Articles from Bangor Daily News

Police taser Hollis man after they find 2 handguns, drugs and cash during search

Rumford police found 3,700 doses of fentanyl with a street value of $148,000 and two loaded handguns in a Jeep Compass after a York County man passed out and narrowly missed hitting a gas pump at a convenience store on Sunday.

Dustin Homewood, 22, of Hollis was tased by police after he ran about 50 yards from them during a search of his vehicle at the Circle K Convenience Store on Bridge Street at about 11:15 a.m. The officers were called to the store by witnesses to the near-miss. according to a statement from Police Chief Tony Milligan.

Returning to Mass and communion an emotional experience for Catholics

Susanne DeGrasse of Orrington attended Mass for the first time in 11 weeks on Monday morning at St. Mary Catholic Church in Bangor.

The 74-year-old was emotional as she left the Ohio Street church.

“I have been feeling so needy to be able to appreciate our Mass after being removed from the Eucharist for so long,” she said. “I felt very humbled to receive the body of Christ today.”

Searchers find lost 3-year-old who had wandered more than a half mile

A Maine game warden and his tracking dog got help from another tracking team and a trail camera to find a 3-year-old Washington County boy who had been missing for almost 1 ½ hours on Sunday.

Game Warden Alan Curtis and his dog, Sig, found Emmit Holcomb of Roque Bluffs at about 2:35 p.m. on Sunday after the boy had wandered more than a half-mile from his last known location. Eight police, sheriff and fire departments assisted in the search, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Portland sees Maine’s largest rally yet over George Floyd

PORTLAND, Maine — Hundreds of protesters converged on the police station on Monday night in the largest and most charged rally yet in Maine prompted by the death of George Floyd and other police killings.

A massive crowd gathered in downtown Portland just after 7 p.m. on Monday and marched three blocks to the Portland police station on Middle Street after organizers said the police took down a memorial erected in honor of Floyd. After laying in the street to stage a massive “die-in” in front of the station, protesters erected the memorial again.