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Local News - February 26, 2015
Chain Reaction Crash
(Etna) "A giant pile of metal." That's how one veteran State Trooper described the scene of a 75 car pile up crash on Interstate 95 in Etna Wednesday morning. State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97.7 at least 17 people suffered injuries, and 2 are in in serious condition. Tow trucks had to haul away at least 50 of the 75 vehicles involved in a chain reaction crash on Interstate 95 in Etna yesterday. State police say whiteout conditions led to the crash
(Trenton) - The Lifeflight helicopter flew an Alton woman to a Bangor hospital after she suffered serious injuries in an accident near the Trenton bridge on Route 3. Hancock County Deputy Travis Frost tells Star 97-7 69-year old Sandra Nickless-Hover crossed the centerline and side swiped a car. An oncoming truck saw her Jeep on the wrong side of the road and swerved to avoid it and wound up hitting it head on. The crash shut down Route 3 for quite a while as firefighters removed the drivers from their wrecked vehicles. Frost says an Ellsworth police officer is reconstructing the crash which remains under investigation.
(Steuben) - Voters in Steuben will decide whether the town needs a recall ordinance. The annual town meeting is a week from Saturday and the recall provision is on the town meeting warrant. The Ellsworth American reports the frequent absence of Selectmen David Glass prompted Selectmen to draft an ordinance to put out to voters.
Pharmacy Robber Sentenced
(Rockland) - A 56-year old Owl's Head man who robbed a pharmacy last year will spend 6-years in prison. Donald Keating entered the Rockport pharmacy with a grocery bag over his head and demanded drugs. The convicted sex offender was on probation at the time. Witnesses recognized the vehicle Keating drove and officers arrested him at home shortly after the holdup.
(Bangor) - The big accident on Interstate 95 yesterday delayed the resumption of the Kyle Dube murder trail as at least one juror, a witness and one of the attorneys were delayed by the crash. When it did resume, jurors heard about clothing found by detectives and a jogger related to Nichole Cable's disappearance. The Bangor Daily News reports a judge will rule later on whether downloaded porn images from Dube's phone can be used in the trial.
Broadband internet in Ellsworth
(Ellsworth) The snow is hampering more than just travel in Ellsworth, it's also preventing work on the city's new broadband internet hub. Ellsworth Economic Development Director Micki Sumpter tells Star 97.7, they chose a small parcel of land at the site of the old sewer treatment plant on Water Street for the hub. The Ellsworth Business Development Corporation will lease the land. The organization received a $250 thousand dollar grant last year to expand high speed internet in the city. That will pay for the building and a 2 mile stretch of cable to Commerce Parks off State Street.
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