Bangor, Maine News Update: August 31, 2021
Bangor Police are working to piece together the chain of events that led to a Veazie man being run over by a box truck that he was allegedly lying underneath. The incident happened at around 2:00 Sunday morning in a parking lot on Larkin Street, when a Bangor man, driving the truck, said he never saw the other man. The victim sustained serious head injuries.
Caribou Police say a man armed with an assault rifle and stun gun disrupted a Maine tribal event hosted by the Aroostook Band of MicMacs over the weekend. Officials say Nikolas Martin-Sackett ran into the woods Saturday night, and was the subject of a standoff before being taken into custody. He’s charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, terrorizing, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
A father is suing in federal court over a mask mandate imposed by the Winslow school system, where his 12-year-old daughter attends classes. The lawsuit filed by Scott Fortuna names the town of Winslow, the school board, public schools, and the Superintendent of schools as defendants, and accuses them of ‘aggrandizing’ the risk COVID-19 poses to children. Fortuna claims the mask mandate violates his rights under the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution to make decisions concerning the medical care of his own child.
Senator Angus King says he’s feeling better after contracting COVID-19 and says he believes it was the vaccine that saved his life. His symptoms were bad enough that King says he’s convinced that if he hadn’t had the vaccine, he would have ended up in the hospital.
A new memorial in Lincoln honors a local military hero, who won the Medal of Honor in 1994. U.S. Army Master Sergeant Gary Gordon died during the rescue of a downed helicopter in Somalia in 1993. The Special Forces Charitable Trust hosted a ceremony in his hometown on Monday, in which the memorial was unveiled.
Motorcycle enthusiasts will want to take a ride to Owls Head Transportation Museum this weekend for their biggest classic motorcycle festival of the year. Along with the bikes on Saturday and Sunday, visitors will see classic airplane demonstrations and be able to ride in a classic cars. Find more information on the Owls Head Vintage Motorcycle Festival Facebook page.