Things You Need to Know Today: Salvation Army Capital Region Corps Down $16,000 to Make its Goal
Here are the things you need to know today......
Early today police were still looking for Scott Albert, 34, of Sabattus. According to centralmaine.com he is considered armed and dangerous. An arrest warrant for Albert charges him with domestic violence assault, domestic violence reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
The Salvation Army Capital Region Corps is behind $16,000 behind in their Red Kettle campaign. According to centralmaine.com Red Kettle money goes to help at Christmas time and support programs through the year. You can give online by clicking here.
After 2 centuries, Maine courts finally to go paperless. It'll take $17 million and five years to do. U.S. federal courts began offering electronic public access to documents in 2001.
A jury continues to deliberate in the trial of a man charged with killing a couple in northern Maine. The judge asked jurors to return Thursday to deliberate two murder counts after convicting Matthew Davis of four counts of arson, three counts of theft and one count of aggravated criminal mischief. The trial is being held in Washington County after a judge was unable to seat a jury in Aroostook County.
Federal prosecutors say a Canadian man has pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to enter the United States after having been ordered removed. Fifty-four-year-old John Fraser of Nova Scotia pleaded guilty on Wednesday. Records state that Fraser admitted he had been living and working in the U.S. for more than 30 years without authorization.
It'll take $17 million and five years to bring Maine's courts into the 21st century. That means transforming the state's 200-year-old system of paper court filings and documents tucked in courthouse cabinets. Tyler Technologies has been hired to get the job done.
Prosecutors say a Maine man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for selling counterfeit versions of dollar coins that were used in the U.S. more than 100 year ago. U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty says 32-year-old Mwashuma Sithole, of Waterville, started ordering counterfeit Morgan dollar coins in May 2014. Morgan dollars are a U.S. coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921.
German authorities say the prime suspect in Monday's deadly truck attack in Berlin has criminal convictions in both Tunisia and Italy. Anis Amri also successfully evaded deportation from Germany even as authorities rejected his asylum application and deemed the 24-year-old a possible jihadi threat. Amri had also been under surveillance earlier in the year. A manhunt extends across Europe.
A cybersecurity firm says a widely-used cellphone application developed by a Ukrainian artillery officer to more quickly conduct strikes is the same malicious software used to hack the Democratic National Committee. That's according to CrowdStrike. The app, developed in 2013, was distributed over social media and was hijacked by a Russian hacking group believed to be affiliated with the Russian military intelligence agency.
Mexican authorities say the death toll from Tuesday's fireworks explosion near Mexico City has risen to 33 and could climb even higher. That's because 12 people are listed as missing. Body parts have also been found at the devastated open-air fireworks market. Investigators trying to determine a cause are focusing on ignored safety measures. Some vendors displayed fireworks outside their concrete stalls.
North Carolina Gov-elect Roy Cooper says the state's Republican-controlled legislature has "doubled down on discrimination." A special session ended Wednesday without a repeal of the so-called "bathroom bill" that has cost the state jobs as well as sports and entertainment events. Outgoing Gov. Pat McCrory blames the left for not undoing the law. Gay rights groups say the GOP failed to keep its promise to act after the Charlotte City Council repealed its anti-discrimination ordinance.