Things You Need to Know Today: Nearby Shooting Put Chelsea School on Lockdown
Here are the things you need to know today......
Bedbugs were found at the Buker Community Center that is used by the Boys and Girls Club. According to WMTW they are treating to take care of the issue and the Boys and Girls Club will run their programs in a different part of the building for the next few weeks.
Chelsea Elementary School was on lock down for a little while yesterday. According to WCSH the man about a quarter of a mile away was shooting at a passing car. He was arrested. The lock down was purely a precaution.
Maine’s Drought Task Force met yesterday. According to WGME the group said this is the the worst drought in more than a decade and the agriculture industry is taking the worst of it. The USDA has issued disaster declarations for several counties in the state..
From the Associated Press:
Maine's Democratic secretary of state says Republican Gov. Paul LePage's recent behavior has caused outrage but that doesn't mean he can't keep performing as governor. A group of independent and Democratic lawmakers had asked Secretary of State Matt Dunlap to invoke a never-before-used constitutional provision they said would let Dunlap start the process of temporarily removing LePage for being unfit to serve. LePage has apologized and says he won't resign.
Students at schools throughout Maine are squaring off to see who can get the most voters registered this fall. The drive is called the 2016 Voter Reg Rumble and it's hosted by Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.
A judge has dismissed federal claims Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie violated the constitutional rights of a nurse quarantined because she had contact with Ebola patients in Africa. The judge agreed with state lawyers that Christie and state health officials are immune from the civil rights charges brought by the nurse, who lived in Maine but now lives in Oregon. The nurse can proceed with other parts of her lawsuit.
North Korea says it has successfully conducted a nuclear explosion aimed at testing the power of its warheads. North Korean state TV says the test elevated the country's nuclear arsenal and is part of its response to international sanctions. South Korean President Park Geun-hye is strongly condemning the North's nuclear test.
Authorities in Alpine, Texas, say a 14-year-old girl died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another female student inside a high school. Meanwhile, officials say a shooting at a suburban Salt Lake City high school has left a student wounded.
Police in Ohio are investigating after receiving a threatening call that prompted the evacuation of the Cincinnati Zoo Thursday afternoon. A sweep by bomb sniffing dogs found nothing suspicious. The zoo has been the target of critics after a lowland gorilla named Harambe was shot and killed in May after a 3-year-old boy fell into the gorilla's enclosure.
Hundreds of people have gathered in three states. They're showing solidarity with protesters trying to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that will move oil from North Dakota to Illinois. A federal judge is set to rule Friday on the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request to temporarily stop construction near its reservation.
For the second year in a row, Serena Williams' bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S. Open semifinals. A seventh title at Flushing Meadows would have been an Open-era record. Williams was upset 6-2, 7-6 (5) by Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Thursday night.