Two Dead at Windsor   (Windsor) – Two people leaving the Windsor Fair last night died after the pickup truck they were in left the road and flipped over several times.  State troopers identify the victims as 35-year old Seth LeBreck of South China and 38-year old Jennifer Hood of Winslow.  Investigators say LeBreck was […]

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Local News – September 2, 2019

Two Dead at Windsor

 

(Windsor) – Two people leaving the Windsor Fair last night died after the pickup truck they were in left the road and flipped over several times.  State troopers identify the victims as 35-year old Seth LeBreck of South China and 38-year old Jennifer Hood of Winslow.  Investigators say LeBreck was driving and had been drinking and speeding when the truck crashed.  He was not wearing a seatbelt and flew out of the truck.  Hood wore a seat belt but perished inside the truck.

 

Three Dead

 

(Acadia National Park) – The National Park Service has yet to release names of three people who died in an early morning crash in Acadia National Park.  Spokeswoman Christie Anastasia reports to Star 97.7 that a vehicle went off Park Loop Road around 3-AM Saturday.  When emergency workers arrived, three of the four people in the vehicle were already dead.  An ambulance carried the fourth to MDI Hospital in Bar Harbor.  Rangers were waiting for further investigation and notification of relatives to release the victims’ names.  It’s believed all four involved were park visitors.

 

Pedestrian Hit

(Bangor) – Bangor Police are investigating an accident that left a woman with injuries.  Lt. Brent Beaulieu reports to Star 97.7 that the crash occurred on Hammond Street near the Court Street intersection.  Officers found that a small SUV struck a woman and left her with significant injuries. Rescuers took her to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical for treatment.  Police shut down that area of Hammond Street Sunday to complete their investigation.

 

Body Found

 

(Leeds) – A gruesome discovery in Central Maine as a couple riding their ATV in the Town of Leeds discovered a body Saturday evening.  That eventually brought homicide investigators to the scene off the Bernie Hartford Road. State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97..7 that they know who the victim is, but they’re waiting until his family is officially notified before releasing a name.   An autopsy is under way to figure out how he died.  Detectives have asked for public help on what led to his death.

 

Drug Arrests

(Winslow) A routine bail check in Winslow landed 3 people in jail. Winslow police went to the Monument Street residence of 38-year-old Joseph Romagno last Thursday and observed items related to drug activity. A search, with assistance from Waterville police and a K9 team with the Kennebec County Sheriff Office, allegedly turned up fentanyl, crack cocaine and cash. Romagno faces multiple drug charges. Police also arrested 2 New York natives who were at Romagno’s apartment during the search.

 

Kid Started Fire

(Unity) The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office says a child under the age of 10 is responsible for starting a fire that destroyed a barn and damaged nearby buildings in Unity. Sgt. Joel Davis says the boy will not be charged and will be referred to a juvenile fire-setter prevention program. The fire last week damaged an adjacent mobile home and vinyl siding on two garages. It also caused spot fires across the road.

 

Disaster Volunteers

(Ellsworth) The American Red Cross is looking for a few good men and women to become disaster volunteers. The “Zero to Hero” program teaches participants shelter management, mass feeding, disaster assistance and more. The training is September 27th and 28th at the Christian Ridge Church of God in Ellsworth. To register or get more information contact Randy Eldridge at the American Red Cross.

 

Eastport Pirate Festival

(Eastport) The 14th annual Eastport Pirate Festival is underway this week with major events happening this coming weekend. The Pirate Festival king and queen will be crowned this Friday evening. Saturday night’s fireworks display will launch from the Fish Pier followed by a street dance with live music from Whoopy Cat. And the fun continues Sunday with kids’ activities and the lobster crate race. Find the full schedule at: Eastport Pirate Festival dot Com.

 

Food Insecurity Benefit

(Ellsworth) Some local businesses are partnering to help stop hunger in Hancock County. The Darling’s Ice Cream truck will be parked at Maine Savings on Resort Way in Ellsworth this Friday afternoon from 1 to 3. Donations will support Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital’s local food insecurity programs.

 

Kids Chess Club

(Blue Hill) As summer winds down, some regular programs are returning to the Blue Hill Public Library. The weekly Kids Chess Club ramps up on September 12th and will meet every Thursday from 3 to 4. Brooksville resident Tom Batt will teach beginners how to play chess while more experienced players can jump right in and get started. Participants of all ages and experience levels are welcome. For more information contact the Blue Hill Public Library.

 

Electric Car Rebate

(Augusta) Maine’s governor is encouraging residents to choose electric vehicles by offering an incentive to save money while reducing pollution. Governor Janet Mills announced Friday that Efficiency Maine will give $2-thousand-dollar rebates to any resident who purchases an electric car. Maine now becomes the 14th state to offer a rebate or tax credit on the purchase of electric vehicles. States with financial incentives for “EVs” have experienced 15-25% higher sales of plug-in vehicles compared to the national average.

 

Sports….

  • Boston Red Sox 4  L-A Angels 3 (Xander Bogaerts had 3-hits, including a 2-run homer)
  • Sox are off today as they head back home for the week.
  • Justin Verlander threw a no-hitter for the Houston Astros yesterday against Toronto, the 3rd of his career.
  • New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7 Portland Sea Dogs 1
  • U-Maine football team handled Sacred Heart 42-to-14 in their season football opener
  • Novak Djokovich withdrew from the US Open with injuries