(Caribou) – Looks like Downeast Maine will get some snow on the ground beginning tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the area beginning at 7-o’clock tonight. The precipitation is expected to start as sleet and freezing rain but quickly turn to all snow overnight. Up to 7-inches could fall before it’s over. The most intense parts of the storm will remain well to the south and schools in Southwestern Maine have already called off classes for the day.
(Millinocket) – Two hunters are safe after game wardens used a hovercraft to get them out of the Penobscot River. The Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 that 42-year old Jason Hartley and his 18-year old nephew Hunter Cote tried to cross the river in a canoe on Saturday and got stuck on ice. Cote made it to shore and tried to pull in his uncle but the rope broke. Using the specialized air boat/hovercraft, game wardens managed to reach both men and get them to shore. Both wore life jackets in the canoe and neither required medical treatment.
Mom Murder Trial
(Belfast) – Jury selection begins tomorrow as a Stockton Springs woman goes on trial for the death of her 10-year old daughter in February 2018. Sharon Carillo’s attorneys claim she is also a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband, Julio Carillo who pled guilty to murdering Marissa Kennedy. He is serving a 55-year prison term. First responders found the little girl’s body in the family’s basement. The couple claimed at first that she died in an accidental fall, but later admitted to beating the child. The trial could last up to 2-weeks.
Ellsworth – Solar
(Ellsworth) – The City of Ellsworth hopes to jump onto the solar energy bandwagon. The City has issued a request for proposals for solar panel installations on city property, including school buildings and the closed landfill. City Manager David Cole tells the Ellsworth American they hope to generate enough electricity to power the various buildings the city owns through a public/private power purchase agreement.
(Mt. Desert) – A move is under way to consolidate police, fire and ambulance dispatching for all four towns on Mt. Desert Island. While Mt. Desert and Bar Harbor share a police department, there are separate dispatch centers and Southwest Harbor employs its own dispatching. At last months League of Towns elected officials’ workshop the towns discussed centering dispatch for the entire island. Southwest Harbor officials have searched for dispatch solutions after having trouble hiring dispatchers, and Bar Harbor/Mt. Desert police have reported a similar issue.
(Thomaston) – A 34-year old Thomaston man faces a bunch of charges, including escaping from a police cruiser while handcuffed. The Pen Bay Pilot reports police arrested David Alvarez early yesterday morning after a Cushing resident reported a burglary in process. They captured Alvarez at the scene and during the ride to the county jail, he head butted a rear window in the cruiser and escaped while still handcuffed and jumped over a guardrail in Thomaston. Officers re-captured him again and took Alvarez to the hospital, then to jail. Besides burglary and escape, Alvarez is charged with possessing a firearm illegally.
- Houston Texans 28 New England Patriots 22
- Boston Bruins 3 Montreal Canadiens 1 (7th straight win for Bruins)
- Boston Celtics 113 New York Knicks 104 (Jason Tatum 30-points)
- NCAA Men’s Basketball: U-Conn 64 Maine 40
- The U-Maine women’s team has lost its best player for the season. Blanca Millan tore her ACL.