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Local News – September 10, 2018

WalGreen Robbery

(Augusta) – The search is on for a pharmacy robber in Augusta.  A man described as in his late 20s or early 30s entered the WalGreen pharmacy on Memorial Circle around noon-time yesterday and handed the drug counter a note demanding prescription pills.  He got away with narcotics before the technician could contact police.


Franklin – Drug Stop

(Franklin) – A Cherryfield woman faces numerous drug charges after a traffic stop on Route 182 in Franklin.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reports to Star 97.7 that 51-year old Karen Manning is charged with trafficking in heroin and cocaine after a search dog found drugs during a traffic stop.  State police had pulled over the car and called for help from Hancock County Deputy Travis Frost’s dog who sniffed out the drugs in the car.  Hancock County Jail officials found more drugs on Manning when they searched her.



Motorcycle Chase

(Old Town) – A 26-year old Howland man sustained serious injuries when he crashed his motorcycle during a police chase in Old Town.  Police tell Star 97.7 that an officer tried to stop the motorcycle operator around Noon-time yesterday on Stillwater Avenue.  The bike operator sped off, but crashed just before McDonalds on the busy road.  Police say Charles Gardner sustained serious injuries and ambulance crews took him to Eastern Maine Medical Center.  He was on probation and did not have a motorcycle license.



Eddington Fire


(Eddington) – Firefighters from several communities rushed to Eddington yesterday after a home just off Route 9 caught fire.  The elderly man who lived in the destroyed home was not hurt, but the house is a total loss.  Fire officials had to close down the busy road while fire trucks and manpower put out the blaze.  No word yet on a cause.


Belfast House Race

(Belfast) – The Democrat running for the Maine legislative seat covering the Belfast area may have an easy win come November.  Her Republican opponent says she’s dropping out of the race.  Village Soup dot-com reports Bevelyn Beatty plans to withdraw from the race today.  That leaves former Sumner High School music teacher Jan Dodge running unopposed for the seat.


Meth Bust

(Bucksport) The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s 42nd meth bust of the year happened in Bucksport. Drug agents searching a Noel Way apartment Thursday night interrupted the occupants as they were allegedly in the act of making methamphetamine. 45-year-old Jamie Matlack is charged with Operating a Meth Lab and Unlawful Possession. His aunt, 53-year-old Kimberly Matlack is also charged. The charges are elevated because the apartment is near a local school.



911 Remembrances

(Ellsworth) The Ellsworth Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3402 will gather tomorrow to remember the lives lost and those who gave their lives during the Nation’s worst tragedy. Steel from the World Trade Center will be on display along with the Flag of Heroes. Any members of fire, law enforcement, EMS or dispatchers who’d like to participate in the morning ceremonies should arrive at the Ellsworth Fire Department in uniform before 8:30.

(Searsport) The Searsport Fire Department is honoring lives lost during the September 11th attacks with a benefit dinner. Profits from tomorrow evening’s spaghetti dinner will go to the Wounded Heroes Program. The supper is held from 4 ‘til 7 tomorrow at the Searsport Lion’s Club.


Fatal Fire

(Skowhegan) A Skowhegan man died Friday when fire swept through his two-story apartment. The body of 48-year-old Douglas Barrett was found in the kitchen of his Milburn Street residence where he lived with his longtime girlfriend – she was not home when the fire broke out. The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the blaze is not considered suspicious and they are investigating the cause.



Book Release

(Bar Harbor) An author from Bar Harbor releases her third book today. Jennifer Skiff, who’s also the Chair of the Humane Society of the United States Maine State Council, says her new book “Rescuing Ladybugs” is based on real-life events. Skiff’s previous works include best-selling inspirational books “The Divinity of Dogs” and “God Stories”.




Sex Offender Arrested

(Augusta) A registered sex offender from Augusta is back behind bars. Police first received complaints about Robert Robinson in January after he posted a picture of a young girl on his social media site. More complaints came in when Robinson was spotted taking pictures of random girls in public. Augusta police and the Computer Crimes Task Force launched an investigation and found illegal images stored in Robinson’s social media accounts. He was arrested last week. Bail is set at $15-thousand-dollars cash with conditions he has no contact with kids under age 16.




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