Things You Need to Know Today: Washington Post Editorial Calls for LePage to Resign
Here are the things you need to know today......
Winslow Police have been looking for the driver that hit power pole yesterday with her car. According to Centeralmaine.com after the crash she got out of the car and was picked up by a truck.
From the Associated Press:
The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety is ready to crack down on impaired driving with a new vehicle aimed at enhancing safety and testing accuracy. Maine Public Safety Commission John Morris is among those on hand for Wednesday's unveiling of the new Impaired Driving Roadside Testing Vehicle.
The driver involved in a fatal Halloween-themed hayride crash two years ago in Maine has been acquitted of reckless conduct. The 2014 crash in Mechanic Falls claimed the life of 17-year-old Cassidy Charette and injured more than 20 others. Prosecutors say driver David Brown knew there were brake problems but Brown testified that he had no prior indication of mechanical issues.
Federal authorities say a recent spate of entanglements of rare whales off of New England could help inform future regulations to preserve the animals. A North Atlantic right whale was found dead about 12 miles off the Maine coast over the weekend. Two other right whales were also entangled recently, and one survived.
Police have charged a father with endangering the welfare of a child after a toddler was rescued from the Kennebec River. The Kennebec Journal reports that 31-year-old Christopher Norwood of August was charged with the misdemeanor Tuesday.
Police say a black man shot several times by officers in a San Diego suburb has died. El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said at a news conference earlier in the evening that the man was not armed but had pulled an object from his pocket and pointed it in a "shooting stance" toward two officers. That prompted one of the officers to open fire. The man died several hours later at a hospital. The shooting spurred protests at the scene for several hours, alleging police racism.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will hold a special Cabinet meeting Wednesday morning following the death of former President Shimon Peres. After the Cabinet meeting, a special committee will begin making funeral arrangements. Peres died early Wednesday at age 93.
Firefighters from nearby cities are helping gain control of a wildfire that's destroyed at least four homes in a Petaluma, California neighborhood. At least nine other homes have been damaged. Fire officials say the blaze was started by embers from eucalyptus trees.
The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers. The Nielsen company says viewership, over 13 different networks, toppled a record that had stood for 36 years. In 1980, 80.6 million people saw the only presidential debate between incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter and his Republican challenger Ronald Reagan.
Wells Fargo says its CEO and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions of dollars in pay as the bank tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices. Wells Fargo's independent directors say CEO John Stumpf will forfeit $41 million in stock awards and former executive Carrie Tolstedt will forfeit $19 million of her stock awards. The bank agreed to pay $185 million to settle allegations that its employees opened millions of accounts without customers' permission to reach aggressive sales targets.
Amy Schumer is the most dangerous celebrity to search for on the internet. Intel Security says a search for the comedian carries a more than 16 percent chance of connecting with a site that carries viruses or malware. Schumer is No. 1 on the dangerous search list, followed by Justin Bieber, Carson Daly, Will Smith and Rihanna.