Bangor, Maine News Update: March 5, 2020
A Hartland man who allegedly shot and wounded a police officer during a multi-town, two-county chase was indicted this week on multiple charges, including 13 counts of aggravated attempted murder of 10 police officers. If convicted of the most serious charges, Richard Murry-Burns faces up to life in prison.
The family of a girl who was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Waterville is warning residents to beware of fake GoFundMe accounts. At least one has been set up since Emah Frost was admitted to the hospital. On a brighter note, her mother told TV-5 that the 7-year-old is up and walking and full of energy.
Mainers have until May 12th to offer their opinions on the proposal to build a large, land-based salmon farm in Belfast. Nordic Aquafarms of Norway wants to build the facility, which would produce tens of millions of pounds of salmon each year. Find more information on the City of Belfast's website.
Opponents of a proposed 1 billion dollar transmission line aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid have cleared a hurdle to the state ballot. More than enough signatures were gathered, clearing the way for the November ballot. If lawmakers decline to enact it, CMP’s New England Clean Energy Connect will be put on up for public vote.
The Portland Police Department has changed its policy for officer tattoos. While the old policy prohibited any tattoos, the new ruling allows them as long as they’re not on the face, neck or hands, with the exception of a ring on each hand. They say tattoos are much more socially acceptable and they fear some potential job seekers avoid law enforcement because of their body art.
The Cinderella Project of Maine will once again be handing out free prom dresses, in Gardiner on March 21st and in Belfast on April 4th. In each location, a storefront will be set up, where students can pick out and try on a variety of gowns to find the right one. Find more information on the organization's website.