(Caribou) – A large tree fell on a major transmission line last evening, rendering most of Aroostook County powerless. Emera Maine reports to Star 97.7 that 24-thousand homes and businesses lost electricity around 5-o’clock. While linemen tracked down the tree, other Emera workers switched things around to restore power to most areas. The last of the restorations came late last night – everyone has power back this morning.
(Acadia National Park) – A hiker on Acadia Mountain in Acadia National Park suffered head injuries in a mishap yesterday. Rescuers reached the injured hiker and carried him down from the mountain to a waiting ambulance at the base of the hill. Park Rangers and volunteers from Acadia Search and Rescue assisted.
Two Route 3 Crashes
(Trenton) – Separate accidents about 2-hours apart on Route 3 in Trenton snarled traffic briefly. Deputy Eric McLaughlin of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department tells Star 97-7 in each case a car slowed to turn left, another car behind that slowed, but the third car didn’t, slamming into the slowing vehicle and pushing it into the turning car. No serious injuries reported; the Trenton Fire Department assisted with traffic control on the busy road.
Cottontail Cottage Open House
(Lamoine) Cottontail Cottage Rabbit Rescue invites you to their fall Open House to explore their rabbit sanctuary in Lamoine. Founder Jenny Nichols says she will open the grounds and facilities at 21 Cottontail Lane to the public this Sunday. The open house is from 11am to 3pm on Sunday. Learn more at: C C Rabbit Rescue dot Org.
(Ellsworth) A young driver who crashed in Ellsworth on Monday is charged with possessing a usable amount of marijuana and driving to endanger. The Ellsworth American reports the officer who responded to the accident on the Red Bridge Road around 3:15 Monday afternoon could smell the odor of burned marijuana in the vehicle. 18-year-old Georgia Connell was put through a field sobriety test and did not show any signs of impairment after driving off the road where her vehicle rolled into the woods. Connell suffered minor injuries; her passenger was unhurt.
(Rangeley) – A Penobscot man is out of the hospital after a hunting accident in Rangeley. The Maine Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 that 32-year old Robert Cyr was hit with about 25-bird shot pellets when his friend and hunting companion fired at a partridge that flew into the woods. The Warden Service is investigating at least 4-hunting related incidents from the weekend.
Fatal Apartment Fire
(Eliot) An elderly woman who died when fire swept through her apartment in Eliot late Monday evening is believed to be the property owner. The medical examiner’s office is assisting with making the positive identification. The state fire marshal’s office says the body was burned beyond recognition but it’s likely 83-year-old Beverly Webber. Her son and grandson lived in the attached house and both escaped the fire. Her son tried to rescue her but broke his hip jumping out of her bedroom window. The fire started in the garage and was reported after 11 Monday night.
- The Cubs and Nationals got rained out last night in Chicago. Game 4 of their NLDS is scheduled this afternoon. The Cubs lead 2-1.
- The Yankees and Cleveland Indians play game 5 of their ALDS matchup tonight, the winner will play Houston for the American League pennant.
MDI 13 Belfast 0
Bangor 3 Cony 1
Calais 5 Narraguagus 2
Jonesport Beals 4 Highview Chr 0
Bucksport 3 Searsport 0
(tie) GSA 2 DI/Stonington 2
Calais 5 Sumner 2
Shead 2 Highview Chr 1
Ellsworth 3 George Stevens 0
Lee 3 Machias 1
MDI 3 Cony 1
Jonesport Beals 3 Sumner 1
Woodland 3 Washington Academy 2