Bangor, Maine News Update: February 4, 2019
The last of three people charged in connection with a Millinocket home invasion that left a man dead and his wife injured has been found guilty of murder. Court documents indicate the trio, including Christopher Murray, went to the home of Wayne Lapierre, who was a medical marijuana grower, to rob him. Tony Locklear has pleaded guilty to murder and his daughter Alexis pleaded guilty to robbery.
Two people were injured when they jumped from a burning apartment house in Skowhegan. The fire at the 6-unit building on Water Street was called in at around 11:30 Sunday morning and investigators are now working to determine how it started. The Red Cross is helping the residents displaced by the blaze.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is putting its public health alerts on its website, to make them more accessible to residents. The first alert of 2019 announced that influenza has officially reached widespread levels in the state. Find more information on the Maine CDC website.
Maine health authorities have ordered that edible products containing CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants, be removed from stores, because the product is not a federally approved food additive. Officials say CBD products that can be smoked, vaped, worn as a patch, or applied as lotion is still acceptable, and medical marijuana patients can still buy oral CBD’s from licensed dispensaries.
Two local women have turned 100 years old. In Bangor, Kay Mitchell is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who has survived many health issues and says she wants to live forever. Family and friends gathered in Hampden over the weekend to celebrate early with Lavon Harris, who turns 100 today. She says there's no secret to living long...it's all good luck.