Things You Need to Know: Winter Weather Today + Tsunami Warning Mistake
Here are the things you need to know today......
Winter Storm Liam will bring a mix of snow, sleet, ice and rain. Weather.com is a fast moving storm that will effect Wednesday afternoon and evening.
A weather alter test that was mistaking pushed out as a tsunami warning for east coast yesterday. Centralmaine.com reports the AccuWeather app received a test but their computers that mistakenly generated the notification to app users.
A recent increase in accidents at the intersection of Rt 202 and Main Street in Winthrop has the town asking MeDOT for a review. Centralmaine.com reports the intersection was revamped last spring because it was dangerous, but the numbers are up.
From the Associated Press:
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is taking online applications for the upcoming moose hunting season. Tens of thousands of people typically apply for a spot in Maine's moose hunt, which takes place every fall. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife announced on Tuesday that it's now taking applications.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A fast-moving storm is expected to make its way across northern New England and leave up to a foot of snow in some places. The National Weather Service says the snow is to start Wednesday morning and become heavy in the afternoon and evening before ending late. The snow may turn into a mix of sleet and rain over southeast New Hampshire and parts of the Maine coast.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts man was quickly apprehended after he made a dash for freedom from a Maine courthouse. The Bangor Daily News reports that 23-year-old Tyler Grant fled the Bangor courthouse Monday when a judge refused to delay his sentence on theft and witness tampering charges. Grant made it out of the building and across the street before an investigator for the prosecutor's office caught up with him. Police then took to him to jail to begin his sentence.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage's administration has yet to produce the regulations needed to implement a 2015 state law allowing public health organizations to distribute free doses of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. The law authorizes groups working with drug users to establish overdose prevention programs, which could give away naloxone and train people to use it. Lawmakers directed the state health department to draw up any necessary regulations, but none have been submitted.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press investigation has found that Russian cyberspies pursuing sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft. The hackers known as Fancy Bear went after at least 87 people working on militarized drones, missiles, rockets, stealth fighter jets, cloud-computing platforms or other sensitive activities. The AP analysis indicates as many as 40 percent of them clicked on the hackers' phishing links.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is continuing to paint immigrants as criminals. It's part of a pressure campaign by the president to try to get Democrats to sign onto his immigration overhaul plan. He's even threatening another federal government shutdown if they don't agree. But critics say the president is overstating the risk, noting that immigrants commit fewer crimes, on average, than natural-born citizens.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be part of the high-level delegation coming to the South for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. South Korea's Unification Ministry said North Korea informed it that Kim Yo Jong would be part of the delegation led by the country's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam. Seoul previously said the delegation would arrive Friday.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The spread of norovirus at the Pyeongchang Games has officials scrambling on the eve of the biggest event in South Korea in years. Games organizers say 32 workers are being treated and are in quarantine, and 1,200 others are being kept in their rooms. Because the sick workers handled security, military personnel have been brought in to work at 20 venues until the sick and sequestered can return to work.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China says it is prepared to send a rescue team to Taiwan after a strong earthquake struck near the island's east coast. China's official Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday that the director of China's Taiwan Affairs office, Zhang Zhijun, said in a statement, "The compatriots across the straits are a family."