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Local News – April 12, 2019

Manslaughter Arrests

(Lewiston)  State police arrested three people including 2 teenagers, for the death of a Lewiston man. State police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97-7 that 38-year-old Donald Giusti died after a fight last June involved multiple people on Knox Street in Lewiston. Charged are 17-year-old and 13-year-old boys who are now held at the Long Creek Correctional Facility. 23-year-old Pierre Mousafiri of Lewiston is charged with misdemeanor assault. He’s scheduled for arraignment in June.

 

Missing Man – Acadia

(Acadia Ntl Park) – Searchers found a 45-year old man’s body between Sand Beach and Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park yesterday.  The Warden Service tells Star 97.7 they’ve confirmed it was Adam “AJ” Emmett.  His car was parked at Schooner Head for a couple of days when the search began.  His mother said Emmett was bi-polar and asked if people wished to make donations in his name that they be sent to an appropriate mental health agency.  The medical examiner will try to determine how Emmett died.

 

Brooklin-Broadband

(Brooklin) – Voters in Brooklin have approved spending more than $100-thousand dollars to improve internet broadband service to the entire community.  The Weekly Packet reports the town will work with Consolidated Communications to string broadband wires through unserved areas of Brooklin.  That will boost internet service to 10-megabytes per minute, which is enough to get movies and TV over the internet.

 

Boyfriend Sentenced

(Farmington) A Jay man will spend 38-years behind bars for beating his girlfriend to death with a baseball bat. During 58-year-old James Sweeney’s trial a mental health expert diagnosed him with schizophrenia. Sweeney is also deaf. WABI-TV reports court records say Sweeney beat 51-year-old Wendy Douglass multiple times while she slept in their home in July 2017. Sweeney turned himself in at the Androscoggin County Jail by presenting a note that read, “I’m going to jail because I hurt my girlfriend.”

 

Planned Outage

(Bar Harbor) Some Emera Maine customers in Bar Harbor will be without power for a few hours next Wednesday. Emera reports crews have scheduled maintenance to the electrical system beginning at 8 AM next Wednesday. Affected streets include the north side of Derby Lane, Main Street between Derby Lane and Albert Meadow, Albert Meadow, and part of Main Street north of Albert Meadow. The work should take about 4 hours to complete.

 

PUC Approves Line

(Hallowell) – A proposed 145-mile transmission line that would run through Western Maine won initial approval from Maine’s Public Utilities Commission.  The Central Maine Power company line would carry 12-megawatts of electricity.  Further regulatory approval is needed for the controversial power line that critics say is not needed and would destroy the wilderness.  The plan is to carry power from Quebec to Massachusetts.

 

Drug Conspiracy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine woman who worked as a certified drug counselor has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to growing more than 50 marijuana plants. The Sun Journal reports that 41-year-old Stephanie Beck of Lewiston pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Monday. Prosecutors say Beck provided patient names to a nurse practitioner who then created fraudulent medical marijuana certifications under the guise of Maine’s medical marijuana program.

 

Sports

 

  • Toronto Maple Leafs 4  Boston Bruins 1 (Leafs lead playoff series 1-0)
  • Boston Red Sox 7  Toronto Blue Jays 6 (Rafael Devers knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th).
  • The Red Sox are home tonight against the Baltimore Orioles.  Eduardo Rodriguez starts for Boston.
  • Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau share the lead at 6-under after the first round of the Masters.  Phil Mickelson is 1-shot back, Tiger Woods 4-shots off the pace.