Things You Need to Know Today: Whitefield Man Makes Fake Inspection Sticker; Police Not Impressed
Here are the things you need to know today......
A Whitefield man is in trouble for faking an inspection sticker. WCSH reports the man made it out of Styrofoam. He was summons on a couple of charges.
Verso mill in Jay is laying off 190 people. According to centralmaine.com Verso just came out of bankruptcy a year ago and the shutdown is due to be temporary.
From the Associated Press:
A coalition of local businesses and ski enthusiasts is planning to purchase the Saddleback Mountain ski area is holding a town meeting in Rangeley. The Saddleback Mountain Foundation plans to make a presentation and then answer questions Wednesday evening at Rangeley High School.
A 17-year-old boy charged with killing his parents in their Maine home is going to remain in custody. A judge Tuesday ordered a psychological examination for Andrew Balcer who's charged with two counts of murder and whose lawyer won't comment. Police say an emergency call Monday led authorities to the parents' bodies in Winthrop, a small town popular for summer recreation because of its lakes and ponds.
Police say a Rockland, Maine, woman whose 3-year-old son wandered away from home and ended up in a drainage ditch has pleaded guilty. Police said the boy was found in a ditch in April but was not hurt.
A Brunswick man is heading to prison for sexually assaulting a girl under age 12 several years ago in Vienna. The Kennebec Journal reports that 26-year-old Patrick Patterson pleaded guilty Monday in Augusta to gross sexual assault. He was sentenced to 15 years behind bars and will have to register as a lifetime sexual offender.
Authorities say a Maine man who was struck by a police cruiser over the weekend has died. Androscoggin County Chief Deputy William Gagne says 24-year-old Joseph Slaver, of Livermore Falls, died of his injuries at a Lewiston hospital on Monday.
It's winner take all in Cleveland Wednesday night when the Indians and the Chicago Cubs fight for the World Series championship. The teams have won 3 games apiece, so Game 7 is it.
The sprint to next Tuesday's finish is well underway as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spend their last days on the campaign trail. Trump spent Tuesday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, promising to get rid of 'Obamacare' if he becomes president. Clinton, who campaigned in battleground Florida, attacked Trump for what she said was his history of degrading women.
At least 20 people are dead after a boat carrying migrant workers capsized off the Indonesian island of Batam. Police say about 90 people were on the vessel and 39 have been rescued so far. The passengers are Indonesians who work in Malaysia.
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake has shaken central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake happened around 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, and was centered near Pawnee, about 70 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. People on social media say they could feel the tremor as far away as Kansas City and St. Joseph, Missouri.
Executives at Colonial Pipeline say their goal is to restart a gas line as early as this weekend after an explosion and fire shut down gasoline shipments to millions across the South. Monday's blast has raised fears of another round of gas shortages and price increases. It's Colonial Pipeline's second accident and shutdown in two months.