Bangor, Maine News Update: February 8, 2019
A Hampden man has pled guilty to eight counts of invasion of privacy for installing a video camera in a staff bathroom at Eastern Maine Medical Center and is sentenced to nine months in jail. 58-year-old David Waltz was employed by the hospital at the time.
A University of Maine football player is facing charges of domestic violence assault and criminal mischief. Bangor Police received a call of a disturbance Wednesday evening, but 19-year-old Ramon Jefferson had allegedly left the residence before they arrived. He was arrested when police located him in Old Town.
The Maine Warden Service is warning snowmobile drivers to keep their distance from moose and deer who wander onto the trails. Corporal John MacDonald says drivers should just stop their sleds and let the animals walk off on their own. Seeing people on the trails stresses the animals enough, and so trying to drive by them or engage with them could cause them to get hurt.
Maine license plates, that display the slogan “Vacationland,” won’t be changed to ‘Staycationland” anytime soon. Representative Kent Ackley withdrew the bill Thursday after residents and tourism groups balked at the idea.
The U.S. National Toboggan Championships are being held at Camden Snow Bowl this weekend. Participants will compete for the best time as they slide down the 440 foot chute at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. The event that includes a costume parade at noon on Saturday has a record number of more than 400 teams registered this year.