Bangor, Maine News Update: November 16, 2018
Today’s snow and mix is causing some slippery road conditions across the state, which is also prompting schools to close for the day. Drivers are advised to take it slow and give themselves plenty of time to get to their destination. We'll be updating our list of cancellations throughout the day.
State Police are asking for the public’s help locating a Dodge pickup truck with Maine Veteran plates, hauling a trailer full of fence posts, that they say caused an accident last night on I-95 in Bangor as it swerved wildly through traffic and finally came to a complete stop. That caused a tractor trailer to hit a car that was forced to stop. No one was hurt but the vehicles were damaged.
Secretary of State Matt Dunlap announced yesterday that the run-off of ranked choice voting in the District 2 Congressional Race showed Jared Golden to be the winner. The tabulations were completed just as a judge ruled to allow the count to continue. Incumbent Bruce Poliquin says he will pursue a lawsuit that claims the system is unconstitutional.
A woman from Iowa, who was one of four winners of the recent Powerball jackpot, is donating half a million dollars to a Maine veterans' organization. Lerynne West won $344 million dollars and announced on the Ellen show this week that she's donating 500 thousand dollars to the Travis Mills Foundation. Mills says he knew nothing about the generous gift until friends started calling him, after the show aired.
Bangor’s Festival of Lights parade is set to step off at 4:30 on the afternoon of December 1st, with a theme this year of ‘Be the Inspiration.’ Anyone interested in taking part in the parade that winds through downtown is encouraged to contact the Rotary Club of Bangor by next Friday.