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Local News – August 9, 2018

Crash turns fatal

(Dover-Foxcroft) – A woman involved in fiery car crash a week ago has died from her injuries.   Police pulled 65-year old Jacqueline Brammer from her burning vehicle last Wednesday.  WABI-TV reports the car went off the road, down a 25-foot embankment and caught fire.  Brammer died yesterday in the hospital.

 

Power Outage

(Otis) – More than 15-hundred residents in the Otis/Mariaville area went without electricity last evening.  Emera Maine reported the outage around 9-o’clock last night.  Linemen were able to restore power.  The utility did not indicate what caused the outage.

 

Killer Sentenced

(Belfast) – A Waldo County woman who claimed self-defense will spend 11-years in prison for a stabbing death.  Victoria Scott’s lawyer says he plans to appeal he conviction and sentence in connection with last year’s death of 43-year old Edward Littlefield.  Scott, who has a previous history of criminal violence, said she stabbed Littlefield outside a home in Waldo in self-defense.  The medical examiner’s office says Littlefield would have survived if someone had called for help after the incident, but no one did until his body was found the next morning.

 

Elver Increase Denied

(Portland) The amount of elvers harvested each spring in Maine will not increase and poaching is to blame. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission shot down a proposal on Wednesday to increase the quota by 20-percent. Commissioner Brian Langley says he’s not surprised by the vote.  Maine’s elver season was shut down two weeks early this spring due to poaching.

 

 

Hospice Group

 

(Ellsworth) Maine saw more than 400 drug-induced deaths in 2017, an increase of 11-percent over the previous year. Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County spokeswoman Janice Ronco says the effects can be felt here in our community.  Fentanyl deaths increased 27% last year while heroin deaths decreased. Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is launching a support group for people who’ve lost a loved one to drug overdose. It begins September 10th in Sullivan and it’s free to sign up.

 

Machine Guns & Cruise Ships

(Bar Harbor) A Coast Guard boat armed with a machine gun is patrolling cruise ship territory in Bar Harbor. It’s part of the boat’s routine, annual and supplemental security detail monitoring traffic in Frenchman Bay and the harbor. The Bangor Daily News reports this particular Marine Safety and Security Team came in from New York to escort cruise ship tenders on their rounds and to provide security for cruise ships during the summer. The Coast Guard station in Southwest Harbor also provides security but has other responsibilities.

 

 

Alcohol & Abuse Arrest

(Nobleboro) A 67-year-old Nobleboro man is charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor and sexual abuse of a minor. Detectives arrested Steven Ridley yesterday after launching an investigation last month. Ridley’s held at the Knox County Jail.

 

Laundry Soap Sentence

(Sedgwick) A Sedgwick man is sentenced to time-served in prison for knocking down a woman and pouring laundry detergent in her eyes. Court records say the assault occurred last October when 25-year-old Jamie Moore also trashed the apartment where he and the victim lived. The Bangor Daily News reports Moore got out of jail after serving 256 days as part of a plea deal. The victim had to get medical treatment in Boston and Moore must pay $25-hundred dollars in restitution.

 

Illegal Entry Sentence

(Bangor) Federal prosecutors say a Guatemala man is sentenced to time-served for illegally entering the United States through the border of Canada into Maine. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 27-year-old Edwin Antonio Paiz-Morales pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Tuesday and was sentenced him to time served, which amounted to 10 days.

 

Belfast Suit

(Belfast) – A lawsuit in Belfast over a proposed salmon farming operation.  The Bangor Daily News reports neighboring property owners have sued the city, claiming it improperly approved zoning changes that did not meet the city’s Comprehensive Plan.  Nordic Aquafarms plans to build a $150-million dollar salmon farm off Route One in Belfast.  The suit also claims that the city council changed the Comprehensive Plan without following proper procedures.

 

Sports

 

  • Boston Red Sox 10  Toronto Blue Jays 5 (Brian Johnson got the win, Rafael Devers hit a homer and a double in his return from the disabled list).
  • Rick Porcello goes against the Blue Jays tonight, looking for his 15th win.
  • Erie Sea Wolves 18  Portland Sea Dogs 1
  • The Celtics will open the NBA Season on October 16th against the Philadelphia 76ers.