Bangor, Maine News Update: June 14, 2019
A Connecticut cold case was solved in Maine this week when state police took 53-year-old Marc Karun of Stetson into custody. Karun is accused of killing a sixth grader from Norwalk in 1986. His name appears on Maine's sex offender registry after a conviction in 1989 for a separate assault.
Police say the death of a Holden man whose body was found inside a car a week ago is not considered suspicious. He's been identified as 38-year-old Eric Cammack. The state medical examiner's office is still working to determine the cause of death.
A bill that would have required background checks for private gun sales has stalled. The House of Representatives rejected the measure that would have required anyone selling a gun to get help from a federally licensed dealer to run a background check on the potential buyer.
Voters approved a 44-million dollar project that will build a new school for RSU 24. The combination high school and middle school will be built on the same property where Sumner Memorial High school is located. Construction is expected to begin in 2020.
The town of Pittsfield is celebrating its bicentennial, having been incorporated in 1819, when Maine was still part of Massachusetts. Week long festivities will start with the opening of a 50-year-old time capsule on Saturday, and will include a golf tournament, boat parade, and more. Find a complete schedule on the town of Pittsfield Bicentennial Facebook page.