Two Crashes Route 1A   (Ellsworth) – Route 1-A may see more of a police presence in Ellsworth after several crashes last week, including a fatality.  Police chief Glenn Moshier tells Star 97.7 that when he has the available manpower, he will station officers on the busy road in an effort to slow down traffic. […]

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Local News – July 29, 2019

Two Crashes Route 1A  

(Ellsworth) – Route 1-A may see more of a police presence in Ellsworth after several crashes last week, including a fatality.  Police chief Glenn Moshier tells Star 97.7 that when he has the available manpower, he will station officers on the busy road in an effort to slow down traffic. A Blue Hill man died when his vehicle hit another head on that came at him on the wrong side of the road.  Simultaneous crashes on the same road left people with minor injuries on Friday.

 

Woman Burned

(Sanford) – A 67-year old woman from Western Maine has suffered serious injuries after smoking while on oxygen.  State Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that Paula Pierce is the latest person injured while using oxygen and smoking.  Two others have died in Maine this year.  The woman was injured in her Sanford Apartment and is under treatment for severe burns at a Portland hospital.  Neighbors heard the fire alarm and called 9-1-1.

 

Shooting Death

 

(Auburn) – No arrests yet after a fatal shooting outside a Wal-Mart in Auburn.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that 41-year old Jean Fournier of Turner died in the weekend shooting.  He said state and Auburn police have questioned the alleged shooter and several others at the scene.  Officers have seized the car the shooter drove and are trying to determine what led to the shooting.

 

Open Door

(Ellsworth) – The Hancock County Sheriff and others are trying to resurrect the Open Door Recovery Center.  The Department of Health and Human Services pulled the license for the substance abuse treatment center a few weeks ago.  Sheriff Scott Kane tells the Ellsworth American that Open Door provided valuable treatment services for jail inmates.  He was on the Board of Directors and three others have joined him in an effort to get things in place to qualify for a new license.

 

Corinth Fire

(Corinth) – Firefighters from several communities battled a fire in Corinth last evening.  The call to the intersection of Grant Road and Beach Cove Road came in around 7-o’clock last night.  WABI-TV reports the fire was in an abandoned building.  Photos from the scene showed a ladder truck streaming water onto the destroyed building.

 

Blue Hill Fun Run

(Blue Hill) The annual Blue Hill Fun Run is coming up this Saturday, but this time the event will be run by a different organization. Chamber of Commerce executive director Lori Sitzabee says the first 50 participants to register receive a T-shirt. You can register the morning of the race or in advance by visiting the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce page on Facebook.

 

Bones at EMMC

(Bangor) Construction at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor came to a halt when an inspector found what he thought may be human remains. An official inspecting the construction site behind the Greystone building made the discovery Thursday afternoon. The state medical examiner and Bangor police reviewed the case and Sgt Wade Betters confirms to Star 97-7 that the bones found are not human. Construction has been in progress since June to reinforce a retaining wall.

 

Labor Pain Management

(Ellsworth) The hospital in Ellsworth now offers a new pain management option for women in labor. Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital reports that nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, in now available and is a safe alternative for both mom and baby. While nitrous oxide reduces pain it does not eliminate pain completely. The colorless, odorless gas is administered through a mask and the patient has control of when to use the mask or remove it. The hospital says the effects of the gas immediately subside when the mask is removed.

 

Sports

 

  • New York Yankees 9  Boston Red Sox 6 (Chris Sale took the loss, giving up 2 home runs.  Yankees avoid a 4-game sweep)
  • Red Sox are off today.
  • Harrisburg Senators 11  Portland Sea Dogs 8
  • Denny Hamlin wins the NASCAR race at Pocono.  Maine’s Austin Theriault making only his 2nd NASCAR start finished 34th.