Bangor, Maine News Update: January 14, 2020
Police say the body of an unidentified woman has been found off a logging trail in Waterford, and they believe it may be the body of a 48-year-old woman who was reported missing on Monday. Officials say overnight exposure to the cold and hypothermia likely led to the woman’s death.
A man convicted of fatally shooting another man outside a Portland shelter is going to prison. On Monday, Tyrese Collins was sentenced to 10 years in prison for manslaughter, with all but six and a half years suspended. Collins is also ordered to pay nearly 4 thousand dollars in restitution to the family of victim Jack Wilson.
A 14-year-old from Oakland is facing charges for allegedly stealing three vehicles and a handgun. Police say two of the cars were involved in accidents, while the third was found abandoned and out of gas. The handgun, that was taken from a car in Oakland, has also been recovered.
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is taking steps to protect its patients from the flu, by limiting the number of bedside visitors to two at a time. Children under 12 will not be allowed to visit patients, except in special cases, and anyone with a cough will be asked to wear a mask. Anyone who's sick or has been exposed to someone who's ill is asked to wait until they're better to visit.
Some Bangor organizations are in need of donations, to help the area homeless population get through the winter. The Bangor Homeless Shelter can use canned protein, like tuna fish and canned chicken, while the Storehouse in the Union Street Brick Church is in need of boots, blankets, toiletries, and hand warmers. Donations can be dropped off during regular business hours.
The world's largest passenger plane, headed to Dubai, unexpectedly landed at Bangor International Airport on Monday morning, due to a medical emergency. Bangor firefighters had to use an aerial ladder to get the passenger out of the second floor of the Airbus A380. No details were released about the identity of the passenger or the nature of their medical issue.
The MDI Historical Society will hold its annual Bean supper on Thursday, January 23rd at MDI High School. Following the supper, Professor Liam Riordan will hold a presentation about the state’s bicentennial and the View from Mount Desert Island. Find more information on the MDI Historical Society Facebook page.