Bangor, Maine News Update: September 20, 2018
At least 25 agencies spent the night battling a massive fire at Corinth Wood Pellet manufacturing. WABI-TV reports flames were through the roof when crews arrived. There's no word of any injuries but Corinth’s fire chief was reportedly taken to the hospital with heat exhaustion.
The U-Maine Police Department has issued a warning to students about a man who has been spotted following women around campus, after trying to talk to them. Officials say there have been encounters at Fogler Library, the Collins Center parking lot, and at Hannaford in Old Town. Anyone who’s approached by the middle-aged man with a muscular build is encouraged to contact police.
An investigation into a plane crash last month near the Pittsfield Airport revealed that damage to the plane was caused by contact with maple trees. The pilot was lowering altitude when he said he heard a bang, followed by a vibration and a sound like a machine gun. Two border protection agents were seriously injured in the crash.
The Public Utilities Commission has ended an investigation into Emera Maine and Central Maine Power by concluding that the companies responded reasonably in taking precautions against an intense storm last year that led to record blackouts. The decision was unanimous on Tuesday and ended the inquiry into the two utilities. Over half a million customers statewide lost power in the storm.
The Orrington Fire and Rescue Association is once again selling tickets for a 30-day gun raffle, with winners drawn each day in the month of October. All the proceeds from the raffle will help to buy Christmas gifts for children and support area firefighters in times of need. Tickets are 20 dollars each and are being sold through Maine Military Supply in Holden.