Radio Engineer Death   (Union) –  A long time broadcast engineer who lived in Bangor has died in a fall from a ham radio tower in Knox County.  Village Soup dot-com reports 74-year old James Larner was working on the tower yesterday morning in Union when he fell from the structure.  Investigators say Larner was […]

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Local News – September 3, 2020

Radio Engineer Death

 

(Union) –  A long time broadcast engineer who lived in Bangor has died in a fall from a ham radio tower in Knox County.  Village Soup dot-com reports 74-year old James Larner was working on the tower yesterday morning in Union when he fell from the structure.  Investigators say Larner was wearing a safety belt and appeared to have been hooked into the tower.  OSHA and the Sheriff’s Department are investigating.

 

Coronavirus Numbers

 

(Augusta) – Another Maine resident has died from complications due to Coronavirus.  The death is the 133rd blamed on the infection that slowly spreads in Maine.  The Center for Disease Control says the virus has infected 4,567 Mainers since last winter, and 456-cases remain active.  11 Maine residents are hospitalized.  Governor Janet Mills extended the pandemic state of emergency for another 30-days yesterday, keeping Maine eligible for federal funding.

 

Hep A Pizza

 

(Saco) Maine’s CDC is recommending prompt Hepatitis A vaccination for people who ate food from Saco House of Pizza between August 18th and 21st. An infected food service worker handled food from August 5th through the 21st. There’s a 14-day window during which prophylaxis is effective after exposure. The CDC says vaccines are also recommended for anyone who had take-out, delivery, or curbside food pickup from the restaurant.

 

Covid Pizza

 

(Bangor) An pizzeria in downtown Bangor is closed after a worker tested positive for COVID-19. Portland Pie Company posts on Facebook that they’re closed until further notice for deep cleaning. While working with the Maine CDC the restaurant hopes to meet and exceed the agency’s recommendations during this time, and says they’ll reopen when given the all clear by the Maine CDC.

 

Row Boat Death

(Deer Isle) The Maine Marine Patrol is investigating a Little Deer Isle summer resident’s death.  A family member discovered 82-year-old William Lamb’s body on the beach near his cottage.  He was from Charlestown, Massachusetts. Lamb’s wife reported him missing after he failed to return from a trip in his row boat Monday. Lamb’s body has been transported to the Medical Examiner’s office in Augusta for an autopsy.

 

Suspect Held

(Lewiston) A judge has ordered that a Lewiston man be held without bail in connection to a fatal shooting last month. The Sun Journal reports Jaquille Coleman was charged Tuesday with killing 19-year-old Natasha Morgan. Police records state interviews with Morgan’s family revealed Coleman allegedly asked her about renewing their relationship. When she walked away from him they say that’s when Coleman fired four shots at her. Coleman was arrested in Mississippi on Aug. 26th then extradited to Maine.

 

House Fire

(Bangor) Fire officials in Bangor say the cause of a house fire on 7th Street was accidental. WABI-TV reports the owners came home to their smoke detectors going off around 8 Tuesday night. A small fire was discovered underneath a refrigerator in the basement. Firefighters were able to knock out the flames quickly; no one was hurt.

 

Hire A Vet-Virtual

 

(Augusta) Maine’s annual Hire-A-Vet campaign will be online this year. The campaign has connected nearly 1,000 employers with just over 1,300 veteran-hires since its inception in 2015. During the 2019 Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign, 254 employers participated, and 283 veterans and military family members were hired. The virtual kick-off event will be 11 AM to 12:30 PM on September 15th at: Maine Career Center dot Com forward slash M H A V.

 

Sports

 

  • The Maine Principals’ Association has agreed to delay the Fall sports season by another week after concerns from state government.
  • Atlanta Braves 7  Boston Red Sox 5 (Adam Duvall hit 3-homers for the Braves)  The Red Sox host the Blue Jays tonight.
  • Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has died at the age of 75.  COVID 19 and other ailments claimed the Mets great.
  • The Patriots reportedly will cut receiver Mohammed Sanu.  The Pats traded for Sanu last season, but injuries plagued him.
  • Game 3 between the Celtics and Raptors starts at 6:30 tonight.  Boston leads the series 2-0.