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Local News – June 18, 2018

Ellsworth Brush Fire



(Ellsworth) – A woods fire that quickly blew out of control in Ellsworth last evening is out thanks to heavy equipment and help from a lot of area firefighters.  The call to a slash area next to the RF Jordan gravel pit off McDevitt Way came in at dusk.  Narrow, rough woods roads hampered fire trucks from easily reaching the scene.  Departments from Lamoine, Trenton, Surry and Dedham provided water and manpower for the blaze finally controlled around 10:30.  The forest service will try to figure out how it started.


Robbery Arrest

(Old Town) – Police have arrested a 42-year old man from Old Town and charged him with robbery.  The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 that Richard Moloney is charged with a robbery in Old Town that happened June 9th.  Police in Portland located Moloney early Friday morning.  Authorities have not released details about the robbery.



House Explosion


(Waldoboro) – State fire investigators say a propane leak into a Waldoboro home led to an explosion that left two men from Massachusetts badly injured.  The house blew up when 59-year old Robert Keefe and his 28-year old son Ryan turned on a clothes dryer in the home on Dutch Neck Road.  They’re under treatment for severe burns at Maine Medical Center in Portland.


Transportation Presentation



(Ellsworth) Acadia National Park officials will lay out 4 options for the park’s draft transportation plan at Ellsworth City Hall tomorrow morning. Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce executive director Gretchen Wilson says it’s important that locals understand how those plans may affect traffic in and around Ellsworth.  Public Comment on the plan ends a week from Tuesday.


Murder Details


(Bar Harbor) – The 19-year old Bar Harbor woman murdered earlier this month in her home town apparently gave her alleged killer a ride from Boston to Bar Harbor hours before her death.  A State police affidavit released late last week said video surveillance recorded at the Conner / Emerson school in Bar Harbor showed 21-year old Jalique Keene dragging Mikaela Conley’s lifeless body into a wooded area behind the school.  The affidavit by detective Thomas Pickering said that Conley was strangled and died from blunt force trauma to the head.  Her family reported her missing on June 1st, and a state police dog led authorities to her body a day later.


Dangerous Doctors

(Brooklin) A doctor from Hancock County is barred from practicing medicine for 30 days and pending a hearing. The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine says they’ve suspended the medical license of Dr Brandt Rice, who practices in Brooklin Maine and Montgomery Maryland. The Board reports Dr Rice may have issued over 200 fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances between 2014 and 2017.


Flash in the Pans

(Winter Harbor) A steel pan group from the Blue Hill area has begun playing summer benefit concerts. The next stop for Flash In The Pans is Winter Harbor for a show that benefits Schoodic Institute and Schoodic Arts for All. Executive director Mary Laury says you’ll wanna bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch tonight’s show. Flash in the Pans performs this evening at 7:30.


Crack Cocaine & Heroin

(York) A couple from Milo is charged after state police allegedly found heroin and crack in their vehicle. A trooper pulled over a car on the Maine turnpike in York on Thursday where a K9 sniffed out 12 grams of each drug. 43-year-old Maureen Clark and 52-year-old Edwin Marrero face 2 counts of Unlawful Trafficking. Police say Marrero was also in possession of suboxone without a prescription.




  • Boston Red Sox 9  Seattle Mariners 3 (Sox are off today, open in Minnesota tomorrow)
  • Brooks Koepka wins the US Open for a 2nd straight year.


High School Baseball-State Championships

Class “A” Bangor 10  Gorham 6

Class “B” Brewer 3  Wells 2

Class “C” Hall-Dale 2  Houlton 1

Class “D” Richmond 11 Ft. Fairfield 0

Softball State Championships

Class “A” Scarborough 12  Oxford Hills 0

Class “B” Brewer 1 Greely 0

Class “C” Madison 7  Narraguagus 3

Class “D” Greenville 4  Penobscot Valley 3