These are some of the stories central Maine is talking about today.

Two LePage administration officials who balked at appearing before the Government Oversight Committee have indicated they'll testify after receiving subpoenas. Cynthia Montgomery, the governor's legal counsel, and Aaron Chadbourne, a senior policy adviser, are among nine people who'll appear before the committee next week. The panel is investigating whether Gov. Paul LePage overstepped his authority in threatening to withhold state funding from a private school if it hired a political foe. Officials at Good Will-Hinckley offered a job to House Speaker Mark Eves, then rescinded the offer. The Good Will-Hinckley operates programs for at-risk youths and runs a charter school, the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences. (AP)

Police are trying to determine what caused a man to gun down his girlfriend, her sister and another man, killing all three, before taking his own life in Oakland. The only survivor was a 3-year-old girl who was unharmed. Police identified the victims as the child's parents, Amanda Bragg and Michael Muzerolle, along with Bragg's sister, Amy Derosby. They say Derosby's boyfriend, Herman Derico, shot them in an Oakland apartment Wednesday night before killing himself in the driveway. Police are trying to determine what sparked the violence.One of the many 911 calls came from one of the wounded women before she died. (AP/centralmaine.com)

Officials say a high school student from Bonny Eagle has died and three others were hurt when a vehicle they were in crashed into multiple trees and a telephone pole. The Thursday morning crash in Buxton involved Bonny Eagle High School students.  The crash was reported around 1:30 a.m. Three students were hospitalized with serious injuries. A fourth person was declared dead at the scene. The high school's crisis team has been activated to help support students and staff. (AP)

Police say a man assaulted a teen after they got into a fight over ramen noodles. Deputies say they responded to a home in Jefferson on Halloween, where they arrested 44-year-old James Burk on assault charges. They say Burk was intoxicated when he and a 14-year-old boy got into a fight over ramen noodles that the boy was cooking.  (WGME)

A public hearing will be held next week for Waterville Senior High School’s principal after the superintendent recommended his dismissal. According to WABI Don Reiter has been on paid administrative leave since September. Officials have not said why, the case stems from an accusation someone made against him in August. The hearing will be held Tuesday at 6 PM in the gym of the George Mitchell School. We’re told evidence will be presented at that time and Reiter will have the chance to defend himself. No formal charges have been filed, and Reiter’s lawyer says his client did nothing wrong. (WABI)

Police say a standoff in the town of Poland, Maine, ended peacefully with the surrender of a man who was charged with domestic violence assault. Michael Winslow surrendered shortly before 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Androscoggin County Sheriff said all but one person safely left the house when officers first arrived late Thursday morning. He said the incident began with a 911 call by Winslow's wife. The Maine State Police tactical team joined deputies, game wardens and Mechanic Falls police at the scene. (AP)

Egyptian police are carrying out detailed security checks around the airport at Sharm el-Sheikh — the resort from where the doomed Russian plane took off last weekend. Dozens of busses are waiting outside the airport, with the line stretching up to a half mile as police inspect each vehicle. British tourists who've been stranded since last Saturday's crash will start flying home from the Sinai Peninsula Friday. (AP)

Next week's prime-time GOP presidential debate will feature just eight candidates. Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have learned that they'll be bumped to the undercard event, along with Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal. And George Pataki and Lindsey Graham have been cut from the lineup altogether. Debate sponsor Fox Business Network says who takes part in the debate depends on how they rank in the latest polls. (AP)

Police personnel records show an Illinois officer who staged his suicide to make it look like he was murdered had a troubled job history. Fox Lake Lt. Charles Gliniewicz's records were released late Thursday, and they show suspensions, sexual harassment allegations and complaints that he intimidated an emergency dispatcher with guns. Authorities say Gliniewicz killed himself on Sept. 1 because his theft of thousands of dollars from a youth program he oversaw was about to be exposed. (AP)

A judge in Cook County, Illinois is expected to decide Friday whether a couple can regain custody of their three young children. The kids were taken away last year after a doctor recognized the mother as Amanda Hamm, who served five years in prison for watching a boyfriend in 2003 drown three other children she had. Now Hamm is married and goes by Amanda Ware. She has a 5, 3 and 1 ½-year-old with her husband. (AP)

Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics. Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda says the company will start operating from January 2016, with 200 employees at a Silicon Valley facility near Stanford University. A second facility will be established near MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (AP)