Bangor, Maine News Update: September 28, 2018
The search will resume this morning for a skydiving instructor who fell while making a tandem jump. The second skydiver landed safely and alerted authorities Thursday afternoon and officials determined the instructor became separated from the student about a mile above the ground. The flight originated at the Skydive New England facility in Lebanon, which is where the search is concentrating.
A New York man is facing charges after police found him in possession of crack cocaine and heroin, along with nearly nineteen-hundred dollars in drug proceeds. Officials searched 31-year-old Reginald Lewis’s Kennebunk hotel room, but found the drugs and money hidden in the man’s underwear. Police say more charges are likely.
The Navy has awarded a three-point nine billion dollar contract to Bath Iron Works to build four new destroyers. Contracts for the builds contain options for more ships if Congress appropriates the money. The shipyard, that employs fifty-five hundred workers, will build the destroyers over the next four years.
A new license plate option will be available Monday and will benefit Maine’s only children’s hospital. The specialty plate was created for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and ten dollars from each plate sold will benefit the facility. It’s expected to raise more than 200 thousand dollars annually.
The Dempsey Challenge is being held this weekend in Lewiston. Participants will run, walk, or bicycle in the two-day non-competitive event that was created by actor Patrick Dempsey, in honor of his mother who had cancer. Find more information on the Dempsey Challenge website.