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Local News – October 5, 2018

Lincoln Fatal

(Lincoln) – It’s not clear why a woman in her 20s was standing in the travel lane of Interstate 95 near Lincoln with her toddler yesterday.  A tractor trailer truck hit her – killing her instantly.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 the crash left the toddler in critical condition at Northern Light Eastern Maine hospital.  They’ve not released identities yet, and the case remains under investigation.


Brewer Standoff

(Brewer) – A 63-year old man faces criminal threatening charges after a several hour standoff at a Brewer motel parking lot.  Authorities say Gary Green waved what looked to be a weapon at the Village Green Motel in Brewer starting around 7-o’clock last night.  WABI-TV reports Brewer police called in help from Bangor’s tactical team which disarmed Green.  The weapon turned out to be a fake.


Missing Teacher Search

(North Yarmouth) – Authorities followed through with what they call a credible sighting of a missing teacher from North Yarmouth.  NewsCenter reports search dogs attempted to track from the possible siting of 47-year old Kirstin Westra.  There is still no sign of the teacher, but tips continue to come in.  Authorities are also investigating whether foul play was involved.


Celebration of Life

(Bar Harbor) College of the Atlantic is holding a celebration of life for its founding president who died in May. The Mt Desert Islander reports 94 Edward Graham Kaelber died at a senior living center in Virginia. Kaelber moved to Mount Desert Island in 1970. During the 1980’s he also founded and was president of the Maine Community Foundation. The memorial service coincides with COA’s annual alumni and family weekend. All are welcome this Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock in the Thomas Gates Junior Community Center.


Fall Foliage

(Maine) Put leaf peeping on your to-do-list for this weekend. That’s the recommendation from Maine fall foliage expert Gale Ross with the Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry. Ross tells Star 97-7 that forest rangers report color changes to help determine where the best viewing is in Maine’s 7 different zones. Ross says coastal zones will likely reach foliage peak next weekend or the weekend after.


Saturday Hikes

(Hancock Cty) Frenchman Bay Conservancy encourages folks to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery by offering free hikes this month. Spokesman Austin Schuver says expert guides will lead hikes on Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s community nature preserves in eastern Hancock County.A special Sunset and Moonrise Hike is planned at Taft Point on October 25th. Visit Frenchman Bay dot Org for details.


Body Found  

(Waterville) Police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body next to railroad tracks below a bridge in Waterville. The Morning Sentinel reports police responded to the scene late Thursday morning and have yet to identify the man or speculate on his cause of death. Waterville police, Maine state police and railroad police continue investigating.


Arson Charge


(Farmington) A Wilton woman charged with Arson and Aggravated Criminal Mischief has been indicted by a Franklin County grand jury. 39-year-old Angie Clark is accused of setting her boyfriend’s Farmington home on fire following an argument in August. The Bangor Daily News reports the home was destroyed and was not insured.


Jail Rape

(Alfred) A former inmate in Maine who was raped by a corrections officer in jail has filed a lawsuit saying her constitutional rights were violated and the county failed to properly train corrections staff. The lawsuit filed Oct. 1 in U.S. District Court in Portland names the man who assaulted the woman, York County and Sheriff William King as defendants. The woman is seeking an unspecified amount in damages and attorney costs.


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 Wednesday 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 robbery, and authorities have not disclosed how much money the suspect took in either stickup.


Eagle Population

(Augusta) Maine’s bald eagle population is continuing its surge back from the brink. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says a survey shows an increase of 16-percent in nesting pairs since the 2013 survey. The bald eagle population in Maine dwindled down to 21 nesting pairs in 1967 before conservation efforts helped bring the birds back.



  • NE Patriots 38  Indianapolis Colts24 (Tom Brady threw his 500th career touchdown pass)
  • Red Sox open their ALDS series against the Yankees tonight at Fenway Park
  • NLDS –  LA Dodgers 6  Atlanta Braves 0 (Dodgers lead series 1-0)
  • Milwaukee Brewers 3  Colorado Rockies 2 (10 innings)

High School

Boys Soccer

Bangor 5 Camden Hills 2

Bucksport 8 Mattanawcook 4

Girls Soccer

Caribou 3 Ellsworth 0

(Tie) MDI 0  George Stevens 0

Narraguagus 6 Calais 1


Narraguagus 3  George Stevens 0

Woodland 3  Washington Academy 1

Ellsworth 3 Sumner 0