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Local News – January 12, 2018

Second Street Homicide  


(Bangor) – Detectives in Bangor say someone killed 51-year old Israel Lewis this week.  They’ve classified the 2nd Street man’s death as a homicide, but they’re not yet saying how he died.  Police and paramedics found Lewis dead Wednesday morning after a 9-1-1 call to report someone was injured.  Authorities say they don’t believe the public is in any danger.


Stalking Plea


(Bangor) – A Texas man faces up to 5-years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine after pleading guilty to sending threatening text messages to his wife in Maine for more than a year.  The US Attorney’s office tells Star 97-7 that 49-year old Donald Cain entered a guilty plea to stalking yesterday in Bangor.  Cain used to live in Maine and married a woman but left her behind in Aroostook County when he moved to Texas in 2014.  He admitted to sending the messages that caused her emotional distress.


SW Harbor Manager

(Southwest Harbor) – The next town manager for Southwest Harbor could be a part time worker.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports town officials are contemplating the move as current town manager Don LaGrange also serves as Code Enforcement Officer and plans to keep that post when he retires as town manager later this year.  Selectmen say a full time town manager would require a hefty budget increase, so they’ve decided to hold off advertising for a new manager for now.


Rockland business sold

(Rockland) – A waterfront business that employs about 300-people in Rockland has a new owner.  S-S & C Technologies Holdings is purchasing DST for $4-point-5 billion dollars.  Both companies are financial services rivals, and it’s not known if SS&C will lay off any workers.  Village Soup dot-com reports DST purchased Boston Data Financial Services last fall and has about 45-hundred workers worldwide.


Elver Lottery

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine fishermen are approaching the final day to apply for a slot in an upcoming lottery for the right to fish for baby eels. Baby eels, called elvers, are often worth more than $1,000 per pound to fishermen. They’re sold to Asian aquaculture companies for use as food. Applicants who prefer to submit paper applications must do so at Maine Department of Marine Resources offices in Augusta by 4:30 p.m. on Friday.


Moose Rescue Attempt

(Crouseville) A group of neighbors in Aroostook County dug out a moose-calf stuck in 3-and-a-half feet of snow on Monday to try to save her. 36-year-old Mike Doak tells Star 97-7 the moose hung around Crouseville for months, but folks suspected something was wrong when the calf stayed in the same area for several days. Warden service spokesman Cpl John MacDonald says dispatching a moose is a last resort, but lungworm is fatal in moose and there is no cure.


Smoking Paraphernalia Warning

(Bath) A school resource officer in mid-coast Maine is notifying parents about the increase in new smoking related products showing up in school. Officer Chuck Reece of the Bath police department says he’s seeing more of a new smoking alternative product called Juul (jewel). Additives can be used to make it smell like candy or fruit rather than the traditional tobacco smell. The product varies in price but Reece says teens are getting the devices through friends who are of age, or use gift cards to purchase Juul online which bypasses the age requirement.


Winter Hike Series

(Sedgwick) Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s winter hike series returns for its third year. Outreach director Chrissy Allen says trails are plowed but folks can bring their ice creepers or snow poles for balance, and participants should dress appropriately for Monday’s forecast. Warm beverages and snacks will be served. Contact Blue Hill Heritage Trust for details.


Support Groups

(Ellsworth) Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County now offers a support group for people suffering the loss of a loved one. Spokeswoman Janice Ronco says the holidays are a difficult time of year for some, but even when the holidays are over the sad feelings can still linger.  The support group begins Monday in Ellsworth and Bucksport, and on Tuesday in Bar Harbor. To register for the free program contact Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County.



  • Boston Celtics 114  Philadelphia 76ers 103 (game played in London, Celtics overcame 22-point deficit)
  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says his focus is on football as the Pats play the Tennessee Titans tomorrow evening in the AFC quarterfinals.

High School Basketball


Bucksport 52, Searsport 36

Orono 56, Old Town 55, OT

Lawrence 69, Brewer 62

Calais 51, Lee Academy 44

Camden Hills 80, Mt. Ararat 79

Belfast Area 63, Maranacook 60


Deer Isle-Stonington 55, George Stevens 51

Bucksport 33, Searsport District 27

Brewer 67, Lawrence 42

Stearns 72, Lee Academy 19

Penquis Valley 59, Greenville 50

Piscataquis 31, Schenck 26

Katahdin 33, East Grand (GHC) 27