Brewer Fatal (Brewer) – A 17-year old high school senior from Brewer has died in a crash on Wiswell Road in that city.  It happened shortly after 7-o’clock Saturday evening when Jordan Parkhurst drove his vehicle off the road and slammed into a tree.  A passenger in the car was ejected but survived, Parkhurst did […]

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Local News Headlines – November 18, 2019

Brewer Fatal

(Brewer) – A 17-year old high school senior from Brewer has died in a crash on Wiswell Road in that city.  It happened shortly after 7-o’clock Saturday evening when Jordan Parkhurst drove his vehicle off the road and slammed into a tree.  A passenger in the car was ejected but survived, Parkhurst did not.  The Brewer Police Department continues to investigate the crash.  School officials say they will bring in grief counselors to the high school today.

Missing Sailboat

(Somesville) – The search continues for a 40-foot sailboat and its 3-person crew missing off Mt. Desert Island.  The crew on board the Dove called for help early Saturday morning.  The Coast Guard launched boats from Southwest Harbor and aircraft from Cape Cod to look for the sailboat based at the John Williams Boat Company on Somes Sound.  The crew is identified as Charlotte Kirby, Wilfredo Lombardo and Nathanial Davis.

Drug Trafficking Arrest

(Bangor) – A 27-year old Brewer man faces drug trafficking charges after police stopped him late last week in Bangor.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reports to Star 97.7 that Terrence Robinson was a known fugitive and was wanted for numerous drug trafficking accusations.  He’d been on the run since a court issued warrants in 2016.  The traffic stop located 99-grams of Heron and Fentanyl and 67 grams of suspected cocaine.

Hikers Found

(Ellsworth) – Two Ellsworth women are safe after they got lost while hiking on Great Pond Mountain in Orland this weekend.  Game Wardens rescued 36-year old Patricia Mason and 60-year old Kathy Doyle Saturday evening.  Mason called 9-1-1 on her cell phone and told dispatchers they were not able to find the trail down the mountain. The Maine Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 the two lit a fire to try to stay warm, and were able to hike down with game wardens and sheriffs deputies.  Searchers were able to find the pair using GPS coordinates generated from their cell phone.

Credit Card Sentence

(Bangor) –  A 33-year old man who went on a spending spree using counterfeit credit cards in Maine is headed to prison for nearly 2-years.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that Bryan Boley of Maryland will spend 3-years on supervised release.  A judge sentenced him late last week after a guilty plea last May.  Boley and others used the cards at Maine stores, after buying credit card numbers on line, and re-encoded cards.  When police caught him, he had 19-cards, including 17-with re-encoded numbers.   Judge John Woodcock called Boley’s activities wasted potential.

Walk Safe Initiative

(Old Town) The city of Old Town is launching a new pedestrian safety initiative to increase the visibility of folks on foot who walk near roadways. As part of Walk Safe Old Town, residents can pick up a free reflective vest to wear for their personal safety. Vests are at Old Town City Hall and can be picked up weekdays during business hours. The vests are available on a first come, first serve basis and most adult sizes are available.

Sister-in-Law Murder

(Bangor) Opening statements got underway Friday morning in the trail of a Hampden man accused of shooting his sister-in-law to death in July 2018. WABI-TV reports prosecutors told the jury that 56-year-old Philip Clark admitted to killing Renee Henneberry Clark. The defense didn’t argue that fact but said Clark’s actions were primal and happened during a crazed rage. Clark and victim lived in separate apartments on the Kennebec Road. She was in the process of divorcing Clark’s brother at the time of her death.

Criminal Mischief

(Bangor) Bangor police say a 55-year-old man was likely drunk when he smashed out windows at the fire station on Main Street. Police responded at 1 AM Friday to the report of a man causing damage. Upon arriving police say they saw David Bileau punch out a window of the fire station’s garage door. In all, Bileau allegedly broke 6 windows. Police say he was belligerent to the responding officer and a firefighter who tried to help. Bileau is charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and violation of conditions of release, and he remains at the Penobscot County Jail.

ER Employer

(Washington Cty) Two hospitals in Washington County are poised to save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year when a new company takes over staffing of their emergency rooms. The Bangor Daily News reports that in March next year, Envision Physician Services will take over the staffing of the ER departments at Calais Regional Hospital and Down East Community Hospital in Machias. Those ER departments are currently staffed by Blue Water Health. Both hospitals said that they do not expect patients to receive out-of-network bills after seeing Envision providers if the hospitals generally accept their insurance.

Hannaford Initiative

(Local) A Maine-based supermarket chain says it’s launching a new initiative to tackle hunger and food insecurity in children, starting with a $1 million donation. Hannaford Supermarkets says it’s calling the project “Fuel Kids at School.” The company says it will work with hunger relief groups to establish 90 school food pantries in Maine and other states in the Northeast.

Sports

  • New England Patriots 17  Philadelphia Eagles 10 (Patriots 9-and-1)
  • Kyle Busch wins the NASCAR championship for the season
  • Sacramento Kings 100  Boston Celtics 99 (loss snaps 10-game Celtics win streak)
  • Celtics take on the Phoenix Suns tonight.