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Local News – November 27, 2017

Robbery Arrest


(Machias) – State police have arrested a 26-year old man they believe held up a convenience store in Washington County on Thanksgiving Day.  Troopers captured Cameron Reed on Main Street in Harrington Saturday morning.  Reed had a most recent address in Machias but is believed to be from the Jonesport area.  He allegedly pulled a knife on the clerk at the Irving Store in Harrington Thanksgiving morning, demanding money from the cash drawer before fleeing in an SUV crossover vehicle.


Wesley Fatal

(Wesley) – An East Machias woman is dead after an accident on Route 192 in Wesley last evening. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 that 26-year old Asia Wells died at the scene. Dispatchers got the 9-1-1 call just before 6:30 PM.  Deputies say Wells was alone in the vehicle, apparently lost control and flipped over her vehicle and was partially ejected from the car.  They do not believe speed or alcohol were involved.


Crabtree Death

(Gouldsboro) – A long time baseball and basketball coach at Sumner High School has died a day after his 60th birthday.  A memorial service for Walter Crabtree is planned at the high school Wednesday evening.  Crabtree died at his home in Gouldsboro – family members discovered him Saturday morning. In addition to coaching, Crabtree was a social studies and career training teacher at the school which offered counseling services for students and staff during the weekend.


Murder Trial

(Bangor) – Lawyers will pick jurors today to hear a murder trial involving a New York man who allegedly shot and killed a Bangor man on Center Street two years ago today.  29-year old Robert Hansley is the 2nd person charged with killing Robert Kennedy of Bangor and wounding 43-year old Barry Jenkins of New York. A judge convicted 39-year old Thomas Ferguson earlier this year; he’ll find out his sentence next month.  The shootings followed a drug dispute.


Deer Isle Manager

(Deer Isle) – Deer Isle town officials are still searching for the town’s first ever town manager.  The Island Advantages reports a search committee has advertised for applicants for a second time.  The new application deadline is on December 15th.  Voters last spring approved creating the town manager’s position.  The initial application round drew only 15 applicants.


Toys Hacked

(Augusta) Wtih the holiday shopping season underway, parents are getting advice about buying toys that connect to the internet. U-S Public Interest Research Group spokeswoman Kara Cook-Shultz says an incident last February highlighted the risks of toys that collect and store data online. The Group’s 32nd annual “Trouble in Toyland” report provides examples of toys now on sale that pose potential risks to children’s safety and privacy.



Road Closure

(Bangor) Road construction is planned in Bangor to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists heading for events on the waterfront. The city will close a portion of Summer Street tomorrow (on 11/28) to perform work, and this change also facilitates the development of the Bangor Savings Bank main campus which has been planned for the Waterfront.


Pet Food Pantry

(Bar Harbor) An organization in Bar Harbor is collecting food to benefit 4-legged family members. The MDI Pet Food Pantry’s annual food drive is accepting donations through tomorrow known as Giving Tuesday. Donations of cat or dog food can be brought to the Swan Agency real estate office on Cottage Street. In return for cash donations a member of the pet food pantry will purchase the food.



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