Mt. Desert – No Crime (Mt. Desert) – According to the statistics at the FBI, there is no crime in the town of Mt. Desert.  And while there’s not a lot of crime in the community, the statistics are misleading.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports that the crime stats submitted to the FBI come from […]

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Local News – January 14, 2020

Mt. Desert – No Crime

(Mt. Desert) – According to the statistics at the FBI, there is no crime in the town of Mt. Desert.  And while there’s not a lot of crime in the community, the statistics are misleading.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports that the crime stats submitted to the FBI come from the combined Mt. Desert and Bar Harbor police departments.  Because of that, all the crime is credited to Bar Harbor.  Police chief Jim Willis said it became a complication when the same officer responding to calls in different towns would have to log out of one town on a computer and log in with the right town.

 

Ice Safety

(Local) It felt like January back in November, and the weather last weekend felt more like spring. With inconsistent temperatures this season the Maine Warden Service is advising folks to be particularly careful before venturing out onto the ice. Game warden Chris Roy says always go with at least one other person, and have equipment with you like ice pick, rope, and a floatation device.

 

Alleged Girlfriend Killer  

(Bangor) A Waterville man accused of shooting his girlfriend to death last October says he’s not guilty. 28-year old Nicholas Lovejoy was expected to enter the innocent plea to 29-year old Melissa Sousa’s murder. She was reported missing at first but police later found her body in the basement of the apartment she shared with Lovejoy. He allegedly told police that Sousa pushed him down a flight of stairs then pointed a gun at him and pulled the trigger but it didn’t fire. That’s when Lovejoy allegedly picked up a handgun and shot his girlfriend twice.

 

Fire-Missing Woman  

 

(Ft. Fairfield) – Fire investigators will return to a fire scene in Aroostook county today to try to find an elderly woman’s remains.  Spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97.7 the extreme cold yesterday hampered recovery efforts for the as yet unnamed woman who lived in the 3-story building.  Firefighters responded to the 4AM call to find the house on Densmore Road fully ablaze.

 

Jetliner Lands

(Bangor) One of the world’s largest passenger jets landed at Bangor International Airport because of a medical emergency. An airport spokeswoman says the Emirates Airbus A-380 coming from Dubai landed at the airport at 9:30 Monday morning. The fire department had to use its aerial ladder to get the patient off the plane, which took off at 12:15 yesterday afternoon to continue its flight to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

 

Social Security Fraud

(Clinton) A Clinton woman admits to social security fraud and making false statements about her income and marital status. The US Attorney’s Office reports to Star 97-7 that 61-year-old Katherine Prosper pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Bangor. Court records say from August 2006 through March 2019 Prosper received supplemental security income and did not disclose that her husband lived with her and earned sufficient income that would render her ineligible for benefits. Prosper faces up to 5-years in prison and a quarter-million-dollar fine when she’s sentenced later.

 

Woodlawn Interim Director

(Ellsworth) The trustees at Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth have named an interim director. Phyllis Young will take on the temporary position beginning today. Young was previously the marketing and development coordinator for four years at Woodlawn Museum and has remained an active volunteer since 2018. Director Joshua Torrence announced his resignation a few weeks ago as he embarks on a new career in Bennington, Vermont.

 

Sports

 

  • National College Football Championship:  LSU  42  Clemson 25
  • Philadelphia Flyers 6  Boston Bruins 5 (Shootout)
  • Boston Celtics 113  Chicago Bulls 101
  • Red Sox Manager Alex Cora could be on his way out over a sign stealing scandal.  Yesterday, major league baseball suspended Houston’s AJ Hinch over the same scandal, and reports say Cora was the mastermind behind the sign stealing in 2017.

High School Boys Basketball

Stevens 70, Sumner Memorial 44

Woodland 51, Narraguagus 49

Bangor 57, Edward Little 47

Dexter Regional 62, Piscataquis Community 37

Foxcroft Academy 64, Washington Academy 47

Mattanawcook Academy 55, Central 33

Girls

Foxcroft Academy 59, Washington Academy 47

Narraguagus 44, Woodland 41

Bangor 46, Edward Little 26

Dexter Regional 33, Schenck 28