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Local News – February 6, 2019

Bangor Drug Busts

(Bangor) – Three men face drug charges following busts in Bangor.  Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Darrell Crandall reports to Star 97.7 that agents and Bangor police seized more than 200-grams of heroin and 170-grams of crack cocaine from 61-year old Edward Wallace’s home.  He’s charged with trafficking.  Agents purchased drugs from two others in connection with the bust.  Both 48-year old Daniel Reed of Bangor and 40-year old Tony Brown of Connecticut were out on bail when they allegedly sold drugs to undercover agents.


Orrington Selectmen

(Orrington) – After seeing two town managers resign in less than a year, the chairman of the Orrington Board of Selectmen is stepping down from the leadership post, but remaining on the board.  WABI-TV reports Keith Bowden gave up the chairmanship following an executive session last night.  Allan Snell will chair the board meetings.  Recall petitions are circulating around the Penobscot County town to oust Bowden and Selectmen Mike Curtis, whom some have accused of working behind the scenes to defeat a proposed new public safety building.


Fire Victim ID’d


(Orland) The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a space heater running in an attached garage may have caused a fatal fire in Orland. The blaze on Winkumpaugh Road was reported around 5:30 Monday night. Investigators say 40-year-old Sam Crawford escaped with 4 others then ran back into the burning home to search for his missing dog. The house collapsed into the basement where fire investigators found Crawford’s body late Monday night.


Winter Carnival


(Ellsworth) The Grand Theater in Ellsworth is looking for local talent to take the stage during Open Mic Night – it’s the newest addition to this year’s Winter Carnival activities. Grand executive director Nick Turner tells Star 97-7 Saturday evening’s Open Mic Night is intended for a mature audience.  Turner says you don’t need to sign up in advance, you can show up at The Grand on Saturday night at 8 following the fireworks display taking place at the Ellsworth High School at 7.


PC Jail Bomb Threat  


(Bangor) – Bangor’s bomb squad closed off the parking lot serving the city’s post office and Penobscot County Jail while they gingerly removed a pair of packages left behind at the post office.  An examination determined neither package contained explosives.  Employees called for help yesterday morning when a man left the packages behind.  Investigators did not say what was in the packages or identify the man who left them at the post office.


Interim City Planner

(Ellsworth) While the city of Ellsworth collects applications to find its next City Planner the current code enforcement officer will fill that role. The Ellsworth American reports Dwight Tilton will be the interim city planner beginning late this month when the current city planner leaves her post. City manager David Cole tells the newspaper he hopes to permanently fill the position by this spring. The City Council will vote on Tilton’s appointment at its meeting Monday.


Turnpike Fatal

(Wells) State police say Massachusetts man died Monday from injuries suffered when his vehicle overturned alongside the Maine Turnpike in Wells. The driver lost control of his SUV around 3 o’clock Monday afternoon and struck guard rails before flipping over and coming to rest on its roof. Police say the man was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland where he later died.


Snowmobile Crash

(Long Lake) The Maine Warden Service says high snow banks contributed to a snowmobile crash in Aroostook County on Monday. A Massachusetts man failed to stop his machine before entering an intersection of a plowed private road in a township located near Long Lake. The snowmobile was hit by a pickup truck driven by a local man, who was not injured. The snowmobile operator suffered significant injuries including broken bones. Gateway Snowmobile Club maintains the portion of the trail where the crash took place and is working to make the intersection more visible and clearly marked.



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  • Boston Celtics 103  Cleveland Cavaliers 96  (5th straight win for Celtics)
  • A dozen people were arrested during the Patriot’s Super Bowl parade in Boston, most in a brawl.

High School Basketball


MDI 81  Foxcroft 61

Mattanawcook 55  George Stevens 53

Calais 65 Bucksport 64

Narraguagus 39  Sumner 36

Hermon 73  Orono 47

Washington Academy 40  John Bapst 39

Brewer 60  Camden Hills 46

Bangor 73  Hampden 65


John Bapst 61  Washington Academy 26

Bangor 50  Hampden 43

Brewer 47 Camden Hills 41