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Local News – June 12, 2018

Murder Victim Vigil

(Bar Harbor) – Dozens gathered at the Village Green in Bar Harbor last evening to pay respects to a 19-year old murder victim.  Searchers found Mikaela Conley’s body near the Connors-Emerson School 10-days ago.  A week ago, police arrested 21-year old Jalique Keene, charging him with Conley’s murder.  Keene remains held without bail, and a judge has sealed the record investigators have filed in his arrest.  Keene and Conley were Facebook friends and students at MDI High School for a year, but it’s not known how well they knew each other.



Child Porn Sentence

(Bangor) – A 44-year old Bangor man will spend the next 10-years in federal prison for possessing child pornography.  David Jack entered a guilty plea in late January and a judge sentenced Jack yesterday.  After he’s out of prison Jack will spend 15-more years on supervised release.  Bangor police investigated Jack after he showed images of children engaged in sex activity in 2016 and found more than 2-thousand images on his cell phone and laptop computers.


Town Office Burglaries

(Enfield) – Burglars broke into a pair of Penobscot County town offices.  The Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 that the Enfield and Maxfield town offices had electronics and cash taken from inside.  The break-ins came early Friday morning.  The Sheriff’s Department has asked the public to report any unusual activity they might have seen in town office areas on June 8th.


Inmate Dead

(Warren) – A Jefferson man serving time for sex crimes died at the Maine State Prison in Warren.  Corrections officials tell Star 97.7 that 59-year old Darrell Crosby died yesterday afternoon at a Rockport hospital.  The Medical Examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy, and State police are investigating.  Crosby was serving an 18-month sentence that began last August.  He was indicted on 18-counts of unlawful sexual contact in 1995.


Primary Day


(Undated) – Ballot clerks across the state are bracing for the questions today as Maine tries ranked-choice voting for the first time on a statewide basis.  Clerks can only offer to read the ballot and candidate names to voters.  Relatively light turnout is projected as party voters choose their candidates for the general election in November, but all voters will decide whether ranked choice voting will continue.  Polls close at 8-o’clock tonight, and while machines will count the votes, if there is no majority first place winner in a ranked-choice race, it may be a week or more before the outcome is finalized.


Ranked Choice Voting

(Augusta) Despite attempts to stop the use of ranked-choice voting in Maine, voters will use the method to determine the outcomes of four races with more than two candidates in today’s primary election. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap explains it’s only necessary to vote for one, and voters don’t need to rank every candidate. Mainers will use ranked-choice voting in 3 major races – the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial nominations, the Democratic representative in Congress from the 2nd District.



Stalking Charge

(Hope) A man from Hope is barred from possessing or using GPS tracking devices or electronic surveillance equipment after being formally charged with domestic violence stalking. Village Soup-dot Com reports 37-year-old Ian Robertson pleaded not guilty last week. He’s accused of engaging in stalking conduct from March ’til May this year, causing the victim to suffer serious inconvenience and emotional distress. Bail conditions prohibit Robertson from being within 1-thousand feet of the victim’s home.


Fatal Crash

(Township 28) -One person is dead and another injured after a single vehicle accident on the Route 9 in Township-28. Dispatchers sent first responders to the Airline around 2-o’clock Monday morning, and they found 37-year-old Tonya Leach of Patten dead at the scene. 32-year-old Merrill Muncey of Pembroke was taken to EMMC with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the car drifted onto the shoulder and the driver over-corrected which caused the vehicle to skid off the road and roll over. The crash is still being investigated.




(Trenton) A Trenton man is celebrating his first book. Johnny Remick tells Star 97-7 that his book “Here, There, and All Over the Place: Quips, Quotes and Quosters” is humorous yet thought provoking. Remick moved back to Maine last year to focus on writing while undergoing chemotherapy for stage 4 cancer. His book is available at Balboa Press dot Com and other online book retailers.




ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) – A Maine town is raising money to save the statue of a beloved harbor seal that brought the community together. The Bangor Daily News reports Rockport’s 1978 statue of Andre the Seal is undergoing $14,000 in repairs. Residents recall fond memories of the orphaned seal pup that was rescued in 1961as by local tree surgeon Harry Goodridge.


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Police say they arrested a 15-year-old Maine high school student and charged him with terrorizing after he brought a pellet gun resembling a real handgun to school. Police did not reveal the identity of the student, who is a minor and a student at Portland High School. They say the student was arrested on Thursday after school administration learned the student had threatened to bring a gun to school.


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles is offering the option of a gender-neutral designation on driver licenses and identification cards. The agency announced the new policy on Monday and said the process will involve filling out a form. A sticker will be placed on licenses and IDs for the time-being before cards are upgraded next year.




  • Boston Red Sox 2  Baltimore Orioles 0 (12innings, Sox score twice in the 12th on sacrifice flies).
  • Red Sox send Eduardo Rodriguez against the Orioles tonight.
  • High School baseball and softball regional finals start today.  Classes “A” and “C” will play.  The Softball class “C” final will feature Bucksport against Narraguagus.