Passersby stopped to help a Bangor Police Officer when he got into a struggle with a drug suspect. The officer noticed that Robert Arrington of New York appeared to be putting a plastic bag in his mouth and ordered him to spit it out, but Arrington refused and lunged at the officer. He and Heidi McComb of Bangor were both arrested.

New details reveal that one of the men accused of killing a Millinocket man and injuring his wife was once employed by the victim. WABI-TV reports Tony Locklear, his daughter and her boyfriend went to Wayne LaPierre’s house allegedly to buy marijuana when they robbed him, shot him to death, and wounded his estranged wife. All three are charged with murder and robbery.

Fire officials say a lightning strike that hit a utility pole yesterday, traveled underground through a water main,  and started a house fire. The Portland Press Herald says the fire in Saco was contained to the basement unit of a duplex.

The Warden Service is reminding Mainers that this is an active time for deer , so they should be on the lookout for them when driving, especially at dawn and at dusk. Use high beams whenever possible to improve visibility and scan the shoulders of the road for any sign of movement. And if it looks like a crash is unavoidable, hit the brakes hard, rather than swerving, and release them just before impact to avoid scooping the animal onto the hood and through the windshield

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, so the folks at Penquis are encouraging Mainers to wear blue on Friday. They hope people will take a selfie, share it on social media, and add hashtag Wear Blue as a way to let others know that they’re supporting child abuse prevention. In addition, folks could add a personal story or make a donation to any local organization that serves children.

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