Things You Need to Know Today: Manchester Man Gets Car to 146mph on I-95 + 60% Mainers Support Increase to $12 of Minimum Wage
Here are the things you need to know today......
60% of Mainers support the ballot question to raise the state’s minimum wage. According to Centralmaine.com , the poll also found most feel question 4 will also hurt small business.
Two 14-year-old boys accused of taking a front-end loader on a dangerous, low-speed chase Sept. 12 will remain in custody for now. According to centralmaine.com the two are each charged with 8 felonies.
From the Associated Press:
A panel created by GOP Gov. Paul LePage has found no bias in the state's anti-discrimination agency. LePage last year threatened to go to court over allegations he heard about the agency's investigation of religious discrimination at a Waldoboro diner. But the panel said misunderstandings and
Police say they stopped a man on Interstate 95 for driving a Dodge Neon at 146 mph. Police say 18-year-old Tyler Barrows of Manchester got a Dodge Neon to go that fast before being pulled over and charged with criminal speeding in Pittsfield. (Additional info from centralmaine.com)
The University of Maine at Augusta is set to offer the state's first university-level course in operating unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. The Kennebec Journal reports the seven-week program begins Oct. 27 and will provide students a path to earn a Federal Aviation Administration remote pilot's license.
Worried about being sacked in November, Congress has averted a weekend shutdown by punting. A hybrid budget extension will keep the government operating through Dec. 9. It contains long-delayed funding for experts battling the spread of the Zika virus. Passage allows lawmakers to rush back home for final campaign pushes.
President Barack Obama says Congress has created a "dangerous precedent" with the override of his veto of a measure that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers. Fifteen of the 19 terrorists were Saudi nationals. The White House says the law could allow American diplomats, officials and service members to be sued in foreign courts.
The White House says President Barack Obama will lead a U.S. delegation to Jerusalem to attend former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres' funeral on Friday. Obama is among a high-powered group of world leaders, including Bill Clinton and French President Francois Hollande, attending what is expected to be the largest such gathering in Israel since the funeral of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated by a Jewish ultranationalist in 1995.
An elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, will remain closed for the rest of the weekend following Wednesday's shooting in a playground that left two students and a teacher wounded. Authorities say the suspect was a teen who had earlier killed his father at home. Authorities have not released the suspect's name or age beyond saying that he's a teen.
Police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon say the object a black man was holding when fatally shot by police was an electronic cigarette device. The officers responded to reports of a man walking in traffic. Police released a photo showing the man with his hand extended in what they call a "shooting stance." Critics are asking why one officer opened fire when the other decided simultaneously to fire a stun gun instead.