The Penobscot Narrows Bridge was shut down for about 20 minutes yesterday as police dealt with a 54-year-old woman who was sitting on the railing, holding a shotgun. There’s no word on what prompted her actions, but she eventually set the gun down willingly and went with police, who took her to a medical facility for evaluation. No one was hurt in the incident.

Bangor Police say they’d like to speak to the person who dressed up as Santa and made some inappropriate comments at a local department store. A woman told police that the man dressed in the red suit gave her daughter a candy cane, but she reported him to the store manager when he later made some off-color remarks. The store said they never hired a Santa.

The Wreaths Across America caravan will head out this weekend, on their annual mission to lay wreaths on the graves of soldiers. The destination is Arlington National Cemetary, but the group will make many stops along the way, at smaller locations. In all, they’ll visit just over fourteen-hundred cemeteries and are hoping to deliver one-point-six million wreaths.

The Salvation Army is asking for the public’s help in filling a truck with toys this Saturday in Brewer. Volunteers will be on hand from 10 until 3 in the Brewer Walmart parking lot, with lists of suggested toys that folks can buy for less fortunate children. Captain Rebecca Kirk says they’re hope to gather 600 toys this year.

Once again, the Eastern Area Agency on Aging is collecting donations for the furry friends food bank, which helps low-income seniors and adults with disabilities feed their pets. The organization was started after volunteers for meals on wheels realized some of their clients were splitting their delivered meals with the pets who were often their only companions. Find more information and make a donation at green acres dash donate dot com.

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