Bangor, Maine News Update: August 24, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 18 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, and 16 more people who have recovered. The total number of cases that can be traced back to a wedding in Millinocket now stands at 52. One person connected to someone who was at the event has died after contracting the virus.
Police continue to search for Jaquile Coleman, who’s wanted in connection to the shooting death of a 19-year-old woman in Lewiston on Friday. Coleman’s vehicle was found abandoned but he remains at large. Officials say anyone who sees the suspect should consider him armed and call 911 immediately. (check status)
Bangor Police are warning residents about a string of car burglaries around the city. Officials say the cars that have been burglarized all had their doors unlocked. The best way to prevent falling victim is to always lock up your vehicle, take valuables into the house with you at night, including electronics, credit cards, and CD’s.
After three fatal ATV accidents on Saturday across the state, the Maine Warden Service is cautioning residents to ride safe. Officials say it’s important to always wear a helmet, even on short trips, maintain control of the vehicle, watch your speed, and never drink and ride. Find more information about ATV safety at ME Fish Wildlife dot com.
Ellsworth Firefighters will hold a cornhole tournament next month to help prevent cancer among their ranks. Timberland Acres will host the event on September 5th, with the funds going toward buying particulate hoods for firefighters in Hancock County and in Steuben, the hometown of one of their colleagues diagnosed with cancer last winter. Find more information on the Ellsworth Professional Firefighters Facebook page.
One of the founding members of Open Table MDI will attempt to swim all the way around Mount Desert Island this week, to benefit the organization that provides free meals through the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. Puranjot Kaur will not wear a wetsuit, and will be accompanied by volunteers in boats for the roughly 44 mile swim, that should take about 24 hours.