Trenton Trailers Fire (Trenton) – Fire destroyed two camper trailers parked behind a Trenton business overnight.  Firefighters from Trenton and Lamoine  responded to the scene just off Route Three shortly before 10-o’clock last night.  They found both campers ablaze with fireworks going off at times. Trenton fire chief Steve Corson tells Star 97.7 those […]

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Local News – May 30, 2017

 

Trenton Trailers Fire

(Trenton) – Fire destroyed two camper trailers parked behind a Trenton business overnight.  Firefighters from Trenton and Lamoine  responded to the scene just off Route Three shortly before 10-o’clock last night.  They found both campers ablaze with fireworks going off at times. Trenton fire chief Steve Corson tells Star 97.7 those fireworks are the likely cause.  Corson said no one was hurt.  The people living in the trailers had to find other accommodations for the night.

 

Bangor Robberies Follow Up

 

(Bangor) – The Connecticut couple that allegedly robbed a bank and a store in Bangor during Memorial Day weekend told police they used the money to buy heroin.  The Bangor Daily News reports a police affidavit filed in the case indicates that Cara Blewitt used to work as a branch manager for TD Bank and was familiar with company policy.  Her husband Seth allegedly used a sawed off shotgun to hold up the Stillwater Avenue branch on Sunday, and Monday he robbed the Dollar Tree Store. . Between the two robberies they got about $900-dollars.

Lamoine Town Meeting

(Lamoine) – Voters in Lamoine will set next year’s school budget tonight.  The nearly 2-point-7 million dollar budget is up more than 8-percent from the current fiscal year.  Superintendent Katrina Kane told the town’s budget committee that increased special education and high school tuition costs account for the bulk of the increases.  She said they’ll cut one person from the K-8 school staff, and replace a retiring middle-school teacher with the person filling the eliminated job.

Augusta Drug Arrest

(Augusta) – Police in Augusta arrested a passenger in a vehicle they pulled over after finding drugs in the car and learning the man was wanted in New York.  Deputy Chief Jared Mills reports to Star 97.7 that 20-year old Justin Lugo was on probation for an attempted murder in New York City.  He’s charged with drug trafficking following the stop.  Police used a dog to search the car Lugo and driver Terry Wilson were in and found 13-grams of crack cocaine.

Body Recovered

 

(Saco) – Warden service divers recovered a South Berwick woman’s body from the Saco River in Fryeburg.  38-year old Jennifer Bousquet fell out of a canoe Saturday.  Police and wardens had searched for Bousquet since the accident. Wardens also continue to investigate a crash during the search that left a Fryeburg officer in extremely critical condition.

 

Logo Launch Party 

(Ellsworth) A local organization that serves downtown Ellsworth and the greater urban-core is holding a Logo Launch Party tomorrow. Heart of Ellsworth executive director Cara Romano says everyone’s invited to the Heart of Ellsworth’s free, one year birthday party.  Formally the Downtown Ellsworth Merchants Association, Heart of Ellsworth’s Logo Launch Party is at The Grand on Main Street tomorrow night starting at 5:30.

 

Outdoor Award Nominations

(Maine) The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is accepting nominations for the 2017 Annual Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award.  The award honors individuals who’ve been dedicated to the use of Maine’s natural resources and are entrenched in our state’s rich outdoor traditions like hunting, fishing, and trapping. This is the 3rd year the Department is offering this special award, and they’re looking for nominees who’ve spent a combined 40 years participating in sportsman activities. The recipient of the Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award will be selected by a Department committee and will be recognized at the Sportsman Alliance of Maine Banquet in Waterville on September 9th. Details online at: Maine dot Gov slash IFW.

2nd Arrest

(Hancock) – A Lamoine man arrested last week for pulling a gun outside a bar and threatening to shoot someone found himself back in jail during the weekend.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 that 40-year old Shain Cook caused a disturbance in Hancock.  Deputies charged him with disorderly conduct and violating his bail.  Cook made a court appearance yesterday afternoon.

3rd Fatal Fire

 

(Orneville) – An Orneville homeowner and two pets died early yesterday morning in a house fire.  WABI-TV reports neighbors called 9-1-1 at about 1-thirty in the morning.  The fire marshal’s office did not release the victim’s name immediately.  It’s the 3rd fatal fire in Maine in the past week, with elderly men dying in blazes in Union and Surry.

UTV Victim ID’d

(Lowell) The Maine Warden Service has released the victim’s name in this weekend’s deadly UTV crash in Lowell. Wardens say 19-year-old Abigail Fiske of Millinocket was one of 2 passengers on the UTV when it flipped over Saturday night. Fiske was sitting in the back and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hatchet Sentence

(Maine) A Knox man will serve 20 years in prison for attacking his ex-girlfriend with a hatchet. 55-year-old Linwood Doughty broke into the woman’s Milbridge home last June and hit her in the head. She suffered non-life threatening injuries. Doughty previously spent time in prison for tracking down a former girlfriend in 1995 and shooting her in the leg.

Death Declaration

(Waterville) A judge has declared a 20-month-old girl who’s been missing for more than 5 years as dead. Earlier this month a Cumberland County probate judge declared Ayla Reynolds dead and appointed her mother as the personal representative of her estate. Ayla’s father reported the toddler missing from their Waterville home in December 2011. A massive search by multiple agencies turned up nothing.  No one has ever faced charges in connection with the disappearance.

 

Sports

Boston Red Sox 13  Chicago White Sox 7 (Red Sox hit 6-home runs, two by 3rd baseman Devan Marrero.  Tonight, Drew Pomeranz starts against Chicago).

 

Former Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is in Maine today to help raise funds for the Republican party.

 

High School Baseball

George Stevens 3 Bucksport 2

DI/Stonington 10 Machias 4

Brewer 3 Bangor 1

Hampden 8 Lawrence 3

Hermon 3 Foxcroft 0

Softball

Bucksport 14  GSA 1

DI/Stonington 13  Machias 11

Brewer 9 Bangor 6

Lawrence 11 Hampden 2

Hermon 5 Foxcroft 1