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Local News – June 5, 2018

Bar Harbor Death – Arrest

(Bar Harbor) – A Bar Harbor teen’s death was no accident – police have charged a 21-year old Bar Harbor man with her murder.  State police last night arrested Jalique Keene for killing 19-year old Mikaela Conley.  Police found her body behind the Connors-Emerson School Saturday.  The Medical Examiner’s office has not yet said how she died. More details about Keene’s alleged involvement are expected later today.  Keene was arrested in 2016 for his role in an under-aged drinking party in which several MDI High School students were charged with illegally possessing alcohol.



Tim Sample

(Ellsworth) Maine comedian Tim Sample is the guest speaker at the Ellsworth Chamber’s annual membership breakfast tomorrow. Sample is well known around these parts as he’s a resident of Washington County. He tells Star 97-7 he visited the region as a young man and made a mental note that he’d like to live there someday.  Today is the final day for chamber members to reserve a seat for the Ellsworth Chamber’s annual membership breakfast. It’s at Big Cat’s Event Center in Trenton tomorrow morning at 7:30.



Sanford – Ballfield Death

(Sanford) A Sanford woman accused of driving her car onto a baseball field and killing a man appeared in court Monday, charged with manslaughter. 51-year-old Carol Sharrow is held on $500-thousand-dollars bail and will undergo a mental health evaluation before returning to court in September. Sharrow allegedly killed 68-year old Douglas Parkhurst who pushed children out of the car’s path as he tried to shut a gate. Just a few years ago Douglas confessed to police in Fulton New York that in 1968 he struck and killed a 4-year-old girl on Halloween after a night of drinking.


Grant Funding

(Ellsworth) The Grand theater in Ellsworth has received a grant that will fund an anti-bullying campaign. Executive director Nick Turner says money from the Maine Community Foundation Hancock County Fund allows The Grand to collaborate with the Downeast Family YMCA and local kids for the anti-bullying project. Turner says development plans for the anti-bullying project will begin this summer.



Meth Lab

(Limington) A meth operation in Limington was shut down last week and the homeowner is held at the York County Jail. Authorities showed up at Patrick Gomes’ home last Thursday to arrest him on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court. The Bangor Daily News reports Gomes scrambled to hide something under his bed when deputies arrived. They allegedly found a container used for making methamphetamine and called in the Maine Drug Enforcement lab team to do a safety assessment. Gomes was arrested and charged with making meth and failure to appear in court. Bail was set at $25-thousand dollars.


Inmate Death

(Bangor) Police are investigating why an inmate at the Penobscot County Jail died after less than 24 hours she went to jail. Police brought 37-year-old Jennifer Dyer of Greenbush to jail Saturday afternoon for 2 outstanding warrants. Correctional officers found her unconscious and unresponsive in her cell just before 5 AM Sunday. Life saving attempts were unsuccessful. No foul play is suspected.  Bangor police and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.



New Chief of Police

(China, ME) Maine has a new Chief of Maine State Police. Governor Paul LePage swore in John Cote, a 29 year veteran who’s served as deputy chief for the past 2 years. Cote, who lives in China has spent the majority of his career in Aroostook County and is the former commanding officer for Troop F in Houlton. Cote’s 82-year old father pinned his badge on the new chief during the ceremony held in the Governor’s cabinet room.



Planned Outage

(Ellsworth) Some Emera Maine customers in Ellsworth and Dedham will experience a short-term power outage this morning. Emera reports to Star 97-7 that crews are scheduled to conduct electrical maintenance to make repairs aimed at preventing future outages. Power will be shut off beginning at 10 AM this morning and will last about 15 minutes. The affected streets and details of the outage are posted on Emera’s website: Emera Maine dot Com.


Hepatitis Push

(Augusta) The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding residents of the state to get tested for hepatitis and ask about available vaccines. The agency says Maine has seen an increase in cases of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in recent years. The viral form of the disease is one of the top causes of liver cancer in the country.


Touch a Train

(Ellsworth) Families are invited to get up close and personal with a couple local trains this weekend. The Downeast Scenic Railroad’s annual Touch a Train event is for kids of all ages. Tour the engine, coaches and caboose or sit in the Engineers seat. The Hancock Fire Department will also have their fire truck on display. Admission is free. Touch a Train is Saturday from 9 AM ’til 12:30, rain or shine, at the Washington Junction railroad yard.




  • The Red Sox will send knuckle baller Steven Wright to the mound tonight against the Detroit Tigers
  • Stanley Cup Finals:  Washington Capitals 6  Vegas Golden Knights 2 (Capitals lead series 3-1)
  • Former NFL Receiver Dwight Clark has died after battling ALS


High School baseball and softball playoffs begin today with play-in games, weather permitting.