Bangor, Maine News Update: June 1, 2019
Jury selection begins today for John Williams’s murder trial in Cumberland County. He’s accused of fatally shooting Somerset County Sheriff’s Corporal Eugene Cole in April of 2018 and then leading police on a four-day manhunt. Williams has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Ellsworth Police are investigating a car accident early Sunday morning that knocked out power to hundreds of residents. The driver of a pickup struck a utility pole near the intersection of State and Main Streets, and then fled the scene. There's no word on whether the driver has been located.
The Seacoast Mission in Northeast Harbor has found a temporary replacement, while its own boat is out of commission. The organization that delivers food, medicine, worship facilities, and health care to island residents, has taken over a 34-foot Downeast Cruiser that’s been christened the Moonbeam, until the regular boat, called the Sunbeam, can be fixed.
More than 200 protestors stood outside a Waterville bookstore Saturday, voicing their objections to the Drag Queen story hour that was going on inside. As part of Pride week, the bookstore hosted the event that had drag queens reading children’s stories to kids. Critics said kids shouldn’t be involved in any sort of sexual agenda.
The city of Brewer is celebrating the extension of its Riverwalk this Saturday with a festival full of family activities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public is invited to stop by for live music, food trucks, a fun run/walk, and more. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Brewer Riverwalk Grand Opening Festival.