Things You Need to Know Today: Swastikas Discovered at Quarry Road Recreation Area
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A Parsonsfield man was arrested this weekend after he used a front end loader to life and then drop his son's trailer that is on his property. According to WMTW officials say they were arguing over rent and debris around the trailer.
Waterville officials in a Facebook post say several swastikas were spray painted at the Quarry Road Recreation Area. They have since been removed. The Mayor and City Manager posted the Waterville "stands firmly united against any form of hate and intolerance".
From the Associated Press:
Lyme disease cases up over 2015. State data indicates the number of Lyme disease cases increased in Maine this year despite a summer drought that some experts hoped would reduce the deer tick population. The state saw nearly 1,400 cases of Lyme disease in 2014.
The best tasting in water in Maine can be found in Caribou. That was the finding of the Maine Rural Water Association 30th Annual Drinking Water Taste Test, held on Thursday in Bangor. The Aroostook County city took home the title.
Friends and acquaintances of a woman fatally shot by her father in an apparent murder-suicide in Maine last week say she a gifted musician who was passionate about domestic violence prevention and substance abuse treatment. The Portland Press Herald reports Claire Randall lived in Brooklyn, New York, and wrote and sang for various music groups.
Police in Maine say a 21-year-old driver died in a crash on a snowy road in New Portland, Maine. The crash took place at about 1:45 a.m. on Monday just as snow was beginning to accumulate on roads throughout northern New England. The storm left nearly a foot of snow on the ground in some spots in the upper Midwest before dumping up to about a half-foot across New York and northern New England.
Skiers and ski resort operators in New England are feeling optimistic as December's forecast calls for lower temperatures. The coldest weather of the season is expected to move into the region this weekend, and forecasters say there won't be any short-sleeve weather at Christmastime like there was last year.
Police say a Maine woman escaped a serious injury after she was accidentally shot in the head by a friend over the weekend. Ellsworth Police Chief Peter Bickmore says the .32-caliber revolver accidentally went off around 5 p.m. Saturday. The woman was treated and released at a Bangor hospital.
Gas prices have gone up slightly in parts of northern New England. GasBuddy shows that the average retail price went up 1.8 cents per gallon in Maine in the past week, averaging $2.28. They also went up the same amount in New Hampshire, to $2.19 a gallon. In Vermont, they stayed about the same at $2.29.
President-elect Donald Trump has canceled the only news conference he has scheduled since his election. Trump was to hold a news conference Thursday to discuss the future of his business empire. Trump tweeted late Monday, "I will hold a press conference in the near future to discuss the business, Cabinet picks and all other topics of interest. Busy times!"
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state. That's according to two people close to his transition. Trump says he'll make the announcement Tuesday.
The International Committee of the Red Cross is urging those fighting in Aleppo, Syria to do all they can to protect and spare civilian lives. The ICRC says thousands of people with no part in the violence "have literally nowhere safe to run." The Syrian military announced Monday that it gained control of 99 percent of the former opposition enclave in eastern Aleppo, signaling an impending end to the rebels' four-year hold over parts of the city.