Things You Need to Know Today: Mom & Son Injured in Skowhegan Fire Doing Better + LePage Asks Legislature for Help
Here are the things you need to know today......
Governor Paul LePage swore the new legislature yesterday. But according to WGME in a speech before he asked them to work with him to change two referendums the voters approved. He is taking about the minimum wage increase and tax for the state's top earners.
Drug agents in Maine have responded to 123 meth lab incidents. This more than doubles last year's number. According to WABI this latest one was in Sherman. Three people were arrested.
Gardiner officials are working on a 180 day moratorium on marijuana related business in the city. According to centralmaine.com many communities are looking at how legalizing marijuana will impact their communities.
The fire in Skowhegan that injured a mother and her son started in his bedroom. Centralmaine.com reports but they dont know what caused it to start. Both are said to be improving.
Time magazine named their person of the year..President-elect Donald Trump .
From the Associated Press:
Community water supplies around the state are vying for the title of Maine's best tasting water. The competition takes place Thursday in Bangor. Two categories of water will be judged: water with a disinfectant such as chlorine and water without a disinfectant. The winners in each category will then go head-to-head in a taste-off.
Sen. Angus King says a bill he has co-sponsored would make it easier for government to attract technology innovators to public service. King, a Maine independent, says the bill would establish a law that makes a pathway to attract experienced entrepreneurs from the technology sector into government work. The bill would make the Presidential Innovation Fellows program permanent.
The former girlfriend of a Maine man who went on a violent rampage and left her daughter's boyfriend in critical condition and another man dead says every time she filed a restraining order against him, he'd break it. Sandra Goulet tells WMTW-TV she ended a seven-year relationship with Norman Strobel last summer. The 59-year-old Strobel, of Naples, was shot and killed last month in a confrontation with sheriff's deputies at a Naples mobile home.
President-elect Donald Trump continues to assemble his Cabinet. Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly has been selected to head the Department of Homeland Security. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a climate-change denier whose policies have helped fossil fuel companies, is to be announced as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation have met with Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centering on preserving the environment can boost the economy. The CEO of DiCaprio's foundation confirmed the meeting Wednesday at Trump Tower in New York in a statement to The Associated Press.
Authorities say a female police officer has been stabbed inside a Walmart store in Columbia, South Carolina, while responding to a shoplifting call. Deputy Chief Melron Kelly tells WACH-TV the officer pursued the male suspect, who fled. Police said in a tweet that the officer was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.
A popular New York restaurant has become the latest victim of a fake-news conspiracy about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint. Police confirm that Roberta's, a Brooklyn restaurant known for its wood-fired pizza, has received telephone calls threatening its employees.