Bangor, Maine News Update: April 2, 2018
Police are calling the deaths of a husband and wife in Norridgewock a murder-suicide. 62-year-old William Hale reportedly killed his wife and dog, walked his 87-year-old mother out to sit in the car and wait for police, and then went back into the house and called 911. Officials say he told them there would be two bodies at the home when they arrived and an elderly woman who would need care.
A Bangor man is facing two counts of murder for the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found inside a burning delivery truck. Police say there’s no criminal history in Maine for 25-year-old John De St. Croix, who’s expected to make his first court appearance today. Police have not released how they died or a possible motive for the killings.
The FBI is now involved with a string of burglaries in Southern Maine that have vexed local police. The federal agency has released an enhanced compilation of surveillance videos from the robberies in hopes that someone can help them identify the suspect that can be found on the Portland Police Department’s Facebook page.
Eastern Maine Healthcare is changing its name in response to its expansion into other parts of the state. The organization that now includes 9 hospitals and other facilities and services statewide will be known as Northern Light Health beginning in October.
Donations are being collected to help a family of five from Corinth who lost their home to fire on Friday. Blackwell’s Insurance agency is collecting cash, checks, and/or clothing donations at their location on Main Street in Corinth or their Dexter office. Find more information about what’s needed on the Blackwell insurance agency’s Facebook page.