Bangor, Maine News Update: January 6, 2020
Two people face multiple charges in connection with drive-by shootings in Winslow, Waterville, and Clinton. Dana Dasilva of Skowhegan is accused of shooting at residences from the backseat of a vehicle being driven by his girlfriend, Michelle Luce. Although several bullets hit the houses, no one was hurt in the incidents.
A man wanted in connection to the brutal killing of a pug dog named Franky is in custody, after failing to appear for a court date in August. Police had been unable to find Nathan Burke until they were called to a domestic violence call in Gouldsboro and found him at the address. Burke is accused of torturing and killing the dog, as well as stealing and damaging an SUV that also belonged to his former employer.
A former Holden man was arrested over the weekend in connection with a fatal accident in Hancock County in 2018. East Millinocket Police responded to a report of a fight and found Merrill Muncey at the scene. Officials say Muncey was combative and allegedly made threats against the arresting officers.
Leadership at the state’s first online charter school is opposing efforts by teachers and staff to create a union. The move comes a few months after some teachers expressed concern over the school’s hiring of a controversial principal.
Wildlife officials began over the weekend putting GPS collars on 35 moose in Northern Aroostook County, Western Maine, and in the Moosehead region. In all, an additional 100 collars will be added, for a total of roughly 500 statewide. The collars enable staff to track moose locations and movements.
Any residents who still have Christmas trees can drop them off at the Appleton Creamery in Appleton to be fed to the resident goats. The trees need to be cleaned of ornaments, tinsel, and spray and can be dropped off at the farm anytime. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Appleton Creamery.
Local musicians will gather for a day of music and fundraising on Sunday, January 19th to help one of their own who's facing a complicated back surgery and rehab. Lee Mallory has been playing drums in local bands for more than 50 years. Find more information about the event and how to donate on the Facebook page for the Lee Mallory benefit.