Things You Need to Know Today: Augusta Police Arrest Two from NYC on Drug Charges
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A Winthrop man is facing arson charges for burning down his mobile home. WCSH reports he was arrested is was on bail for a previous arson charge.
Augusta police arrested two people from New York City after a raid on a home on Washington Street. According to the departments Facebook page they found crack, heroin and cash.
From the Associated Press:
Gov LePage who described himself as "Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular" has advice for the Republican presidential nominee: "Get over yourself." That was in response to Trump not accepting the election results.
Democrats are outpacing Republicans when it comes to absentee voting in Maine. More than 100,000 absentee ballots have been requested. About two-thirds of Maine's 900,000 voting age residents will cast tallies one way or the other, potentially setting a record.
Mainers are going to get the first big dose of rain in a long time. The National Weather Service says a tropical disturbance and a low pressure system will combine to create moderate to heavy rain across the entire state through Saturday night.
The Oxford Police Department is experiencing a nearly 80 percent increase in calls from the Oxford Casino so far this year. Police Chief Jon Tibbetts tells the Sun Journal that the department has answered 198 calls between January and October.
The federal government says the drought has now reached into northern Maine and more than 1.2 million residents are dealing with drought conditions. The latest report by the U.S. Drought Monitor says virtually the entire state ranges moderate to extreme drought.
Hostilities between presidential candidates are supposed to be set aside at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation fundraiser dinner in New York, but that wasn't the case with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton Thursday night. Trump drew boos from the crowd when he talked about Clinton being corrupt. Clinton joked about Trump's criticizing of women's looks, saying that when he sees the Statue of Liberty he "sees a '4'" and "maybe a '5' if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair."
Witnesses in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk say armed militants have attacked a local police compound, with multiple explosions and gunfire erupting in the city. There no immediate reports of casualties. The ongoing attack comes as the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces are making a major push to drive Islamic State militants from Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul.
A typhoon that slammed into the northern Philippines, triggering flooding and landslides and leaving seven people dead, is now churning toward southern China. The typhoon is expected to make landfall Friday afternoon on China's mainland south. Authorities in the city of Shenzhen have ordered schools, markets and factories to close.
Haiti's impoverished government is proving ill-equipped to lead the international relief response to Hurricane Matthew, which devastated the island nation's remote and long-ignored southwestern tip more than 2 weeks ago. Numerous organizations and the U.N. stabilization mission have told The AP that there are no boats with sonar, dive crews scouring coastal waters or teams with trained search dogs looking for the missing and the dead. The government puts the death toll at 546 with 128 missing, but many believe there are far more deaths.