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Local News April 10, 2018

Unity Robbery


(Unity) – Waldo County Deputies have asked the public to help track down a pharmacy robber.  The Sheriff’s Department tells Star 97.7 a man wearing black clothes and a mask handed a note to an employee at the Unity Pharmacy demanding prescription pills.  The employee complied and the man fled in a red Chevy Aveo.   No one got hurt, but police have asked for public help identifying the robber.


Downeast Prison


(Augusta) – A judge says she will not step in to save the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport from closure.  The Bangor Daily News reports Justice Michaela Murphy will let the Legislature decide whether to fund the Machiasport prison.  Governor Paul LePage ordered inmates removed several weeks ago, but Murphy ruled the Governor did not have authority to close down the prison.  After that ruling the Governor moved a handful of inmates back to the Buck’s Harbor facility along with minimal staffing.


Skeletal Remains

(Falmouth) The state medical examiner’s office is trying to identify skeletal remains found in a heavily wooded area in Falmouth. A couple walking near Route 100 Sunday morning made the discovery and alerted law enforcement. There are no missing persons reports filed with Falmouth police. The exact location of the discovery is being withheld for now.




(Skowhegan) A Fairfield man found guilty of murdering his wife faces 25 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced later. Jurors deliberated for less than an hour Monday and delivered a guilty verdict against Luc Tieman. Prosecutors say Tieman shot his wife in the head in August 2016 then buried her body behind his parents home with a bottle of perfume, a bag of chips and a good-bye letter. Valerie’s body was found after Tieman told police his wife disappeared during a shopping trip, then he later changed his story and said he watched her die of a heroin overdose. Tieman delivered his own closing argument in court.


School Threat

(Franklin) A 17-year-old Franklin boy is charged with terrorizing after allegedly posting an online threat. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports a woman called police Saturday after seeing the threat on the Snapchat social media app. The unnamed boy is a former student at Mount Desert Island High School and stated that he was going to shoot up the MDI High School in Bar Harbor on Monday. Several law enforcement agencies investigated and responded. The teen is held at the Charleston Correctional Facility.


Cruiser Rear-Ended

(Belgrade) A Kennebec County deputy was injured while responding to a crash on Route 27 in Belgrade. Deputy Jeremy York was parked in the southbound breakdown lane Sunday night when his clearly marked cruiser was rear-ended by 28-year-old Schuyler Mann of South Portland. Mann’s passenger and deputy York were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It was determined Mann was tired and fell asleep at the wheel.


Destination Imagination

(Otis) A creative group of 7 students from Beech Hill School in Otis is fundraising for a special trip next month. Seventh grader Emily Gagnon says their Destination Imagination team “Whale House” worked their way up through the ranks to achieve a spot at the Global Finals. The Destination Imagination team is raising $13-thousand-dollars to get them to Global Finals in Knoxville Tennessee. The funds cover registration fees, airfare, meals, and hotel. To donate, search for “Whale House” on the Go Fund Me website.



Sky Lanterns Illegal

(Maine) The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding Mainers that sky lanterns, also called floating, paper, or Chinese lanterns are illegal in the state. The decorations made of thin paper stretched on a frame are fueled by candles or other sources of heat that lifts the lantern into the air. They’re often used during weddings or memorials, but wind blows them away, creating a potential fire hazard. Maine law does not allow the use, sale or possession of sky lanterns.


Detroit Home Fire

(Detroit) Neighbors saved a Detroit family including a 2-month-old baby from a house fire this morning. Firefighters responded a little after 6 to the home on Main Street. WABI-TV reports neighbors saw the smoke and flames first and knocked on the door to wake up the family. The cause of the fire has not been released.


Project Hope

(Ellsworth) The Ellsworth police department is reminding the community that you don’t have to be an Ellsworth resident to take advantage of Project Hope. The program offers free drug rehabilitation to anyone who’s ready to get help for substance misuse, without fear of being arrested. Project Hope operates at the Ellsworth police department each Tuesday from 8am to 4pm with help from Healthy Acadia and a group called volunteer angels who make arrangements to get program participants into a rehabilitation facility.


Recovery Coach Training

(Ellsworth) Healthy Acadia is accepting registrations for the next Recovery Coach Training academy. Certified trainer Denise Black says participants learn to become part of the first line of defense in the fight against substance misuse. The workshop is April 24th thru the 27th at the Ellsworth Ramada Inn. To register find Healthy Acadia on Facebook and follow the link to sign up.



Green Plan Meeting

(Ellsworth) In advance of National Arbor Day an event is planned in Ellsworth to discuss what it would take to have trees added to the city’s landscape. The Ellsworth Garden Club, in support of the Ellsworth Green Planning Process, is hosting “Treeing Our City: A Vision for a Public-Private Canopy”. The guest speaker is tree specialist Tabatha White, who says what struck her most when she moved back to Ellsworth was the lack of street trees. The free discussion is next Monday, April 16th at the Moore Community Center at 7 PM.





  • The Red Sox face the New York Yankees tonight at Fenway Park.  Chris Sale starts for Boston, looking for his first win despite pitching well.
  • The Sox have placed shortstop Xander Bogaerts on the disabled list after he broke a bone in his ankle while sliding into a base.  He’ll be out up to 2-weeks.
  • The Celtics play the Wizards in Washington tonight in the next to last night in the NBA’s regular season.
  • The NHL playoffs begin tomorrow.  Boston will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round.