Things You Need to Know Today: Man Ordered to Never Own Dogs After Dragging Abuse Incident
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A meth lab was found on Spring Street in Hallowell. One man was arrested. According to centralmaine.com it is the 104 one so far this year found in Maine, there were 56 last year.
It appears a man doing some outside work at a home on Cobbossee Lake in Manchester slipped and drowned. According to centralmaine.com there does not appear any suspicious circumstance, but there will be an autopsy.
Bangor Saving Bank had to respond to a text scam yesterday. According to WCSH customers receive a text and it appears to be the bank requesting information.
A man got 118 days in jail for dragging a puppy behind a truck. It happened in June in Brewer. According to WCSH Jeff Mayhew has also been ordered to never own a dog again.
Officials increased security at Lake Region High School in Naples. According to the Sun Journal, there was clown threat posted on social media. In the threat there was not actual threat of harm, but with surge in clown incidents recently, they decided it was a smart move.
From the Associated Press:
Northern Maine is going to be experiencing peak fall colors this Columbus Day weekend. The weekly report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry projects peak foliage conditions this weekend in northern and northwestern Maine, stretching from Houlton north to Fort Kent and Millinocket west to Bethel.
Hurricane Matthew has weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm as it moves closer to Florida. But the powerful storm's howling wind and driving rain continue to pummel the coast, with its strongest winds of 120 mph just off shore. Two million people were warned to flee inland. As Matthew just started lashing the state, Gov. Rick Scott said, "I'm going to pray for everybody's safety."
Officials in Haiti warn that the death toll from Hurricane Matthew will likely rise, as teams get access to more remote areas and floodwaters recede. Right now, the death toll from the hurricane is 283, mostly in Haiti's southwest region.
Several thousand Haitians have traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, in recent months, hoping to enter the United States. But most are unaware that their trip has been in vain. Following Haiti's 2010 earthquake, the U.S. softened its policies and granted many Haitians humanitarian parole. But since Sept. 21, the Department of Homeland Security has been putting Haitians in detention facilities before attempting to send them home.
Democrat Hillary Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine is criticizing his Republican counterpart Mike Pence, for saying "that Mexican thing" during their Tuesday night debate. Kaine says Pence showed disrespect to "an entire group of people who are entitled to dignity and respect." The GOP vice presidential candidate made the comment as he tried to brush aside criticism of Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants being criminals and rapists.
The Philippine's defense chief says he has informed the U.S. military that plans for joint patrols and naval exercises with the Americans in the disputed South China Sea have been put on hold. The defense secretary says 107 U.S. troops involved in operating surveillance drones against Muslim militants will be asked to leave the southern part of the country. President Rodrigo Duterte (doo-TEHR'-tay) has said that said he wants an ongoing U.S.-Philippine combat exercise to be the last in his six-year presidency.