The Chief Medical Examiner says a University of Maine football player who collapsed during practice last month died of a heart condition and his death is ruled as natural causes. An autopsy showed that 18-year-old Darius Minor died of an acute aortic dissection. The Virginia native had passed physicals with the team and with his own doctor prior to beginning practice with U-Maine.

The Penobscot County Federal Credit Union says folks should check their money closely, as there are some fake bills being circulated in the Bangor area. In a post on its Facebook page, the credit union posted a picture of a 20 dollar bill that, at first glance, looks authentic, but is actually motion picture replica money. If you look closely, you can see the word ‘replica’ printed on the bill.

Maine State Police are warning drivers about not using illegal lights on vehicles, including amber lights that are authorized only for certain non-emergency vehicles or white lights that are only allowed on emergency vehicles. It’s also illegal to use auxiliary lighting that blinks, rotates, or flashes and violators could be fined up to 154 dollars.

The Maine Department of Transportation will hold two public forums this week on pedestrian safety. The event will cover risky behaviors and attitudes of both drivers and pedestrians, and will explore strategies to make communities safer. A forum in Orono will be held tonight at 6 at the Keith Anderson Community Center, and in Brewer tomorrow night at 6 at the Brewer auditorium.

Now might be the perfect time to welcome a new pet into your household as the Bangor Humane Society has reduced adoption fees to help find forever homes for their animals. The adoption fee for adult cats is only fifty dollars, and the fees have been cut in half for some of the dogs who have been at the shelter for some time. Find more information at Bangor Humane dot org.

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