Bangor, Maine News Update: October 30, 2017
Maine saw its first hunting fatality in four years over the weekend when a 34-year-old non-hunter died in Hebron on opening day. The Maine Warden Service says Karen Wrentzel was shot in the woods by a 38-year-old Hebron man who was hunting with his father. Investigators are consulting with the attorney general’s office to determine whether any charges will be filed.
Southern Maine has been hardest hit by high winds overnight as a storm passes across the state. WCSH-TV reports over 100 thousand people statewide are without power this morning, with just over 1200 of those in Hancock County. Roads have been closed in some areas due to downed branches and power lines. Folks are reminded to take in anything that could potentially blow away and give themselves a little extra time on their morning commute.
A website that compares the costs and quality of health care facilities has been updated with new indicators of quality of care and prices through the end of 2016. The state-run Compare Maine dot org contains information about roughly 200 common medical procedures at over 150 health care facilities statewide. The prices cited include money paid by both the patient and by the insurance company.
Folks driving by Brewer High School will notice a huge pumpkin that’s sitting on the sidewalk. Student Marcus Cesar, a student won the 397 pound pumpkin from Treworgy Orchard by guessing its weight within two pounds and decided to donate it to the school. The student body is now deciding whether to paint it or carve it up.