Waldo County Fatal   (Liberty) – A 57-year old man from Liberty has died in a single vehicle accident in his home town.  The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 that Chris Spencer’s pickup truck went off Pinnacle Road and someone discovered the wreck shortly before 7-thirty yesterday morning.  When officers and emergency […]

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Local News – October 5, 2020

Waldo County Fatal

 

(Liberty) – A 57-year old man from Liberty has died in a single vehicle accident in his home town.  The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 that Chris Spencer’s pickup truck went off Pinnacle Road and someone discovered the wreck shortly before 7-thirty yesterday morning.  When officers and emergency personnel arrived they found Spencer dead inside the cab.  He was not wearing a seat belt when the truck crashed.  The accident remains under investigation.

 

Winthrop Death

 

(Winthrop) – State Police homicide detectives spent most of yesterday in Winthrop after a late night death Saturday night.   Spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that Winthrop police got a call shortly before 11-o’clock on Saturday night about a death at the Squire Court trailer park off Route 133.  They’ve not released any information about the circumstances surrounding the death other than to say it’s suspicious.  The medical examiner’s office is conducting the autopsy.

 

 

Lobster Lawsuit

 

(Ellsworth) – A man who frequently files federal lawsuits says he intends to file suit against the state and federal government to stop lobster fishermen and others from using vertical lines.  The Ellsworth American reports Richard Max Strahan of Boston has filed notice that he will bring suit against the National Marine Fisheries Service and Maine Department of Marine Resources.  Strahan has filed numerous suits to protect whales, and lobstermen say there is no evidence that vertical trap lines have injured any whales.

 

Coronavirus – Maine

 

(Augusta) – The number of Maine residents who’ve died from complications where COVID-19 was a factor remains at 142.  The latest numbers from the Maine CDC shows 595 active cases in Maine, with 11-people hospitalized.  The CDC says the total number of confirmed and suspected cases in Maine stands at 5,519 with 4,782 recoveries. Both Hancock and Washington Counties report 5 active cases in each county.

 

SPCA Open House

 

(Ellsworth)  The SPCA of Hancock County will once again safely welcome visitors beginning this Saturday, October 10th.  Director Kaitlyn Mullen tells Star 97.7, it wasn’t an easy task making sure they could open their doors under current conditions. Mullen says the transition required some additional funding and a hard work.

 

Sports

 

  • The Patriots play the Kansas City Chiefs tonight in a game that was delayed when players from both teams tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday.  Pat’s quarterback Cam Newton was one of them.
  • Miami Heat 115  L-A Lakers 104 (Lakers lead NBA finals 2-1)
  • Major League Baseball playoffs get  under way with Round 2 today.
  • Denny Hamlin won the NASCAR race at Talledega last evening in a wreck-filled race that had to go several overtime restarts before ending.