Finson Rd Crash
(Bangor) – When a Bangor police officer turned on the blue lights on his cruiser late last night, the Jeep he was going to stop for speeding took off. He gave chase on the Finson Road and the jeep crashed into a wooded area near a trailer park. Bangor Police Department spokesman Tim Cotton says four people suffered injuries in the crash, and driver James Cook of Belfast faces OUI, speeding and eluding charges. Bangor police called in State Police to reconstruct the crash.
(Bangor) – Since August, police in Bangor have investigated 21 night time burglaries where the intruders break into homes while residents are sleeping. They may have a break after catching two people early yesterday morning. Sergeant Tim Cotton tells Star 97-7 they’ve charged 28-year old Nathan Paulette and 26-year old Chelsea Davis with five of those break-ins. An east-side homeowner’s dog barked yesterday morning, alerting them to the burglars. Police caught the pair and carted them off to jail.
Blue Hill Lights
(Blue Hill) – Selectmen in Blue Hill say they can’t contribute public funds to buy holiday lights for the town. The Ellsworth American reports Selectmen believe voters have to make that decision. Meanwhile, a privately funded light display in the roundabout near the Tradewinds Market will be allowed to stay, despite a ban on signs at the rotary. Those lights haven’t been on for a few nights this week, though. Business officials say vandals sliced the light strands.
(Dexter) – An overnight fire in Dexter has damaged a vacant building in the heart of the community. Firefighters got the call at about 12:30 this morning to the building on Water Street. WABI-TV reports firefighters were on scene for about 2-hours. The State Fire Marshal’s office will look for the cause.
Gardiner Heroin Bust
(Gardiner) Yet another heroin bust in Maine Wednesday with the arrest of a New York man. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reports to Star 97.7, agents arrested 27 year old Tyrone Saunders of New York in Gardiner after buying drugs from him undercover. Agents searched two homes and found 1500 dollars in suspected drug proceeds and other evidence of drug trafficking. Police say Saunders was allegedly destroying evidence when they took him in to custody. Also arrested is 29 year old Nicole Stump of Gardiner for violation of bail conditions.
Deer Isle’s Hardy to step down
(Deer Isle) – One of Maine’s longest serving town leaders will step down from his post after 45-years of being elected to the job. Neville Hardy of Deer Isle tells the Island Advantages he won’t seek re-election. Hardy ran the town for most of his 45-years on the job, but Selectmen in the past year have hired Becky Knowlton to be their administrative assistant who takes care of day to day operations. Hardy’s term ends at the next Town Meeting in 2016.
Parkman man faces sex charges
(Dover-Foxcroft) A Parkman man allegedly used candy and gum to lure children to expose themselves to them at his wife’s daycare. The Bangor Daily News reports 69 year old David Russell is charged with multiple counts of visual sexual aggression against a child. Police investigated the allegations after a child told their parent what Russell was allegedly doing. Russell’s wife has agreed to voluntarily close Just Us Kids day care and surrendered her license.
(Ellsworth) Want to help a family that’s less fortunate this holiday season? The Emmaus Homeless Shelter will collect items and donations for Christmas food baskets for families in need in the Hancock County area. Shelter Director MJ Boylan tells Star 97.7, they ask folks to drop off food items or give $15 toward a basket. So far, the shelter reports 220 families have signed up for a food box.
SPCA raises funds for generator
(Ellsworth) The SPCA says it needs a new generator and will raise funds at their holiday adoption event this weekend. Shelter Director Diana De Los Santos tells Star 97.7, they need a generator that will power the entire shelter and automatically switch on. A raffle will benefit the generator fund. You can also get pet photos with Santa, microchip your pet, and a get a rabies shot among other fun things to do Saturday at the shelter.
Stahursky to spend life in prison
(Warren) – A State prison inmate who admitted that he stabbed a convicted sex offender to death will spend the rest of his life in prison. Richard Stahursky’s sentence came down yesterday. Stahursky told the sentencing judge that he sleeps better by knowing his victim, Michael Boland, is dead. Stahursky was in prison for 20-years for armed robbery.
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High School Basketball – Boys
Washington Academy 83, Mount Desert Island 60
Jonesport-Beals 62, Highview Christian Academy 29
Lee Academy 70, Calais 55
Penobscot Valley 39, Bangor Christian 37
Calais 53, George Stevens 49
Dexter Regional 36, Schenck 28
John Bapst Memorial 54, Bucksport 36
Narraguagus 70, Machias 22
Penobscot Valley 62, Bangor Christian 18
Shead 49, Woodland 30
Stearns 41, Searsport 36