Bangor, Maine News Update: August 7, 2019
Bangor Police have arrested a second juvenile in connection with attacks on the homeless population that were caught on video. This brings the total number arrested to four, including Benjamin Gilliland, a second juvenile, and Liam Geagan, who faces another aggravated assault charge. More charges are expected.
Today’s expected rain will be good news to firefighters who say the ground is dry this time of year, which helps wildfires to spread easily. Crews fought a brush fire in Bucksport yesterday that covered about an acre of land that Forest Rangers say was caused by a failure to fully extinguish burning debris.
Motorcycle riders are reminded to ride smart after 20 people have died in 18 crashes this season. Erik Payne of Motorcycle Rider Education of Maine says it’s about all the gear, and not just the helmet. Even on the hottest days, he says, riders should be fully outfitted in safety gear.
A Bangor couple is using their experiences with addiction and sobriety to help others with their Second Chance Lifestyle Change program, which encourages a shift to a healthier lifestyle. It worked for founder John Paradis who lost 135 pounds. Find more information on the Second Chance Lifestyle Change Facebook page.
Five Navy Seals took to Sebago Lake to raise money for Camp Sunshine, which serves children with life-threatening illnesses. The Navy Seals took nine hours to finish the 16 mile swim, and have raised about 500 thousand dollars in the past five years for the camp. Find more information at Camp Sunshine dot org.