Bangor, Maine News Update: January 8, 2019
The investigation into a deceased person on Indian Island led Penobscot Nation Police to an alleged meth lab. Police haven’t identified the 38-year-old woman or revealed how she died, but say foul play is not suspected. MDEA agents are investigating after police found evidence of a meth making operation in the house where the body was located.
The bus driver shortage in Maine forced the Kermit Nickerson elementary school in Swanville to cancel classes Monday, after several drivers were unable to work. Buses were also unavailable for Belfast High School, and Troy Howard Middle School, but students could attend classes if they were dropped off and picked up. Bus contractors say low unemployment rates, poor pay and benefits, and the lengthy licensing process are all affecting hiring new drivers.
Game Wardens are asking for the public’s help locating the person responsible for shooting an eagle in the town of Waterford. The eagle passed away after being shot six times in the jaw, wing, and leg. Operation Game Thief is offering a one thousand dollar reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the shooting.
A father and son were rescued from Baxter State Park’s Knife Edge Trail on Sunday after becoming disoriented in whiteout conditions. Rangers saw their headlamps on the Dudley Trail, which has been closed for some time due to rock slides. Rangers warn that the chances of getting lost and injured are even greater in winter because a rescue may take hours.
January is blood donor month, and the Red Cross is encouraging residents to consider donating a pint. A Red Cross app will remind folks when they’re eligible to donate again, about upcoming blood drives, and will let them know when their donation is being used. Find more information on the Red Cross website.