Bangor, Maine News Update: March 29, 2018
The State Fire Marshal’s office is working with Bangor Police after two bodies were found inside a burning delivery truck. Firefighters responded to the fire in an unmarked delivery truck on Washington Street just before 10:00 last night. Police have not released the identities of the deceased or said whether they think foul play was involved.
Portland Police are looking for a man they say burglarized eight small businesses between Saturday night and Sunday morning. They don’t believe he’s the same suspect in a string of robberies that have plagued the greater Portland area. Surveillance footage shows a man in a light-colored hoodie stealing cash.
Maine election officials have submitted proposed rules for ranked-choice voting in statewide primary elections in June. The emergency rules would cover everything from the ballot layout to security, but fails to give a timetable for declaring winners. The secretary of state is accepting public comments on the proposed rules through April 6th.
Just when it seemed flu season was winding down, health officials say they’re seeing second wave of the virus. Hospitalizations have dropped, but there have been 3 more deaths related to the flu virus. Mainers are reminded to take precautions, even if they’ve already had the flu this year, because it is possible to get hit again.
Registration is now open for the 52nd annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, which is scheduled for April 21st. Registration before April first is only 25 dollars, but goes up to 35 dollars after that, and jumps to 50 bucks on April 20th. Find more information and get signed up at the Bangor Parks and Rec website.