Bank Robber Caught   (Bangor) – Police say they’re still investigating a bank robbery in Bangor, but they’ve charged a 48-year old man with the holdup.  It happened just before 2-thirty yesterday afternoon at the Hogan Road branch of Bangor Savings Bank.  Detectives questioned Donald L. Turner last evening and arrested him for the robbery.  […]

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Local News – September 11, 2020

Bank Robber Caught

 

(Bangor) – Police say they’re still investigating a bank robbery in Bangor, but they’ve charged a 48-year old man with the holdup.  It happened just before 2-thirty yesterday afternoon at the Hogan Road branch of Bangor Savings Bank.  Detectives questioned Donald L. Turner last evening and arrested him for the robbery.  Surveillance video shows a man wearing a camouflaged hat and a white face mask at a teller counter.  Police say the robber made a threat that he had a gun.  They’re not saying how much money was taken.

 

Silver Alert

(Machias) – An elderly Addison man with mental health issues is missing and police have issued a silver alert.  State Police spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that 76-year old Daniel Beauregard left the hospital in Machias at about 6:30 PM on Tuesday.  He’s driving a red Ford Focus.   The alert asks anyone who might spot Beauregard to call 9-1-1.

 

 Face Covering – Murder Trial

(Bangor) – A murder suspect who goes on trial later this month will have to wear a face covering in court.  A superior court judge ruled yesterday that 39-year old Carine Reeves must abide by court rules and wear a covering.  Reeves goes on trial for shooting traveling nurse Sally Shaw to death in 2017 and dumping her body in Cherryfield.  He, Shaw and another woman were reportedly involved in a love triangle that involved drug dealing.  The other woman, Quaneesha Greeley, will testify against Reeves at his trial.

 

Orrington Paving

(Orrington) – Travel on Route 15 in Orrington will be a little slow next week.  Road paving begins Monday.  The Department of Transportation reports to Star 97.7 the project will begin near the intersection with Snow’s Corner Road and proceed toward Brewer for just under a mile.

 

Sept 11th Flag Waving

(Local) Wreaths Across America is calling for every American to stand outside and wave a flag for one minute this morning on the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Flag waving times are at 8:46, 9:03, 9:37, and 10:03 AM. Each of the times represents when a plane crashed in the US when terrorists hijacked aircrafts on this date in 2001. The first plane hit the World Trade Center’s North Tower, then south tower, followed by the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia and concluding with a crash in a field in Pennsylvania. Wreaths Across America is the nonprofit best known for placing veterans’ wreaths on the headstones at Arlington National Cemetery.

 

EFD 9-11 Memorials

(Ellsworth) The Ellsworth Fire Department will honor the memory of the lives lost on 9-11 as they do each year. Firefighters will observe a moment of silence at 8:46 this morning, the exact time when the first plane struck the World Trade Center’s north tower in New York City in 2001. A Firefighter Memorial and a steel beam from the World Trade Center will be on display in front of the Ellsworth fire station.

 

Machiasport Fatal Crash

 

(Machiasport) Thick fog may have contributed to a crash in Machiasport that killed a 15-year-old boy. Maine State Police continue investigating the fatal accident on the Port Road that killed Garrett Sprague of Machiasport. Police say he was operating a motorized bicycle and traveled into the oncoming lane and slammed into a car driven by 20-year-old Caleb Norton. Sprague died of his injuries. Route 192 between the town garage and the slip was temporarily closed. A crash reconstruction and forensic mapping are being conducted along with a vehicle autopsy.

Dogs Removed

(Crawford) A man was arrested in Washington County after police and agents went to a home to remove dangerous dogs. Maine State Police report that troopers assisted Animal Control and State Humane Agents at a residence in Crawford on August 31st. While there, they say 43-year-old Eric Bacon became combative. Bacon was arrested for Assault and Obstructing Government Administration.

 

COVID-19 Thursday

(Augusta) The Maine CDC is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at a freight hauling company in Bangor. CDC director Dr Nirav Shah says there are a total of 4 confirmed cases. Shah says test results are pending for about 75 workers.

 

 

Card Brook Cleanup

(Ellsworth) Volunteers are needed for tomorrow’s cleanup of Card Brook. The annual event is a collaboration between the city of Ellsworth and Frenchman Bay Conservancy. Executive director of the Conservancy, Aaron Dority, says Card Brook is a hotspot for trash and debris.  Card Brook Cleanup is from 9:30 ‘til Noon tomorrow with volunteers gathering in the Ellsworth Hannaford parking lot to the right of the building.

 

Teacher Support

(Augusta) In an effort to support teachers from PreK to 12th grade across the state, Eastern Maine Community College and the Maine Department of Education collaborated to launch a new, free education training program that allows trainees to work as supervised support staff in classrooms this year. This program is designed to train participants to be “learning facilitators” who can assist teachers to help their students learn and grow.  The program is a mix of supervised in-classroom training and 45 hours of remote online instruction, and all trainees will have mentors at the college and at their host school district.

 

Lobster Reproduction Study

(Boothbay) Marine officials in Maine will try to find a more efficient way to examine the size at which female lobsters reach maturity. The Department of Marine Resources says the work will be funded by a nearly $100-thousand-dollar grant from the 2020 National Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative. The department says the work is important because regulators use the information to predict the growth of female lobsters and estimate egg production. The Sea Grant funding will be used to research a new method that uses blood drawn from lobsters to examine protein levels that indicate whether they are able to reproduce.

 

Sports

 

  • The MPA has decided that football and volleyball will not be played at the high school level this fall, instead opting for a short spring / winter season.
  • The Celtics and Toronto Raptors play game 7 of their Eastern Conference semi-final tonight.  Game time is 9PM.
  • Boston Red Sox 4  Tampa Bay Rays 3 (Bobby Dalbec homers for a 5th straight game)
  • NFL:  Kansas City Chiefs 34  Houston Texans 20.
  • The Patriots open their season Sunday against Miami.