Murder Appeal (Ellsworth) – An Ellsworth man convicted of killing his wife on Christmas Day in 2013 wants a new trial.  Christopher Saenz claims his attorneys made errors in his trial.  WABI-TV reports Saenz testified yesterday that his attorneys did not tell him he could plead no contest.  In a Bangor courtroom yesterday attorney Jeffrey […]

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Local News – October 2, 2019

Murder Appeal

(Ellsworth) – An Ellsworth man convicted of killing his wife on Christmas Day in 2013 wants a new trial.  Christopher Saenz claims his attorneys made errors in his trial.  WABI-TV reports Saenz testified yesterday that his attorneys did not tell him he could plead no contest.  In a Bangor courtroom yesterday attorney Jeffrey Toothaker said he recalled exploring all the options with Saenz and the killer rejecting a plea deal.  Saenz is serving 47-years for beating his wife Hillary to death over a period of time, sometimes in front of their children.

 

Drug Sentence

(Bangor) – Another drug dealer from Rochester New York who peddled his poison in central Maine is going to prison for 20-years.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that 39-year old Darrell Newton who went by the name “D-Coast” ran a drug distribution operation in Rochester which sent individuals from that city to Central Maine   Couriers would stay with local residents who allowed drugs to be sold from their homes and would be paid in cocaine and heroin for allowing the dealers to stay in their homes.   Newton would also obtain large quantities of crack, heroin and fentanyl for distribution.

 

Murder Confession

(Hampden) – A Hampden man accused of shooting his sister in law to death wants his confession thrown out before he goes to trial.  WVII-TV reports 56-year old Phillip Clark told police that he’d killed 49-year old Renee Clark and pointed to her apartment when asked where her body was.  An autopsy found she’d been shot so many times that her face was unrecognizable.  Phillip Clark’s attorney wants the confession thrown out because officers had intimidated him by their presence while searching for the murder victim. Clark goes on trial next month.

 

Art of Ellsworth

(Ellsworth) Maine Craft Weekend is coming up and Ellsworth will once again be a Featured City, promoted as a destination for cultural activities in Downeast Maine. Heart of Ellsworth executive director Cara Romano says the event is made possible thanks to local grants. Activities will be held at Atlantic Art Glass, Seven Arts, and also inside the old JB Atlantic building on Main Street this Saturday and Sunday.

 

Langley

LEWISTON, Maine – A former state Senator from Ellsworth is hoping to find the next business leaders in Maine.  Brian Langley serves on the Ready Nation Council For a Strong America” and tells Star 97.7 the group hopes to invest in a skilled worker shortage in Maine.

 

Sports

 

  • Washington Nationals 4  Milwaukee Brewers 3  (Nats advance to the NLDS against the Dodgers)
  • American League Wildcard game is today as Oakland hosts Tampa Bay

High School Boys Soccer

Sumner 1  Central 1

Jonesport Beals 3  Narraguagus 2

Washington Academy 4  Houlton 1

Girls Soccer

Brewer 2 Edward Little 1

Volleyball

Brewer 3  Washington Academy 2

George Stevens 3  Bucksport 0

Narraguagus 3  Jonesport Beals 0

Machias 3  Sumner 1