Bangor, Maine News Update: December 11, 2018
A ballistic projectile that got caught in fishing net was investigated yesterday by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. The military object was hauled in by a Harpswell lobster boat from about 12 miles offshore. It was later detonated in a gravel pit.
State Police are asking for the public’s help locating a 93-year-old New Gloucester man who’s been missing since Monday afternoon. William Mitchell, who has dementia, was last seen driving his silver Hyundai Accent with Maine license plate 7885 VN and is wearing a blue flannel shirt and Navy ball cap. Anyone who thinks they’ve seen him or his vehicle is urged to contact the State Police.
The Maine Warden service is warning residents about the dangers of going out on icy waterways too early. Many of the state’s lakes and ponds have a good base layer right now, but may not be frozen thick enough in all areas. The best advice is to check the ice before venturing out, and continue to check it as you travel across the waterway.
A program developed between a local non-profit and Beal College is teaching teens how to stay calm when being pulled over by police. The program walks teens through the scenario and teaches them the importance of keeping two hands on the wheel and not panicking when an officer approaches their vehicle. Find more information on the Courageous Steps Project Facebook page.
A new website, created by a former teacher, will connect job seekers with potential employers. Destination Occupation was started by Rachel Knight, who says she saw a disconnect between Mainers and the workforce around them. She started the site so job seekers could see that there are multiple opportunities for them right here in the state.