Bangor, Maine News Update: November 13, 2017
Three men from Georgia are facing charges after Bangor police say they picked up a man in Brewer on Friday, took him to a Bangor bank, and forced him to make a fraudulent transaction. After being released, the man gave police a description of the vehicle and its license plate number. The men are expected to be arraigned today.
Netflix customers have been warned by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office of a scam that aims to garner their financial information. In a post on the department’s facebook page, they explain that customers are receiving emails claiming that their customer billing information needs to be updated and their account has become invalid. They say don’t click on the link provided in the email, even though it takes you to a page that looks like a real Netflix page, but rather delete the email altogether.
Maine's wild blueberry crop fell sharply this summer to land below 100 million pounds for the first time in four years. Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine officials say preliminary industry figures show the crop coming in at about 65 million pounds. It's more than enough for Maine to remain far and away the wild blueberry capital of the country, but a sharp drop from recent years.
Mason’s Brewing Company in Brewer is holding a fundraiser Tuesday to benefit a local organization that works to raise awareness of Pancreatic Cancer. In honor of the evening for the Purple Iris Foundation, Mason’s will be pouring purple beer and giving 10 percent of each ticket to the organization. The fundraiser runs from 5 to 9:00 tomorrow on the Brewer waterfront.