Brockton Massachusetts killed three young people in Bangor in 2013. Jurors convicted Daluz on three counts of murder and arson, and the judge sentenced him to life in prison. The killings were discovered in August 2013 when firefighters found three bodies in a burning car at a Bangor Industrial Park.


Crawford Fatal
(Crawford) – A 28-year old Glenburn man has died in a car crash in Washington County. Investigators say 28-year old Dustin Cote died at the scene on Route 9 in Crawford. WABI-TV reports Cote’s car crossed the center line of the busy road and slammed into a tractor trailer truck Monday afternoon.

Camper/truck hit by lightning
(Bar Harbor) A Caribou couple had an electrified morning in Bar Harbor when lightning struck their camper and truck during Tuesday’s early morning storm. The Mount Desert Islander reports Ron and Brenda Cote were awake listening to the thunder storm when they say their truck’s horn went off. They then smelled smoke coming from the fuse panel of the camper and found the truck’s lights and wipers on. Firefighters arrived and found a fried fuse panel. The couple said they planned to stay until Thursday but will likely leave early.

SUV Injury Follow Up
(Acadia National Park) – Rangers in Acadia National park say a 38-year old woman struck by her own car is in stable condition. They’ve not identified the woman other than to say she’s from Belmont Massachusetts. Rescuers rushed to the Park Loop Road Monday after the woman tried to stop her rolling SUV at a turnout area, and it rolled over her. A rescue helicopter picked her up in Trenton and she flew to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment.

Red Cross says dire need for blood
(Undated) The American Red Cross says they are in critical need of blood donations. Communications Manager Mary Brant tells Star 97.7, the summer in particular is a difficult time for the Red Cross to get blood donations.  Brant says people often are wary to give blood because they’re not sure what to expect. She says plan on spending an hour or so and there are four steps to the process: registration, medical history, mini physical, donation and refreshment. For more details, visit red cross blood dot org.

Searsport Motorcycle Crash
(Searsport) A Massachusetts couple are “very lucky” according to first responders, after the tire on their motorcycle popped causing them to go off the road and into a guardrail in Searsport Tuesday morning. WABI-TV reports the couple traveled on West Main Street close to 10am. The bike’s tire popped and they hit a guardrail after going off the road. They were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. Police say they both wore helmets. Traffic was backed up for about an hour. Searsport Police remind folks that rumble strips were installed on the center of Route 1 last week.

Chick-fil-A coming to Bangor in 2016
(Bangor) The “chicken’s” out of the bag. The first Maine Chick-fil-A is reportedly coming to Bangor in 2016. The Georgia based chicken fast food chain plans to open a location on Bangor Mall property off Stillwater Avenue. The company hopes to open the restaurant by the end of next year. The proposed building would be built on the corner of Stillwater Avenue and Bangor Mall Boulevard near Chipotle.