Things You Need to Know: Skowhegan Police Investigate Body Found in Woods
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Skowhegan police are investigating a body found in the woods Saturday. Centralmaine.com reports the department things the person is same as someone who had been reported missing and possibility suicidal.
From the Associated Press:
The city manager in Augusta, Maine, says the municipal office building had to be sprayed for bedbugs after a man threw a cup of the pests onto an office counter and about 100 of them scattered off. City Manager William Bridgeo tells the Kennebec Journal the man apparently was having trouble finding a place to live because of bedbug problems when he let the bugs loose in the building Friday.
Authorities in Maine say a man ejected from a raft while on a whitewater rafting trip is dead. The Maine Warden Service says 67-year-old Richard Sanders, of York, was on a commercial rafting trip Saturday on the Dead River when he and six others were ejected. He was pulled from the water but couldn't be revived.
The Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway and Maine officials are reminding coastal residents to be prepared to protect themselves and property. Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa said the June 1 start of the season is a good time for Mainers to ensure they have adequate insurance coverage.
Maine's over 400 court-appointed attorneys are working without pay while lawmakers are in the heat of budget negotiations. Republican Gov. Paul LePage's latest budget proposal would only fund the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services through January without paying back lawyers currently working without paychecks.
Maine's Republican governor says he'll veto any budget that increases education funding without big changes to the system. Democrats and Republicans have been at odds as they work on LePage's $6.8 billion, two-year budget proposal. Both parties are accusing each other of threatening a government shutdown and the biggest point of disagreement is over education funding.
The U.S. Coast Guard says there was a spike last year in recreational boating deaths in New England. The Coast Guard says the number of deaths rose in the region from 34 in 2015 to 55 in 2016, an increase of 62 percent. It says 40 of those 55 people who died drowned, and 45 were not wearing a life jacket. Twenty-nine of the 55 deaths involved a paddlecraft.
President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of early morning tweets in the wake of the London attack _ criticizing the city's mayor and bemoaning what he says is political correctness when it comes to national security. Trump is calling out Mayor Sadiq Khan for saying there's "no reason to be alarmed." Khan has used those words in a television interview, but it was to reassure Londoners about a stepped up police presence they might see.
Ariana Grande took to take the stage again Sunday in Manchester, England, for a star-studded benefit concert to help victims of a suicide bombing that struck her last concert and killed 22 people.
Bill Cosby doesn't plan to testify at his sexual assault trial, but the remarkable testimony he gave a decade ago in the accuser's lawsuit could still prove pivotal. The woman will take the stand this week and tell her story in public for the first time. Those in the case worry about duplicating the media frenzy that dominated O.J. Simpson's murder trial.
Philippine police say the gunman behind a deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in Manila was a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict. The man's immediate family on Sunday confirmed his identity as Jessie Carlos _ a married father of three and former Finance Department employee who owed more than $80,000 dollars. Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde says his identity confirms the attack was not terrorism-related after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.