Bangor, Maine News Update: October 10, 2018
Police are investigating an incident in Dixmont yesterday that started with a report for shots fired on the Moosehead Trail. A woman sustained non-life threatening injuries and the suspect took off, but was later apprehended by police. So far, no charges have been filed.
Free services will be provided to homeless veterans this weekend at Togus Veteran’s Medical Center in Augusta, as part of the 21st annual Stand Down. From 9 to 4 on Saturdays, veterans can get clothing, personal care items, food, haircuts, flu shots, and information about housing, jobs, and legal help. Transportation will be provided, including a van that will leave the Bangor Area Shelter at 7:15 Saturday morning.
A new report shows that nearly half of the homicides in Maine each year are caused by domestic violence. The Maine Domestic Abuse Homicide Review panel urges anyone who feels they’re experiencing abuse to seek help. Find more information about available resources at 211 Maine.
A young woman, who made headlines in Maine when her family contested a school district’s decision to restrict the transgender teen from the girls’ bathroom, will make her TV debut this Sunday. Nicole Maines will appear on Season 4 of the CW’s series ‘Supergirl,’ as the superhero Nia Nal.
A Texas man carved out a victory in a pumpkin boat race over the weekend, as part of the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta. Russell Orms, of Austin, Texas, won the power boat competition in an eleven-hundred-fifty-pound pumpkin he carved into a Viking Ship, called the Plundering Pumpkin.