Bangor, Maine News Update: April 13, 2018
Ellsworth Police have arrested a suspect in a bank robbery that happened four years ago. 29-year-old Matthew Lemery is facing charges in connection with the February 3, 2014 robbery of Key Bank on High Street in Ellsworth.
Three people have been indicted on burglary and theft charges in connection with a string of burglaries in Hancock and Washington County last year. Gary Goodrich, Kayla Bulleman, and Jacob Richardson allegedly stole items like guns and fishing gear from camps.
With Spring Break nearly upon us, health officials are warning Mainers who may be traveling to Florida, Texas, or Puerto Rico of a rise in cases of the Zika virus. The virus that’s spread by mosquitos and can cause severe birth defects often has no symptoms. Anyone traveling to these areas should pack a lot of mosquito repellant and get checked out by a doctor if they experience a fever within 14 days of the trip.
The National Endowment for the Arts is blocking a Deering High School student’s participation in the national Poetry Out Loud contest, because he’s a native of Zambia who has not yet been granted legal asylum. Now, 17-year-old Allan Monga and the Maine Arts Foundation are suing the national endowment.
The American Folk Festival is paying tribute to one of its long-time supporters by naming a featured artist after him. One artist at each festival, starting this year, will be named the Marvin Glazier Discovery Artist, for a well-known Bangor lawyer who passed away last year at the age of 72. This year’s Marvin Glazier Discovery Artist will be Orquesta el Macabeo, performing Puerto Rico Salsa.