Motorcycle Fatal (Bangor) – An overnight accident in Bangor has left a motorcycle operator dead and his passenger with life-threatening injuries.  Police tell Star 97.7 it happened at the intersection of Union Street and Godfrey Boulevard when the bike collided with a car.  Police responded to the scene around 10-o’clock last night and found the […]

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Local News – August 6, 2019

Motorcycle Fatal

(Bangor) – An overnight accident in Bangor has left a motorcycle operator dead and his passenger with life-threatening injuries.  Police tell Star 97.7 it happened at the intersection of Union Street and Godfrey Boulevard when the bike collided with a car.  Police responded to the scene around 10-o’clock last night and found the biker dead at the scene.  No one in the car sustained serious injuries.  The crash investigation closed down Union Street for several hours.  Police did not immediately release names pending family notification.

Dead Hiker Found

(Township D) – A Massachusetts family has some closure after Game Wardens recovered their loved one’s body about 50-yards off the Appalachian Trail in Western Maine yesterday.  Jeffrey Aylward’s family had reported missing on August 3rd.  A hiker discovered Aylward’s tent off the trail near Rangeley and alerted Game Wardens who had distributed flyers reporting him missing.  The 63-year old had started hiking the trail on July 1st on the Maine / New Hampshire border.

Guilty Plea

(Bangor) – A Rochester, New York man faces up to 20-years in prison and a million dollar fine after pleading guilty to drug dealing in Maine.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that 35-year old Quinton Spinks admitted that he conspired to distribute heroin and crack cocaine in Maine  Spinks and others brought the drugs from Rochester to Augusta and surrounding communities between November 2016 and September 2017.    He’ll receive his sentence at a later date.

Greenbush Fire

(Greenbush) – A piece of history went up in flames in the Penobscot County town of Greenbush early yesterday morning.  WVII-TV reports the fire departments found flames shooting from the former Burpee House when they arrived shortly after 7-o’clock yesterday morning.  Five fire departments sent trucks and personnel to the scene.  The house was vacant – the owner had listed it for sale more than a year ago.  No word on a cause.

BHHT Auction

(Blue Hill) Plans are in the works to make Caterpillar Hill in Sedgwick more accessible to everyone by creating a gravel walking path, modifying the parking area, and adding benches at the iconic landmark. Blue Hill Heritage Trust spokeswoman Chrissy Allen says the organization is holding an auction next week to raise money for the property upgrades. The live and silent auction is next Wednesday the 14th at Boat Yard Grill beginning at 5 PM.

Motorcyclist Injured

(Rockport) A motorcycle caught fire in Knox County after a car crossed into its path and knocked the operator off the machine. Village Soup-dot Com reports 58-year-old Mark Porter of Washington suffered a broken leg Sunday afternoon on Route 17 in Rockport. The car had substantial damage but the driver was okay.

Nat’l Night Out

(Bangor) The Bangor police department will host the city’s 7th annual National Night Out against crime. It’s estimated that more than 37 million people worldwide participate in the anti-crime campaign each year. Bangor-area residents will gather at Second Street Park this evening from 6 ‘til 8 to recognize the crime and drug- prevention awareness cause. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served. There are activities for kids and giveaways.

Poliquin Won’t Run

(Bangor) Former U.S. Representative Bruce Poliquin won’t run to reclaim the seat he lost in Maine’s first congressional election using ranked voting. Poliquin posts on Facebook that he needs to care for his elderly parents and couldn’t do so if he were to represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. Poliquin collected the most votes in November, but Democrat Jared Golden emerged as the victor during ranked-choice voting when a third-place candidate was eliminated and votes were reallocated.

Chief Will Sue

(Houlton) A police chief in Aroostook County plans to sue his town for allegedly damaging his reputation. The Bangor Daily News reports the town of Houlton was served a “notice of tort claim” last week by Police Chief Tim DeLuca’s attorney. The chief seeks $250-thousand-dollars for pain and suffering, impairment and anticipated future expenses. The suit stems from a meeting in January when the board was split on DeLuca’s re-appointment as police chief, which reportedly led to an investigation of DeLuca. The claim also says that statements made during an open council session about the chief being investigated violated his right to privacy. DeLuca has served as Houlton’s police chief since January 2017.

Sports

  • Boston Red Sox 7  Kansas City Royals 5 (Rick Porcello with the win, allowed just 1 run in 6-innings.  Sam Travis with a 2-run homer)
  • The Red Sox send Andrew Cashner against the Royals tonight.
  • The Sea Dogs had yesterday off.  They’ll host the Erie Sea Wolves tonight.
  • Tom Brady has signed a 2-year contract extension with the Patriots.