Bangor, Maine News Update: February 1, 2020
A Bangor man is in custody after allegedly causing the death of another man during an altercation on Harlow Street early Saturday morning. Police continue to investigate but say that Rayshaun Moore is charged with knowing or intentional murder for the death of Demetrius Snow.
State Police are working with the FBI to investigate a threat received by a local business on Friday that included a dozen Maine high schools. Superintendents of schools from Aroostook County to Downeast instituted soft lockdowns, allowing students to go through their normal routine, but no one was allowed to exit or enter the buildings. Susan Collins’ office says the Senator was also named in the threat.
Wardens are once again warning about changing ice conditions after two men had to be rescued when their ATV went into the open water of Crawford Pond in Warren on Saturday night. One man was able to get himself out onto the ice, but the other needed help from two members of the Knox County Sheriff's office. Officials say it was after dark when the men tried to cross the pond.
An informational session in Augusta today will educate hunters about a neurological disease that’s affecting deer out of state, and that wildlife officials would like to keep out of Maine. Chronic Wasting Disease causes abnormal behavior, weight loss, and death. Find more information on the website for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
It was a cloudy day in Punxatawny on Sunday so, for the first time in several years, the groundhog didn't see his shadow. That means Punxatawny Phil is predicting an early spring, instead of his usual 6 more weeks of winter. The groundhog has only failed to see his shadow 20 out of 124 times, but officials say he’s usually wrong.
February is American Heart Month, so health officials are advising healthy lifestyles and avoiding stress and loneliness. Statistics show that one in three women is living with some kind of heart disease and may not know it, since a woman's symptoms can be very different from a man's. Find more information on the American Heart Association's website.