Double Murder   (Belfast) – The man who is charged with killing his sister and her husband in Waldo on Monday will get a mental health evaluation to see if he’s competent to stand trial.  66-year old Glenn Brown told police in Belfast that he’d shot two exotic birds and led police to his sister’s […]

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Local News – October 8, 2020

Double Murder

 

(Belfast) – The man who is charged with killing his sister and her husband in Waldo on Monday will get a mental health evaluation to see if he’s competent to stand trial.  66-year old Glenn Brown told police in Belfast that he’d shot two exotic birds and led police to his sister’s property.  Officers say 64-year old Tina Bowden was dead and her husband Richard mortally wounded by gunshot wounds to the head.  Brown and his sister were embroiled in a dispute over their father’s estate.  A bail hearing is set for next week.

 

Swan Lake Grocery – Fatal Crash & Fire

 

(Swanville) Authorities say a speeding vehicle crashed into a grocery store in Swanville, killing the driver and setting the building on fire. The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reports to Star 97-7 that a 23-year-old man from New York drove off Route 141 and into Swan Lake Grocery late Tuesday night. A 9-1-1 caller reported the vehicle was on fire and they were unable to remove the operator from the truck. Deputies arrived to find Andrew McHugh dead at the scene. The building suffered extensive fire, water, and smoke damage. Numerous fire departments responded including Belfast, Searsport, Frankfort and Monroe.

 

Bar Harbor Fatal Crash

 

(Bar Harbor) A Bar Harbor man died from his injuries suffered in a 3-car crash on Route 102 on Tuesday. Bar Harbor police report to Star 97-7 the crash happened a little before 1:30 in the afternoon near the intersection of Gilbert Farm Road. They say 45-year old Christopher Buzzell slammed into a vehicle that was stopped in front of him. Buzzell was flown from Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth to a Bangor hospital where he later died. Police say the other people involved in the accident were not hurt.

 

Chase Suspects Sought

 

(Waterville) Authorities continue looking for 2 Connecticut men who eluded Maine police on Tuesday. Officers in Waterville tried to pull over a car believed to be occupied by a wanted bank robber out of Connecticut. The vehicle failed to stop and reached speeds over 100 miles per hour during the chase that ended off the I-295 Richmond exit where a state trooper conducted a pit maneuver. The 2 men fled the car on foot into the woods. A K9 search failed to locate 32-year-old Christopher Farrow and 29-year-old Dayshawn Middleton.

 

U-Maine Grant

 

(Orono) – The Harold Alfond Foundation has made the largest gift to a public higher education institute in New England history.  The University of Maine will receive $240-million dollars, including $90-million for its athletics program.  The school will have to raise matching funds to leverage the money.  The foundation says the grant is part of a half-billion dollar gift designed to boost the state’s economy.

 

Scarecrow Contest

(Blue Hill) The annual Peninsula Scarecrow Contest is still on for 2020. Event spokeswoman Chrissy Allen says the annual contest is a long-standing tradition that was started years ago by Mainescape Nursery and Garden Shop, took a hiatus, then returned with additional support from the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and Blue Hill Heritage Trust. Allen says this year’s contest will be similar to year’s past. Folks who want to enter can get details by visiting Mainescape in Blue Hill, or logging on to: Blue Hill Peninsula dot Org.

 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness

(Local) October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and some local businesses are helping to ensure that medical care is available close to home. This month if you take a test drive at Stanley Subaru, the dealership will donate $10 to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital’s Breast Clinic and to the Mary Dow Center. Momo’s Cheesecake will donate 10% of sales in October to both facilities. And all year long, the Bud Connection makes donations for every used vase or basket that’s returned, and Tradewinds in Ellsworth donates one-cent for every gallon of gas purchased.

 

Sports

 

  • The Patriots’ game against Denver this weekend is in jeopardy after two more players test positive for Coronavirus, including defense player of the year Stephan Gilmore.
  • The Yankees are on the verge of elimination as they fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 yesterday.  The Rays are up 2-games to 1
  • Oakland A’s 9  Houston Astros 7 (Astros lead series 2-1)
  • Atlanta Braves 2  Miami Marlins 0 (Braves lead series 2-0)
  • L-A Dodgers 6  San Diego 5 (Dodgers lead series 2-0)
  • The University of Maine athletics program has received a $90-million dollar grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation – it must raise another $150-million to receive the funding.