Bangor, Maine News Update: April 9, 2018
Three people have been arrested in connection with three heroin overdoses in Washington County. All of the victims, who were treated over the span of 30 minutes, were revived with Narcan, with a fourth overdose just two hours later in Hancock County, and similar cases in six other communities. Two Maine residents and a man from New York are now facing charges.
Bangor Police are investigating an accident Saturday night when a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. It happened just before 9 o’clock on Hammond Street, near the intersection with Odlin Road. At last report, the victim was in serious condition.
The Maine Department of Labor’s 12 Career Centers are hosting a series of job fairs this spring. With the Governor’s report that wages are rising and unemployment is at an all-time low, employment officials say it’s a great time to aim for a better-paying job. Find a complete list of job fairs at Maine career center dot gov.
It’s the end of an era for the Veazie Salmon Club that will close its doors and donate its memorabilia to the Atlantic Salmon Museum. The club, which has been hosting anglers since the 1970’s, has lost membership following the placing of Atlantic Salmon on the endangered species list.
For the first time, law enforcement officials in all six New England states are joining together in a public education campaign about distracted driving. The campaign includes a public service announcement that features police officers from each of the states discussing their own experiences responding to distracted driving crashes. Maine and Massachusetts prohibit texting while driving, while the other states will insist on hands-free cellphone use by the summer.