Mansion Auction (Bar Harbor) – A philanthropist from Portland has submitted the winning bid for a stately Bar Harbor mansion.  The Ellsworth American reports Art Girard bid $4-point-1 million dollars for the property called East of Eden.  The nearly 9-acre property and mansion was listed by real estate agencies for $12-and-a-half million dollars, but the […]

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Local News – September 10, 2019

Mansion Auction

(Bar Harbor) – A philanthropist from Portland has submitted the winning bid for a stately Bar Harbor mansion.  The Ellsworth American reports Art Girard bid $4-point-1 million dollars for the property called East of Eden.  The nearly 9-acre property and mansion was listed by real estate agencies for $12-and-a-half million dollars, but the owners opted to put the complex up for auction last weekend. Girard says he plans to sell the property for exactly what he paid, which includes a nearly half-million dollar buyer’s premium, and the new owner would make a $400-thousand dollar donation to be split between a pair of charities.

 

Drug Dealer Sentence

(Bangor) – A federal judge in Bangor sentenced a New York Woman to 4-and-a-half years in prison following her drug conviction.  The US Attorney’s Office reports to Star 97.7 that 32-year old Diana Davis of Rochester New York pled guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and crack.  She was part of the incident where drug dealers exchanged gunfire at a Wal-Mart parking lot in Augusta.  He brother and co-defendant was also part of the shooting incident.

 

Blueberry Season Ends

(Milbridge) Blueberry harvesting season is over for Wyman’s of Maine. Agronomist Bruce Hall tells Star 97-7 this year’s blueberry harvest yielded more fruit than last year’s even through a challenging set of weather conditions. Hall says the flavor profile and quality of this year’s blueberry crop is excellent.

 

Shooters at Large

 

(Presque Isle) – State police say they’re looking for two men in connection with a shooting yesterday in Presque Isle that left a man hospitalized.  Spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that 31-year old Jomo White of Atlanta Georgia and 44-year old Jason Alexander of Blaine, Maine are considered armed and dangerous.  The victim called 9-1-1 early yesterday and said he’d been shot on Northern Road in Presque Isle.  He was life-flighted to Bangor and remained in critical condition overnight. McCausland says they consider this an isolated incident.  Schools and businesses in the area went into lock down.

 

Stabbing Arrest

(Millinocket) A Millinocket teen is charged after allegedly stabbing two people late Sunday evening. WABI-TV reports police went to a home on Prospect Street where they found the victims suffering from stab wounds. Both were treated at the hospital and released. 18-year-old Hunter Cote was arrested for Aggravated Assault and Assault.

 

Helpful App

(Hancock Cty) Hancock County residents can now anonymously report underage drinking and illegal drug use to the Sheriff’s Department with a new app. The new app “Hancock CO Sheriff” can be downloaded for free on iPhones and Androids. Though the app focuses on underage drinking and substance use, it may be used to report any kind of criminal or unsafe activity. The “Hancock Co Sheriff” app is not a substitute for 911 and should never be used for emergencies or immediate life-threatening situations. In case of emergency, always call 911.

 

Keene to be Sentenced

 

(Ellsworth) The 22-year-old Bar Harbor man convicted of raping and killing a childhood friend gets sentenced Wednesday. A jury this spring convicted Jalique Keene of sexually assaulting and murdering 19-year-old Mikaela Conley in June 2018. Police found Conley’s battered body next to the intersection of Route 3 and West Street near the Connors Emerson school grounds the day after her family reported her missing. Keene faces up to life in prison for killing Conley.

 

Counterfeit Charges

(Presque Isle) A Presque Isle man is charged with using counterfeit money and attempting to pass counterfeit currency. Court records say last December, 24-year-old Derek Mendoza purchased a futon from a local resident using a $100-dollar bill. After Mendoza drove away with the furniture, the seller noticed the money looked odd and later confirmed with police that it was in fact counterfeit. Days later Mendoza was shopping at a store and tried to pay for merchandise with four $50-dollar-bills. The cashier used a special marker to determine the bills were fake. Mendoza pled guilty Monday and faces up to 20-years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine on each count when he’s sentenced later.

 

ATV Chase

(Lebanon) An ATV driver faces multiple charges after a police chase in southern Maine this past weekend. A state trooper tried to stop the ATV for a traffic infraction on Route 202 in Lebanon on Saturday. The ATV fled down the wrong side of the road and out of the officer’s sight. A witness later reported the ATV was driving too fast and nearly struck another machine as it entered the trail. The trooper later located 41-year-old Dennis Laing of North Berwick and confirmed he was the ATV operator. Laing was allegedly in possession of a half-pound of marijuana, 47 concentrated marijuana capsules and over $14-thousand-dollars in suspected drug money. He faces a slew of charges including violating conditions of release.

 

Sports

 

  • NY Yankees 5  Boston Red Sox 0 (Sox eliminated from contention for AL East Championship)
  • David Ortiz threw out the first pitch for the Sox, months after someone shot and badly wounded him in the Dominican Republic
  • Monday Night Football:  New Orleans 30  Houston 28; Oakland Raiders 24  Denver Broncos 16

High School Soccer-Boys

Woodland 6  Shead 3

Girls Soccer

Ellsworth 3  George Stevens 0

Hermon 5  MDI 1

Washington Academy 7  Narraguagus 2

Woodland 4  East Grand 0

Volleyball

Ellsworth 3  Cony 1

Washington Academy 3  Woodland 1