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Local News – November 30, 2017

Hancock Crash

(Hancock) – A 4-year old boy suffered life threatening injuries in yesterday’s 2-car crash in Hancock.  State Trooper Owen Reed reports to Star 97.7 the crash at about 7:30 in the morning in Hancock Village came when a sedan operated by 26-year old Leeanna Bishop pulled onto Route 1 from the Hancock Grocery and was struck by another sedan operated by 70-year old Barrie Latzko of Milbridge.  Trooper Reed did not identify the youngster in Bishop’s car.  The Life Flight helicopter carried the little boy to the hospital. Everyone wore seat belts.  The crash remains under investigation.


Miss Maine

(Trenton) – Miss Maine wears army boots.  Seriously, and she’s from Trenton.  Marina “Rosie” Gray, won the Miss Maine Crown at the pageant in Portland last weekend.  She tells the Ellsworth American that she serves in the Army National Guard and has been a member of the armed forces for 5-years, joining the Army when she was 17.  Gray attended Ellsworth High school and graduated from Brewer high.  She said one of the hardest parts of the Miss Maine competition was learning how to walk in high heels.  She’ll compete for the Miss America title later this year.


Bangor Fire

(Bangor) – Firefighters in Bangor pulled a homeless man out of a burning abandoned house on Essex Street last evening.  WABI-TV reports firefighters took extra precautions before the entered the condemned building and found the unnamed man had started two fires to keep warm.  They took him to St. Joseph’s hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.


Supreme Court-Lobstering

(Augusta) – A lobsterman who got his license from the Passamaquoddy Indian Nation should not have had his lobsters seized by the Marine Patrol.  That’s the conclusion of the State Supreme Court.  Authorities took Jake White’s lobsters in 2016, charging him with lobster fishing without a license.  The Indian Nation had issued the license but failed to report it to the State.  A lower court rejected the lobster seizure and the supreme court upheld the ruling.


No Shave November

(Ellsworth) It’s the final day of No Shave November at the Ellsworth police department, but they’re not going to break out the razors just yet. All month their male officers PD have refrained from shaving as a way to raise money and awareness for the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center. All department members have donated at least $5 per week as well as collected donations from the public. Chief Glenn Moshier says they’ll present a check to the Beth Wright Center tomorrow. A few officers say the beards have “grown on them,” but Chief Moshier says facial hair is currently against department policy


Wreaths Across America

(Ellsworth) Wreaths Across America will soon make its annual trip to Arlington National Cemetery. The first stop on their journey will be the Maine Coast Mall in Ellsworth the morning of December 10th. The ceremony will honor veterans and those who gave their lives serving our country. The public can show support by attending the tribute or standing along the travel route as the convoy drives from Harrington to Ellsworth on Route 1, then the length of High Street on their way out of the city. Businesses are encouraged to show support by posting messages on their signs.


Stolen Puppies Continued

(Hancock) Local social media was abuzz this week after a 36-year-old Hancock man posted someone broke into his home Sunday afternoon and stole 4 pit bull puppies. Police located 3 of the dogs at an Eastbrook home and another at a different location. Hancock County Sheriff’s deputy Corey Bagley says the case isn’t over.



  • Boston Bruins 3  Tampa Bay Lightning 2
  • Tom Brady sat out practice for the Patriots yesterday with the same Achilles tendon issue that kept him out of practice a week ago.  The Pats play the Bills Sunday.
  • The Celtics host the Philadelphia 76ers tonight
  • Thursday Night Football:  Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys