Bangor, Maine News Update: May 3, 2019
The body of a missing Hermon man was found in the woods off Route 2 in Carmel Thursday. Searchers were in the area after finding Ryan Messer’s bicycle. The State Medical Examiner’s Office will now work to determine cause of death.
A Lewiston man was surprised when police stopped him on Tuesday afternoon and accused him of driving a getaway car. Keith Tilton told authorities he thought his son, Joseph Tilton, was cashing a check when he dropped him off at a bank earlier in the day. Police say the father won’t be charged since he didn’t know his son was actually robbing the bank.
Members of United Bikers of Maine had tea with the Governor yesterday, in recognition of Motorcycle Safety Awareness month. They remind everyone to be safe around bikes by looking twice before pulling out into intersections, never driving too close behind them, and never trying to drive into the middle of a group of motorcyclists. In addition, motorcyclists are reminded to make sure drivers can see them.
Governor Janet Mills has reinstated the Children’s Cabinet, an initiative that was originally started by then-Governor Angus King. It brings together commissioners from numerous departments, like the Department of Education and the DHHS. Some of the topics they’ll address include child poverty, child abuse, and accessing a quality education.
Bangor Savings Bank is once again collecting jars of Peanut Butter and Jelly at their many branches. The If the person donating takes a selfie with their jars and uses the hastag bsbpbj2019 on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, the bank will donate another jar. All the peanut butter and jelly will be given to local food pantries.