Bangor, Maine News Update: July 25, 2018
The state medical examiner’s office is working to determine what caused an 18-year-old University of Maine football player to collapse and die on the field. Officials with U-Maine Athletics say Darius Minor of Virginia was in his third week with the team and had just started a supervised light workout when he collapsed.
The State Supreme Court ruled this week that social media posts can represent a violation of a protection order and are outside the realm of constitutional protections, like freedom of speech. The ruling was in response to the case of a man who called the woman who had served the protection order by name on his Facebook page and threatened to harm her.
Belfast police have issued a safety alert after a string of more than five drug overdoses since Friday, two of which were fatal. Health officials are concerned that they may be the result of abnormally high potency drugs in the area. Anyone who needs help dealing with a drug addiction can call 211 for help finding treatment services.
Bangor Police are planning to clear out a homeless encampment on the river after a string of violent incidents, including a fight last week that left one man with stab wounds and another with a broken arm. Residents of the camp told TV-5 that the police are good about these types of moves, often showing up with gift cards to help them relocate.
Teams are needed for the 8th annual 4-man scramble golf tournament to benefit the Orrington Fire and Rescue Association’s Christmas for Kids Campaign. Find more information on the tournament planned for August 11th at Rocky Knoll on the Orrington Fire dash rescue association Facebook page.