Bangor Drug Bust   (Bangor) – A New Jersey man who was to report to the Hancock County Jail to begin a drug trafficking sentence is in the Penobscot County jail after drug agents caught him in a car in Bangor that had a lot of heroin and crack cocaine.  The Bangor Daily News reports […]

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Local News – January 8, 2020

Bangor Drug Bust

 

(Bangor) – A New Jersey man who was to report to the Hancock County Jail to begin a drug trafficking sentence is in the Penobscot County jail after drug agents caught him in a car in Bangor that had a lot of heroin and crack cocaine.  The Bangor Daily News reports 23-year old Kayson Harvey is charged with drug trafficking and violating bail conditions.  He had just gotten off the bus in Bangor when agents arrested him.  He was to start serving a sentence for a drug arrest on Verona Island last year.

 

Hospital CEO Retiring

(Bar Harbor) – The Chief Executive Officer of the MDI Hospital in Bar Harbor is stepping down after 20-years leading the health care facility.  The Bangor Daily News reports Arthur Blank plans to retire at the end of the year and will work closely with the hospital’s Board of Trustees to find a replacement.  Blank began at the Bar Harbor hospital in 1999, which is one of a very small number of independent hospitals in Maine.

 

Veazie Man Missing

(Veazie) – Police in Veazie are searching for a 21-year old man missing since New Year’s Day.  An alert is out for Ryan Lamontagne who has shoulder length hair and wears a flat brimmed hat.  WVII-TV reports Lamontagne left his apartment a week ago and his friends and family are concerned for his safety.

 

Searsport Police Chief

(Searsport) – The town manager in Searsport will act as the town’s police chief until a permanent chief is found.  Village Soup dot-com reports Selectmen appointed James Gillway as the chief so the department can accept federal government surplus property.  The position opened up with former Chief Richard Lahaye retired shortly before he passed away.  Gillway has been Searsport’s police chief in the past.

 

I-95 Pile Up

 

(Carmel) State police say at least 30 vehicles were involved in a pile up on Interstate 95 near mile marker 174 in Carmel. Initial reports say blinding sun may have caused the first crash about 7:45 yesterday morning, and then several other vehicles collided in a chain reaction in the northbound lanes. Traffic was diverted at nearby exits as state police, ambulances, fire trucks and tow trucks dealt with the wreckage. There were multiple injuries; the life flight helicopter transported one victim to the hospital with serious injuries.

 

S-I-L Killer Sentenced

(Bangor) A Hampden man who shot his sister-in-law to death is going to prison for 43-years. 56-year-old Philip Clark was found guilty last November in the murder of his brother’s wife, Renee Henneberry Clark, in July 2018. Clark confessed to police, saying Henneberry pushed every button. During sentencing Clark apologized to Henneberry’s family saying he regrets the killing.

 

Drug Conspiracy Sentences

(Bangor) A Bangor woman will spend 2-and-a-half years in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin, fentanyl and crack. The US Attorney’s Office reports to Star 97-7 that a judge sentenced 30-year-old Samantha Johnson  Monday for crimes committed between January 2016 and February 2017. Court records say Johnson schemed with others to transport drugs from Connecticut to Penobscot County. Johnson sold the drugs in the Bangor area and facilitated the drug-dealing activities of other members in the drug ring.

 

Gun Possession Plea

(Bangor) A Bangor-area man faces up to 5-years in prison and a quarter-million-dollar fine for possessing a gun with a wiped-out serial number. It stems from an incident in December when police responded to a local homeless shelter after staff members discovered a gun in a resident’s belongings. 20-year-old Tykell Jones admitted to possessing the 9 millimeter pistol and acknowledged that the serial number had been obliterated at the time he purchased the pistol in a private sale. Jones pled guilty Monday in Bangor federal court.

 

Fox Attack

(Bath) Police say an 88-year-old man from Bath was bitten on the face by a fox when he fell to the ground while beating the animal with his cane as it attacked him. The Times Record reports that police believe the fox that attacked the man in his yard on Friday was the same one that attacked two dogs earlier in the day. After being bitten, the man was able to grab the fox and hold it until a passer-by arrived to help him secure the animal. They called 911 and a Bath officer killed the fox. Rabies test results on the fox are pending.

 

Sports

 

  • Boston Bruins 6  Nashville Predators 2
  • Major League Baseball will investigate allegations that the Red Sox used their video replay room to steal signs from other teams.

High School Basketball- Boys

Bucksport 55, Sumner Memorial 50

Calais 56, Narraguagus 55

Central 54, Searsport District 22

Hampden Academy 72, Bangor 64

Hermon 44, Mount Desert Island 31

Jonesport-Beals 79, Deer Isle-Stonington 63

Girls

Ellsworth beats Washington Academy

Bangor 33, Hampden Academy 29

Belfast Area 51, Mount View 50

Brewer 44, Nokomis Regional 37

Foxcroft Academy 30, Orono 28