Bangor, Maine News Update: January 17, 2018
The latest winter storm is causing some slippery driving, and so several schools have decided to remain closed. Drivers are reminded to give themselves extra time to get to their destination and take it slow this morning. We have a list of cancellations that we’ll be updating all day at our station’s website.
Bangor Police are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of a man whose body was found in a Second Street apartment last week. Police say the death of 51-year-old Israel Lewis is a homicide but have not released how Lewis was killed.
Business owners in Kennebec County say they weren’t adequately warned about flooding over the weekend that submerged at least a dozen cars and damaged basements. Kennebec County emergency management director Sean Goodwin told the Kennbec Journal that although he didn’t receive a weather update from the National Weather Service it still wouldn’t have made a difference.
The latest casualty at the struggling Bangor Mall is the Starbucks kiosk, which will close at the end of today. J.B. Robinson Jewelers and Build a Bear closed in December before Sears announced it will close all but its auto center in the spring, Aerie and Charlotte Russe plan to close at the end of the month. The STarbucks locations on Bangor Mall Boulevard and in Target will remain open.
The EMMC Champion the Cure challenge has added two new ways to participate, this time on horseback or in the water. The annual event in August that benefits local cancer research already gives participants a choice to walk, run, ride bicycles or motorcycles, and now they can ride horses to raise money or paddle a canoe. Find more information at CTC challenge dot org.