Sexton Appeal (Bangor) – A convicted killer serving 90-years for helping to murder three young people in Bangor goes before a judge today to argue for a new trial.  Nicholas Sexton says his lawyer at his trial was ineffective.  WABI-TV reports he’ll make an argument today.  Sexton was one of two men who shot the […]

Star 97.7 - Smooth Rock n' Roll Local News - September 5, 2019 - Star 97.7
409 High Street - P.O. Box 1171 - Ellsworth, ME 04605 - Phone: 207-667-0002 Fax: 207-667-0627

Local News – September 5, 2019

Sexton Appeal

(Bangor) – A convicted killer serving 90-years for helping to murder three young people in Bangor goes before a judge today to argue for a new trial.  Nicholas Sexton says his lawyer at his trial was ineffective.  WABI-TV reports he’ll make an argument today.  Sexton was one of two men who shot the trio in a drug deal gone bad.  Their bodies turned up in a burning vehicle in 2012 in a Bangor industrial park.

 

Deputy Crash   

(Cherryfield) Charges are pending against a Harrington man after he crashed into a marked Washington County Sheriff’s Department vehicle. 22-year-old deputy Toni Bridges of East Machais was patrolling the Willey District Road in Cherryfield on Tuesday when a vehicle that 51-year old Orlando Monge was driving struck her cruiser. Maine state police are investigating the crash and say evidence at the scene suggested Monge had been drinking. Authorities conducted a blood/alcohol test.

 

Owls Head Case

(Rockland) A South Thomaston woman charged with killing an Owls Head woman may go on trial. 37-year-old Sarah Richards is accused of bludgeoning 83-year-old Helen Carver to death in February. Richards pleaded not guilty to murder and theft. The Bangor Daily News reports Richards’ attorney says they could not reach a plea agreement during a settlement hearing last week. Carver hired Richards to shovel her property last winter. Carver then told police she believed Richards had stolen her debit card. One of Carver’s sons later found her unresponsive at home.

 

Missing Man

(Lewiston) State troopers and Lewiston police are trying to locate a man who’s been missing for over a week. 53-year-old Stephen Brown was last seen on August 26th. He resides on Winter Street in Lewiston and is described as 5-feet 9-inches tall, weighing 180-pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information should call Lewiston police.

 

IT Chapter 2

(Bangor) Movie-goers from Maine who watch “IT: Chapter Two” this weekend might recognize a scene that draws on a painful event from the state’s history. The scene involves a gay character being attacked by teenagers and his subsequent encounter with the killer clown, Pennywise. The scene is based on real-life Bangor resident Charlie Howard, who was attacked and thrown to his death from a bridge in 1984. Stephen King tells the Bangor Daily News that the killing was fresh on his mind when he was writing the book on which the movie is based.

 

Felon with Firearm

(Buxton) A Buxton man is sentenced to more than 5-and-a-half-years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. 35-year-old Michal Crocket pled guilty in March to having and discharging a pistol toward an occupied vehicle in his driveway in April last year. Standing outside the vehicle was a 15-year-old girl who reported being in an abusive and sexual relationship with Crockett since she was 14. Crockett was prohibited from having guns because of a 2006 felony drug conviction in York County.

 

Marine Patrol Officer

(Lubec) An Ellsworth High School graduate is set to join the Maine Marine Patrol. Adam Atherton of Waltham will join the Lubec patrol in the spring after completing the 18-week Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. Atherton has experience as a sternmen on commercial fishing vessels, automotive technician, marine technician, and boat builder. He also served in the Maine Army National Guard as a Cannon Crew Member.

 

Stolen Camper

(Chelsea) Maine State Police are asking folks to be on the lookout for a stolen camper. The theft occurred last Wednesday or Thursday from the parking lot of the Crystal Falls banquet hall on Route 17 in Chelsea. A witness reported a pickup truck drove off with the camper but did not have a description of the vehicle. The camper is a 2000 Fleetwood Mallard with a Maine license plate. Anyone who spots it should call Maine State Police.

 

Drug Arrests

(Scarborough) Four people face are charged after a traffic stop on Interstate 295 in Scarborough on Sunday. Shayne Felcher of Gardner, two South Carolina residents and one from New York are each charged with two counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Scheduled W Drugs. Carlos Tabor of South Carolina is also charged with being a fugitive from justice stemming from an extraditable warrant issued in his home state.

 

ME Opioid RX Down

(Augusta)  State statistics show the number of high-dose opioid prescriptions in Maine has decreased by 58% since 2015. The number of patients with opioid prescriptions over 100 morphine milligram equivalents per day dropped in recent years as Maine passed a law in 2018 that limits the dosage and duration of opioid prescriptions. Exceptions can be made for palliative care, hospice care, and other conditions.

 

Bridge Grants

(Statewide) The state of Maine will receive more than $60-million-dollars from the federal government to improve bridges. Officials say the money will help pay for the replacement of eight bridges in southern, western and northern Maine. The U.S. Department of Transportation says the money was awarded through the Competitive Highway Bridge Grant Program and the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Grant Program.

Sports

  • Boston Red Sox 6  Minnesota Twins 2 (Mookie Betts had 2-home runs and knocked in 5 of the Sox runs)
  • Tonight, Nathan Eovaldi starts for the Sox
  • The NFL’s regular season kicks off tonight as the Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears.