Bangor, Maine News Update: July 19, 2021
Farmington Police are dealing with a standoff situation that began at 9:30 Sunday morning. Officials say they went to the home on Temple Road as part of an investigation, when one of the residents allegedly threatened police with a gun.
One person is dead after a crash on Valley Avenue in Bangor on Sunday morning. Bangor Police say the vehicle went off the road, down an embankment, and then came to a sudden stop. The name of the deceased has not yet been released.
The man who was the subject of a standoff in Old Town has been arrested again and his bail revoked. WABI-TV reports Thadius Wind is now charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. In June, Wind was the subject of an all-day standoff and charged with terrorizing and threatening with a dangerous weapon.
A new law in Maine will extend family leave protections to grandparents, who must take time off work to care for a grandchild with a sever medical condition. According to the AP, the initiative was introduced by Representative Paul Stearns, who says grandparents often play a vital role in raising children in Maine.
A yard sale on Saturday in Stonington will benefit Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. The sale at the center on Atlantic Avenue will offer a wide variety of items for sale, and a benefit raffle that will net someone a big prize package, including lobster, an island sail, and more. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries.
A blood drive this Friday in Bangor will also benefit homeless animals. Everyone donating at the Red Cross Donor Center is also encouraged to bring donations of linens, food, treats, or toys for the animals at the Bangor Humane Society.
Maine's 16 Counties Ranked By How Much Money People Make
Here Are the 14 Times Bigfoot Has Been Reported in Maine