Things You Need to Know Today: Details Released in Winthrop Murder
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Governor LePage is saying now three businesses may soon leave Maine. He says they are larger business that do business here but their headquarters are elsewhere. According to WGME he said energy cost is one of the biggest factors.
A non-profit called “Our Katahdin” has purchased the former Great Northern Paper assets and property in Millinocket. The price was $1. According to WABI there is also back taxes of over $1M. They are looking to redevelop the site into a business park type area.
Details have been released in the death of Alice and Antonio Balcer on October 31st in Winthorp. Centralmaine.com reports they and the family dog were stabbed to death. Their 18 year old son, Andrew, is facing murder charges and he was the one who called 911. He was 17 at the time.
From the Associated Press:
Authorities say a bystander and a police officer saved two dogs from a burning car in Waterboro. The passerby saw a car on fire in the parking lot of a grocery store on Wednesday evening. A pair of dogs was inside
Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage is criticizing a liberal group that is calling for a boycott of L.L. Bean in protest of donations that the founder's granddaughter made to Republican Donald Trump's candidacy for president. LePage on Thursday said the group is trying to destroy Linda Bean's reputation and damage the Freeport-based retailer's "iconic brand." The governor is encouraging customers to continue to support L.L. Bean.
State police won't reopen an investigation into the 1993 death of the wife of a former minister, who authorities say killed his daughter in a murder-suicide in Maine last month. Investigators say Daniel Randall on Dec. 8 drove to his estranged family's the home in Hebron, Maine, and killed his daughter, 27-year-old Claire Randall, before turning the gun on himself.
Authorities say a bystander and a police officer saved two dogs from a burning car in Waterboro. Authorities say a passerby saw a car burning in the parking lot of a grocery store Wednesday evening. A police officer inside heard cries for help. Capt. Dan Bean and the bystander contained the fire until firefighters arrived. The duo was able to rescue the dogs.
FBI Director James Comey says he'll cooperate fully with a Justice Department investigation into the FBI's actions before the presidential election. Democrats have blamed Comey's handling of the inquiry into Clinton's use of a private email server, and Comey's late-October public letter about the case, in part for her loss to Republican Donald Trump.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says Congress and Donald Trump's transition team are trying to come up with a solution for young immigrants brought illegally to the country as kids. Trump pledged during the campaign to undo an executive action allowing these young people to gain work permits and temporary deportation relief. But on Thursday night, Ryan told a CNN town hall, "What we have to do is find a way to make sure that you can get right with the law."
Ohio prison officials are trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed. Gary Mohr, director of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, said in federal court testimony last week that the request to use the drug would come if executioners weren't confident the first of three lethal drugs would render a prisoner unconscious.
A guitarist whose life was saved by a coin toss in 1959, has died at age 85. Tommy Allsup, a member of Buddy Holly's band, died Thursday in a Missouri hospital from complications from hernia surgery. In February 1959, Allsup flipped a coin to see who between him and Ritchie Valens would get a seat on a plane that was to take Valens, Holly and the "Big Bopper" to their next stop on their tour. Allsup lost the toss and had to travel by bus. Everyone on the plane was killed when it crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa.
Two members of the R&B group Tower of Power have survived being hit by a train as they walked across tracks. The group's manager says it happened Thursday evening before a scheduled gig in Oakland, California. He says drummer David Garibaldi and bass player Marc van Wageningen are both responsive and being treated at a hospital. One of Tower of Power's most popular songs is the 1973 hit "So Very Hard To Go."