Bangor, Maine News Update: May 18, 2018
A Bangor man has been charged with domestic violence assault after a resident alerted police about a video posted on a social media site. Officials haven’t commented on the contents of the video except that it involved alleged child abuse but 41-year-old Theodore Ellsworth of Bangor was taken to jail. Police say the department of health and human services has been notified of the issue.
A Dexter man sought in connection with a stalking complaint is now in jail for hitting two police cruisers with his vehicle while intoxicated. When police tried to pull Edward Crooks’ vehicle over, he led them on a chase, eventually pulling in front of a Piscataquis County Sheriff’s cruiser. Crooks then put his vehicle in reverse and also struck a Dover-Foxcroft police cruiser.
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems has ended its partnerships with municipalities that are suing former physicians as part of a 1 billion dollar opioid abuse lawsuit. A press release from EMHS says the suit claims healthcare providers like EMHS and its doctors have caused the epidemic, so it says out of a concern of conflict of interest, it’s ending affiliation with the Community Health Leadership Board and the Greater Portland Addiction Collaborative. Once the lawsuit is settled, hospital officials say the affiliations will resume.
The Hemophilia Alliance of Maine will raise awareness of the bleeding disorder by hosting a Bloody Mary contest this weekend. Bartenders from around the area will gather in Bangor on Sunday for the competition. Tito’s Vodka is donating the alcohol and competitors will bring their own mix, spices, and garnishes to vie for the title.