Things You Need to Know: China Robbery + L/A YMCA Flooded
Here are the things you need to know today......
Temporary exit 109A of 95 south bound is open. It bring you on to the on the Whitten Road. The regular exit ramp is closed so bridge damage can be repaired and that MeDOT says will take a little while.
Police are looking for a man who robbed the Circle K in China. WABI reports he come into the store early Sunday with a gun and demanded money. Anyone with information should give the State Police a call.
YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston will be shut down for up to a week. Sun Journal reports about 12 feet of water in the basement from a major leak.
From the Associated Press:
An 81-year-old man was killed over Saturday when he was struck by a car while crossing on Northern Ave in Augusta. Police say the man was struck in a crosswalk by a car driven by 55-year-old Andrew Bilodeau, of Augusta. The victim was taken to a hospital where he later died. Bilodeau was not injured in the crash. No charges have been filed. Police continue to investigate.
A jury is scheduled to resume deliberations in the trial of a onetime "Deputy of the Year" who's charged with sexually abusing three girls in Maine from 1999 to 2014. Jurors began deliberating Friday in the trial of Kenneth Hatch. A judge sent them home for the weekend before getting back to work Monday. Hatch has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
L.L. Bean, Good To-Go and Blaze Partners are among 26 businesses getting together to create a trade alliance named Maine Outdoors Brands. The group will formally introduce itself at a news conference on Monday in Portland. The group sees value in leveraging what Maine's best known for _ the outdoors _ to create a business climate that promotes outdoor product brands and the younger workforce they attract.
Maine officials are welcoming representatives from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to commemorate World War I with a Christmas tree ceremony. The Maine State Archives and Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap are hosting the event on Monday as part of a ceremony to recognize Maine's role in responding to a maritime disaster in 1917. The Halifax Explosion of 1917 happened when a French cargo ship collided with another ship in Halifax Harbour, killing more than 2,000 people.
Powerful winds gusting between 30 and 45 mph are causing power outages in Maine. Central Maine Power reported more than 5,000 customers were in the dark Sunday afternoon. Emera Maine had several hundred power outages, as well.
Prison officials say it's 'undetermined' what will happen with the remains of Charles Manson. Manson died Sunday after nearly half a century behind bars. Prison officials previously said he had no known next of kin. State law says that if no next of kin or legal representative surfaces within 10 days, it's up to the department to determine whether the body is cremated or buried.
The constant press coverage, the grotesque images of death and bloody scrawlings, and the tales of a "family" of disaffected youths living in a backwater commune marked the surreal spectacle of Charles Manson's marathon murder trial. Former Associated Press reporter Linda Deutsch recalls scenes from the courtroom in a case focused on the extraordinary power the cult leader exerted over his followers. He led them into a world of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and ultimately murder.
Zimbabweans are worried about their country's fate after the increasingly isolated President Robert Mugabe did not resign in a televised speech as many had expected. The ruling party that has demanded he resign by noon Monday or face impeachment. Opposition activists plan more protests to pressure the world's oldest head of state to step aside.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims. She did not directly mention the refugee exodus in a speech to foreign ministers, but her remarks highlighted the views many in Myanmar have of the Rohingya.
Two of President Donald Trump's top economic advisers are sending mixed signals on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to overhaul business and personal income taxes. The provision to repeal a requirement that everyone in the U.S. have insurance has emerged as a major sticking point for GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who has said that issue should be dealt with separately from the push by Trump and fellow Republicans to overhaul the tax code.