Bangor, Maine News Update: April 17, 2019
Bangor Police have charged a woman with forgery for allegedly using counterfeit money at Leadbetters convenience store near downtown. Tiffany Voisine was arrested on March 28th, after trying to pass two fake 100 dollar bills. Police say the phony 50's and 100's are being printed and circulated in the area.
A 23-year-old man is facing charges for allegedly shooting his father at a camp in Hancock County Sunday. Police say Christopher Laliberte claims he fired the gun in self-defense. He’s charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.
Governor Janet Mills is working on a program that would stock all of Maine's high school and middle schools with the overdose antidote drug, Naloxone. The administration also wants to improve and expand prevention education to younger grades. Mills says she would back legislation that would make staff training mandatory if needed, but she hopes schools will voluntarily participate.
Teaching children basic life skills was discussed at a public hearing in Augusta on Tuesday. The bill would require that students in elementary through high school learn a variety of skills, like cooking, sewing, and budgeting. Supporters think it would prepare kids for the real world while opponents say the curriculum is already too full and Maine doesn’t have enough trained teachers.
Tickets are on sale for the sixth annual Friends of Cross Insurance Center Gala, that will be held on Friday, April 27th. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank, OHI Brewer Food Pantry, and the Eastern Area Agency on Aging. Find more information and purchase tickets at Cross Center Gala dot com.