Bangor, Maine News Update: January 29, 2018
A Massachusetts native has been arrested for the death of a man whose body was found on the floor of his Second Street apartment in Bangor. F Daly, who often goes by the name Frank, is charged with murder. Police say 51-year-old Israel Lewis died of two gunshot wounds on January 10th.
Mainers are reminded to never try and thaw frozen pipes using an open flame after a house fire on Palm Street Saturday. A tenant in the two-unit building was doing that in the basement when the fire started, and then delayed calling 911 while he tried to extinguish it himself. Fire officials recommend using a hair dryer to thaw the pipes.
Some lawmakers want to make a change to the regulations on youth hunting day, allowing adults to carry a firearm while hunting bears with kids. Currently, licensed junior hunters can bear hunt with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow on youth hunting day, but the adults who are required to accompany them are not allowed to hold a firearm during the trip.
The mayors of Bangor Maine and Bangor Pennsylvania have made a friendly wager over the outcome of the Super Bowl. If the Eagles win, Mayor Ben Sprague will send to Pennsylvania items like Governor’s whoopee pies, a Dysart’s blueberry pie, and a collection of Stephen King books for their library. And if the Patriots win, Mayor Brooke Kerzner will award Maine prizes to include craft beer, chocolates, and a game board made of slate.
Folks are invited to register now to jump into frozen Phillips Pond in Dedham to help send kids to two Maine summer camps. The dual event planned for February 24th will help send children with disabilities to Camp Capella, and send kids with life threatening illnesses to Camp Sunshine. Find more information and get signed up at Camp Capella dot org.