Bangor, Maine News Update: February 26, 2018
Ellsworth parents plan to show up at school this morning, as a show of support, after a local 19-year-old was arrested for allegedly planning a school shooting attack. Michael Allen has been charged with terrorizing. Police say they will have an added presence this week, as well, to help make the students, their parents, and the staff feel more secure.
A Maine man was arrested last week in New Hampshire with 21 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car. 27-year-old Jakob Lemieux had been stopped while heading north for a moving violation. He’s charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
A wintry mix caused several accidents across Maine yesterday, including in Bangor, where a four car crash sent two of the vehicles into separate businesses near the intersection of Center and Park Streets. Those same wintry conditions are causing some slush and ice this morning so drivers are encouraged to give themselves extra time on the morning commute.
Eastern Maine Development Corporation has launched an on the job training program that offers to folks who have been laid off a paycheck while they learn a new trade. EMDC is looking for people interested in working in Information Technology, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Construction or Boat Building. In addition, they’re seeking any employers in these fields interested in taking part in the OJT program.
A seminar at the Bangor Y tomorrow will help folks learn more about how to avoid getting scammed. Sheriff Troy Morton will be at the Y between 1 and 2 tomorrow afternoon with information geared mainly toward adults age 55 and older. The event is free but folks are encouraged to pre-register at the Bangor Y's website.