Bangor, Maine News Update: October 5, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 36 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and 19 more people who have recovered. There are currently 595 active cases in the state.
Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Winthrop. No details have been released about the victim, but police say they responded to Squire Court, a mobile home park, Saturday night around 11. Residents are encouraged to take regular precautions and report any suspicious activity.
Two people are facing felony drug trafficking charges after a traffic stop in Augusta. Wesley Clement of Bangor and Mollie Robichaud of Brewer were arrested on multiple counts, after police seized heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, oxycodone, and Xanax, as well as over $6,000 in suspected drug proceeds from their vehicle.
Habitat for Humanity of Bangor is getting closer to the completion of its first multi-family project in Old Town. Now, they're looking for people interested in buying each of the three condo units. Find more information about applying or donating to support the project on the Habitat for Humanity of Bangor website.
New signs in Maine are warning residents of the dangers of bringing firewood in from out of state, including transporting unwanted pests like the emerald ash borer and Asian long-horned beetle. It's actually illegal to import firewood from other states unless it's been heat treated. The penalty for violating the law could end up costing residents up to $1,000 per day of violation.
The Red Knights motorcycle club held a bottle drive and made t-shirts to help a little boy who's unable to smile. The Miles for Smiles campaign raised $2,400, which was donated to a boy named Harper who has Mobius Syndrome. Mobius affects the muscles in his face, making it impossible for him to show expression. The funds will help cover medical costs so someday Harper can smile.
A local business has found a way to support the Friends of Fort Knox after its largest fundraiser, Fright at the Fort, was cancelled. W.S. Emerson on the Acme Road in Brewer is selling Fright at the Fort 'Scare you next year' t-shirts and hoodies, and donating the proceeds to the fundraiser. Find more information on the W.S. Emerson website.