Bangor, Maine News Update: May 13, 2019
An Orrington man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting another man multiple times. Bangor Police were called to the corner of Franklin and Harlow Streets just before 12:30 Sunday morning, where they found the victim and took Jordan Bishop into custody. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital.
Marine officials are warning of the dangers of extremely cold water after three teens had to be rescued when they ventured too far from shore in a small rowboat on Wednesday. Authorities had to work against the wind to tow them back into Falmouth. Officials say the cold water will disable a person very quickly, so it's best to wait a little longer in the season before venturing out.
A bill that would increase Maine's minimum teacher salary from 30 to 40 thousand dollars a year, starting in 2020, is making its way through the legislature. The bill would also call for more mentoring for teachers and says a teacher's salary can't stay at the minimum for more than two years.
Hunters interested in applying for the annual moose lottery need to get their applications in by Wednesday. Biologists have suggested increasing the number of moose permits by more than 10 percent this year, to more than 28 hundred. That would follow last year, when the permits increased about 20 percent.
A hike through the Bangor City Forest later this month will be held in memory of Jimmy Garland, a local man who fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Proceeds from the $15 per person walk will benefit the Purple Iris Foundation that works to call attention to the disease. Find more information on the Facebook page for Jimmy's Wilderness Trek.