Things You Need to Know Today: PETA Protest at Lobster Fest + Fairfield Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Wife
Here are the things you need to know today......
A 29 year old Skowhegan woman is charged with gross sexual assault. According to WGME it was with a 14 year old boy.
Augusta Police are looking for a home invasion suspect who claimed to be a police officer. According to their Facebook Page the suspect was looking for money and drugs and it does not appear to be a random act.
Waterville man plead guilty to sexually assaulting a 73 year old Waterville woman. According to WCSH it happened in February of this year.
PETA did show up in Rockland, urging people to not eat the crustaceans at the Maine Lobster Festival.
A Fairfield man has pleaded guilty this week to raping his wife. According to centralmaine.com his now ex-wife wants others woman to know ‘they don’t have to accept the abuse’.
From the Associated Press:
Gov. Paul LePage said he plans to attend Donald Trump's rally in Portland. LePage said he hopes to get a chance to talk with Trump during this afternoon's rally at the Merrill Auditorium to tell him to ignore the media.
The Augusta city council is taking a final vote on a permanent bedbug ordinance that would allow the city to require landlords to bring in pest management professionals when an infestation is discovered. The Kennebec Journal reports that the ordinance being voted on Thursday by the city council is a version similar to an emergency ordinance adopted in May after a bedbug infestation at a pair of boarding houses in Augusta.
Details are still emerging about a knife attack in central London that left a woman dead and five others injured. The attack happened at Russell Square, which is near the British Museum. Police say an officer used a stun gun to subdue the attacker. Terrorism is being considered as one possible motive.
Donald Trump is downplaying the frustrations of Republican loyalists with his campaign. Speaking to supporters in Florida, Trump said his campaign is going very well and is unified. But party officials tell the AP that party chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) has appealed to the New York magnate's adult children to intercede. One of the people said Trump privately blames his own staff for failing to quiet the backlash from his own party after he criticized an American Muslim couple whose son, a U.S. Army captain, was killed in Iraq.
Forecasters say Hurricane Earl, packing 75 mile per hour winds, is expected to begin weakening after it comes ashore in Belize early Thursday. Officials urged residents to evacuate low-lying areas. In Miami, the National Hurricane Center says Earl will pose a major flood threat in southern Mexico through Saturday as it crosses the Yucatan Peninsula and the states of Tabasco and Veracruz.
Forecasters are warning that parts of the Southwest already dealing with monsoon rains can expect even more through Friday. There's a potential for flooding in six states — Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Utah and California — particularly in washes and streams.
Olympians can now go for their "Pokemon Go" medals. The augmented reality game, in which players roam around the real-life world to collect virtual monsters and medals, became available in Brazil late Wednesday. Some 30 nations already have the game, which uses characters created by Japanese video game maker The Pokemon Co.