(Undated) – Road surfaces are wet along the Downeast Coast this morning, and some communities have sent salt/sand trucks out to treat surfaces just in case they get slippery. Parts of Interstate 95 are operating at reduced speed because of the threat of slush and sleet as a winter storm hits Maine. A Winter Storm Warning is up for Northern Maine which could see some significant snowfall today. So far, police report no serious accidents and school is open on time everywhere.
(Mattawankeag) – Drug agents have arrested two men in Penobscot county and charged them with selling heroin. Maine Drug Enforcement Agency commander Peter Arno reports to Star 97-7 his agents joined federal drug agents, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department and State Police and searched a home in Mattawamkeag. They found 20-grams of heroin and other evidence of drug trafficking. Arrested are 31-year old Ryan Schiller of Mattawamkeag and 30-year old Paul Bone of Dorchester Massachusetts. Drug agents have been investigating heroin that has come into Maine from out of state.
(Ellsworth) – A Franklin man suffered serious injuries when a car struck him as he crossed the Bucksport Road in Ellsworth. Police Lt. Harold Page reports 58-year old Linwood Tracy had run out of gas and was crossing the road after dark Friday night when he walked into the path of an oncoming car. Ambulance crews transferred Tracy to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment of head and chest injuries. That area of the Bucksport Road is not lighted.
(Gouldsboro) – The scallop fishing season in three parts of Downeast Maine lasted exactly two weeks. Maine’s Department of Marine Resources has shut down scallop fishing in Gouldsboro and Dyer Bay, Wohoa Bay and Jonesport Reach, and the Inner Machias Rotational area. The DMR reports to Star 97-7 it is likely that the 30-percent scallop removal rate was already reached in those areas. They based the closure on the count of boats in the areas, industry reports from dealers and harvesters, and surveys. Offshore areas remain open for scallop fishing.
Navy/Coast Guard Rescue
(Boston) – The new Navy stealth destroyer helped the Coast Guard rescue an ailing fishermen about 40-miles off the Maine coast during the weekend. The Coast Guard tells Star 97.7 the Zumwalt sent a small boat to a fishing boat early Saturday morning when a Coast Guard helicopter determined it could not lower a rescuer to the fishing boat. The navy crew was able to get the captain of the Danny Boy on board and bring him back to the destroyer where the Coast Guard was able to airlift him to Portland. The Zumwalt is on sea trials and was in the fishing boat’s area when the emergency call came in.
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