Bangor, Maine News Update: September 13, 2018
It was a peaceful ending to a standoff on Union Street in Bangor yesterday. Police were called to a residence in Birch Hill estates after an alleged altercation in the driveway between a resident and a man who had a protection order against being at that address. Officials say the man had an outstanding warrant and eventually surrendered without incident.
The man who led police on the longest manhunt in Maine history has appealed his conviction for murder to the Supreme Judicial Court. Robert Burton, who was sentenced to 55 years for the murder of Stephanie Gebo, is arguing that his former criminal history should not have been admitted into the original trial. In addition, he's contesting the way the jury was selected.
It’s shaping up to be an expensive year for heating costs in Maine, with the current average cash price for heating oil at two-seventy-seven a gallon, which is seven cents higher than a month ago, and 59 cents higher than a year ago. Kerosene is at three-thirty-six a gallon, up from two-eighty-three a year ago, and propane is up 30 cents from 2017.
A caravan of bucket trucks that passed through Bangor on Wednesday is from New Brunswick and is headed south. E and E Power Company from New Brunswick stopped in Bangor on their way to Carolinas, where the Canadian crews will help with the Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The company is sending 40 bucket trucks, 8 diggers, and much more equipment to help with relief efforts.
Challenger Learning Center in Bangor will hold an e-waste event on Saturday, when volunteers will be on-hand to unload people's unwanted electronics between 9 and 1. Donations will be accepted, with the money to benefit the center's STEM educational programs and activities.