Bangor, Maine News Update: December 12, 2017
The Attorney General’s office is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Machiasport that injured two people. Police went to a Machiasport woman’s home to serve a warrant on 33-year-old Jason Jackson, who was suspected in connection with an armed home invasion earlier in the day. Jackson and the woman got into a confrontation with police and were shot and wounded by a Marine Patrol officer.
Flu season is underway and the Maine CDC is advising residents that it’s not too late to get a flu shot. While many people confuse the flu with a stomach bug, classic flu symptoms involve a cough, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, chills, fever, and body aches. Officials say folks should wash their hands often and stay home once they realize they’re sick to avoid spreading it to others.
Snowmobiling in Maine has become a popular state for people from away. The Portland Press Herald reports that of the more than 85 thousand sleds registered last winter, more than 23 thousand were from non-residents, from as far away as California and Hawaii. The Maine Snowmobile Association estimates snowmobilers contribute 350 million dollars annually to the state’s economy.
The tree lighting at EMMC Cancer Care’s Brewer facility has been postponed due to the expected inclement weather today. The Lights of Hope tree honors and remembers loved ones who have been affected by cancer, and the lighting ceremony includes Christmas carolers from Brewer High School. The tree lighting will now be held on Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m.
Two passersby are being called heroes this morning after they helped two people whose SUV had overturned in the water. Dawayne Keller and Susan Pelletier saw the red vehicle upside down in water along Route 139 in Knox, and stopped to help, pulling the two people and their service dogs out of the car.