Bangor, Maine News Update: September 24, 2017
Two children strapped in their car seats have survived a car accident in Old Town and a night in the wrecked car where their mother died. State police say 26-year-old Liza Parker, of Bangor, was killed when her station wagon rolled several times before stopping in an I-95 median on Sunday and the vehicle went unnoticed until Monday when a truck driver saw it in woods 50 feet from the road. Rescue personnel say a 5-year-old and an 18-month-old suffered only minor injuries.
The Maine Forest Service is warning of dangerous fire conditions and a fresh layer of fuel on the ground in the form of falling leaves. While no fire bans are in place, rangers say warm weather and a lack of rain are contributing to an active fire season. Most of what they’re seeing right now involves campers not properly extinguishing flames before leaving a camp site.
A plan to build a new secure psychiatric facility in Bangor is on hold after the City Council voted to postpone the project for six months. Monday's vote is in response to Governor Paul LePage's plan to build a 21-bed facility for mental health patients accused of crimes. The BDN reports the moratorium allows the city to study the facility's potential effects and develop standards for it.
This Saturday, dogs and their humans will take to the Bangor Waterfront, walking together to raise money for the Bangor Humane Society. Registration is just $25 and can be done through the Bangor Humane Society’s website. For more information on the event, log onto the Facebook event page for the 24th annual Paws on Parade.