Pot Candy – EHS
(Ellsworth) – Four teenagers face drug charges after they allegedly brought marijuana infused candy to Ellsworth High School. The Ellsworth American reports 19-year old Adam Bradshaw of Ellsworth and two 15-year olds and a 14-year old face aggravated drug trafficking charges. Other students brought the situation to the attention of resource officer Amie Torrey. In addition to the police charges, Superintendent of Schools Dan Higgins says the school is proceeding with discipline under its drug and alcohol policy.
Middle School Heroes
(Winter Harbor) – A pair of middle school students from the Winter Harbor area are getting hero accolades after they helped save an elderly woman in a wheelchair in the bitter cold. The Ellsworth American reports 14-year old Logan Leighton and 12-year old Emmett Moshier were walking toward the Winter Harbor pier when they heard the woman holler for help. She’d fallen from her chair on the ramp leading into her home. Moshier called his mother, she called 9-1-1 and rushed to the scene and helped the woman up and into her home. An ambulance took the woman to the hospital where she’s recovering from a broken bone.
(Norridgewock) – Police seek a masked man who held up a bank in Norridgewock yesterday. WABI-TV reports the man wore a red ski-type mask over his face and entered a Skowhegan Savings Bank branch at about 12-30 yesterday afternoon, jumped up on the counter and demanded money. No injuries are reported. Surveillance cameras captured several images of the robber who remains at large.
(Wiscasset) – A Sheriff’s Deputy found innocent on two sex assault charges is no longer employed by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. A judge declared a mistrial on 20-other counts against Deputy Kenneth Hatch. Sheriff Todd Brackett said the firing followed an administrative hearing and he couldn’t see how Hatch could continue as a law enforcement officer. Several teen-aged girls alleged that Hatch had sex with them in return for supplying them with marijuana.
Snow on Roofs
(Maine) The Maine Emergency Management Agency is cautioning Mainers about removing heavy snow from roofs. Spokeswoman Susan Faloon says consider hiring a professional first. Faloon recommends starting from the edge then work your way around.
(Hampden) Phase one construction at the Fiberight trash to bio-gas plant in Hampden is largely complete. CEO Craig Stuart-Paul says recent freezing temperatures slowed progress a bit, and most of the work that’s been done so far is underground. Stuart-Paul says the Hampden plant will serve 83 municipalities and public entities represented by the Municipal Review Committee. Fiberight will tentatively open after April 1st.
(Orrington) The Penobscot Energy Recovery Company in Orrington is set to lose a significant number of customers once contracts with municipalities and private entities expire at the end of March. Spokesman Ted O’Meara says 2017 was the most successful year in PERC’s history, they’ve been preparing for the change and will continue to operate viably. More than 40 communities are staying with PERC.
(Temple) – State Police say they don’t believe there is any danger to the public and no one else is involved after a shooting left two people dead in the western Maine Town of Temple. Spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that 60-year old Thomas Masse called 9-1-1 threatening suicide. Troopers responded and called in the tactical team when no one answered the door. Officers found his body and his 59-year old wife Michelle dead inside. The investigation continues.
(Crouseville) A group of concerned citizens in Aroostook County saved a young moose trapped in the snow. Crouseville resident Mike Doak, who was involved with the rescue tells Star 97-7 that they dug the calf out of 40-inches of snow in on Monday. Warden Service spokesman Cpl. John MacDonald says unfortunately the baby moose’s labored breathing pointed toward an illness called lungworm. In consultation with wildlife biologists, Wardens determined the moose had to be put down.
- The Oakland Raiders have hired Jon Gruden as their new head coach. Gruden most recently has been a Monday Night Football analyst
- The Celtics and Bruins have tonight off again.
- The Red Sox have named Darren Fenster as the new manager of the Portland Sea Dogs
High School Basketball
George Stevens 73, Mattanawcook Academy 46
Sumner Memorial 67, Bucksport 61
Washington Academy 63, Old Town 44
Calais 68, Narraguagus 44
Hampden Academy 77, Messalonskee 54
Hermon 89, John Bapst Memorial 41
Lee Academy 64, Schenck 52
Orono 55, Foxcroft Academy 38
Mount Desert Island 51, Ellsworth 32
Hampden Academy 43, Messalonskee 34
Piscataquis Community 51, Bangor Christian 22
Woodland 49, Shead 41