Bangor, Maine News Update: March 28, 2018
Rockland Police say a man who was believed to have fallen from a 17 foot high deck actually jumped and hit his head on the pavement. The 31-year-old Old Town man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Witnesses told police that the man was intoxicated and wasn’t trying to harm himself when he jumped off the deck.
There’s been a seventh armed robbery in a week in the Portland area, this time at a Subway restaurant in Westbrook. The suspect in this latest robbery matches the description from the six others. Police are investigating and say the man must be desperate for money.
A former bus driver for the Minot school system, who was fired for allegedly making racist and sexist comments, is now a member of the school board. The reasons for Mike Downing’s dismissal were never made public, so the Sun Journal says it’s possible voters were unaware of the fact that he was no longer a driver. Downing says he believes he was fired because he helped form a union and is considering suing the school system.
It’s more bad news for the Downeast Correctional Facility as a bill that would providing further funding failed to get enough votes to override a veto by the governor. The Machiasport prison is funded until June but, although a bill to fund it for another year passed in the Senate, it didn’t reach the two-thirds majority of votes in the House to override an anticipated veto.
A meal at Uno’s by the Bangor Mall today could help send kids to camp. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of your bill today to Camp Capella, which serves children and adults with disabilities, if you present a coupon to your server. That coupon can be found on the Facebook page for Camp Capella.