Bangor, Maine News Update: August 28, 2017
Police have recovered the body of a woman who was reported missing after her boat capsized off Biddeford Pool yesterday. She was one of four aboard a recreational fishing boat that was capsized by a wave at about 10:30 a.m. The three other occupants were rescued by a good Samaritan. He reported the accident after hearing a gunshot that was meant to serve as a distress signal. The woman’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.
A 75-year-old man was airlifted to the hospital after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle yesterday in Warren. John Shane of Rockland was thrown from his bike after it struck an SUV at an intersection on Route 235. Police said Shane was conscious and alert, but may have suffered internal injuries. The driver of the SUV was not hurt.
The remains of a Maine Marine who was killed when an MV-22 Osprey crashed off Australia’s coast earlier this month have been recovered. 26-year-old Captain Benjamin Cross of Bethel and two other Marines were killed after the aircraft struck the deck of an amphibious transport dock. 23 other Marines who were aboard the Osprey were rescued. The Marine Corps said Friday that Cross’ remains would be transferred to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii and then transported to a final destination to be determined by his family.
New England governors and Eastern Canadian premiers are set to talk Canadian-US trade relations. Today’s meetings on Prince Edward Island come just days after President Trump threatened to abandon NAFTA at a campaign-style rally in Phoenix. Trump said he believes Mexico and Canada are coming out ahead on the 23-year-old agreement.
The state is hosting a job fair geared at encouraging employers to hire veterans. It’s part of the Labor Department’s Hire-a-Vet campaign. Tomorrow’s job fair will take place at the Augusta armory and include more than 100 employers and veteran services programs.
Maine's wild blueberry crop is likely to be much smaller this year than in recent summers. University of Maine horticulture professor David Yarborough says it’s due to disease and a lack of pollination. He says "mummy berry disease" and other factors could cut the crop by as much as 36 percent this summer.