Reeves Trial   (Bangor) – A woman who admitted to seeing a drug related murder in Cherryfield 3-years ago will take the stand today against the accused shooter.  Quaneesha Greeley admitted to lesser charges in return for an agreement to testify against accused killer Carine Reeves who is on trial for murder in Bangor.  Reeves […]

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Local News – September 29, 2020

Reeves Trial

 

(Bangor) – A woman who admitted to seeing a drug related murder in Cherryfield 3-years ago will take the stand today against the accused shooter.  Quaneesha Greeley admitted to lesser charges in return for an agreement to testify against accused killer Carine Reeves who is on trial for murder in Bangor.  Reeves is accused of gunning down traveling nurse Sally Shaw in 2017 and leaving her body beside Route 193 in Cherryfield.  Police found Shaw’s abandoned rental car on Route 9 in the Deblois area and tracked down Greely and Reeves to a Bangor motel.

 

Bail Hearing Delayed

 

(Belfast) – A Waldo County man accused of murdering a 63 year old Stockton Springs woman in 1984 will have to wait until late October to see if he’ll be granted bail.  Kirt Damon is charged with killing Dorothea Burke and leaving her body just off Meadow Road in Stockton Springs in June 1984.  A grand jury indicted Damon last month, 26-years after Burke’s murder.

 

Coronavirus – The Numbers

 

(Augusta) – Maine has hit the 53-hundred mark in total Coronavirus cases.  The Maine CDC reports no near deaths since last week – 140 Mainers with the virus have died.  Currently 561-cases are considered active and 8 people are hospitalized with complications from the virus.  There are 5 active cases in Hancock County and 2 in Washington County.

 

COVID-19 Business Contact

 

(Ellsworth) The City of Ellsworth has hired a business outreach coordinator to help local businesses stay compliant and remain successful during the health pandemic. Sonya Connelly has lived in the area for 5 years and became the city’s business outreach coordinator in mid-September. Connelly will spend at least 6 weeks offering assistance to business owners during this economically challenging time and says she’d love to hear from the public.  Connelly is working with city staff to provide solutions and strategies to Ellsworth businesses to protect public health.

 

Chief Posts Bail

(Dover Foxcroft) The Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief is due back in court in November after making his initial court appearance Friday via video conference from the Penobscot County Jail. WABI-TV reports Ryan Reardon is out on $5-thousand-dollars bail. He’s charged with aggravated assault and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon stemming from an alleged incident in August involving his mistress. Court documents say Reardon tried to strangle the woman twice, came at her with a gun then put the gun in his own mouth. Reardon can’t have contact with the alleged victim, possess any weapons, and must undergo a mental health evaluation.

 

Suspended License

(Mars Hill) An Aroostook County man with a suspended license was summonsed after using a zero-turn lawn mower to get around town. Maine State Police report they were notified last week that the individual was cruising through Mars Hill on the lawn mower and hauling a basket of items. A trooper waited near the man’s home then pulled over the machine to site the driver for Operating after Suspension.

 

Ballot Tracking

 

(Augusta) – If you’ve requested an absentee ballot for the November election, you have not received it yet.  Ballots will be delivered to town offices by Friday, and town clerks will start sending out the ballots in the mail.  The Secretary of State’s office has developed a website to track ballots on line.  Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says the on-line tracking will give voters some peace of mind to know when their ballot request has been received and when they returned it to their town office.

 

Middle School Quarantine

(Camden-Rockport) All 8th graders and a dozen teachers at Camden-Rockport Middle Schools are quarantining for 14 days after a person associated with the school tested positive for coronavirus. Assistant MSAD 28 Superintendent Deb McIntyre tells WABI that the time teachers are in quarantine could vary since they are considered essential workers. The school is looking into the possibility of teachers being able to return with a negative test result, depending on how closely they were in contact with the infected person.

 

Sports

 

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have won the Stanley Cup, picking up a 2-0 victory of the Dallas Stars last night to seal the cup.
  • Monday Night Football:  Kansas City Chiefs 34  Baltimore Ravens 20
  • The Red Sox will begin rebuilding now that the regular season is over.  The Sox need a new manager after telling Ron Roenicke he would not return.  JD Martinez can opt out of his team contract, and Jackie Bradley Jr. becomes a free agent this year.