Bangor, Maine News Update: April 19, 2018
Bangor Police are investigating after a 22-year-old man showed up at the hospital’s emergency department with a serious stab wound. Investigators say it appears the man was injured during a fight Tuesday morning outside a First Street residence. Police say there’s no danger to the public.
The man who allegedly robbed the Unity Pharmacy is behind bars after police received a tip that he was camping in the woods near Brooks. 33-year-old Andrew Sousa tried to get away but was caught after a brief foot chase and charged with robbery.
Maine is set to receive 2 million dollars in federal funding to fight the heroin and opioid crisis. Last year 418 Mainers died from drug overdose, an 11 percent increase from the year before. Officials say the money, that’s being distributed from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will help support vital recovery programs.
The Portland City Council voted last night to transfer its contract with Waterfront Concerts to Live Nation. WABI-TV reports the decision came after the council heard public comments about the city’s relationship with Waterfront Concerts’ Alex Gray, who pleaded guilty to domestic violence assault last October.
A single dad from Lincolnville and his 2-year-old son got a big surprise this week when the folks from Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County showed up at his job in the Lincolnville General Store and told him he’s getting a forever home. A fundraiser will be held this Saturday at the Shrine Club in Belfast to help cover the cost of the build. Find more information at the Waldo County Habitat website.