Things You Need to Know Today: Drug Arrest in Waterville
Here are the things you need to know today......
Opponents of Question 1 are taking moving ahead to request a recount after voters narrowly approved the referendum that legalizes recreational marijuana on Election Day. According to WMTW, No on 1 say with it being so close no request the recount.
Police in Waterville have arrested two people on drug trafficking charges. According to WGME, they were selling fentanyl to people as heroin. It is much strong than heroin and more like to cause a deadly overdose.
From the Associated Press:
Maine House Republicans have wasted no time in selecting leaders after Election Day. The 73 members of the House Republican caucus on Thursday re-elected House Speaker Ken Fredette of Newport as GOP leader and Rep. Ellie Espling of New Gloucester as assistant GOP leader.
Maine voters have approved a ballot question making recreational marijuana legal for adults age 21 or older. The proposal will allow Maine residents to cultivate, manufacture, distribute, test and sell marijuana and marijuana products. Parents groups and some law enforcement organizations had opposed the proposal.
A jury has found a Maine man guilty of killing his girlfriend and her two children. Keith Coleman, of Garland, had been on trial on three counts of murder in the deaths of 36-year-old Christina Sargent, 10-year-old Duwayne Coke and 8-year-old Destiny Sargent.
Police in Portland, Oregon are detaining several people after an anti-Trump protest-turned violent. Police say demonstrators broke windows of businesses and started a dumpster fire downtown. Police are calling it a riot and are telling people that if they don't stay in a designated protest space, they'll be arrested. In Colorado, anti-Trump protesters managed to shut down Interstate 25 near downtown Denver Thursday night.
President-elect Donald Trump is firing back at the thousands and thousands of people across the country who have taken to the streets to protest his being elected. Trump on Thursday night took to Twitter, calling the protests "very unfair." Many Trump supporters say the protesters are not respecting the democratic process.
The United States and Australia are close to announcing a deal in which the U.S. would resettle hundreds of asylum seekers banished by Australia to Pacific island camps. The Australian newspaper reports that the U.S. had agreed to accept up to 1,800 refugees held for up to three years at Australia's expense in camps on the impoverished island nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea .
A student at Rowan University in New Jersey has been taken to a hospital after his cellphone charger burst into flames. University officials say the student was in the school's student center in Glassboro Thursday night when his cellphone charger caught fire inside his pants pocket. The student grabbed the charger and a phone in his pocket and threw them to the ground. The school says the student has a leg burn. Officials aren't sure of the make or model of the charger.
No injuries have been reported after a fire broke out in the Westampton, New Jersey mansion that used to be owned by the late engineer and philanthropist Henry Rowan. Flames could be seen shooting from the roof as firefighters battled the blaze Thursday night. It's unclear what sparked the fire. Henry Rowan died last year at the age of 92. His gift of $100 million to what is now Rowan University was the largest ever to a public institution of higher education.