Bangor, Maine News Update: June 6, 2019
The runway at Bangor International Airport was shut down for about an hour yesterday after a small plane ended up nose down on the south end of the runway. Officials told WABI-TV that it was a normal landing, but the nose gear collapsed after the plane was on the ground. Some flights had to be diverted until the Cessna was removed from the runway.
Officials have positively identified human remains that were found behind Bangor Walmart a month ago as a man who’s been missing since last fall. 47-year-old Thomas Lynch ran off into the woods last September, after spotting police who were there for an unrelated matter. So far, the cause of death has not been released.
A bill before lawmakers would ban the use of tanning beds for kids under the age of 18. Supporters say research shows overexposure to ultraviolet light at a young age can increase the chances for skin cancer late in life. Critics say the bill will harm the tanning business
A new law will allow any hunter who is granted a Maine moose permit to donate it to a wounded service member or veteran. Hunters can specify the person they want to receive the permit, or it can be awarded through a random drawing. The bill was signed into law on Wednesday by Governor Mills and will take effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourns.
The Bangor Police Department’s annual bike auction will take place this Saturday at the Bangor Parks and Rec building on Main Street. Officials say over 80 bikes will be auctioned off with the proceeds to benefit the department’s community service fund. Bidder registration and the auction preview starts at 9, while the auction begins at 10.