Things You Need to Know Today: Coalition Looking to Purchase the Saddleback
Here are the things you need to know today......
City of Augusta is still looking zoning rule changes on how churches can do certain outreach project for the public. According to centralmaine.com the proposed changes are to address the effects the effects on the surrounding neighborhoods of the church.
Maine DOT had a couple of plans for the work on Water Street in downtown Hallowell. Centralmaine.com reports the project would be done in 2018 with the paving done the next year.
The Waterville police chief is warning people that dressing as a creepy clown this year might not be the best idea. According to centralmaine.com says it is because of all the negative clown stories this year.
From the Associated Press:
Sheriff's deputies say 41-year-old Craig Ward, of Winthrop, died in a car crash in Greene. He reportedly crossed the center line of Route 202 and went off the west side of the road. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.
A coalition of local businesses and ski enthusiasts is planning to purchase the Saddleback Mountain ski area and surrounding land near Rangeley.Saddleback Mountain Foundation needs to raise $4 million. That's for the down payment and another $1.8 million in operating capital.
The jet carrying GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off a runway in the rain at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday night. Some aboard say the approach was rough, the aircraft hit hard and they smelled burning rubber when it was all over. Airport officials say the plane was stopped by crushable concrete safety barriers designed to stop overshooting aircraft. There were no injuries and there was no fire.
Donald Trump now says NBC broke the law when it released a recording of him making lewd comments about how he felt entitled to grope women aboard an "Access Hollywood" bus. Trump tells Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" that "the microphone was not supposed to be on." He's also claiming it was an "illegal act" for NBC to record his conversation.
A stunning defeat for the government and a tumultuous end to the trial of armed protesters who occupied a government facility in rural southeastern Oregon. A jury acquitted all seven defendants including group leader Ammon Bundy. After the verdicts were read, a Bundy attorney demanded his client be released, yelled at the judge, was tackled by U.S. marshals and arrested.
A St. Louis jury has awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. The suit accused Johnson & Johnson of "negligent conduct" in making and marketing its baby powder.
Police say a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student who rear-ended a squad car told an officer she was taking a topless selfie. She posted $200 bond after she was charged with drunken driving and possessing alcohol as a minor. She allegedly told the officer she was taking a topless selfie of herself to Snapchat to her boyfriend. Police say an open bottle of wine was in her console cup holder.