Things You Need to Know: Bill Introduced to Allow Guns on Maine College Campuses
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Maine lawmakers may be looking at a bill to allow guns on college campuses. According to WGME there are still limits and to have a gun on campus one would need a concealed carry permit. The bill is in its early stages.
West Gardiner man was arrested for hitting two people with a vehicle. Centralmaine.com reports he was 'charged with elevated aggravated assault, aggravated driving to endanger and leaving the scene of an accident.'
From the Associated Press:
A dog that was ordered euthanized despite the intervention of Maine Gov. Paul LePage is getting another chance. The Morning Sentinel reports Dakota the Alaskan husky had been taken to a veterinarian's office to be euthanized Wednesday when an appeal was filed to the state supreme court. Dakota had been ordered put down after killing a neighbor's pug last year, but the Republican governor issued a pardon.
A father charged with murder nearly 38 years after the death of his baby son has pleaded not guilty. Burton "Ben" Hagar was charged with murder after being indicted last week. Four-month-old Nathan was found unresponsive in the family's Brunswick apartment and died at a hospital on May 9, 1979. The investigation was assisted by the state police cold case unit, which became fully staffed as of last year.
A woman accused of having 64 pets including snakes and lizards inside her apartment in Maine denies they were neglected. Officials say one pet was dead and others needed medical attention when they arrived. But WGME-TV reports Samantha Bell pleaded not guilty to five counts of animal cruelty Wednesday and says she intends to petition to keep at least one dog she uses as a service animal.
Maine's Republican governor has announced that a former assistant district attorney will serve as his new chief legal counsel. Brent Davis takes up a position vacated by Avery Day, who stepped down in December to establish a private law practice. Before law school, Davis worked as a police officer in Rockport and a pipe welder with Cianbro Corporation.
"Right now we're not getting along with Russia at all." President Donald Trump made that declaration at a news conference Wednesday, during which he said U.S. relations with Russia "may be at an all-time low." Just weeks ago Trump was looking at a potentially historic rapprochement with Russia. But those expectations have crashed into reality amid the nasty back-and-forth over Syria and ongoing U.S. investigations into Russia's alleged interference in America's U.S. presidential election.
Handcuffed and facing the judge, two young women accused of poisoning Kim Jong Nam appeared in court Thursday as their lawyers said Malaysian police still have not handed over security camera footage and documents crucial to the defense. Siti Aisyah, from Indonesia, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong are the only suspects in custody in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler.
The video of a man being dragged off a United Express flight turned an unwanted light on the little-known police force that guards Chicago's two main airports and could threaten the agency's future. Aldermen were scheduled to grill United and the Chicago Aviation Department on Thursday about why a Kentucky physician was yanked out of his seat after he refused to get off the full jetliner at O'Hare Airport.
For many Israelis, Har Homa has become another neighborhood in Jerusalem, served by city bus lines, schools and public services. Its quiet streets are lined with apartment buildings, pizza shops, supermarkets and pharmacies. But for the Palestinians, this unassuming neighborhood is far more. It is an illegal settlement in east Jerusalem, and in some ways, the most damaging.
Teachers selling lessons to other teachers online has become a booming business. It's a trend driven by higher standards and teachers willing to pay out of their own pockets for classroom-tested material. At least one site, Teachers Pay Teachers, says it's helped make millionaires out of some of its contributors since launching 10 years ago