Things You Need to Know Today: Portion of CMP Bills Increasing + Police Find Augusta Man Wanted on Sex Abuse Charges
Here are the things you need to know today......
Officials have an Augusta man who the Lincoln County Sheriffs offices wanted in connection to sexual abuse charges. According to the Augusta Police departments page he has been arrested.
The PUC has approved an increase in the supply rate for CMP customers. According to centralmaine.com it will start in January and bills will go up to 6.7 cents per kilowatt hour.
Legislative council voted 3-3 on a plan to build a secure forensic facility next to Riverview. According to centramaine.com that basically kills this plan. The Governor says they will move ahead but look outside of the Augusta area.
Ellie the giant elm tree in Castonguay Square is healthy. According to centralmaine.com Waterville, the elm city, has many more of the trees, but Dutch elm disease took quite a few. Ellie is about 75 feet tall, 40 inches in diameter and it about 135 years old.
From the Associated Press:
There are questions about the extent of President-elect Donald Trump's victory in keeping Carrier jobs in Indiana. Federal officials briefed by the heating and air conditioning company say the deal spares about 800 union workers' jobs that were going to be outsourced to Mexico. But roughly 1,400 workers were slated to be laid off. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will travel to Indiana Thursday to announce the Carrier deal.
Colombia's Congress has ratified a revised peace accord between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Colombian voters had narrowly rejected the first version of the peace deal in a national referendum. The revised accord introduces some 50 changes. One is a commitment from the rebels to forfeit assets, some of them amassed through drug trafficking, to help compensate their victims.
Police in India say a fire has engulfed a factory manufacturing explosives in the southern part of the country, and 15 workers are feared dead. Police have recovered two bodies and the rescue work is continuing. The Press Trust of India says the 25-year-old factory manufactured explosives for deepening and widening water wells.
A person familiar with the negotiations says Major League Baseball and its players' union have agreed to ban smokeless tobacco for all new big leaguers. The ban is among the details of the sport's new collective bargaining agreement that have not been announced. And it does not apply to any player who already has at least one day of major league service. In addition, several cities have banned the use of smokeless tobacco in ballparks, including Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles and New York