Bangor, Maine News Update: December 11, 2019
For the third time this year, a passenger at the Portland Jetport was found to be in possession of a firearm at the TSA checkpoint. Officials say, in this case, the man said he forgot that he had a loaded gun, and an extra magazine, in a pocket of his carry-on. The passenger was allowed to take the handgun back to his vehicle before boarding his flight.
A broken sewer line, over the weekend, has resulted in nearly 35 million gallons of sewage being dumped into the Kennebec River. Officials say a quick fix to a sewer main break in November failed, and a burst pipe caused the leak.
After making a public plea for new or used rock band instruments, the Veazie Community School has received 32 instruments. Donations came from all parts of Maine, and from several other states, including New Jersey, Michigan, and New Hampshire. Music teacher Mike Arell came up with the modern band program to get more kids interested in music.
The Beth Wright Cancer Center is inviting the public in for a holiday open house from 11 to 3 today. Folks can tour the facility and learn more about their programs, while snacking on holiday goodies and listening to live music, or take part in a cooking demonstration. Find more information on the website for the Beth Wright Cancer Center.
A man who found nearly 10 thousand dollars in cash in a bag, sitting in the middle of an Augusta road, returned it to its owner. Raynard Grover said he very briefly considered keeping the cash until he saw the owner's name was in the bag. Randy Violette, owner of Power Equipment Plus in Sidney says he's very grateful to Grover, after forgetting the bank deposit on the bumper of his car.