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Local News - January 26, 2015
(Undated) - Up to 2-feet of snow, frequent wind gusts of up to 55-miles an hour, and a storm of historic proportions is bearing down on Downeast Maine and the rest of the northeast coast. Plow crews are preparing for the worst, and the National Weather Service has hoisted a blizzard warning beginning at 4AM tomorrow morning and running through 4AM Wednesday. Meteorologist Bob Oravec says the worst weather will occur early tomorrow morning in our area. New York City is bracing for the worst with the mayor advising people to stay off the roads as transportation is expected to be crippled in the city.
(Bucksport) - A Bucksport trailer went up in flames during the weekend. Firefighters from four communities responded to the Poverty Ridge Road late Friday night and kept the fire from spreading beyond the trailer. No one was home at the time and no injuries are reported. No word on a cause. Firefighting crews from Bucksport, Orland, Dedham and Orrington were on scene until early Saturday morning.
(Bar Harbor) - A Mt. Desert Island man is the new executive director of the Criterion Theater in Bar Harbor. WVII-TV reports the theater has named Eli Mellan to the post. Mellan was a database manager at the Abbe Museum and is a College of the Atlantic Graduate. The theater is currently undergoing renovations after its purchase by Michael Boland.
Norridgewock man sentenced for child porn
(Bangor) A former Norridgewock special education teacher who allegedly sexually abused minors and distributed child porn will spend 65 years in prison. US Attorney's Office Assistant Andrew McCormick reports 28 year old Patrik Arsenault sexually abused minors he knew, including autistic brothers, and recorded images and videos of the abuse.McCormick says Judge John Woodcock said during Arsenault's sentencing it was one of the most serious sex crimes he's seen in 11 years on the bench.
Orono robber caught
(Orono) It was a case of being in the right place, at the right time, that helped police nab a Milford man shortly after he allegedly tried to rob an Orono convenience store. Police say 21 year old Jason Foster robbed the Circle K on Stillwater Avenue after a clerk refused to sell him cigarettes without an ID. Orono Police Chief Josh Ewing says Foster threw down a plastic bag and demanded cash which the clerk refused. Ewing says an Orono police officer pulled in to the Circle K parking lot minutes later and the clerk gave him a description of Foster. Foster was charged with robbery and taken to Penobscot County Jail.
(Hancock County) Hancock County's Sheriff says the jail here is in better financial shape than other counties but something drastic could change that. Sheriff Scott Kane tells Star 97.7, the future of Maine's jails are touch and go and the system faces a 2.5 million dollar budget shortfall for fiscal year 2015. Kane says the Board of Corrections, which oversees operations of the jails, is down to two members leaving the board powerless without a quorum. Governor Paul LePage has said he will not appoint 3 new members or provide the 2.5 million dollars because the current system wasted money.
High School Sports
Cheering - Eastern Maine Regionals
Class "B" Hermon #1, Ellsworth #2
Class "C" Dexter #1, Bucksport #2,
Class "D" Central Aroostook # 1, Machias #5, Deer Isle/Stonington #8
Ellsworth 49 Caribou 36
Presque Isle 76 MDI 67
Old Town 59 John Bapst 22
MDI 84 Presque Isle 60
Ellsworth 40 Caribou 23
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