The Maine CDC reports 53 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and 29 more people who have recovered. There are currently 745 active cases in the state, an increase of 24.

A North Carolina murder suspect has been arrested in Bangor. 29-year-old John 'Jay' Tolman has a warrant out for his arrest in connection to the death of his 38-year-old girlfriend from Kitty Hawk, NC. Tolson has been living among Bangor's homeless population for an undetermined amount of time.

The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter is responding to an increased need by opening its warming center early this year. The pandemic has dropped its capacity from 40 to 26 people, at a time, who can sit in the center and warm up. Find more information, including how to donate, on the shelter's website.

Brick Church Ministries in Bangor will once again be handing out boxes of fresh meats and produce on Wednesday, as part of the Farmers to Families program. This week, they'll have 2,200 boxes to give away, twice the number available previously. It's available to anyone in need, regardless of income. The food boxes will be handed from 11 to 1 on Wednesday in the Cross Insurance Center parking lot.

Mainers are invited to take advantage of reduced adoption rates at the Bangor Humane Society, through the ASPCA and Subaru Loves Pets initiative. In addition, Quirk Subaru in Bangor will be collecting donations of pet toys, food, and cleaning supplies for the shelter.

The folks at the Penobscot Theater Company in Bangor have come up with a unique way to celebrate Halloween, with a drive-up, contact-less trick-or-treating event. They're inviting residents to decorate their cars in costume, for a chance at prizes. The Drive-BOO event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Bangor Opera House.

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