Bangor, Maine News Update: October 3, 2017
Stories are surfacing of Mainers who were in Las Vegas over the weekend, including one man who was attending the Jason Aldean concert when a gunman opened fire on the crowd. WLBZ-TV reports Damon Leach told his mother he heard a loud bang that he thinks was someone near him getting shot and then he started to run for cover. He wasn’t hurt but was further rattled when he realized that he was staying on the same floor of the hotel as the shooter.
A Casco hunter is recovering after he was struck in the face with buckshot while hunting in Gorham. Now, the Warden service is looking for two men who fled the scene after the shooting. Wardens say the 55-year-old man was wearing a blaze orange vest while hunting pheasant when he was shot.
The Waterville Humane Society is closed temporarily due to an outbreak of feline distemper. People who have recently adopted cats from the shelter have been notified and proper precautions have been taken. WABI-TV reports there’s no timetable for when the shelter will reopen.
Former University of Maine Professor and now Nobel Medicine winner Michael Rosbech says, at 73, it’s usually not a good thing when you get a call at 5:00 in the morning because normally it means someone died. He won a Nobel prize, along with Jeffrey Hall and Michael Young, for their discoveries about the body’s daily rhythms and raising awareness about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. He said the fruit fly helped his research.
A 5k race in Blue Hill that helps provide shoes to needy kids in Nicaragua will step off Saturday. Registration for the Soles for Souls race will begin at 7:30 Saturday morning at the Homewood Farm in Blue Hill, with the race starting at 8:30. The event costs 20 dollars or racers can donate a new pair of children’s shoes.