Things You Need to Know Today: Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen Director Dies + Winthrop Couple Dead; Thier Son Charged
Here are the things you need to know today......
Antonio and Alice Balcer of Winthrop were killed and According to centralmaine.com a lawyer confirmed that their 17-year-old son, Andrew, is charged in the killing.
83 year old Dick Willette, director of the Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen in Waterville passed away Sunday. According to centralmaine.com was planning on retiring from that job and hoped to announce his replacement today.
From the Associated Press:
A Maine man has been indicted on a murder charge in connection with the death of his wife, who was found partially buried in a shallow grave behind her in-laws' home last month. The Morning Sentinel reports that a Somerset County grand jury indicted Luc Tieman, of Fairfield, last week in the death of 34-year-old Valerie Tieman.
Gas prices have stayed about the same in northern New England over the last week. GasBuddy shows that the average retail price stayed the same in Maine went down half a cent, to $2.27 a gallon.
Officials in Kennebec County are revising plans to expand an Augusta jail after bids on the project came in at amounts that were higher than expected. The Kennebec Journal reports that the bids for converting an indoor recreation space into a two-story space that would house 21 inmates at the Kennebec County Correctional Facility ranged from $784,700 to $937,500. Officials had expected amounts ranging from $125,000 to $250,000.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is coming back to Maine to stump for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The independent senator will rally for the candidate who beat him in the Democratic primary. He is scheduled to appear at Deering High School in Portland on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are plunging into their final-week sprint to Election Day. For Trump, it's the unleashing of a harsh new attack against Clinton, after the FBI said it's looking at more emails that could be tied to her case. Clinton has been defending herself from the new FBI examination, saying there's no case, and that, "Most people have decided a long time ago what they think about all this."
A transit strike in Philadelphia could affect Election Day if contract negotiations aren't resolved by then and SEPTA workers in the city are still on strike. About 4,700 workers walkout out at midnight, shutting down buses, trolleys and subways in the city. Commuter rail lines and service in the suburbs is still operating.
Airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition have begun targeting Islamic State group positions inside an eastern neighborhood in Mosul, as fighting has intensified on the ground. One military official says special forces troops and vehicles advanced toward the city early Tuesday, as IS fired at them with guided anti-tank missiles to stop their progress. Iraqi troops haven't set foot in Mosul in more than two years.
Tuesday night is the night for Game 6 of the World Series. And the Cleveland Indians lead the Chicago Cubs 3 games to 2. Cleveland's only other World Series title was in 1948, when the Indians secured the crown with a Game 6 victory at Braves Field in Boston. Eddie Robinson is the last living member from that team, and he plans to be at Progressive Field Tuesday night.
A popular teenage all-girls band in Japan is under fire for performing in outfits resembling Nazi-era German military uniforms. The members of Keyakizaka46 appeared recently in dark gray capes and knee-length dresses that look like military overcoats, and wore officer caps with a Nazi-like eagle emblem. The U.S.-based Simon Wiesenthal Center says it is disgusted by the uniforms and is calling on Sony Music and the group's producer to apologize.