A police affidavit released yesterday says that Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Corporal Eugene Cole tripped and fell just before being shot, allegedly by suspect John Williams. The investigation showed that Cole interrupted Williams as he was trying to break into his former home. Williams told police he was angry that Cole had arrested his girlfriend days earlier but said it wasn’t a vendetta, but rather a desire to stay out of jail.

Bangor City Council is hoping residents will offer suggestions at a public meeting this week about changes to Pickering Square. The possible suggestions for the downtown space include moving the entrance of the parking garage and improving the nearby footbridge. The meeting will be held at 5:15 Wednesday at City Hall and will be broadcast on public access television and the city’s Facebook page.

A public hearing in Augusta tonight will discuss whether the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife should increase the number of ‘any deer’ permits this year to eighty-five thousand, an increase of 28 percent from last year. Public comments are also being taken by mail to the department until July 6th.

Geaghan Brothers Brewing has teamed up with Brewer firefighters to raise money for EMMC’s Champion the Cure Challenge. The brewery has developed a new ‘Brick City Beer,’ and will donate the sales proceeds to the annual fundraising event for cancer research.

The Briar Patch bookstore is collecting new or gently used books to be donated to Literacy Volunteers, with a specific need for younger books, like board books and very early chapter books, many of which will be given out in low income neighborhoods. The event at the Briar Patch runs from 11 to 6 today in downtown Bangor.

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