Bangor, Maine News Update: March 30, 2018
Bangor Police now say they’re investigating the deaths of two people in a burning truck as a homicide. Firefighters found 43-year-old Michael Bridges and 36-year-old Desiree York after putting out the fire and then sawing through the side of the truck. WLBZ-TV reports the area under the bridge, in the Penobscot Plaza parking lot, is a popular gathering place for Bangor’s homeless population.
A man who police say responsible for 250 burglaries in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, and Waldo counties is going to prison for two and a half years. Police say Dack Gallagher admitted to burglarizing homes during the day, including some that the owners didn’t even realize had been robbed. More charges are expected against others Gallagher told them were involved in the crimes.
Flooding risk in Maine is minimal at the moment, but the River Flow Advisory Commission says that could change. There’s still 40 inches of ice up north, on the St. John, Allagash, and Aroostook rivers, so any additional snow or high temperatures could increase the chances for flooding. The commission will continue to monitor conditions.
We wanted to remind you that yard sale season kicks of tomorrow, inside Brewer High School. The sale that runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. will benefit the Outdoor Education program, that provides students with an alternative physical education experience, including hiking, camping, and fishing. Weather permitting, there will also be a car wash and a collection site for bottles and cans.
Folks in the Bangor area may be treated to a flyover today, weather permitting, as part of a conference that will recognize the 50th anniversary of Dow Air Force Base. Several speakers will explore the history of the base and the public is invited to join in the celebration from 8:30 til 1 at Eastport Hall. The Maine Air National Guard plans to conduct the flyover at the end of the conference.