Things You Need to Know Today: Clinton Dairy Farm Vandalized & One Cow Died
Here are the things you need to know today......
Gov LePage wants two new dogs for Christmas.. He already has two dogs: Jack and Veto. According to WGME, the governor laughed as he said he's trying to get his wife to agree. His suggested names of Sustain and Override come as a sharply divided legislature makes its way to Augusta.
A Clinton farm is dealing some vandalism that resulted in the death of a cow. According to WCSH, someone let 150 cows out. After those cows were brought back in, someone let them out again. One of the cows ended up in a situation where she broke her neck and died. Milk tanks were shut off and some items were stolen. Another farm was also vandalized.
Donald Trump says the cost for the new Airforce 1 planes is too much and the contract should be cancelled. But according to centralmaine.com the planes would go into service for years. Trump says it will be about $4B. The contract is for $3B but cost are said to be increasing.
From the Associated Press:
The newly elected members of Maine's legislature are traveling to Augusta to be sworn in. November's election left Maine's 128th legislature increasingly divided.
The company that's buying FairPoint Communications is likely to expand broadband to more customers and compete with cable companies for TV customers. Illinois-based Consolidated Communications already has video offerings in other markets, and an analyst says the network can support such service in northern New England.
The trial underway for man charged with killing a couple before setting fire to their home in the northern Maine town of Oakfield. The trial for Matthew Davis was moved to Washington County Superior Court in Machias after a judge was unable to seat a jury in Aroostook County.
Hundreds of holiday wreaths have been stolen from a Maine farm. Gile's Family Farm owner Frank Boucher said Monday that someone stole a trailer containing more than 200 wreaths from behind the Alfred business sometime between 6 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. State police are investigating.
Seventy-five years ago a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. On Wednesday, the mayor of his hometown is joining his Honolulu counterpart to mark the Pearl Harbor anniversary — as friends. The mayor of Nagaoka, Japan, will lay flowers at the main memorial event and join a smaller ceremony a day later co-organized by Japan and the U.S. for the first time.
Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency says the death toll could rise following Wednesday's 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Aceh province. At least 54 people were killed, but emergency officials believe people are still trapped in the debris of collapsed buildings.
The CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner are heading to Capitol Hill Wednesday in a bid to convince senators that a merger of their two companies will mean innovative new experiences for consumers. The CEOs, Randall Stephenson of AT&T and Jeffrey Bewkes of Time Warner, are scheduled to appear before a Senate antitrust panel whose Republican chairman and senior Democrat have said the proposed $85.4 billion merger would potentially raise significant antitrust issues.
A federal judge could decide whether to end Michigan's presidential recount. The same judge who on Monday ordered the recount to begin will hold a hearing Wednesday on whether to stop it. The state elections board also is meeting Wednesday, a day after the Michigan appeals court ordered the elections board to toss out a recount petition from Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, who got only 1 percent of the state's vote.