Murder Arrest (Auburn) – A 21-year old man faces murder charges after last weekend’s shooting death at a Wal-mart parking lot in Auburn.  Police yesterday arrested Gage Dalphonse, charging him with gunning down 41-year old Jean Fournier of Turner.  Officers offered little information, other than saying the two men had a confrontation last weekend which […]

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Local News – August 1, 2019

Murder Arrest

(Auburn) – A 21-year old man faces murder charges after last weekend’s shooting death at a Wal-mart parking lot in Auburn.  Police yesterday arrested Gage Dalphonse, charging him with gunning down 41-year old Jean Fournier of Turner.  Officers offered little information, other than saying the two men had a confrontation last weekend which ended with gunfire.  Investigators said it was not a road rage incident as had been rumored.

PortaPotty Arrest

(Belfast) Police in Belfast say new friends egged on a young man who recently moved to the city to ram his truck into port-o-potties. The Pen Bay Pilot reports police say the group had been drinking when they concocted the idea. The friends recorded a video on July 25th as 18-year-old Tyler Stover allegedly rammed his truck into the porta-potties on the Front Street side of Armistice Bridge. The impact caused more than $3-thousand-dollars in damage. Police reviewed the footage and charged Stover with Aggravated Criminal Mischief and Reckless Conduct with a Dangerous Weapon.

Injured Hiker

(Augusta) An Illinois woman suffered a broken leg while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine. 24-year-old Anne Renner fell Monday evening and hit her leg on a large rock. She was unable to call 9-1-1 because of poor cell reception. But another hiker continued on the trail until there was cell coverage and called for help Tuesday morning. That afternoon a Maine Forest Service helicopter lifted Renner off the mountain and to an ambulance that transported her to the Rumford Hospital.

Blood Shortage

(Local) The American Red Cross is experiencing a blood shortage this summer and is calling on all donors to make time to give. Spokeswoman Mary Brant says the greatest need is currently for Type O blood. Brant says thanks to a generous $1-million-dollar donation from Amazon-dot-Com, the Red Cross is giving away $5 Amazon gift cards to anyone who donates blood or platelets now through August 29th.

Man Still Missing.

(Caribou) – An Aroostook County man remains missing two months after anyone had contact with him.  State Police report to Star 97.7 they’d appreciate any tips on where 31-year old Kurtis Madore might be.  People last saw him on the Woodland Center Road in Woodland on June 1st.  His last cell phone contact was June 2nd with a friend. 

Traffic Stop-Drugs

(York) State troopers prevented a slew of drugs from possible distribution in Maine after a traffic stop on the Maine Turnpike. Maine State Police report that Tuesday evening a trooper pulled over a car traveling northbound in York. The officer observed criminal indictors and called in a drug-sniffing dog. K9 Pinny alerted police to narcotics in the vehicle. A search turned up 266 grams of cocaine and 52 grams of fentanyl. The two occupants of the vehicle, one from Connecticut and the other from Puerto Rico, were booked for Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule Drugs.

Vandalism

(Oakland) Police in Oakland are investigating a series of break-ins that occurred earlier this week. WABI-TV reports Messalonskee High School suffered the most damage while the Early Bird Restaurant and the Oakland House of Pizza were also vandalized. It’s believed the crimes happened sometime Sunday night into Monday morning.

Police Chief Retires

(Searsport) The Searsport community is invited to celebrate as Police Chief Richard LaHaye retires. LaHaye has spent 39 years in law enforcement and has served the last 12 years in Searsport. A reception is planned for this Friday afternoon from 2 ‘til 4:30 at the First Congregational Church of Searsport.

Milbridge Happenings

(Milbridge) The Milbridge Theatre Outdoor State will be rockin’ this Friday evening. Gateway Milbridge and the Milbridge Theatre Project present Rockin’ Ron and the New Society Band, featuring full three-part harmony vocals and a wide variety of song material. All summer performances are free to the public.  The Open House starts at 5:30pm and music begins at 6:30.

Sports

  • Tampa Bay Rays 8  Boston Red Sox 5
  • Andrew Cashner makes the start against Tampa Bay tonight
  • Boston made no trades by yesterday’s trade deadline.  The Houston Astros traded for pitcher Zack Greinke
  • Portland Sea Dogs 4  Richmond Flying Squirrels 2
  • American Legion Championship:  Hampden 2  Trenton 1