Bangor, Maine News Update: January 13, 2020
Staff at the Cole Land Transportation Museum announced on Friday that founder, Galen Cole, had passed away. Cole earned a purple heart in World War 2, was president of Cole Express, created the museum in the 80’s, and spent his life honoring other veterans. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m on January 25th at the Anah Shrine building in Bangor.
Lewiston Police arrested three people in connection with a shooting on Saturday. Residents of New Jersey, Massachusetts and Lewiston face charges in connection with the incident that left a man with a non-life threatening injury. Seized in the investigation were handguns, heroin, and a thousand dollars.
A man from Gray is facing four counts of making a false public report after allegedly making hoax calls to 911, claiming that a snowmobile had fallen through the ice of Crystal Lake. Responding officers found no evidence of a sled, but did find Dubay in the parking lot with his cell phone. They believe he may also be the person who’s made similar false reports about structure fires.
Caribou Police are asking for the public's help locating a suspect in a Saturday morning shooting on River Road, that left a man with non-life threatening injuries. 39-year-old Adrian Covington is described as a heavy set six foot one black male. Anyone who sees Covington should not approach him, but call police immediately.
Hemp farmers are concerned about new regulations that they say could hold back the growth of an industry that’s already the largest in New England. The popularity of products made from CBD oil have fueled a rapid growth in sales. State regulators say they’re just enforcing federal rules, but growers feel the state is adding on onerous fees and strict testing requirements.
Hancock County Jail Inmates are set to receive new computer tablets in April, as a way to keep them engaged and cut down on paper waste. The inmates will be able to access handbooks and request forms, and use email, which will cost 50 cents each. In addition, they’ll have access to a law library, as well as movies, games, and music.
Penquis in Bangor offers a variety of services to residents, like helping with heating assistance and getting kids to their medical appointments or child care services. The organization is currently looking for donations of new or gently used coats that will be given to those in need. Find more information on the Penquis website.