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Local News July 24, 2014

Motorcycle Crash

(Hancock) - A Milbridge motorcyclist suffered injuries when an SUV hit his bike yesterday evening in Hancock. State police say 23-year old Jacob Crucitti complained of several injuries and an ambulance took him to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth. Trooper Cliff Peterson says the SUV driver might have been blinded by the sun as she was turning into Hancock Grocery around 5-thirty last evening.

Route 3 Rebuild

(Bar Harbor) - Maine's Department of Transportation plans to unveil its final design to rebuild Route 3 leading into Downtown Bar Harbor. The project, though, won't start for another year, beginning in 2016. The $14-million dollar project will be unveiled August 4th at a meeting at the town's municipal building. The Mt. Desert Islander reports the construction phase was pushed back a year, and now coincides with the 100th birthday of Acadia National Park.

Bar Harbor Deer Hunt

(Bar Harbor) - A task force studying deer in Bar Harbor is proposing a one-time deer hunt in town. Townspeople will get a chance to have their say on August 5th. The task force found that car-deer accidents have increased tremendously, as has the incidence of Lyme disease, which is spread by deer ticks. The task force has studied the issue for about 2-years, and a survey showed that townspeople favored a limited hunting season. The proposal calls for a 2-to-4 week hunting season for the next two years.

Drug arrests in Ellsworth, Bangor

(Ellsworth) - Maine's Drug Enforcement agency arrested three people this week for selling heroin in Ellsworth and Bangor. Commander Peter Arno tells WNSX they have charged 22-year old Noelle Hanson of Ellsworth, 18-year old Lammar Orane of Brooklyn New York, and 50-year old Alfred Garcia of Portland. Hansen allegedly sold the drugs to undercover agents, while Garcia drove from Portland to Ellsworth with $4-thousand dollars worth of heroin in his car. He had recently completed a lengthy prison term for selling drugs.

Holden fire ver 1
(Holden) A fire in Holden Wednesday morning required emergency crews from six towns to battle a multi structure blaze. Holden Fire Chief Ryan Davis tells WNSX, the call came in at around 6am with multiple reports of an explosions on Davis Pond. Davis says the garage, car, and cottage are destroyed. Owner Cliff O'Donnell said he is insured for some of the last property. No one was injured in the blaze. There was too much damage to determine what started the fire. 

Seal Harbor woman involved in Corinth crash
(Corinth) Police have identified those involved in a serious two vehicle crash in Corinth Tuesday. The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office tells WNSX, 22 year old Stacey Austin of Seal Harbor drove a car on Route 15, stopped to pick up 25 year old Andrew McPherson of Dexter on Crescent Lumber, and pulled back onto Route 15. The car was struck by 55 year old Robert Ford of Corinth's pickup truck. Austin was flown with serious injuries to Eastern Maine Medical Center by Lifeflight. McPherson was taken by ambulance with serious injuries. Ford was taken to the hospital by family and later released. The crash remains under investigation but authorities do not believe speed, alcohol, or weather were factors.

GMA in Bar Harbor
(MDI) Bar Harbor will receive even more national attention this morning as ABC's Good Morning America broadcasts live from the Jordan Pond House Boat Launch. Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chris Fogg tells WNSX, Bar Harbor is a finalist in their "America's Favorite Place" competition and the winner will be announced live tomorrow on the show. Parking will be available in the North Pond Lot. He says he hopes the national attention will make folks consider visiting Bar Harbor on their next vacation.

EBT recipients to work
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage wants to require food stamp recipients to work while receiving benefits. Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew says Maine will no longer pursue a waiver from the federal government that allows recipients in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to receive ongoing benefits without having a job. Recipients between ages 18 and 49 will have to work at least 20 hours a week, volunteer or participate in a work-training program. People living with dependents and those who are pregnant or are disabled will be exempt.

Bucksport man hits cruiser in flee attempt
(Bar Harbor) A Bucksport man tried to escape police and struck a police cruiser as he tried to escape custody early Monday morning in Bar Harbor. The Bangor Daily News reports 24 year old Omar Santos was parked on Kebo Street with a female passenger at about 12:30am when police did a well being check on the car. Santos fled on foot while the officer was getting details from dispatch. Santos got into another vehicle he had access to but refused to get out for police. He  allegedly tried to take off and hit the cruiser. Santos was arrested on an outstanding warrant, as well as charges from Monday night's event.

Fire at Eastport business
(Eastport) A boatbuilding business in Eastport suffered damages to boats under construction as well as smoke and water damage to the shop early Wednesday morning. The Bangor Daily News reports a fire broke out at Millennium Marine just after midnight, but the fire wasn't discovered until 6am. The blaze originated in the bow of a boat under construction. The company does have insurance. No injuries are reported. Sprinklers took care of the most of the flames. A spokesman for the company told the BDN they expect to resume operations with half their workforce of 14 people, sometime next week.


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