Things You Need to Know: Winslow Man Charged with Breaking Into Friends Apartment
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A Winslow man being charged with robbery and criminal threatening. According to WGME the man broke in to an apartment and threatened to shoot the couple. No one was injured and they victims knew the suspect.
The 11th annual Kneading Conference is happening in Skowhegan. According to WABI it brings bread buffs and grain enthusiasts from across the United States to learn more about the 'art and the science of baking breads, growing grains, and brewing beer'.
Narcan may have saved a dog from York County. The Bangor Daily News reports the owner flagged down an officer because she was fearful her dog, Addie, had overdosed on her legally prescribed oxycodone. The officer administered the drug and the dog perked back up and is now doing fine.
Fairfield police have arrested a 16-year-old girl Fairfield in connection some car burglaries. According to centralmaine.com she was arrested after she was found with evidence. Fairfield police are asking anyone with missing from their vehicles to call Officer Jordan Brooks at 453-9322.
From the Associated Press:
The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health law, dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump and the GOP agenda. Unable to pass even a so-called "skinny repeal," it was unclear if Senate Republicans could advance any health bill.
Maine's Republican governor says misuse of public access law is designed to disrupt his administration and is costing the state "thousands of dollars." Gov. Paul LePage spoke out against what he calls inappropriate use of Maine's Freedom of Access Act during an radio interview he says he supports the law, but misuse of it by media members has resulted in "a foot thick of papers" related to FOA. LePage's statements come in the wake of a Portland Press Herald story that relied on the access law to report that LePage, his staff and security spent more than $35,000 on luxury hotels and travel in Washington, D.C. last spring. Press Herald deputy managing editor Dieter Bradbury says LePage's statements are "misleading and inaccurate."
Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says he's reviewing a second request for voter data in the wake of President Donald Trump's investigation of possible voter fraud. Dunlap said earlier this month he would not comply with a request by the Trump commission that is doing the investigating because it ran afoul of state law. He says on Thursday he's received a second request that states the requested information won't be shared publicly. Maine law prohibits state voter data from being disclosed publicly. Dunlap says he still has concerns about the request. He says he's reviewing it with legal counsel and intends to delay making a decision until the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity can meet to discuss it. The commission is tentative scheduled to next meet in mid-September.
New Jersey has agreed to put in place new rules regarding quarantines after a nurse who was quarantined in 2014 after working in Sierra Leone during the deadly Ebola outbreak filed a lawsuit against the state. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey announced the settlement Thursday. The ACLU represents Kaci Hickox, who was working with Doctors Without Borders during the Ebola outbreak. She was stopped when she arrived at Newark Airport and quarantined. She later tested negative.
A group of young people from around the world who have suffered from terrorism, violent extremism and war are coming together in Maine in the hope of fostering friendship. More than 70 participants, who range in age from 15 to 21, form this year's class of Project Common Bond. The project seeks to create a new generation of socially conscious adults by bringing together young people who have been impacted by violent trauma. The group is meeting at Colby College in Waterville until Sunday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says there will be no legal possession of cod for recreational fishermen in the Gulf of Maine this year. Cod is an iconic fish in New England, but catch of it has plummeted in recent years. NOAA said on Thursday that the rule barring recreational possession of the fish in the Gulf of Maine was effective immediately.
Central Maine Power is providing an entry into the contest to provide up to 1,200 megawatts of renewable energy to Massachusetts. The CMP proposals will join previously announced projects, including the Northern Pass in New Hampshire and TDI New England's proposal to install a cable under Lake Champlain in Vermont. The deadline for request for proposals for the largest renewable energy contract in New England history is on Thursday.
The White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, is speaking out after the appearance of an expletive-laced interview. He says he sometimes uses "colorful language" and pledges to refrain. The interview appears on the website of The New Yorker magazine. In the article, an angry Scaramucci uses expletives to accuse White House chief of staff Reince Priebus of being a "paranoid schizophrenic."
The U.S. has orchestrated the arrest of five suspected Russian cybercriminals across Europe in the past nine months. The operations come at a fraught moment as U.S. politicians grapple with the allegation that Kremlin hackers intervened in the 2016 election. Through their lawyers, several defendants suggested their arrests were linked to the election turmoil. An Associated Press review of the cases found no firm evidence to back the claim.
A high school student who was killed when a thrill ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair had just signed up with the Marines a week ago. The 18-year-old's girlfriend was among seven who were badly injured when the Fire Ball flung riders through the air Wednesday evening. The ride's Dutch manufacturer on Thursday told operators of the same attraction at fairs and festivals worldwide to stop using it until more is learned about what caused the malfunction.
Israeli police say men under the age of 50 will be barred from a major Jerusalem shrine at the center of recent tensions. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the move comes after security assessments show Palestinians plan protests at the holy compound Friday. The site is sacred to both Muslims and Jews.