Bangor, Maine News Update: November 8, 2018
Police say remains found in the woods of Blue Hill may be those of a woman who went missing in August. 37-year-old Jessica Grindle lived near where the remains were found by a deer hunter on Wednesday. The State Medical Examiner’s office will now work to positively identify the individual and determine cause of death.
A judge has ruled in favor of a former employee of Maine Coast Hospital, stating that it engaged in unfair labor practices when it fired the woman for writing a letter to the editor, criticizing the hospital. The judge also ruled that the hospital must offer Karen-Jo Young her job back and compensate her for lost wages.
A former state lawmaker has been found guilty of stealing more than 3 million dollars from two elderly women and evading taxes. 53-year-old Robert Lindell Jr. now faces up to 10 years in prison and fines totaling 20 thousand dollars. Lindell’s attorney says they will appeal.
Tis the season for wreaths and kissing balls, and for the necessary supplies to be stolen. Maine Forest Rangers are investigating after confiscating several hundred pounds of stolen evergreen from a location in Canton. Multiple summonses have been issued for unlawful cutting of evergreen boughs and unlawful cutting of trees.
A Brewer garage has a few more openings for free oil changes for veterans. Rideout’s Automotive does this every year as a way to say thank you and give back. Veterans interested in taking advantage of the oil change offer should contact Rideout’s in Brewer soon, before they’re completely booked.