(Castine) – No cannons. Period! That’s the order from the president at Maine Maritime Academy after last weekend’s homecoming football game that saw a referee crumple to the ground after an alumnus shot off a privately owned cannon that he brought to the game. A wad inside the cannon hit the referee in the face causing non life-threatening injuries. Star 97.7 broke the story after the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department referred the matter to the District Attorney’s office for possible criminal charges. Neither campus officials nor investigators have publicly identified who set off the cannon.
(Ellsworth) – A Gouldsboro man says he’s not guilty of manslaughter following a fatal crash last winter. WABI-TV reports 20-year old James Jordan entered the plea earlier this week in a Hancock County courtroom. Jordan was allegedly driving drunk when the car crashed on the Dyer’s Bay Road in Steuben last winter. 20-year old Joshua Dube died in the crash.
(Ellsworth) New to Autumn Gold this year is tonight’s “Shop, Sip, and Dine”. Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce executive director Gretchen Wilson says downtown is the place to be this evening. For a complete list of this weekend’s events visit: Ellsworth Chamber dot Org.
(Statewide) Maine’s leaf-bearing trees will begin to show their vibrant colors of yellow, orange and red in the upcoming weeks. Fall foliage expert Gale Ross tells Star 97-7 there are some sections of the state that are already at peak “leaf peeping” season. Ross says you can keep up on the best viewing in the state by visiting: Maine Foliage dot Com.
(Blue Hill) An art festival is planned in Blue Hill this weekend to benefit the Alzheimer’s Research Association as well as the Open-Air Arts Initiative. Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber spokeswoman Chrissy Allen says the opening reception is tomorrow from 4 to 7 at Parker Ridge Retirement Community. Doors are open from 10 to 3 on Saturday and Sunday.
(Orland) A student at Maine Maritime Academy from Eliot is hospitalized with head injuries he suffered during a crash in Orland. Maine state police report to Star 97-7 that troopers responded to a single vehicle accident on the Castine Road Wednesday evening. The driver had lost control of his car when he crested a small hill and crashed into trees. His passenger, 20-year-old Cole McDaniel, was transported to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Police say both young men were wearing seat belts and they believe speed contributed to the crash.
(Augusta) Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says computer services have been restored in the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions after a phishing attack. Dunlap says no public data was accessed or compromised and the central voter registration database remains secure, and is unaffected by the attack. The virus was identified Wednesday afternoon by a cyber-security alert system.
Teen Plea Bargain
(Augusta) A Maine teenager charged with stabbing and strangling his mother to death has entered into a plea bargain. 16-year-old Lukas Mironovas entered the guilty plea Wednesday in a Kennebec County court. He was charged with the 2018 killing 47-year-old Kimberly Mironovas. Prosecutors say the teen and two friends planned to spike his mother’s drink with crushed prescription pills. When that plan failed, they decided to strangle and stab her instead. One of the two other teenagers faces trial as an adult, while the other has been sentenced to juvenile detention.
(Augusta) A Maine state senator says she’s going to introduce a bill to ban the sale of vaping products in the wake of concerns about illnesses and deaths stemming from vaping. Democratic Senator Rebecca Millett of Cape Elizabeth says there isn’t enough research on the products to determine how dangerous they are. She’s making the proposal after more than 500 people have been sickened in the country with illnesses stemming from vaping.
(Bar Harbor) – A big party on top of Cadillac Mountain tomorrow night may draw a big crowd. The party’s theme – dark! The annual night sky festival will see astonomers and park rangers describing constellations at the Star Party. The only hitch may be the weather forecast which calls for a chance of showers Saturday night. Organizers say people will have to park at MDI High School and have a ticketed reservation for $5-dollars. The only parking allowed at the mountain summit is for the disabled.
- Texas Rangers 7 Boston Red Sox 4. Sox play the Orioles this weekend to close out the season.
- The Patriots will play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Neither team has lost a game this season.
- Thursday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles 34 Green Bay Packers 27
High School Boys Soccer
Narraguagus 11 Shead 1
Jonesport Beals 11 DI/Stonington 1
Ellsworth 7 Foxcroft 1
MDI 8 George Stevens 0
Orono 4 Bucksport 0
Bangor 2 Mt. Blue 0
Narraguagus 3 George Stevens 2
MDI 3 Ellsworth 0
Brewer 3 Cony 0
Bucksport 3 Sumner 1