Things You Need to Know Today: More Vandalism at a Local Cow Farm
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Meadowbrook Farm in China was also vandalized this week. Three other farms in have also seen problems. The cows have been getting out as a result. According to centralmaine.com even the FBI is interested. They offered its assistance in the case.
Franklin County Animal Shelter in Farmington found a kitten inside a box outside Thursday morning. Earlier in the week two kittens were also left on their door step. According to their Facebook page they are asking the public if they can't keep aanimal to please don't just leave the animals on the door step, please talk with the shelter or their local animal control officer to surrender the pet or a stray.
Maine State Police say they are investigating the deaths of a man and woman at their home in Hebron. According to centralmaine.com the state police investigators suspect their deaths were a murder-suicide.
From the Associated Press:
Maine has covered in snow, but that doesn't mean the drought is over. The Maine Drought Task Force meets Friday in Augusta to discuss the drought and how the task force intends to proceed heading into the winter.
A Maine education advocacy group is holding a conference in Portland that will focus on increasing the number of skilled workers in the state. Educate Maine is holding its Education Symposium on Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is designed to bring together business, public policy and education leaders for presentations and workshops.
The Harold Alfond Foundation is awarding $1.4 million to the Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute. Alfond Foundation Board Chairman Greg Powell says the matching grant challenge is aimed at strengthening the institute whose mission is to strengthen the confidence, raise the aspirations and build the leadership skills of young women.
A Maine ethics commission wants more disclosure from groups that contribute $100,000 or more to Maine politics. Commissioners want big donors to identify their top five donors, among other things, after one of the most expensive election cycles in state history.
South Korean lawmakers have voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay). It's a stunning fall for the country's first female president after a corruption scandal that left her isolated and loathed. As they voted, hundreds of protesters massed in front of the National Assembly building in Seoul (sohl).
America's first man in orbit and the last survivor of the original Mercury astronauts has died. John Glenn was 95. He died Thursday at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Recalling the words that sent Glenn into orbit in 1962, President Barack Obama said: "Godspeed, John Glenn."
A federal judge is set to consider halting Wisconsin's presidential recount during a hearing today in Madison. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested the recount to determine if election machines were hacked.
Hillary Clinton is denouncing the rise of fake news as an "epidemic" in her first speech since losing the presidential election last month. Clinton spoke during a speech for retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid at the Capitol. She warned that "it's now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences."