Friday, 09 February 2018 09:39

Prisoners moved from Downeast Correctional Facility, employees on paid administrative leave Featured

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Prisoners moved from Downeast Correctional Facility, employees on paid administrative leave

MACHIASPORT - Jim Mackie with AFSCME Council 9 has confirmed security teams and Maine State Police showed up at the Downeast Correctional Facility around 4:40 a.m. this morning and started removing prisoners.

Employees are being put on paid administrative leave and will be laid off on March 3rd, according to a letter from State of Maine Department of Corrections that was handed out Friday morning. 

We will update this story as we learn more.

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Blake Lipton joined the ABC 7 and Fox 22 news team in January of 2016 and is excited to start his career in television as a morning anchor at our station!

He is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina and has previously interned with the ESPNU/SEC Network, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and the WOLO sports department in Columbia, South Carolina during his time in school.

Blake also worked with the Weather Channel to help cover the historic South Carolina floods in the fall of 2015.

While most of his experience is in sports, Blake is thrilled for the opportunity to host the morning show at Fox ABC Maine and become a more well-rounded journalist and storyteller.

When he is not anchoring or reporting, Blake enjoys hiking, reading and talking anything football. He is also a fan of coffee and hip-hop music.

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