Bangor, Maine News Update: May 17, 2018
Attorney General Janet Mills has filed a civil action against two Biddeford men who allegedly attacked an African American man as he was walking into a convenience store, breaking his jaw while using racial slurs. Dusty Leo and Maurice Diggins then allegedly chased the victim in a truck. They’re facing criminal charges but could spend up to 364 extra days in jail for the civil injunction.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam with a caller who claims to represent their department. The caller tells the potential victim that there are warrants out for them that are being called in and that they can pay their bail over the phone. Officials say the sheriff’s office will never call about warrants or demand money over the phone so anyone receiving one of these calls should hang up and then report it to police.
Over twenty-seven hundred school kids, from kindergarten to sixth grade, will be at the Windsor Fairgrounds today for the Northeast Livestock Expo. The educational day will include demonstrations of draft horses, dairy cows, honey bees, and other animals, and talks will include everything from preventin disease to proper use of manure. Today is Kid’s Day, but the event that runs through Sunday is open to everyone.
Literacy Volunteers of Bangor is always looking for children’s books to aid them in their efforts, so the folks at Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause and the Briar Patch bookstore in Bangor are teaming up to help in the effort. On Tuesday, June 26th, folks can drop off new or gently used children’s books to the Briar Patch and enjoy some ice cream. And if that day doesn’t work, then donations can be dropped off at either the Briar Patch or any Darling’s location throughout the month of June.