Bangor, Maine News Update: October 2, 2018
A Massachusetts man faces charges after drugs fell from his ball cap while he was talking to Bangor police. Jerry Pierre-Francois was stopped by police in connection to an incident at a local bar when the bag of suspected cocaine fell to the ground, and then police found more bags and some pills on his person.
Maine health officials are warning of the dangers of marijuana-laced food around juveniles, after 16 calls made to poison control last year, compared to just 2 the year before. DHHS officials recommend locking the edibles up, so children and teens can’t access them.
Mainers have two more years to use their driver’s licenses to board airplanes and get into federal buildings, thanks to a new waiver from the federal government for REAL ID compliance. The current waiver was set to expire next Monday, which would have required a person to provide a passport or other documents.
A plan that will be presented to the Portland city council this week requests the purchase of a cruise ship for the purpose of converting it into a floating homeless shelter. The founding director of Memory Works came up with the idea that would see the ship docked at Portland harbor, to offer housing for the homeless, as well as immigrant housing.
A free clothing swap will be held this weekend at Hermon Baptist Church. Families are encouraged to drop off clothing they’ve outgrown on Thursday and Friday at the church on Route 2, and then go back on Saturday afternoon between 2 and 5 to shop. Find more information on the Annual Free Clothing Swap Facebook page.