Things You Need to Know: Lincoln Man Dead after Explosion in His Basement
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A Lincoln man is dead after an explosion in his basement. According to WCHS he has been experiments with explosives in recent months. Officials are investigating.
Waterville Public Works will take over curbside recycling pick-up. According to WABI Waterville City council voted to override a veto by the mayor. City council voted to buy a truck and hire a worker at a total cost of more than $230,000.
A fire in a trailer stopped traffic for a while yesterday on 95South near Waterville. Centralmaine.com reports it appears it was a mechanical problem and it was a total loss.
From the Associated Press:
Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree is being recognized for her sustainable food advocacy. She's one of six recipients of this year's James Beard Foundation Leadership Award. The award recognizes people from diverse backgrounds who promote sustainable food systems.
The annual George H.W. Bush Golf Classic has raised about $100,000 for a Maine nonprofit that provides a place for families to stay when loved ones are hospitalized. Now in its 15th year, the event at the Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport is a family affair. The nation's 41st president was joined Tuesday by his son, former President George W. Bush. Actor Patrick Dempsey also attended and said there's "so much love" in the community for the family.
A soldier who lost four limbs during a blast in Afghanistan is opening a summer retreat to help those who suffered severe war injuries. The former lakeside estate of the late cosmetics magnate Elizabeth Arden has undergone a top-to-bottom overhaul to make it accessible. The facility is due to be dedicated this weekend in Maine.
A bill to halt new Maine solar regulations so far lacks the support needed to survive the Republican governor's veto. State utility regulators released solar billing rules this year that drew criticism from solar proponents and skeptics such as Gov. Paul LePage.
The United Arab Emirates and allied Yemeni forces have run a network of secret prisons across southern Yemen where hundreds of people detained in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared and where former prisoners say torture and abuse are widespread. American interrogators have questioned some detainees, and regularly receive access to their testimony, a potential violation of international laws against complicity in torture.
A Canadian man from Tunisia accused of shouting "Allahu akbar" before wounding a Michigan airport police officer in a stabbing authorities are investigating as an act of terrorism remains in custody after appearing in federal court. Amor Ftouhi is charged with committing violence at an airport following Wednesday's attack in Flint. He appeared in court hours later to hear the charge. A bond hearing is set for next Wednesday.
Iraq's Ministry of Defense says the Islamic State group destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures Wednesday night. The Iraqi prime minister calls the destruction an admission by the militants that they are losing the fight for Iraq's second-largest city. The mosque is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a so-called Islamic caliphate in 2014 shortly after the city was overrun.
In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in those deaths. Experts cite a confluence of factors, including racial bias, attitudes toward law enforcement and the challenge of showing precisely what an officer was thinking in a high-pressure situation. In the end, many jurors are simply reluctant to reject the accounts provided by police.
A juror says after 52 hours of deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial outside Philadelphia refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian. The juror, who spoke to ABC News on condition of anonymity, says the jury couldn't reach a consensus after voting 10-2 to convict on the first and third counts and 11-1 to acquit on the second count. The juror says they initially voted overwhelmingly to acquit Cosby on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault.