Weather – Lucerne
(Dedham) – The roads were so bad last evening on Route 1-A in Dedham that police closed them to traffic for a while. Several crashes forced the road closure during the early evening commute, backing up traffic for miles while police and fire departments handled the accidents. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reminded motorists to go extra slow during the first snow of the season. Roads early this morning were slick in spots as what started as a rain snow mix froze quickly as temperatures plummeted into the teens.
(Bangor) – Jury selection begins today in a 56-year old man’s murder trial. Philip Clark of Hampden told police he shot his sister-in-law Renee Clark to death in July of 2018 at a home that they shared in Hampden. Clark recently asked that his confession be excluded from evidence because he’d not been given his Miranda rights. A judge denied the exclusion.
(Augusta) – Police investigating two deaths in Augusta have called it a domestic violence murder/suicide. As Augusta police were knocking on the door of an apartment on Monday they heard a gunshot. Inside, they found two bodies. 30-year old Eric Ryan, formerly of Clinton, had shot himself – they found his body in a bath tub. Earlier he allegedly stabbed 30-year old Loryn McCollett to death. Officers found her body inside the apartment as well.
Bare Knuckle Fight
(Ellsworth) An Ellsworth High School graduate will make his bare-knuckle fighting debut this Saturday in Biloxi, Mississippi. 31-year-old Chris Sarro has signed a 3-fight contract with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Sarro tells Star 97-7 he has years of fighting experience and his career got a boost at a September fight in Orono. Sarro’s next fight can be seen on pay-per-view. The Grand in Ellsworth will live-stream the event beginning at 8 this Saturday evening. Admission is $5 and there’s a cash bar and concessions.
(Bucksport) – They don’t get any closer than last week’s town council election in Bucksport, and the one vote difference will stand after a recount yesterday. James Morrison pulled in 434-votes for the seat while incumbent Robert Carmichael received 433 votes. Ballot clerks reviewed the paper ballots counted by a machine last Tuesday and came up with the same result yesterday. Morrison will take office just in time for tomorrow’s Town Council meeting.
Traffic Stop Arrests
(Lebanon) Police arrested three people on drug charges in southern Maine following a traffic stop for multiple violations. Maine state police pulled over the car on Route 202 in Lebanon on Sunday. Police say 28-year-old Sasha Wooster of Berwick had a felony warrant out of New Hampshire for Possession of Dangerous Drugs. 27-year-old Shannon Houle of New Hampshire had an active arrest warrant in Maine for drug possession and an OUI charge. And 29-year-old Shaun Laws of New Hampshire also violated a Protection from Abuse Order for having contact with a female who was the fourth person in the car. Police say the trio each gave troopers false names. A search of the car allegedly yielded a significant amount of drug paraphernalia and a small amount of illegal narcotics.
Gun & Drug Arrest
(Farmingdale) State troopers conducting a bail check on a Farmingdale man allegedly found enough evidence to bring him back to jail. 38-year-old Eric Colbert was on bail and on probation for multiple drug trafficking offenses. Troopers went to Colbert’s home on Sunday and say he had a 20-gauge pump-action shotgun with shells loaded and chambered, and had other handgun ammunition in his possession. He was arrested for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Violating his Conditions of Release.
(Bowdoinham) A New York man currently residing in Orono is behind bars again for drug crimes. State police report that troopers pulled over a vehicle heading south on I-295 in Bowdoinham on Monday. Troopers learned that 28-year-old Terrel Walker had an outstanding Federal Arrest Warrant related to drug trafficking. They say he was in possession of 15-pounds of marijuana intended for commercial sale with a retail value of $30-thousand-dollars. And Walker allegedly had a large quantity of unlabeled pills that are pending identification from a laboratory analysis.
(Augusta) You may be contacted by phone or online to participate in a survey about the state’s furbearing animals. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is working with a survey research firm to learn more about peoples’ attitudes toward natural resource and outdoor recreation issues. Furbearers are all mammals harvested primarily for their fur including coyote, red and gray fox, bobcat, fisher, marten, raccoon, skunk, short- and long-tailed weasels, mink, otter, beaver, muskrat, and opossum. The data collected by the survey will be used to update Maine’s furbearer management plan.
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