Things You Need to Know: ‘Cabin In The Woods’ at Togus Should Be Ready for Summer
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Eastern Maine Medical Center say the personal health information on 660 patients is missing with a lost external hard drive. WABI reports it has info on patients who underwent cardiac ablation procedures from 2011 to 2017.
28 Mainers have died from the flu this season. WABI reports the Maine CDC says there are 2,307 influenza cases.
Cabin in the Woods project at Togus received for homeless veterans received a nice donation from Dead River. Centralmaine.com reports the project is expected to be done and ready for veterans this summer.
A 20 year old Detroit man was arrested after he allegedly threw a cinder block through the windshield of his mom's car and assaulted his teenage brother. Centralmaine.com reports he was also wanted in connection to a domestic violence incident.
From the Associated Press:
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An 81-year-old member of the "Never Miss a Super Bowl Club" might be attending the big game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots for the last time this year. Donald Crisman has been to every Super Bowl since the game's inception in 1967. The Patriots fan from Kennebunk, Maine, says he's grateful for more than a half-century of Super Bowl memories. Crisman says if it's his last game, he wants to see the Pats win.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are figuring out how to ensure Mainers aren't hit with a higher state tax bill due to the Republican tax overhaul President Donald Trump recently signed into law. Gov. Paul LePage's administration on Thursday said the governor won't sign any bill that would increase state taxes for Mainers. Lawmakers could take steps to mitigate a state tax hike for Mainers.
NORWAY, Maine (AP) — A Maine police chief is looking to get his face on television through a proposed public access program. Norway Police Chief Rob Federico says the Norway Police Department is working on creating the program "Chats with the Chief" to answer questions about law enforcement and criminal justice. The Sun-Journal reports Federico described the program as a "Johnny Carson type of thing," and that each episode would last around 15 minutes.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine hospital says it lost track of a hard drive containing personal information of 660 patients. Eastern Maine Medical Center announced Thursday that it's mailing notices to patients to ensure that they take precautions to avoid identity theft.
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials say President Donald Trump will allow a classified memo on the Russia investigation to be published. The memo was prepared by Republicans on the House intelligence committee and is said to allege FBI misconduct in its investigation of potential ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 campaign. The Justice Department has furiously lobbied Trump to stop the release, saying it could harm national security and mislead the public.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey is defending the FBI and ridiculing its critics. He says: "American history shows that, in the long run, weasels and liars never hold the field, so long as good people stand up." He is defending the agency on Twitter, saying, "All should appreciate the FBI speaking up." President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have been attacking the FBI and the Justice Department.
SHANGHAI (AP) — Shanghai police say a minivan crash downtown is believed to be an accident and not an attack. They say the driver was smoking while transporting gas tanks through the heart of the Chinese financial hub. Eighteen people were sent to hospitals for treatment. Local media reported the vehicle was carrying six people and several tanks of gas. Videos showed injured people lying on the pavement next to a Starbucks cafe.
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — A small but growing number of refugees have come back to Syria from among the more than 5.4 million who fled their homeland since the civil war erupted in 2011. So far, they are just a trickle, numbering in the tens of thousands, including some who made the arduous journey to Europe. But while the U.N. says the country is still not safe, the stream of returnees may grow as more parts of Syria become more stable and as hostility to refugees in host nations grows.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker known for his booze-fueled partying and good-ol' boy, clownish behavior, has become the first state lawmaker expelled for sexual misconduct since the #MeToo movement began sweeping the nation. Rep. Don Shooter spent the past seven years as a hard-to-miss fixture who wielded considerable power at the Arizona state Capitol.