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Local News – October 4, 2018

Robberies Arrest

(Augusta) – Augusta police have arrested a 27-year old man and charged him with a pair of business robberies.  Christopher Williams is charged with last evening’s robbery at a Circle K Store and with the previous day’s hold up at a Subway on Bangor Street.  Police captured Williams shortly after the Circle K holdup on Eastern Avenue and determined he likely held up the Subway shop.  No one was hurt in either hold-up, and authorities have not disclosed how much money the robber took in either stickup.


St. George Death

(St. George) – Knox County deputies say they don’t suspect foul play in a St. George woman’s death.  Chief Deputy Tim Carroll reports to Star 97.7 that 69-year old Cherie Yattaw disappeared from her home some time during the overnight hours of October 2nd.  After a brief search, Yattaw’s body turned up on Drift Inn Beach.  The Chief Medical Examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy.


Bucksport Gym Floor

(Bucksport) – Town councilors in Bucksport meet tonight to decide how to pay for a new gym floor at the relatively new Bucksport middle school.  The Ellsworth American reports the synthetic materials floor starts to bubble up in hot weather.  Superintendent of Schools Jim Boothby says that type of floor typically has a life of 10-to-15 years and the school is now 15-years old.  The town council is split on whether RSU 25 should take out a $235-thousand dollar loan to replace the floor, or have the town pay for it directly and get reimbursed by the RSU.


Stockton Springs School


(Stockton Springs) – Several years ago the elementary school in Stockton Springs closed and students started attending the schools in Searsport.  For the last year RSU 20 has not heated or maintained the building after a pre-school program ended.  Village Soup dot-com reports the school building has developed mold, and it’ll be costly to clean it up.  The school committee has thus far refused to give the building back to the community.


Team Hope Walk

(Ellsworth) An event to raise money and awareness in the fight to cure Huntington’s Disease happens next weekend in Ellsworth. Huntington’s Disease Society of America-Maine Affiliate Chair Nancy Patterson is organizing a local Team Hope Walk. Patterson says her family has first-hand experience with this hereditary disease.  The Team Hope Walk is October 14th on the paved trail at Ellsworth High School. For details visit Star 97-7’s Facebook page.



Schoodic Arts Wins Award

(Winter Harbor) In the midst of celebrating 20 years of arts and creativity, Schoodic Arts for All won a prestigious honor. Executive director Mary Laury tells Star 97-7 she and a colleague accepted an award during a ceremony in Portland last weekend. The award recipients were determined by a panel of community leaders and art administrators.


Missing Woman Search

(Yarmouth) The search continues for a North Yarmouth woman who vanished overnight this past Sunday into Monday. State police and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office are following up on leads and gathering evidence in hopes of finding Kristin Westra. Maine game wardens and search crews combed a 1-and-a-half mile radius around Westra’s Lufkin Road home earlier this week and territory beyond that yesterday.


Wireless Emergency Alert Test


(Local/Nat’l) Smart phones across the country alerted in unison yesterday during the first ever test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system. FEMA and the FCC originally planned the nationwide test for September 27th but chose to postpone the experiment because of Hurricane Florence recovery efforts tying up resources. Not all cell phones received the alert tone and message at 2:18 Eastern Standard Time yesterday afternoon. MEMA spokeswoman Susan Faloon says it may be because your old cell phone does not support the technology or because your service provider is not a participating member.


OUI & Manslaughter Sentence

(Bangor) A Glenburn man who police say was intoxicated when he caused a crash that killed a passenger will spend 3-and-a-half years in prison. A judge sentenced James McBride this week after he plead guilty to manslaughter and operating under the influence. Police say McBride was driving more than 30 mph over the speed limit when he crashed on Route 221 in Hudson in May, killing 43-year-old Mark Allard.




  • NY Yankees 7  Oakland A’s 2 (Yankees and Red Sox in AL Division Series starting Friday in Boston)
  • The Patriots play the Indianapolis Colts tonight
  • Washington Capitols 7  Boston Bruins 0

High School

Boys Soccer

Caribou 4 Ellsworth 0

MDI 2 George Stevens 1

Hermon 3 Belfast 1

Sumner 11 DI/Stonington 1

Calais 5  Machias 1

Girls Soccer

Brewer 2  John Bapst 1

Ellsworth 2 GSA 0

Searsport 4 Bucksport 1

Ellsworth 2 George Stevens 0

Sumner 7  DI/Stonington 2


Brewer 3  MDI 1