Things You Need to Know Today: More Maine Drug Arrests + Lewiston Losing 140 Jobs
Here are the things you need to know today......
The Milo post off is doing a ‘passport’ day. According to WABI Sept 10th you can come in without an appointment, do the paperwork and photo to a passport.
Xerox is closing it Lewiston office. According to WCSH it will happen in October and affect 140 people.
Waterville Police investigating an alleged assault yesterday. WGME reports it was from a man saying he was assaulted by an armed person with a gun and hammer.
From the Associated Press:
A new report on obesity shows that Maine continues to be the heaviest state in New England. Maine was 24th in the country.
Hurricane Hermine is now officially the first to hit Florida in more than a decade. The storm hit just east of St. Marks around 1:30 a.m. Eastern time with winds around 80 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says projected storm surges of up to 12 feet menace a wide area and 10 inches of rain could fall, posing a flood risk.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a district court in northern Pakistan, killing at least seven people and wounding 40 others. Officials say some of the wounded are in critical condition. There was also an attack on a Christian colony near Peshawar that killed one Christian.
A gunman who killed a federal airport screening officer and wounded three people in a rampage at Los Angeles International Airport three years ago has agreed to plead guilty. In exchange for the plea, Paul Ciancia will be spared a possible death sentence. Prosecutors say Ciancia had complained of unconstitutional searches and wanted to kill at least one TSA agent.
Japanese transport ministry officials have launched a raid at the Tokyo headquarters of scandal-ridden Mitsubishi Motors. It's part of a probe into what the government alleges was the automaker's cheating on mileage ratings on more models than earlier reported. The systematic inflating of mileage numbers first surfaced in April. No overseas models are affected.
South Korea's Yonhap News reports Samsung will issue a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone as soon as this weekend after its investigation on explosion claims found batteries were at fault. Samsung Electronics says it "will share the findings as soon as possible."