Bangor, Maine News Update: October 3, 2018
A Winterport woman was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car while she was walking to her mailbox on North Main Street Tuesday evening. The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office is now looking for the dark blue Honda Civic that struck her and had the passenger side mirror broken off. Georgina Wells suffered serious injuries, including broken bones.
The Subway on Bangor Street in Augusta was robbed Tuesday afternoon by a suspect who made his getaway in a dark colored SUV. The Augusta Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating the suspect who wore a light-colored hoodie and wore glasses. No one was hurt in the incident.
The Bangor School Department is getting a sixty thousand dollar federal grant to help prevent bullying, just in time for national bullying prevention month. Bangor Superintendent Betsy Webb says the money will be used to train teachers and educate the students how to deal with bullies.
Don’t be surprised when your cellphone makes an alert sound at 2:18 this afternoon. It’s just the first nationwide test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert system. The test was originally planned for September 20th but was pushed back due to Hurricane Florence.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a Yarmouth school teacher who’s been missing since Sunday evening. Kristin Westra was last seen heading to bed Saturday evening and family members say she doesn’t have her cell phone or a vehicle. They say there’s no indication of foul play.
Planning has begun for Maine’s bicentennial celebration, that will be held in the year 2020. The commission charged with planning the event called ‘Maine 200’ unveiled its official slogan yesterday, which is ‘Leading the Way. The year 2020 will mark 200 years since Maine achieved statehood.