Bangor, Maine News Update: February 19, 2019
An Auburn man is charged with murder for the 1993 death of a former student at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. 44-year-old Steven Downs was a student at the college when 20-year-old Sophie Sergie’s body was left in a bathtub in Downs' dorm. Officials say DNA evidence led them to Downs after his aunt used a genealogical database.
Wardens are reminding snowmobile riders to wear their helmets and operate at a prudent speed after a weekend that saw multiple personal injury accidents, including two fatal crashes. Riders are urged to be aware of their surroundings, keep to the right of the trail, and make sure they're always in control of their sled.
A public forum will be held in Brewer next week that will offer an open discussion about how to implement the items listed in a recent report about Sensible Drug Policy, including things like primary prevention, harm reduction, and criminal justice. That meeting will be held on the evening of February 27th at the BARN in Brewer.
Families who are having a tough time paying to heat their homes are urged to see if they’re available for assistance. DHHS and the Maine State Housing Authority have agreed to transfer 3 million dollars in federal funding to Maine’s Home Energy Assistance Program.
A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago is back with his family after being found in Maine. Kaiser, a 5-year-old King Shepherd, traveled from Ashby, Massachusetts to South Paris, Maine over a span of 8 months. A woman how had been feeding the dog called animal control, who posted a picture of Kaiser on Facebook, where it was spotted by his owner.