September 19, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

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Alvaro Soares also is charged with aggravated criminal operating under the influence, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and aggravated driving to endanger, plus criminal speeding, a misdemeanor.

Waldo County Deputy District Attorney Eric Walker said that an arrest warrant was issued for Soares, who lives in Rhode Island, earlier this week and he turned himself in Wednesday.

Soares, who Walker said is still suffering medical issues from the crash and remains in a wheelchair, posted $50,000 unsecured bond and cannot be in possession of drugs or alcohol. He also must turn over his passport.


Airport getting $1.5 million to begin building taxiway

Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport is getting a more than $1.5 million federal grant to be begin construction of a new taxiway.

The grant from the U.S. Transportation Department was announced Tuesday in a joint statement from Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King. Collins is the ranking member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee.

The senators said in the statement that small regional airports are critical in supporting the state economy by providing easier access to rural areas.

They say the grant will help improve safety at the airport.


Man working on vehicle dies after it rolls on top of him

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department says a Plymouth man was killed Wednesday night after the vehicle he had been working on rolled on top of him.

Sgt. Will Sheehan investigated the accident, which was reported at 5:01 p.m. The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his relatives, was working on a car at 237 Etna Road.

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