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Local News 4-17-14

Coleman Obit

(Lamoine) – One of the pioneers of diabetes research has died at his home in Lamoine. Doug Coleman experimented on mice that suffered from both obesity and diabetes that led to finding a hormone linked to obesity. The research earned Coleman and other scientists at the Jackson Lab and beyond several international awards. Doug Coleman was 82-years old

Police Chief Suit

(Bar Harbor) – An attorney representing the insurance carrier for the Town of Bar Harbor has asked that an appeal by the former police chief be moved to federal court. The Ellsworth American reports attorney Marc Franco filed paper work to take the case out of state superior court and into the federal court system. Franco said former chief Nate Young claims that he was denied an opportunity to tell his side of the story that led to Young’s firing. Franco said there was plenty of due process in the hearing that saw town councilors uphold town manager Dana Reed’s decision to dismiss Young.

Flooding

(Ellsworth) – Tuesday night’s heavy rain has taken a toll on a number of roads in Eastern Maine. Perhaps the hardest hit town was Dexter, where the Sebasticook River overwhelmed a downtown street, washing away part of the road and undermining the river bank underneath the town’s historical society building. In Ellsworth, Shore Road remained closed overnight when the Union River overflowed. Herrick Road in Brooksville was also badly eroded along a shoulder when a plugged culvert caused significant erosion damage.

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(Undated) The Hancock County Business Conference and Trade Show next week will highlight workshops intended to boost a businesses marketing abilities. Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Marketing Director Ron Wrobel tells WNSX, he’ll host a workshop that focuses on the guest experience. Wrobel worked for Walt Disney, before he was hired at the Chamber. He says his workshop will be interactive, fast paced, and interesting.

Caswell man swept away in flood

(Caswell) An Aroostook County man died when flood waters swept him away on a flooded roadway near his hometown Tuesday night. Game wardens recovered 74 year old Paul Oliver’s body early Wednesday morning. Warden Service spokesman John MacDonald said Oliver moved his truck from the flooded road and stepped into the water by a large culvert and was swept downstream about 20-yards. MacDonald urged Mainers to be cautious during flood season.


Portland drug bust
(Portland) A Portland man resisted arrest after he allegedly sold crack cocaine to an undercover agent this week. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency tells WNSX, 21 year old Ian Nono was under investigation beginning in February 2014 and undercover agents allegedly purchased crack cocaine from Nono multiple times over the next two months. Nono met with an undercover agent in the area of Canco Road and Washington Avenue and after the transaction was successful, agents and uniformed police officers approached him. He refused to submit to arrest by physically struggling with officers and fleeing. He was eventually arrested. A search warrant at his residence turned up two handguns, ammo, 3 thousand dollars cash, and other items indicative of drug trafficking. Police report one of the handguns was stolen from Clearwater Florida.

Former MSP Chief pleads not guilty to sex crime
(Portland) A former Maine State Police chief plead not guilty Wednesday to a charge of gross sexual assault. The Bangor Daily News reports 73 year old Andrew Demers of New Gloucester appeared in Portland Superior Court to place the plea. Demers attorney told the media he didn’t understand why the District Attorney was so quick to charge his client without “a single piece of discovery.” Demers was arrested in mid March.

Tractor trailer crashes with potato load
(Carmel) A tractor trailer loaded with potatoes went off Interstate 95 in Carmel late Tuesday night and the driver is ok. Maine State Police report to WNSX 49 year old Scott Rand of Sherman Mills was behind the wheel of truck that came to rest on the median after it hit several trees. The truck sustained 15 thousand dollars worth of damage. Rand was cited for a log book violation.

Calais Job Fair Thursday
(Calais) Dress your best and bring your resume to the Calais Area Job Fair today at the Washington County Community College. Washington County Disabled Veterans Outreach Rep. Michelle Mersero (Mer-Ser-Oh) tells WNSX 30 employers will be represented at the job fair this afternoon. She says folks should dress appropriately and bring a resume. Mersero says veterans will be recognized with a special pin and employers will be informed that they will be in attendance. The event is from 11:30am to 3:30pm. For more details visit WNSX radio dot com.

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