Bangor, Maine News Update: September 16, 2019
The third suspect in a shooting last week in Presque Isle has been taken into custody. Police have been looking for Jason Alexander since a man was hospitalized in critical condition from gunshot wounds a week ago. Officials have said they believe the victim and the three suspects knew each other.
Four people from Brazil were arrested by Border Patrol agents in the Farmington area last week and turned over to ICE for being in the country illegally. Officials say the four men initially entered the country legally with tourist visas, but admitted to border agents that they had engaged in unlawful work activities in the U.S.
A mobile display unit is traveling the state, working to highlight the warning signs of opioid misuse through a model that looks like a typical teenager's bedroom. Government officials, lawmakers, and community members in Southern Maine have toured the trailer and tried to identify the signs that the occupant is misusing drugs.
The Gulf of Maine has an unusually large number of lion’s mane jellyfish this summer, which are believed to be the world’s largest, and experts are trying to figure out why they’re here. A lion’s mane jellyfish can grow to five or more feet across, with tentacles more than 100 feet long.
The public is invited to join the Anah Shriners for a public spaghetti dinner and silent auction on September 21st at their building on Broadway in Bangor. In addition, it will be a hospital night, with patients of Shriners Hospitals and their families on hand to talk about how the facility helped them. Find more information on the Anah Shrine Facebook page.