(Augusta) – Augusta’s police chief says he doesn’t believe the general public is in danger after officers found two bodies inside a Northern Avenue residence Monday. Chief Jared Mills reports to Star 97.7 that officers conducting a welfare check discovered the two bodies shortly after 1:30 yesterday afternoon. The Augusta Police department called in the State Police major crimes unit. Police have yet to release details about the deaths or names of the deceased.
(Undated) – Snow and freezing rain have created some messy roads this morning. Several school districts in inland areas have either delayed opening or canceled classes outright today. State government offices won’t open until 11:00. Along the coast ice coats roads and parking lots. Salt and sand trucks have been treating surfaces. Inland, heavy snow has made traveling difficult in places.
(Bradley) – A Coast Guardsman hooked to a heavy cable dangled from a helicopter over the Penobscot River yesterday afternoon and one by one tethered four men to him and lifted them from a stranded boat into the chopper. Three U-Maine college students got stuck on rocks. A game warden tried to reach them in a canoe, but that craft swamped and he also ended up in the boat. The Old Town fire department called in the Coast Guard helicopter from the air station in Cape Cod. It took about 3-hours to get everyone to safety.
(Bucksport) – Fire badly damaged a home in Bucksport yesterday. WVII-TV reports the call to the Town Farm Road came in yesterday afternoon. The Bucksport fire department called in help from Orland and Orrington. No injuries are reported. The fire marshal’s office will look for the cause.
Vehicle Theft Arrest
(Livermore) A Wilton woman is held on $10-thousand-dollars bail for allegedly stealing a vehicle with 3 young children in it and leading police on a chase. WMTW reports police initially responded to a disturbance between a man and 42-year-old Shannon Dupree in Livermore on Saturday. Dupree allegedly ran off to a nearby variety store where she stole a vehicle while its owner was inside paying for gas. The kids in the car were ages 6, 4 and 2. State troopers stopped the car with a tire deflating device; no one was injured. Dupree faces numerous charges.
(Bangor) A Maine game warden accused of assault, unlawful sexual touching and disorderly conduct is scheduled to appear at the Penobscot Judicial Center today. The charges against 41-year-old Jeremy Judd of Mechanic Falls stem from an alleged incident at a Bangor concert in July. Judd pleaded not guilty to all charges.
(Ellsworth) The Ellsworth Public Library will host a public forum and information session about upcoming changes to the library’s funding model. Director Amy Weishart tells Star 97-7 the changes will affect residents in the 18 municipalities in Hancock County served by the library. The forum will be led by library trustees and a couple Ellsworth city counselors; it’s tomorrow evening at 6 PM.
Holiday Food & Crafts
(Ellsworth) St. Dunstan’s Church will host their annual Holiday Food and Fine Crafts Sale this Saturday. Local vendors will offer handmade gifts, jams and baked good, plus there’s a silent auction as well as breakfast and lunch available. Proceeds benefit the Heat and Warmth Fund of Hancock County and Comfort Cases. The Holiday Food and Fine Crafts Sale is 9 ‘til 2 this Saturday at St. Dunstan’s parish hall on State Street in Ellsworth.
Salmon Farm Adjustments
(Bucksport) A company that intends to create a salmon farm at a former mill site is altering the plan to avoid a 19th century farm identified during an archaeological survey. Arthur Spiess from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission said Whole Oceans will change the planned locations of an auxiliary building and an access road in Bucksport. He told the Bangor Daily News that the historical significance of the farmstead “is undetermined.” Whole Oceans plans to start building the $180 million salmon farm next spring. It’ll be located on the former site of a paper mill. Spiess declined to identify the contractor who performed the archaeological survey or release the contractor’s report, saying that the exact location of historical sites, which the report identifies, is confidential under state law.
- Boston Celtics 116 Dallas Mavericks 106
- Celtics star Gordon Hayward had successful surgery on his broken hand. He’s expected to miss 6-weeks.
- Monday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks 27 San Francisco 49ers 24 (Overtime, San Francisco’s 1st loss of the season)
- The Bruins are home tonight against the Florida Panthers
- Dustin Pedroia says he hopes to play for the Red Sox next season. The 36-year old 2nd baseman played just 9-games last season while recovering from knee surgery.