Bangor, Maine News Update: January 24, 2019
A Bangor woman is facing child endangerment and drug charges after her 7-month old baby allegedly ingested methamphetamine through her breast milk. Police say the baby was unconscious after ingesting the drug but regained consciousness and was treated at the hospital. 20-year-old Alyssa Murch is due in court next month.
The last video in a series focused on youth mental health issues and produced by Northern Light Acadia Hospital is completed. The first six videos dealt with bullying, suicide, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and problems facing the LGBTQ community, while the last addresses a young person’s resiliency. Find all seven videos on the Northern Light Acadia Hospital YouTube channel.
The owner of Linnehan homes has agreed to refund 18 thousand dollars and change its business practices as part of a settlement with the Maine Attorney General’s Office. AG Aaron Frey said in a media release that the company misled aspiring homeowners who enrolled in a ‘path to home ownership plan,’ believing they were purchasing a home, when in reality they were renting with an option to buy, and lost money when they couldn’t afford it.
The Together Place in Bangor is looking for volunteers, as it continues its work providing programs and services for people with substance use disorders and mental health challenges. Currently, they’re looking for everything from artists and cleaners to electricians and carpenters. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Together Place Peer Run Recovery Center
A Bangor woman is collecting donations of toiletries, gift cards, and non-perishable food items that she’s distributing to airport workers affected by the partial government shutdown. Michele Richardson says there are four drop-off locations for donations, including Realty of Maine, Countrywide Trailer Registration, the Bangor Y, and Maine Aero Services. Find more information on the Operation Grocery Bangor TSA, Air Traffic Controllers, and CBP Officers Facebook page.