Bangor, Maine News Update: October 24, 2017
A standoff that closed a Corinna road yesterday ended after several hours with only one minor injury when the suspect was bitten by a police dog while being taken into custody. The incident began when a woman called 911 to report alleged domestic abuse at the hands of her husband, Gregory Frank. When police arrived they found that Frank had blocked his driveway with logs and allegedly grabbed a gun.
All the warm October weather has created an active climate for ticks, and Mainers are being warned to be on the lookout for them and take precautions. Experts say if you encounter a tick this time of year, nine times out of ten it will be a deer tick, which is the only type of tick that carries Lyme Disease. Residents are reminded to wear long pants and long sleeves when outside and to check themselves and their pets when they head back into the house.
Bangor Police and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department will work together this weekend on a drug take-back day. Residents are encouraged to bring any expired or unwanted medications to the Airport Mall in Bangor between 7 and 5 on Friday and from 10 to 2 on Saturday. In addition, there will be a shredding truck at the mall on Friday to safely dispose of sensitive documents, free of charge.
A Lewiston woman is turning 103 and was granted her wish of celebrating with her family. For Irene Chouinard (SCHWINN ard) that’s not as easy as it sounds, since she has 6 children, 25 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 38 great-great-grandchildre, and one great-great-great grandson. Nearly 100 of them gathered in her honor on Sunday when Irene told them that if it was a dream, she didn’t want to wake up.