Bangor, Maine News Update: February 18, 2020
So far, no arrests have been made in connection to a shooting outside the Walmart store in Scarborough on Friday. Officials say 24-year-old Ryan Townsend had emergency surgery on Sunday, after spending the weekend in critical condition. One man has been questioned and released as police continue to investigate.
A Buxton man suffered non-life threatening injuries after holding police at bay for hours. Andrew Forbis allegedly resisted arrest after telling police he had guns and refusing to come out of his house. Once he was in custody, police found bb and airsoft guns and a sword.
Emergency responders in Penobscot County are encouraging residents to make sure their house number is clearly visible, because searching for an address can often be the difference between life and death. In addition, they ask that driveways, and walkways to all entrances to the home be cleared of snow and ice.
Drivers traveling through Bangor this week will want to be prepared for some extra traffic, especially in the area of Main Street. The high school basketball tournament, at the Cross Insurance Center, always brings a heavier traffic flow and increased business at local hotels and restaurants. Find more information about game schedules on the Cross Insurance Center website.
Registration is now open for the 54th annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. The race that usually pulls in about 800 participants is scheduled for April 18th. Find more information on the website for Bangor Parks and Rec.
Maine artisans once again sold their wares at Bangor Mall during another huge craft fair. The event brought thousands of people to the mall area at Christmas, and so organizers brought it back for the week of the basketball tournaments. The craft fair will be on again this weekend at Bangor Mall.
A woman who has worked to outfit more than 30 police dogs with safety vests got a big surprise while celebrating her 90th birthday at the Lucerne Inn last week. Law enforcement officers from around the state brought their K9's to thank Madeline Hamersley personally and wish her a happy birthday.