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Local News – June 14, 2019

Police Chase

(East Millinocket) – Speeds reached 125-miles an hour as police in East Millinocket gave chase to a Bangor man.  WABI-TV reports the chase ended when 30-year old Kirk Dephillipo tried to turn into a driveway on the Medway Road and flipped his vehicle in a ditch. Dephillipo allegedly ran into the nearby home where police caught him and charged him with numerous crimes.  Authorities say he was driving with a suspended license.


Thomaston Resignations


(Thomaston) – The Selectwoman that some say has stirred up much of the turmoil in the Town of Thomaston for the past year is stepping down, and her partner has refused to accept the Board of Assessors position to which he was elected this week.  The Pen Bay Pilot reports Beverly St. Clair submitted her resignation following Tuesday’s election.  Outgoing town manager Valmore Blastow blamed St. Clair specifically for the strained atmosphere in town government.  St. Clair and Scott Johnson run a recycling business that town officials have asked to clean up a mess, but have never issued a notice of violation.


Shrine Summer Ceremonial Parade

(Ellsworth) Hotels, restaurants and businesses in and around Ellsworth will be bustling through the weekend with the return of the Shrine Summer Ceremonial Parade. It’s been 4 years since Ellsworth hosted the event. Past Potentate Jesse Thomas tells Star 97-7 the parade steps off at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Thomas says the parade will take up half of High Street and the Ellsworth police department will direct traffic during that time.


Murder/Rape Arrest


(Stetson) Maine State Police have arrested a man in connection with the 1986 rape and killing of an 11-year-old girl in Connecticut. Authorities in Norwalk, Connecticut, say 53-year-old Marc Karun was taken into custody Wednesday as he left his home in the Penobscot County town of Stetson. Karun is expected to be charged with murder and sexual assault when he’s brought to Connecticut. Kathleen Flynn disappeared on September 23rd, 1986, while walking home from school. Flynn’s body was later found off a path near the school’s athletic field.


Toddler Burned


(Calais) – A little boy from Calais is recovering from severe burns in a Boston hospital after his father tried to get flames to intensify on a campfire.  The State Fire Marshal’s Office says when Wyatt Chandler’s father squirted a flammable liquid onto the fire he dropped the plastic bottle and the contents spilled onto the little boy.  The Life Flight helicopter flew Chandler to a Bangor hospital and then to a Boston hospital where he’s being treated.  The toddler was sitting on his mother’s lap when the mishap occurred.


Housing Developments Approved

(Ellsworth) Two new housing developments received the go-ahead from the Ellsworth Planning Board last week. Developer Jonathan Bates plans to build 45 units behind Global Beverage Warehouse off the Beechland Road. The Ellsworth American reports the new Jefferson Luxe Townhomes will consist of four 3-story apartment buildings. City officials say the traffic light at the intersection of Beechland and High Street will be modified to meet the needs of increased traffic. The other development is Denver Way Eco-Homes across town on the Bangor Road just off of Denver Way. Bates plans to build fifteen 2-bedroom single-family homes with garages.


Death Not Suspicious

(Holden) Police say the death of a man who was found in a car parked at Holden Congregational Church is not suspicious. WABI-TV reports the body of 38-year-old Eric Cammack Senior was found in the car located near the wood-line of the church’s parking lot last Friday. The medical examiner’s office is still working to determine how Cammack died.


Agencies Collaborate

(Knox/Waldo) The Sheriff’s Departments in Knox and Waldo Counties have collaborated to create the new position of Unified Correctional Administrator. The new administrator will coordinate the correctional operations between the two counties. Major Raymond Porter will take on the new role beginning July 1st. Waldo County Sheriff Jeffrey Trafton and Knox County Sheriff Tim Carroll say this newly formed system with its multiple partners will be the only one of its kind in Maine, and poses significant potential value to both counties.


Military Resources Fair

(Augusta) Active duty service members, veterans, and their families are invited to a free resource fair in Augusta. The fair will offer information on Job Openings, Job Training & Licensing, Housing, Education, Health Benefits, Survivor Outreach, Service Dogs, Case Management and more. The Military and Families Resource Fair is 9 AM ‘til 1 PM on Monday at the Augusta State Armory on Western Avenue.




  • Boston Red Sox 7  Texas Rangers 6 (Xander Bogaerts hit the game winning home run, one of five for the Red Sox
  • Sox send Eduardo Rodriguez against the Orioles tonight in Baltimore
  • The Toronto Raptors win the NBA Championship – beating the Golden State Warriors 114 to 110 in game 6.
  • State High School baseball and softball championship games are tomorrow.