Things You Need to Know: More Snow for Maine Today
Here are the things you need to know today......
Maine is joining a suit against the FCC on the repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules. According to the Bangor Daily News this includes 21 other states the District of Columbia.
A 15 year old pony named Richard is getting a reconstructed penis. Over $5000 has been raised for the surgery to remove a painful, cancerous mass that was left untreated. Richard can now live out his life pain free.
From the Associated Press:
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A landlord who was convicted of code violations stemming from Maine's deadliest fire in decades is due to file a brief in his appeals case. Gregory Nisbet was convicted following the November 2014 fire that killed six people in Portland. He appealed his conviction to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, and is due to file the appellate brief by Friday. Nisbet was given a 10-day extension last week when he did not meet an earlier deadline for the brief.
UNDATED (AP) — A Maine college planning to build a hydroponic greenhouse is ending a partnership with a company that would have donated $750,000 to the effort. The Bangor Daily News reports St. Joseph's College this month ended its relationship with Organic Nutrition Inc. The company is backed by Cate Street Capital, a private equity firm that tried to restart the Great Northern Paper mill and left behind a trail of debt. The company doesn't have other plans in Maine at this time.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's first Somali police officer is the subject of a personnel investigation after her arrest over the weekend in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Worcester Police Department charged Zahra Munye Abu, of Portland, with several misdemeanors including assault and battery, trespassing and resisting arrest. The Associated Press could not locate a phone number for Abu, and it's unclear if she has a lawyer.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England residents are facing a messy commute. The National Weather Service says a storm that arrived Tuesday night could bring 6 to 8 inches of snow to parts of the region before it ends Wednesday evening.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has plenty of experience answering questions in depositions. Those records offer clues to a rhetorical style that could be on display again if Trump is interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller in the investigation of Russian influence in the U.S. election. The Associated Press reviewed hundreds of pages of depositions in the past decade, and they show a witness who is talkative, boastful, unapologetic and combative.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are still struggling to get their stories straight nearly a week after a meeting in which President Donald Trump is said to have made vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified at a congressional hearing Tuesday that she "did not hear" Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries. The White House says Trump has no intention of apologizing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee after refusing to answer a broad array of queries about his time working for President Donald Trump. The congressional subpoena came the same day The New York Times reported that Bannon has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a federal grand jury.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis goes to Chile's Araucania region Wednesday, where several churches have been firebombed amid a long-running conflict between indigenous Mapuche and government authorities. The pope will celebrate an outdoor Mass and have lunch with a group of Mapuche, who are pressing for a return of ancestral lands and legal recognition of their language and culture. The Argentine pope is particularly attuned to indigenous issues and hopes to use his visit to put the issue on the global agenda.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad to South Korea during next month's Winter Olympics. Seoul's Unification Ministry says the North also proposed its Olympic delegation travel to South Korea by land. It says the Koreas also discussed fielding a joint women's hockey team and conducting a joint march during the opening ceremony.