Things You Need to Know: ACLU of ME Asking LePage to stop Blocking People on his Official FB Page
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The Gardiner Police Department are still trying to find 28-year-old Megan Gregory. Their Facebook post she was seen in early June and her family and friends are concerned.
The ACLU of Maine is says Gov. LePage is blocking people who disagree with him from commenting on his official Facebook page. According their Facebook they have sent him a letter demanding he stop this immediately.
From the Associated Press:
The Federal Aviation Administration is using more than $600,000 to help rehabilitate a small airport in Auburn, Maine. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, says the FAA is providing the money to help rehab a taxiway at Auburn-Lewiston Airport.
State police say they've arrested three residents who robbed the cash boxes of several farm stands in northern Maine. Police say surveillance footage led them to charge three Presque Isle residents with multiple counts of theft and criminal mischief. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
A dog that Maine's governor tried to rescue from a euthanasia sentence will live. The Kennebec Journal reports a judge on Monday agreed to a deal to send the Alaskan husky named Dakota to an undisclosed veterinary hospital for training. The dog was ordered to be put down after attacking two other dogs, killing one, prompting Gov. Paul LePage' attempt to pardon Dakota.
A Maine man told a 911 dispatcher he was killing himself and first responders needed "to hurry up" because he was an organ donor. Skowhegan police Chief David Bucknam says the man was still breathing when first responders arrived Sunday night but he died a few minutes later. There was no organ donation in the end because the man's body was sent to the state medical examiner's office in Augusta, precluding the harvesting of his organs.
The office of Sen. John McCain says the ailing Arizona Republican will return to the Senate on Tuesday, the day of the health care vote. In a statement Monday night, McCain's office says he looks forward to continuing work on "important legislation." It cites specifically health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act and new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea. McCain has been diagnosed with cancer. His return to the Senate had been uncertain.
The gruesome discovery of a tractor-trailer full of dozens of dead and suffocating people outside a San Antonio Walmart drives home an unsettling fact: Smuggling people inside boxes not meant for animals works. The striking similarities with the discovery of 19 dead bodies in 2003 in a tractor-trailer in Victoria, Texas, shows smugglers are relying on a durable business model. It involves carrying large groups though an elaborate network of foot guides, safe house operators and drivers.
A Mexican laborer says he heard people crying and asking for water before he lost consciousness in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Texas Walmart. Adan Lara Vega says he was told the $5,500 he was being charged to be smuggled into the U.S. would include air conditioning. But the 27-year-old told The Associated Press exclusively that he and his friends got into the back of the tractor-trailer with no ventilation.
Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is denying that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump's White House bid. Kushner is also declaring that he has "nothing to hide." Behind closed doors, the Trump son-in-law spoke Monday to staff members of the Senate intelligence committee for nearly three hours at the Capitol.
President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation. The president's anger again bubbled into public view Monday as he referred to Sessions in a tweet as "beleaguered." Privately, Trump has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions.