Bangor, Maine News Update: November 4, 2020
Election results are still being compiled, with Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a close race for the Presidency. Susan Collins watched her lead widen overnight against opponent Sarah Gideon, while Congresswoman Chellie Pingree won a seventh term over Dr. Jay Allen. The U.S. House District 2 race, between Jared Golden and Dale Crafts is still too close to call.
An Auburn man is charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting of an 18-year-old on Halloween night. Abdikadir Nur was out on bail for charges in connection with a shooting in May when he was charged with murder in the shooting of Hassan Hassan on Saturday.
The Maine CDC reports 127 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, which is the highest spike in cases since the onset of the pandemic. There are currently 1,146 active cases in the state. Health officials say the current recovery rate is about 81 percent.
The man convicted of killing Somerset County Sheriff’s Corporal Eugene Cole was denied his request for an appeal. John Williams’ lawyer argued that the trial court made several errors including allowing an in-court demonstration of the shooting that they called prejudicial. Williams is currently serving a life sentence.
Organizers of the annual Maine Science Festival have decided to cancel the 2021 event that was scheduled for March. The 3-day event brings hundreds of kids together to learn more about STEM topics and take part in hands-on experiments, which organizers say would be irresponsible in the current health climate.
The Brewer School Department has decided to keep five snow days built into the school calendar for the school year, while others have eliminated them with a plan to go to remote learning on those days. School officials say their concern is that power outages during those storms could leave some students without access to the internet.
Calling it a Taste of the Festival of Trees, the Anah Shrine in Bangor will be baking up a batch of Mac n’ Cheese, which will be available for a suggested donation of 10 dollars on Saturday, November 14th. The Mac n Cheese, which can be dressed up with either chili, bacon or buffalo chicken will be delivered curbside at the Anah Shrine building on Broadway. Find more information on the Anah Shrine Facebook page.