Things You Need to Know Today: Fairfield Woman’s Body Found With Note “Reportedly Apologetic”
Here are the things you need to know today......
Valerie Tieman body was found with a note that according to centralmaine.com had an “reportedly has an apologetic tone.”. Tieman is the Fairfield woman who went missing in late Augusta and her body was found behind her home last month.
A Sidney woman was injured yesterday when she skidded off the road, flipping over five time before coming to rest just off the West River Road. State Police say speed appears to be a factor and the cause is still under investigation.
From the Associated Press:
The stealthy USS Zumwalt has joined the Navy and another destroyer has headed out to sea for the first time, but workers who built them at a Maine shipyard are worried they may lose their jobs. The ships are high-profile successes for shipbuilder Bath Iron Works. But the president of the yard's biggest union says morale is low among workers who are concerned about job security.
Gas prices have stayed about the same in northern New England over the last week, while they went down slightly nationally. GasBuddy shows that the average retail price did not move in Maine or in New Hampshire, and went down slightly in Vermont.
Authorities say a Maine physician has died from injuries she sustained after she was struck by a pickup truck while bicycling near her home. Kennebec County Sheriff Ryan Reardon told The Kennebec Journal Saturday that Dr. Carol Eckert died Thursday from her injuries.
Those who try to pass off pets as service animals in Maine now face a $1,000 fine under a new law. The Maine Human Rights Commission says many people in the disability community are unaware of the changes, which include a new category called assistance animals.
Hillary Clinton's email use is certain to be an issue at Wednesday night's debate, the last presidential debate between her and Donald Trump. FBI records revealed Monday show that a close Clinton aide during her time as secretary of state contacted the FBI and tried to get the classification lowered of one of Clinton's emails.
Donald Trump says so many cities are "corrupt" in the voting process. Speaking at a rally Monday night in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Trump said, "They even want to try to rig the election at the polling booths." For days, Trump's allies have been insisting that Trump's escalating complaints are meant to refer to what they see as the media's bias against Trump.
NBC News says "Today" show host Billy Bush has been fired. Bush had been suspended for being caught on a 2005 "Access Hollywood" video laughing with Donald Trump about Trump's claims of kissing and groping women. Once it became clear Bush wouldn't be back, NBC and his representatives had been negotiating terms of his exit. His lawyer won't discuss those terms and says Bush is a "free agent." Bush has said he was "embarrassed and ashamed" by the tape.
The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire. It's to take effect shortly before midnight Wednesday. The U.N. special envoy to Yemen says the cease-fire obliges all parties "to allow free and unhindered access for humanitarian supplies and personnel" to all parts of Yemen. The war began in 2014 when Shiite rebels known as Houthis) based in the north seized the capital Sanaa.
U.S. Air Force is spending nearly $1 billion to build a radar installation that will track pieces of space junk. The Space Fence is being constructed on a tiny atoll in the Marshall Islands. But scientists say global warming has been getting in the way. They say rising seas have been playing havoc with the equipment. Neither the military nor the contractor, Lockheed Martin, considered rising seas from global warming when choosing the installation site.