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Pickup driver dies in crash with SUV in Sanford

SANFORD, Maine (AP) - Police say one person is dead and two people had to be flown to a Portland hospital after a crash on Route 202 in Sanford.

Cpl. Matthew Gagne says 53-year-old James Desaulniers was killed when he improperly passed another vehicle in his pickup truck and crashed into an oncoming sport utility vehicle at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A man and woman in the SUV were injured and taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Route 202 was shut down for several hours after the accident, which remains under investigation.

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Fifth Quarter Saturday: Regional Semifinals

(NEWS CENTER) - The final six slots were filled for next weekend's regional finals with Thornton Academy, Cheverus, Marshwood, Winslow, Waterville, and Oak Hill earning the honors.

RESULTS

CLASS 'A' WEST

(2) Thornton Academy 35 (6) Sanford 6 F

CLASS 'A' EAST

(1) Cheverus 37 (4) Bangor 0 F

CLASS 'B' WEST

(3) Marshwood 45  (2) York 16 F

CLASS 'C' EAST

Fifth Quarter Saturday: Regional Quarterfinals

(NEWS CENTER) - Saturday's regional quarterfinals boasted one surprise and neither had another shocker as only 32 teams remain in the pursuit of a state championship.

Class 'A' East

(3) Windham 54 (6) Edward Little 14
(4) Bangor 55 (5) Lewiston 21

Class 'A' West

(6) Sanford 33 (3) South Portland 32

Class 'B' East

(5) Skowhegan 36 (4) Mt. Blue 29

Class 'C' East

(3) Mt. Desert Island 21 (6) Old Town 14

Class 'D' West

(2) Oak Hill 41 (7) Boothbay Region 22
(3) Lisbon 28 (6) Maranacook 0

Class 'D' East

(3) Mattanawcook Academy 22 (6) Washington Academy 21

Sanford Police release video of Credit Union robbery

SANFORD, Maine - The Sanford Police Department confirmed to NEWS CENTER that the Ocean Community Federal Credit Union at 48 Alfred Road was robbed by an armed suspect at approximately 11 A.M. on Saturday.

Police say a man, pictured above, walked into the credit union, displayed a revolver and demanded cash. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money into the woods near the Center for Shopping Plaza.

Police describe the male as being approximately five feet eight inches with a salt and pepper mustache. He had short stubble for facial hair and was wearing a black beanie hat, grey jacket and sunglasses. Police say the suspect displayed a silver six inch barrel revolver with a wooden handle. The male may have been parked in the Center for Shopping Plaza as he fled on foot in that direction.

Fatal crash in Arundel late Saturday

ARUNDEL, Maine - One person was killed and another injured in a one vehicle crash in the town of Arundel late Saturday night.

The York County Sheriff's Department says 26 year old Bobby Hem of Sanford was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.  31 year old Brian Roche of Old Orchard Beach, the driver of the vehicle, was transported to SMMC with non-life threatening injuries.
 
The Sheriff's Department, along with Arundel and Biddeford Fire and Rescue responded to the area of 198 Long Cabin Road where they found a White 2002 BMW 2 door sedan had struck a utility pole and wires were dangling around the vehicle.
 
Sheriffs believe the operator failed to negotiate a curve in the road, left the roadway and struck a utility pole.
 
Trooper Rose of the Maine State Police is reconstructing the accident.

Rumor of violence prompts football postponement

WATERBORO, Maine - The Massabesic Mustangs at Sanford Spartans football game scheduled for Friday night in Sanford has been postponed until Saturday due to rumors of violence.

According to David Theoharides, Sanford School Superintendent, a "rumor" that a student was bringing a gun to the game was reported to the Massabesic High School Resource Police Officer. That report, according to Theoharides, prompted an investigation by the resource officer and the Massabesic administration. Theoharides said that while investigators found the rumor unsubstantiated, they did find a high level of trash talking on social media.

Massabesic High School, located in Waterboro, is one of the Sanford Spartans main rivals. Theoharides said that definitely contributed to this issue.