Williams Sentence   (Portland) – Convicted cop killer John Williams will never be a free man again following sentence imposition yesterday in Portland.  A judge says Williams will spend the rest of his life in prison.  The 31-year old Williams shot Somerset County deputy Eugene Cole to death in 2018 in Norridgewock then led police […]

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Local News – September 13, 2019

Williams Sentence

 

(Portland) – Convicted cop killer John Williams will never be a free man again following sentence imposition yesterday in Portland.  A judge says Williams will spend the rest of his life in prison.  The 31-year old Williams shot Somerset County deputy Eugene Cole to death in 2018 in Norridgewock then led police on a chase for days.  Police captured him and literally dragged him out of the woods in Norridgewock 4-days after Cole died.  Williams claimed he was exhausted and high on drugs when he shot Cole.  A jury swiftly convicted him earlier this year.

 

Rte 3 Crash

(Trenton) – Another traffic snarl on Route 3 in Trenton as a 3-car crash limited traffic to one lane for a few hours yesterday.  State Trooper Caleb McGarry reports to Star 97.7 that a Saab that 70-year old Steven Lyman of Southwest Harbor drove rear-ended an SUV with three people from Pennsylvania inside, pushing the SUV into the path of another SUV coming from the other direction.  The oncoming SUV ended up on its roof.  McGarry said all the injuries were minor, but it took authorities nearly 2-hours to get the road reopened.

 

MDI High Solar

(Bar Harbor) – Chances are you’ve not glanced at the roof top at MDI High School, but there are a lot of solar electricity panels on top.  Next week the school will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of the solar installation project – the largest of any high school in Maine.  Under an agreement with SunDog Solar in Waldo County the school will pay 19-cents a kilowatt hour for electricity from the panels, and have the option to purchase the system for a little under $365-thousand dollars in 7-years.  After the purchase, electricity will cost nothing for the school.  The project is expected to save the high school $1-point-3 million dollars in electricity over 25-years.

 

Swing for Success

(Orrington) Healthy Acadia will host the 2nd annual Swing for Success golf tournament at Rocky Knoll Golf Course in Orrington tomorrow. The event benefits Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Recovery Support Fund. Spokeswoman Debra Matteson says the fund was created to help local folks get back on track by connecting them with essential needs.

 

Stolen Truck 

(Perry) Maine State Police are looking for a stolen truck from Washington County. The 1991 Chevy Step Side was taken from a property in the town of Perry. The owner says it’s in mint condition; Maine license plate 7 1 5 8 X E. Anyone who spots it is asked to call the Bangor Regional Communications Center.

 

Third Shooting Suspect

(Presque Isle) Police identified a third suspect in Monday’s shooting in Presque Isle. Officers arrested 26-year-old Brittany Britton hours after the incident on Northern Road that critically injured a man. She’s charged with Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Reckless Conduct, though police have not said exactly what Britton’s role was.  State troopers arrested Jomo White of Atlanta Georgia Tuesday for Attempted Murder and other charges. Police continue searching for 44-year-old Jason Alexander of Blaine.

 

Drug Arrest

(Skowhegan) A search of a Skowhegan man’s home and vehicle Wednesday allegedly turned up fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and cash. The Morning Sentinel reports while a team of police conducted the raid on Hilltop Drive, another officer pulled over 39-year-old Jason Keaton near his home. He’s charged with aggravated trafficking a schedule drug and possession of a schedule W drug. Keaton is held on $50-thousand-dollars cash bail.

 

No Opioid Settlement

(Augusta) Maine is not joining a tentative opioid-crisis settlement between the family that owns Oxy-Contin maker Purdue Pharma and a number of state and local governments. A spokesman for the attorney general’s office says that Maine, along with many other states, is opposed to the proposed deal with the Sackler family. Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation’s opioid crisis.

 

Sports

  • Boston Red Sox 7  Toronto Blue Jays 4  (Xander Bogaerts hit his 50th double of the season)
  • The Patriots are an 18-and-a-half point favorite over Miami this weekend.

High School Boy’s Soccer

Ellsworth 3 Hermon 0

Bucksport 4 Dexter 1

Narraguagus 10  DI/Stonington 1

Sumner 7 Searsport 0

Brewer 3  Winslow 1

Machias 4  Shead 1

Girl’s Soccer

Winslow 3  Brewer 1

Volleyball

Bucksport 3  Sumner 1