Bangor, Maine News Update: February 10, 2020
The latest storm to bring wintry weather to Maine is causing some schools to delay their opening. Find a complete list of cancellations on our station’s website.
Firefighters from multiple towns battled a huge fire in Rumford that started late Sunday night on Hancock Street, where apartment buildings sit very close to each other. As many as five buildings may have collapsed as a result of the fire. So far, there’s no word on whether anyone was injured. (Find update here)
A man wanted for aggravated attempted murder in Caribou is now in custody after allegedly shooting a man in Pennsylvania. Police say Adrien Covington originally gave Pennsylvania authorities but they soon discovered his real identity. He will be extradited to Maine to face the Caribou charges.
A Massachusetts man is in the hospital after falling more than 300 feet down a cliff, while riding his ATV in Dixfield Saturday night. Wardens say Robert Burns was looking over the cliff known as Bull Rock when he slipped. Burns suffered injuries to his head, leg, and chest.
Hunters can now apply for the moose lottery, which will be drawn in Jackman on June 13th. Tens of thousands of people apply for the permits, with only a couple of thousand given out. Find more information on the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's website.
Two men are being hailed as heroes after they pulled a man from his burning home on the Van Buren Road in Caribou on Friday. Alex Roy and Griffin Clifford were driving by when they saw the fire and rescued the owner. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.
Downeast Fantasy Con will host a Fantasy Ball this Saturday at Bangor Inn and Suites. It's a formal event, but attendees are invited to dress as their favorite fantasy character. Find more information on the Downeast Fantasy Con website.