Bangor, Maine News Update: November 8, 2017
Voters said no to the bid to open a new casino in York County, defeating the measure with more than 8% of the votes. However, they said yes to Medicaid expansion, the transportation bond, and stabilizing payments to the state employees retirement system.
A 38-year-old hunter is charged with manslaughter for the fatal shooting of a woman who was digging for rocks on her own property. Karen Wrentzel of Hebron died of a gunshot wound on opening day for firearms season when 38-year-old Robert Trundy said he thought he saw what could have been part of a head or antler, but admitted he never saw the outline of a deer.
Police say the shot fired inside the Augusta Walmart was the result of an altercation between two men. 31-year-old Robert Potter of Augusta brandished a gun during the argument and it went off while the other man was trying to disarm him. Potter is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.
While less than 400 customers are without power this morning, many people have been calling Spectrum to complain that their cable services are out. Company officials say their crews have had to wait for the power lines to be repaired and electricity to be restored to its transfer stations. Now that the utility companies have finished, crews will be out in force to restore cable and internet services.
Community members are invited to join Husson University students and staff for the Walk for Warmth this Sunday, a 5k fun run/walk to help provide money for heating oil to people in need this winter. The walk gets underway at 9:00 Sunday morning on the Husson campus and costs $10 for anyone with a Husson ID, or $15 for everyone else. Find more information on the Facebook event page for the Husson University Walk for Warmth.