Bangor, Maine News Update: March 26, 2018
Police continue to investigate a crash on Sunday morning that killed a Damariscotta woman. Melissa Sawyer's car was spotted, upside down in the Medomak River in Waldoboro at around 7:00 Sunday morning. Police are now working to try and reconstruct the crash.
The father of a Maine man who left his Army post without leave says his son was badly hazed and put in dangerous situations by his team leader. Anthony Seeley’s father told Central mane dot com that his son was forced to carry 185 pounds of weight during an 18-mile march, and possibly broke a bone in his foot. Seeley and his friend from Idaho are charged with military desertion.
About 200 Bangor area residents walked together through downtown Saturday, as they joined the national 'March for Our Lives.' The demonstration was an attempt to raise awareness of the need for change, in the wake of a mass school shooting in Florida. While many participants called for more gun control, another told WVII-TV that if more money were devoted to education and mental health there would be fewer discussions about gun violence.
Maine is the safest state in the nation, according to a new report from U.S. News and World Report. The ranking is based on a survey that considered both violent crimes and property crimes, with Maine scoring the lowest in both categories. Other states in the top five include Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Idaho.
Two local schools will join together for a performance later this week to benefit cancer research. The Concert for a Cause will include music from the University of Maine's Performance Band, Orono High School, and Old Town Middle School and will be held Thursday at 7 at the Collins Center for the Arts. There's no admission but donations will be accepted for the EMHS Champion the Cure challenge.