Bangor, Maine News Update: January 11, 2018
Bangor Police are investigating a death in a Second Street apartment that they consider to be suspicious. Officers were called to the apartment Wednesday morning for a report of an injured person. Few details have been released because of what the police call the nature of the investigation.
The State Medical Examiner’s office says the deaths of a married couple from Temple was a murder-suicide. Autopsies showed that both Thomas and Michelle Masse died of single gunshot wounds.
The University of Maine system is exploring changes to its free speech policy which could be reflected in the classroom. In an effort to avoid losing its nonprofit status or federal funding, the current proposal would prohibit faculty members from engaging in political activity while acting in an official capacity, possibly preventing staff from discussing political issues in the classroom.
There’s been some speculation and frustration in the last week from Bangor residents who wondered why the Kashi Japanese restaurant had suddenly closed its doors. The mall-area eatery had only opened a few months ago, but was suddenly padlocked recently with no explanation. A sign spotted on the door yesterday gives hope to gift card holders who thought they were out of luck, stating that the restaurant will reopen soon.
Two boys, ages 12 and 14, are being hailed as heroes after saving an elderly woman who had fallen and broken and broken a bone while trying to enter her house. Emmett Moshier and Logan Leighton were out for a walk when they heard a quiet cry for help and a dog bark. When they found the woman lying on the freezing ground, they called Moshier’s Mom and then helped the woman inside, likely saving her life.