Bangor, Maine News Update: February 26, 2020
Police say they have located a missing man from Pennsylvania who they feared had done harm to himself. Dive teams had joined the search for Thomas Hackett, after his shoes were found at the edge of the water in Owls Head, with his abandoned car nearby. Officials say they've spoken with Hackett, but have given no indication about where he was located.
Auburn police say a man is in critical condition after being shot by one of two people he was allegedly trying to rob in a Center Street parking lot. One of the victims told the robbers he had to get what they wanted out of his vehicle, at which point he retrieved and fired his own handgun. Police later discovered the alleged robber's weapon was a BB gun.
A wind turbine project that will build 30 new structures around Washington County has been approved by County Commissioners. 7 of those wind turbines will be placed in Columbia, with the rest constructed in unorganized territories. Commissioners say they believe the project will benefit residents from jobs to tax dollars.
Governor Janet Mills signed a bill this week that names March as Maine Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to calling attention to the disease, the bill will allow an option on state taxes, beginning next year, to donate to childhood cancer research.
A Bangor-based aviation company is expanding; a move company officials say will bring jobs to the area. Construction jobs will be created when C&L Aviation builds a new hanger. In addition, they plan to build a parts warehouse at the site of the former Spectacular Events Center.
And some hearty volunteers will dunk into icy Phillips Lake this Saturday, to raise money for Camp Capella, which serves children and adults with disabilities. Spectators are welcome to cheer on the brave, and enjoy hot chocolate and refreshments. Find more information on the Facebook page for Camp Capella's Polar Dip.