Bangor, Maine News Update: July 12, 2018
A Wiscasset toddler suffered serious but non-life threatening eye injuries when she was attacked by her babysitter’s dog. Police say the boxer and 17-month old girl had been around each other nearly all the girl’s life and never had a problem, but for some reason Tuesday evening, the dog attacked the girl.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the fire that destroyed two barns at the historic Fryeburg fairgrounds was accidental, caused by an electrical malfunction in the sheep barn. No one was hurt in the blaze that also damaged six other nearby buildings. Fair officials say the fair that dates back 160 years will still happen in the fall.
A pilot walked away unharmed after making an emergency landing into the Passadumkeag River last night. The man said his engine seized while he was in the air and he glided without working propellers before opting to drop it into the river. The F-A-A is investigating.
A spaghetti supper this weekend in Old Town will help the family of Alex Malone, who was killed in a car accident in Levant, including his two-year-old daughter. From five to eight on Saturday folks can have dinner at the Old Town Recreational Center and bid on silent auction items. Find more information on the Facebook event page for Alex’s benefit supper.
A lobsterman got the catch of a lifetime recently when a 25-pound lobster snagged his trap with its claw off the coast of Phippsburg. Eric Wallace snapped some pictures of the more than 100-year-old lobster and threw it back, saying that it deserved to live out its days in the ocean.