Bangor, Maine News Update: April 11, 2018
A Brunswick man went before a judge this week for the alleged murder of his four-month-old child in Brunswick in 1979. Originally, the death was ruled sudden infant death syndrome, but in the years since, Burton Hagar has told several people, including police, that he smothered the baby because he was jealous of the attention his wife was giving the infant. The judge will render a decision at a later date while he ponders whether a conviction can be leveed when the only proof is the man’s confession.
A Connecticut gang member is going to prison for 12 years for his role in an operation that moved narcotics, crack, and firearms between New Haven and Bangor. Kavon Rogers was trafficking crack for the Red Side Guerrilla Brims gang when he was arrested in 2014. The investigation resulted in the conviction of 21 gang members in Connecticut and Maine.
New street lights are set to be installed throughout the city of Brewer, and so residents may notice a change. The news lights are the more efficient LED models, so they have a brighter, blueish white light, rather than the yellow/orange glow of the old lights. The city pays rent to the Emera Maine for the sodium lights, but it will own the new ones, saving Brewer more than 100 thousand dollars a year.
A rescue dog is being hailed as a hero after helping her owner wake up when the house was on fire. Mitchell McArthur says Sabrina the pit bull kept barking and nibbling at his clothing until he got up and realized the house was full of smoke and ammunition was going off in the living room. McArthur says he wasn’t originally thrilled about getting a dog, but now says they enjoy a tight bond.