Infant Death   (Stacyville) – A 4-month old is dead after falling from a horse drawn carriage in Stacyville.  State Police spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that the incident happened on Route 11 in the Northern Maine town on Wednesday afternoon.  Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department […]

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Local News – October 16, 2020

Infant Death

 

(Stacyville) – A 4-month old is dead after falling from a horse drawn carriage in Stacyville.  State Police spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that the incident happened on Route 11 in the Northern Maine town on Wednesday afternoon.  Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department are investigating.  The baby died after an ambulance rushed it to the hospital in Millinocket.

 

 

Chase – Arrest

(Carmel) – Police have charged a 28-year old Bangor man with numerous crimes after he allegedly led officers on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle.  State Police spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that Paul Johnston was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that was reported stolen yesterday.  Bangor police spotted the truck and gave chase on Broadway, but the truck took off and hit Interstate 95.   Troopers spotted the truck and tried to pull it over in Hermon.  Deputies from the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department spiked the trucks wheels in Carmel.  Johnston was arrested without incident.

 

COVID-19 Thursday

 

(Augusta) The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention continues working with the LL Bean distribution center in Freeport after several employees tested positive for COVID-19. CDC director Dr Nirav Shah says the facility recently completed its first round of coronavirus testing. The CDC is also investigating outbreaks at a construction company in Sanford and Woodland Pulp in Baileyville.

 

Illegal Deer Kill

(Wesley) The Maine Warden Service is looking for information regarding the illegal killing of a deer in Washington County. On Wednesday game wardens discovered a large buck dead in a field just off Route 192 in Wesley near the Guptill Road. The deer weighed over 280-pounds and is believed to have been killed late Tuesday evening. Maine Operation Game Thief is offering a $1-thousand-dollar reward to anyone with information that leads to a conviction of those responsible for this act of poaching.

 

HEAP & THAW Programs

 

(Hancock/Washington) If you’ve had to turn on your heat already this season, it’s a chilly reminder that winter will soon be at your doorstep. Downeast Community Partners is working with folks in Hancock and Washington Counties to get them heating assistance. Spokeswoman Lee Hardison says they’ll walk applicants through the process of applying for the HEAP, THAW or E-CIP Programs. Downeast Community Partners is taking fuel assistance applications now through July 15th of next year!

 

Pandemic Funding

(Augusta) Maine has awarded more than 2,300 economic recovery grants to small businesses and nonprofit groups in the state to help them endure the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Janet Mills says the grants totaled $105 million-dollars and were supported by federal coronavirus relief funds. More than 2,000 of the awards went to small businesses. Mills says a little more than a third of the grants went to businesses that work in the hospitality sector. She says a second round of recovery grants is forthcoming.

 

Sports

  • Atlanta Braves 10  Los Angeles Dodgers 2  (Braves lead NLCS 3-1)
  • Houston Astros 4  Tampa Bay Rays 3 (Rays lead ALCS 3-2)
  • The Patriots will have both quarterback Cam Newton and defensive back Stephon Gilmore back in the lineup for Sunday’s game against Denver.  Both missed a game with Coronavirus
  • The Kansas City Chiefs have signed running back Leveon Bell after the Jets released him.
  • Tyronn Lue is named the new coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after they fired Doc Rivers.