Bangor, Maine News Update: March 28, 2019
Bangor Police have arrested a 13-year-old student and charged them with felony terrorizing for allegedly making a threat on social media that prompted the lockdown of several schools on Wednesday. While police responded to the threat at Bangor schools, several other area schools went into lockdown, as a precaution. The threats originated from a fictitious social media account.
Surveillance pictures have been released by Bangor Police of a person suspected of robbing the Bangor branch of Down East Credit Union Wednesday afternoon. Officials say a man held up the bank and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, possibly in a dark colored single cab, extended bed Chevy pickup. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bangor police.
A legislative committee will hold a pair of work sessions next month to discuss two bills that aim to reopen the Downeast Correctional Facility. One bill would use a 10 million dollar bond to reopen a smaller version of the prison while the other would open it at full capacity. The bills will be addressed by the Criminal Justice and Safety committee on April 3rd.
Governor Mills signed a bill this week that makes clear that production and sale of hemp-derived food products is allowable in the state. The bill aims to clarify that hemp is not marijuana and so products containing the hemp derivative CBD are not pot products. Mills says she will preserve the continued growth of the legal hemp industry in the state.
Ellsworth’s 13th annual giant community yard sale, flea market, and craft fair is happening this Saturday at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. Doors open at 8 Saturday morning and sales will last until 1:00. Find more information on the Annual Community Yard sale event page on Facebook.