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Local News – November 7, 2017

Hancock Crash

(Hancock) – Nearly a thousand Hancock residents lost power again for a while last evening after a flat bed truck carrying a pickup truck went off the road, flipped and struck a utility pole.  One person went to the hospital in the Route 1 crash.  Emera Maine crews had to shut down the electricity to replace the pole and restring lines.



MDI Gun Arrest

(Bar Harbor) – A 14-year old faces juvenile charges after he brought a gun to school at Mt. Desert Island High School.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports the youngster apparently posted an on-line video showing him with the gun on school grounds.  Police charged him with burglary and theft a week ago today after finding him at a home in Mt. Desert.  The suspect does not live on the island and allegedly took the gun from a different home from where he was found on Halloween.


Wal-Mart Shooting

(Augusta) – Police have arrested a man who allegedly fired a shot inside Wal-Mart in Augusta, and a woman who rushed outside to seek medical treatment has died.  WABI-TV reports police are not sure whether the two incidents are connected.  Police say the ma entered the store at about 8-o’clock carrying the gun.  Another person tried to intervene and one shot went off.  The woman who died reportedly ran out of the store suffering from some medical condition and told other customers a gunman was inside the store.


Election Day

(Augusta) – Today is referendum election day in Maine, and a lot of communities will select municipal officials as well.  All Maine voters get the chance to vote on four referendum questions, including whether to allow a developer to build a casino in York County, expand Medicaid coverage, fund highway projects and change the state constitution regarding pensions.  A few towns will deal with local marijuana sales regulation, and a number of communities will elect city and town councilors.  Turnout is expected to be low to moderate.


Emera Update

(Hancock Cty) Emera Maine’s power outage numbers continued to fluctuate the past couple days as electricity is restored to some homes and businesses then wind and weak tree branches take out power elsewhere. Spokesman Judy Long says some of the more severe damage was in the Blue Hill and Surry areas.  Emera reported about 50 outages this morning, all in Hancock County. Central Maine Power reports 36-hundred outages.



Tree Removal-Insurance Policy

(Local) Insurance agencies in Maine have been flooded with inquiries over the last week about what’s covered under a homeowner’s insurance policy when it comes to removing fallen trees. JT Rosborough agent Ashley Rosborough tells Star 97-7 the standard rule is a fallen tree must damage your home or another structure on the insured property to file a claim. Although, many policies will pay for removal if the tree is blocking your driveway but there’s a spending cap. Rosborough says many policies don’t cover replacing fallen trees due to water or wind damage. She says check with your insurance agent on any of these issues if you’re unsure.


Weather Spotter Training

(Jonesport) The National Weather Service is conducting a training in Jonesport for people interested in becoming winter weather spotters. Washington County EMA director Michael Hinerman says the free training is an informal introduction to weather terms and an explanation about what goes into doing a weather forecast. The winter weather spotter training is at the Jonesport Fire Station tomorrow night at 6:30.


Berry Vines Theft

(Machias) Police in Machias want to talk to the woman who stole items from outside Berry Vines retail shop on Main Street. Surveillance video shows the woman pulling up to the store, getting out of her car with a hooded sweatshirt covering her head, and taking some decorations before driving away. The video is posted on Star 97-7’s Facebook page. It happened just before 5AM last Thursday when the store was not open. The owners of Berry Vines have agreed to a simple summons for theft but only if the suspect turns herself in soon.


Big Apple Robbery

(Augusta) No one was injured during an armed robbery at a Big Apple store in Augusta but police say the suspect is at large. A man entered the store on Civic Center Drive on Sunday afternoon and brandished a weapon. The cashier handed over money and the suspect fled. A police K9 was brought in to assist with tracking but lost the man’s scent in the parking lot and it’s believed the suspect may’ve left in a car. He’s described as a white male with a slender build, approximately 6-ft tall. He wore jeans and a green hooded sweatshirt with the hood covering his hair. Police say he fled from the store east on Townsend Road in Augusta.


Pot Talk

(Ellsworth) Four prominent figures in Ellsworth will gather to discuss how retail marijuana could affect our community. Retail operations that are allowed under the Marijuana Legalization Act but are not yet permitted until state regulations are in place include retail pot stores, social clubs, cultivation facilities, testing facilities and product facilities. Police chief Glenn Moshier, representative Louie Luchini, Healthy Acadia prevention specialist Tara Young and lawyer Alysia Melnick will lead a conversation on Wednesday November 15th, 6pm at the Moore Community Center on State Street. A state moratorium on retail marijuana is in place through January 31st next year.




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