Bangor, Maine News Update: May 22, 2019
A six-hour armed standoff in Auburn yesterday with a man wanted for failing to show up for a nine-month jail sentence ended when police fatally shot the man. Officers went to the apartment house on an unrelated matter, but encountered Steven Case inside, with his arms full of guns.
Maine health officials say a child in Somerset County has been diagnosed with the state's first case of measles since 2017, and has recovered from the illness. It's not known where the child came in contact with the disease, but health officials encourage residents to check their vaccination records and make sure their MMR vaccine is up to date.
Whole Oceans announced yesterday that it has closed the purchase and sale agreement of the old Verso paper mill site and will be raising Atlantic Salmon there. The company hopes to break ground on the Bucksport facility later this year.
The American Red Cross is offering tips on how to stay safe in the water, in advance of Memorial Weekend, like always swimming with a buddy, and in water that's monitored by a lifeguard. Always stay within arm’s reach of children when they're swimming, and wear your life jacket when in a boat. Find more safety tips and kid-friendly games and activities on the Red Cross Swim App.
An Old Town High School student has been named a presidential scholar, which is one of the nation’s highest academic honors. Emma Hargreaves is captain of the track team, president of the national honor society, and is the class valedictorian. She and another student from Maine will be presented the award next month in Washington D.C.