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Local News - October 20, 2014
(Brooklin) - Firefighters in Brooklin battled a barn fire early this morning. Dispatchers tell Star 97-7 the call to the River Road came in shortly before 4-thirty this morning. Help came to Brooklin from Blue Hill, Sedgwick and Deer Isle. The building was ablaze when the first fire trucks arrived. No injuries are reported and the fire marshal's office was called to help determine the cause.
(Rockport) - A prisoner who served nearly 15-years of his 20-year manslaughter sentence, has died and state police are investigating. State corrections department spokesman Scott Fish tells Star 97-7 51-year old Steven Holloway died yesterday morning at Pen Bay Medical Center. A judge sent him to prison in 1999 and his release was scheduled for October 2018. Holloway had battled cancer and his death is believed to be from natural causes.
Prentiss Fire injures 9
(Prentiss) - Eight firefighters and a state trooper received treatment following a blaze at a remote camp in Prentiss. All nine are OK - they were treated for throat irritation according to a state police spokesman. First responders reported several people at the scene scattered when first responders arrived. Police initially called for Maine's Drug Enforcement Agency, but called off the agents early on. The state fire marshal's office is looking for the cause.
(Mt. Desert) - A pair of cell phone towers have provided service on a couple of fronts - folks with cell phones, and Ospreys. The Mt. Desert Islander reports the birds, sometimes called fish hawks, have built nests on towers in Somesville and Pretty Marsh. That has delayed installation of new antennas on the cell towers - engineers have to work during a certain period after the birds have flown south for the winter. AT&T officials say they won't have to take down the nests to replace the antennas.
(Bar Harbor) - The Life Flight helicopter flew a Massachusetts woman to the hospital after she slipped on wet rocks in Acadia National Park this weekend. The Bangor Daily News reports the woman was hiking near Otter Cove between 7-and-8 O'clock Saturday morning when she fell. Rescuers from Bar Harbor got her to the town's ballfields where the helicopter flew her to the hospital. No word on the extent of her injuries.
Spamalot at the Grand
(Ellsworth) Ellsworth's Grand Auditorium got spammy this weekend and will stay that way for the next two weekends. Monty Python's Spamalot opened on the Stanley Subaru stage. Operations Manager Kim Fitch tells Star 97.7, it will be a strong offering for the first community theater show in years at the Grand and the audience should expect to laugh. Spamalot runs the next two weekends. More details posted on Star 97-7 dot com
Ebola at Maine Coast
(Ellsworth) If you visit Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for care, don't be surprised if they ask if you've traveled to West Africa recently. It's part of the hospital's prescreening process for Ebola. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sheena Whittaker tells Star 97.7, if a patient has been to Africa, the next question is if they feel Ebola symptoms. Whittaker says staff at MCMH studied Ebola information and the hope is that the hospital will never have to treat a case of the infectious disease.
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