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Local News – October 9, 2018

Oil Refinery Fire


(St. John, NB) – Not far from Maine’s eastern border a major oil refinery in St. John New Brunswick caught fire yesterday.  The explosion shook people from their beds early in the morning.  Flames shot 100-feet into the air and black smoke billowed from the facility.  The CBC reports no one was badly hurt in the fire, but workers had to scramble for safety, some dangling from scaffolding.  Emergency officials say they’ve lifted an order for neighbors to stay inside their homes.  The fire apparently started in a section of the refinery where sulfur is separated from diesel fuel.


Monroe Fire

(Monroe) – Fire destroyed a home in Waldo County yesterday and one of the responding fire trucks sustained a lot of damage when it rolled onto its side while responding to the scene.  The volunteer firefighter driving a tanker truck for the West Frankfort fire department was not injured in the mishap.  Newscenter reports the truck got off the edge of the tar, the driver over-compensated and the truck tipped onto its side.  The fire marshal’s office will look for the cause of the fire that destroyed the home on Dickey Hill Road.  No one was home, and a passing motorist called 9-1-1 when flames broke through the roof.


Fort Knox

(Prospect) Friends of Fort Knox members are busily preparing for Fright at the Fort. It’s the 19th year of the fear-provoking experience, but it’s the first time since its inception without executive director Leon Seymour at the helm. Seymour died suddenly in May. Dean Martin replaces him and tells Star 97-7 volunteers have helped this year’s Stephen King themed event come together. Fright at the Fort “King of Horror” opens this Saturday at Fort Knox in Prospect.


Steuben Structure Fire


(Steuben) – Steuben’s fire chief says several rooms are badly damaged inside a huge home in his town that caught fire yesterday.  The call for help went out to both sides of the county line with 11 departments sending manpower and equipment to the Village Road to help put out the flames.  The fire marshal’s office will look for the cause.  No one was home when the fire started, and no injuries are reported.


Deer Isle Drug Arrest


(Deer Isle) – Two men face drug trafficking charges after their arrest on Deer Isle.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 that they charged 44-year old David Joyce of Deer Isle along with a New York man after searching a home on Friday.  Deputies assisted the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with a search warrant at the home and carted off the pair to the Hancock County jail.


Lebanon Drug Arrest

(Lebanon) State police pulled over a woman driving a pickup truck for multiple motor vehicle violations and discovered a load of drugs. Troopers say indicators of criminal activity were present in the truck when they stooped 35-year-old Jennifer Spencer-McKenzie in Lebanon on Saturday. Authorities seized heroin laced with fentanyl, crystal meth, prescription pills, drug packaging materials, a scale, a notebook keeping track of alleged clients, and a rifle. Spencer-McKenzie is charged with Aggravated Drug Trafficking and held on $25-thousand-dollars bail at the York County Jail.


Turkey Hunting Incident

(Wayne) A man refused medical treatment yesterday after a shotgun pellet hit him in the chest during a turkey hunting incident. The Maine Warden Service reports Richard Hannibal of Fayette and his wife were walking their dogs on the Richmond Mills Road in Wayne. The couple had been observing the same flock of turkeys as a Scarborough man and his grandson who were hunting on a family member’s property close by. The hunter shot fired a 12-gauge shotgun at a single turkey in the direction of the road, not knowing pedestrians were nearby.


Missing Man  

(Waterford) Authorities in Oxford County are looking for a missing Waterford man. The Maine Warden Service tells Star 97.7 49-year-old Ricky Howard has been missing since Friday and was last seen at his home on Norway Road. Police ask anyone who may’ve seen Howard in the Harrison or Waterford areas during the weekend to call the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department.


Meet Local Authors

(Ellsworth) A pair of local authors will give a talk about their diving expeditions in Taunton Bay that led to the discovery of artifacts from shipwrecks. John and Marlene Daley have also explored underwater mining shafts that were used in the late 1870’s for mining silver, gold, copper and nickel. This Thursday evening at 6 at the Ellsworth Public Library the Daley’s will discuss their recent book “History of Taunton Bay: Mining, Shipping and Diving – Franklin, Hancock and Sullivan.”




  • Boston Red Sox 16  NY Yankees 1 (Sox lead ALDS 2-1.  Brock Holt hit for the cycle, first player in major league history to do so in the post season).
  • Rick Porcello gets the start for the Red Sox in game 4 tonight at Yankee Stadium.
  • Houston advances to the ALCS with an 11-3 over Cleveland to sweep that series.
  • The Dodgers beat the Braves 6-to-2 to advance to the NLCS against Milwaukee
  • Boston Bruins 6  Ottawa Senators 3 (Patrice Bergeron with a hat trick)
  • Monday Night Football:  New Orleans Saints 43  Washington Redskins 19