EMCC and Brewer Fire Department Work to Save Lives

BREWER - Over the past year we have reported on a number of fires that have taken the lives of too many.  However, a new partnership between a student and the Brewer Fire Department hopes to change that.

COKE ARREST

A man suspected of selling cocaine in Hancock county has been arrested.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says it had been investigating 54 year old Mark Briggs of Surry for several months.

On Saturday, they followed Briggs as he left the state and then pulled him over in Ellsworth when he returned.

They say they found nearly a half a pound of cocaine hidden in his trunk and more cocaine when they searched his home on the Morgan's bay road.

Packaging and 10 thousand dollars in cash was also seized.

Briggs is now charged with aggravated trafficking in cocaine.

MOOSE LOTTERY DEADLINE

Today is the deadline to mail or turn in paper applications for moose permits. People have until five oclock to either have their applications postmarked or delivered to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife office in Augusta.

Winners of the permits will be posted on the departments website on June 15th. If you miss todays deadlines you still have until May 14th for online applications. Game officials say Maine's moose population is healthy and not suffering from issues currently seen in New Hampshire.

 

 

MURDER TRIAL DRAWS TO A CLOSE

A murder trial is drawing to a close in Bangor today. Peter Robinson of Bradford has been on trial for the beating death of David Trask in November of 2011. Authorities say the two had a long running dispute over a right of way on land owned by Robinson. It erupted into a violent fight and officials say Robinson ended up beating Trask with a metal bar. Over the course of the trial, the jury has heard from police, rescuers and others who responded to the scene. They've also heard from members of both families who say both felt threatened during the course of the dispute. Closing arguments were expected to get underway Monday afternoon followed by the juries deliberations.

MAINER KILLED IN MASSACHUSETTS ACCIDENT

Police are still trying to figure out how a Maine resident ended up geting run over by traffic in the middle of Interstate 95 in Massachusetts. They say the unidentified man stopped his car on the side of the highway Saturday night and then stepped into the fast moving traffic. A woman says she tried to avoid striking him, but couldn't. Authorities haven't announced the mans name or where in Maine he lived.

Suspicious Sorrento Blaze

SORRENTO -According to the Sorrento Fire Department, an early morning fire may be suspicious.

Boating and the Economy

BANGOR - Boating season officially starts tomorrow, and with it comes an increase in the local economy.
 
Karina Bolster reports

Men Break Through Thin Ice in Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH - A close call on Branch Lake in Ellsworth earlier today, when 4 men riding ATV's on the frozen surface, broke through thin ice.

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