Bangor, Maine News Update: March 6, 2019
The Maine Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a New York man who’s serving a 50-year sentence for a drug-related shooting in Bangor that killed one man and wounded another four years ago. Robert Hansley had argued that there was insufficient evidence and claimed the judge made errors at his trial.
A public memorial service will be held Sunday morning for Berwick Fire Captain Joel Barnes, beginning at 11 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Barnes died while fighting an apartment house fire last week. Governor Janet Mills has ordered all U.S. and state flags lowered to half-staff until sunset on Sunday, in honor of Barnes.
The Transportation Committee voted not to support a bill that would have installed traffic surveillance cameras on the Castine Road in Orland,despite a history of excessive speeding in the area, citing financial and legal concerns. It did, however, recommend that the DOT do something to deal with the issue.
The connection between opioid addiction and problem gambling is being explored at a conference in Bangor today. One expert feels that patients with opioid addiction should be screened for gambling patterns and provided with education.
The 5-year-old son of an Addison firefighter was so touched by the story of a woman falling through the ice while chasing her dog that he decided to help his father's department get a valuable piece of equipment. The woman and dog are fine, but Brady Emerson knew a bright orange life ring would have made the rescue easier, so he sold all his old toys and bought the ring for 59 dollars. Now, he's collecting dog and cat food to give to local food pantries through his Facebook page, Brady's Place.