Bangor, Maine News Update: September 21, 2018
A report of gunshots led police to a Milford man who said he thought someone was trying to steal his pot plants. The Maine Road resident said he shot multiple times at suspected thieves, who then ran off into the woods. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.
A Corinth man who poured gasoline on his home and set it on fire has been found not guilty by reason of insanity and will be committed to DHHS. Fred Roberts had multiple head injuries before setting the fire that forced his 70-year-old companion to jump from a second story window.
Three American Indian tribal groups in Maine are set to receive grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The Aroostook Band of Micmacs and Penobscot Nation are both slated to receive about 900 thousand dollars for programs that address violence against women. And the Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribe will get about 750 thousand for justice, and drug and alcohol abuse programs.
A group of cabins on the grounds of the Togus VA Hospital in Augusta given shelter to homeless veterans and given them easy access to health services. Find more information on the Cabin in the Woods project website.
Despite a fire that destroyed two barns and damaged six buildings at the fairgrounds, the Fryeburg Fair is getting ready to open next week. The barns have been replaced by a massive tent that took three days to construct. The fair opens on September 30th and officials say, once it’s done, the tent will come down and a new barn will be built.