Bangor, Maine News Update: April 6, 2018
Bangor Police are looking for the people responsible for making meth in an apartment house. Residents of the Mount Hope Avenue building reported two backpacks in the hall, and police say they contained bottles with liquid inside, plus materials used to make methamphetamine. Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to contact Bangor Police.
A Berwick man is facing his fifth OUI charge and a charge of operating after earning habitual offender status. 30-year-old Lance Faucher’s car was pulled over on Monday after police saw him driving in the breakdown lane on Route 202 in Lebanon.
Bangor’s winter parking rules have ended for the season, which puts an end to the whole odd-even parking situation. That doesn’t eliminate the possibility of overnight parking bans, in the event that we get any snow, however. This year, the National Weather Service says Bangor piled up 109 inches of snow, compared to just under 80 inches last winter.
The City of Portland is suing a host of pharmaceutical companies over the toll of the nationwide opioid abuse epidemic. It’s joining cities from across the nation who are seeking damages from drug makers and some doctors involved in the distribution of the drugs in response to their substantial impact on the community, including the loss of lives. 57 Portland residents died of drug overdoses last year.
A traveling Maine petting zoo is now home to the first baby reindeer born in the state in more than 20 years. There are no wild reindeer left in Maine and Pony Xpress has the only domesticated ones in the state. Pony Xpress owner Ed Papsis says he didn’t even know Cocoa the reindeer was pregnant until she gave birth on Easter Sunday to a calf they named Mistletoe.