Bangor, Maine News Update: July 11, 2018
Police say a GPS tracker placed in a bag of money helped them apprehend a man suspected of robbing the Key Bank on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville yesterday. The robbery happened just before 11 a.m. and the suspect, who had fled on a bicycle, was caught in some nearby woods a half hour later.
A massive fire has destroyed two buildings at the Fryeburg fairgrounds and damaged several others. Officials say the fire started in a sheep barn last night and spread to the cattle shed, burning both buildings to the ground and damaging six others. No animals were in the barns and no one was hurt in the fire.
Mainers are reminded to leave their pets at home on warm days after a dog had to be rescued from a car outside the Auburn Walmart on Sunday. Officials say the temperature in the vehicle was 103 degrees, even though the windows were cracked. The dog has been taken to a local shelter and police are now looking for its owner.
Jackson Lab will celebrate the opening of a new 200 million dollar mice breeding facility next month in Ellsworth. The invitation-only event on August 23rd will celebrate the project that’s expected to create as many as 350 jobs when finished in 2026.
Folks planning to travel through Orrington on Saturday may want to be prepared for a detour as the Old Home Week parade will shut down traffic on Route 15, starting at 11 in the morning. The town is celebrating its 230th birthday with a ducky race, charity golf tournament, endless yard sale and more.