Bangor, Maine News Update: February 1, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 158 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. For the first time in two weeks, they are not reporting any new deaths related to the virus. Officials say 160 people are hospitalized due to COVID, with 52 of those in critical care.
Bangor Police are asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects who allegedly attempted a break-in at a Bangor convenience store. The two suspects concealed their faces early Saturday morning when they broke the glass front door to Weebeez Market on Blue Hill East, and fled before officers could catch them. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the police department.
A Wiscasset woman is charged with OUI and violations of conditions of release after driving her vehicle into the front of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Officials say it was just before midnight Saturday when Kristen Crowley failed to negotiate an intersection, crossed Route 1, and crashed her sedan through the entry doors to the building. She initially ran from police but was caught and taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail.
Northern Light Health will hold Tuesday's vaccination clinic at the Cross Insurance Center, despite forecasts for severe winter weather. Anyone who cannot safely make their appointment is asked to contact Northern Light Health to cancel.
Several municipalities, organizations, and state agencies in Maine will receive more than 14 million dollars from the federal government to tackle homelessness. Senator Susan Collins says more than 10 million dollars of that will go to the state, while some of the money will benefit the city of Bangor, Community Housing of Maine in Portland, and Kennebec Behavioral Health in Waterville.
BluShift Aerospace made history Sunday with the successful launch of their Stardust One rocket, from the former Loring Air Force Base. It's the first commercial rocket launch in Maine and the first anywhere to be powered by a bio-derived fuel.
Hammond Street Congregational Church is selling Sweet Treats for your Valentine. Gift boxes will be filled with an assortment of homemade candy, cookies and fudge, whoopie pies, cupcakes, and brownies. Orders are being taken by calling the church or online.