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Local News – June 7, 2018

Ormsby New Trial


(Houlton) – A former Ellsworth man serving life in prison for murdering 3-people 8-years ago is asking for a new trial.  Thayne Ormsby’s attorney says the convicted triple killer says his former attorney did not present alternative suspects in the stabbing deaths of two men and a 10-year old boy in June 2010. WABI-TV reports Ormsby implicated another former Ellsworth resident, Robert Strout, who has since passed away.  The State Supreme Court upheld Ormsby’s conviction years ago.



FBC Hike

(Lamoine) Frenchman Bay Conservancy continues their spring hike series with a trip to Lamoine this Saturday. Community Engagement Coordinator, Austin Schuver says the public is invited to attended this free guided outing:


Economy Boom

(Ellsworth) Ellsworth city manager David Cole says Ellsworth is back to pre-recession levels in terms of building permits investments. Cole addressed the crowd at the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce annual breakfast this morning. He says if businesses want to fill vacant positions, the city needs to meet housing needs. Cole says Jackson Lab on Kingsland Crossing is the largest commercial investment in the city’s history, and the largest housing development in the city’s history is currently under construction on Washington Street.



Murder – Court Appearance

(Ellsworth) A judge sealed court documents containing details about a 19-year-old woman’s murder in Bar Harbor. 21-year-old Jalique Keene appeared in court Wednesday but did not enter a plea. He’s charged with killing Mikaela Conley whose family reported her missing last Friday A state police dog and its handler found her body Saturday.  Keene is held without bail at the Hancock County Jail.



Heroin Arrests


(Bangor) Drug agents arrested two people including a Washington County woman this week for Aggravated Heroin trafficking. Drug agents followed a car from a bus station in Hermon and pulled it over on I-95 in Bangor. Inside the car was $56-thousand-dollars worth of heroin that they say was destined for sales in Washington County. Agents charged 54-year-old Michelle Loud of Whitneyville and a man from Pennsylvania and took them to the Penobscot County Jail.


Hudson Fatal-Arrest

(Hudson) A Glenburn man faces charges after a fatal crash in Hudson last month. The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office concluded an investigation by arresting 44-year-old James McBride for Manslaughter, Aggravated OUI, and Aggravated Driving to Endanger. McBride is held at the Penobscot County Jail on $25-thousand-dollars bail. The May 6th crash on Route 221 in Hudson killed McBride’s passenger, 43-year-old Mark Allard of Glenburn.



Timberlake Sought

(Bangor) Bangor police say a 29-year-old man they sought in connection with an aggravated domestic violence assault has turned himself in. The incident happened last Sunday in Bangor. Police say Bobby Steele Timberlake reported to the police station last night.


1999 Killings

(Bangor) A judge has denied a request for new DNA testing from a man convicted in the execution-style shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend and the toddler she was baby-sitting. The Bangor Daily News reports 55-year-old Jeffrey Cookson is seeking a new trial for the 1999 killings in Dexter. He argues that a DNA test of hair found in his ex-girlfriend’s hand could exonerate him. The judge declined to order new tests last week, saying there was no proof the hair came from the killer.


Demolition Volunteers


(Ellsworth) – Want to tear down a barn?  The Families First Community Center is looking for someone to tear down a barn and a wing on their Ellsworth facility.  The request for volunteers has some incentive and strings attached.  The demolition crew can keep all the salvage boards, wood, doors and windows, but they have to take all the material off site.  The center hopes to rebuild the barn and wing on North Street in Ellsworth on a frost-wall and slab.




  • Boston Red Sox 7  Detroit Tigers 1 (Andrew Benintendi & Christian Vasquez homered, Eduardo Rodriguez picked up the win.  The Sox send Jalen Beeks to the mound against the Tigers, making his major league debut).
  • Golden State Warriors 110  Cleveland Cavaliers 102 (Golden State leads finals 3-0)

High School Baseball

Class “A” Quarterfinal  – Bangor 5  Messalonskee 2

Class “B” Prelim – MDI 8 Caribou 2

Oceanside 2  Presque Isle 0



Class “B” Prelim:  Ellsworth 6 Hermon 3

Class “C” Prelim  Dexter 16 Sumner 0


Quarterfinal play for both baseball and softball today