Bangor, Maine News Update: November 18, 2019
Drivers are reminded to clear all the snow and ice from their vehicles after a scary accident in Houlton on Saturday. Ice fell off a vehicle on I-95 and struck the windshield of a second vehicle, shattering it. Luckily, no one was hurt in the incident, but the driver was summonsed for having an unsecured load.
No one was hurt when a LifeFlight helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a field in Penobscot Saturday night, after a rotor malfunctioned. The patient who was being transported by the air ambulance was taken by ambulance to a Bangor hospital.
The Coast Guard spent the weekend looking for a 40-foot sailboat off the coast of MDI after a 911 dispatcher received a distress call from the Dove at around 3 o'clock Saturday morning. The three people on board the boat had sailed out of Somes Sound. At last report, searchers had found no signs of the boat or any kind of debris field.
Game Wardens are cautioning hunters that it’s important to practice gun safety at all times. They say hunters should handle every gun as if it’s loaded, keep fingers off the trigger unless they’re immediately ready to shoot, and always keep the muzzle in a safe direction. In addition, they should always let someone know where they plan to hunt, in case they need to be found.
The Feztival of Trees will begin this Thursday, with over 60 trees on display at the Anah Shrine building in Bangor. Visitors can purchase 50 cent tickets, and enter them in drawings for all the contents of whichever trees they hope to win. Find more information on the Anah Shrine Facebook page.