(Bucksport) – At some point this morning the huge smokestack at the former Verso Paper Mill in Bucksport will have fallen to the in a controlled implosion. Folks gathered at Fort Knox across the river in Prospect to watch the tall smokestack crumble down. American Industrial and Metal is dismantling the mill which will make room for a salmon farm and other new development. Town officials closed down the roads around the mill to keep people safe from possible flying debris.
Non Emergency Fee
(Bangor) – City Councilors in Bangor have approved of a plan to charge people a fee for calling 9-1-1 when there is no emergency. Police dispatchers say calls from homeless shelters and group homes have become a problem. Most times calls from the facilities have nothing to do with emergency services. The facilities will get three free 9-1-1 calls and after that, they will get a bill for $31-dollars per responding officer. WVII-TV reports city councilors approved of the new system last night.
Double Fatal Crash
(Sabattus) Police say two people died and three others suffered injuries in a car crash in Sabattus. The car with four people inside ran into a beverage truck that was unloading at a market yesterday morning around 6. The car’s driver and a passenger died. Two other passengers and the beverage truck driver were also hurt. Police haven’t identified the people involved in the crash yet.
(Medway) – A former Oklahoma man faces extradition back to that state after police arrested him at a motel in Medway. WABI-TV reports East Millinocket police were investigating drug activity at the Gateway Inn in Medway when they determined that 44-year old Terran Morrow was allegedly involved. Computer checks showed Morrow is a fugitive from justice from Oklahoma on sex crime charges. He’s held without bail.
Murder Case Update
(Belfast) A Belfast man wants some of the statements he made to police thrown out of court before his murder trial next April. WABI-TV reports 23-year-old Austin McDevitt is charged with murdering his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, 26-year-old Shane Sauer of Belfast. Court documents say in March, McDevitt awoke at his girlfriend’s home in Swanville to Sauer assaulting him. The two went outside and that’s when McDevitt allegedly shot Sauer. McDevitt called police from the lobby of the Belfast Police Department. His lawyer argues that some of what McDevitt said to police wasn’t voluntary and he wasn’t advised about his Miranda rights.
School Threat Solved
(Wiscasset) Two schools in Lincoln County were closed one day last week after a threat was discovered written on a bathroom wall. As a precaution Wiscasset Middle-High School and the Elementary School were not open last Thursday while school officials and police investigated the message in the high school bathroom. The Lincoln County News reports after reviewing security footage and conducting an interview at the suspected student’s home, the student confessed and the schools were back open on Friday.
(Portland) Maine’s lobster catch is well behind last year’s pace, with only weeks left in the season. The Portland Press Herald reports fishermen had brought less than 50 million pounds of lobster to Maine docks by the end of September. That’s 40-percent less than the total for 2018 for the same time period, and nearly 40-percent off the five-year average. Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Pat Keliher says that some of the drop-off could be attributed to lobsters shedding their shells late in the year.
(Maine) Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday. The Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding folks it’s a good time to change the batteries in any smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that don’t have 10-year batteries. They also suggest testing all of your detectors before heating season begins.
(Bar Harbor) The MDI YMCA is once again teaming up with Ivy Manor Inn for a haunted house. Money raised from the $5 entrance fee goes to the Jesup Memorial Library. The haunted house at the Ivy Manor Inn on Main Street in Bar Harbor is intended for adult. Folks are asked to use their judgment when bringing children along and all kids under the age of 12 must be with an adult. The event begins at 6 o’clock this evening.
- The Red Sox have officially named Chaim Bloom as their new director of baseball operations. He replaces Dave Dombrowski who was fired in September.
- Monday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Miami Dolphins 14
- Game 6 of the World Series is tonight in Houston. Astros lead 3-2.
- The Bruins are home tonight against the San Jose Sharks
High School Sports –
Boys and Girls Soccer Quarterfinals start today