Things You Need to Know: Naked Man Sunbathing on Waterville Trail + Hurricane Harvey Coverage
Here are the things you need to know today……
Winthrop should have a post office again by the end of next summer. According to WABI the old one was destroyed by a fire. A mobile mail truck and other local post offices have been filling in the gaps since and will continue to do so until the new Winthrop post office is built.
Geiger donated $4,500 worth of computer monitors to the Lewiston Public to replace aging and broken units. According to the Sun Journal Geiger in Lewiston is one of the world’s largest privately held promotional products companies.
26-year old Derrick Dupont of West Gardiner has been indicted for the murder of 41-year old James Leslie Haskell Junior of Chelsea. According to WABI it June 17th in West Gardiner. Dupont is expected to be arraigned Monday at the Capital Judicial Center.
Hurricane Harvey Coverage CBSNews:
From the Associated Press:
Officials in Fort Bend County, in Houston’s southwestern suburbs, have issued widespread mandatory evacuation orders along the Brazos River levee districts. County officials were preparing for the river to reach major flood stages late Sunday. County Judge Robert Herbert, the county’s top elected official, says the National Weather Service predicted that Brazos waters could rise to 59 feet, three feet above 2016 records and what Herbert called an “800-year flood level.”
As floodwaters from Harvey’s downpours keep rising, some Houston-area residents must decide between staying in homes with water coming in or venturing out onto potentially deadly flooded roads. It’s a no-win situation. The National Hurricane Center urges people not to drive onto flooded roadways and to stay put if they are safe.
A naked man who startled a mother and her children on a nature trail in Waterville has been issued a summons by police. Officers say 67-year-old Ricky Thompson told them he was sunbathing when the family spotted him in Waterville on Thursday. The woman described to police a “naked elderly man” with a walker. So police went to the scene assuming there was a medical issue.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels were the headliners at the Great State of Maine Air Show in Brunswick. The air shows go way back in Brunswick. The first air show featuring the Navy Blue Angels coincided with a visit to Maine by President John F. Kennedy in 1962.
Stephen King is retaliating against President Donald Trump for blocking him on Twitter. In a post late Thursday, the Maine horror author said he would block Trump from seeing the upcoming movie “It” or the currently showing television series “Mr. Mercedes,” both based on his books. King was blocked by the president this summer. He has a long history of being critical of Trump.
The state of Maine is looking for groups to provide free civil legal services to low-income people and the elderly. Decades ago, the Legislature created the civil legal services fund to help those who can’t afford legal help. A 2016 report found civil legal services providers created about $13.4 million in economic activity and created dozens of full-and-part time jobs.
New England governors and Eastern Canadian premiers are set to talk Canadian-US trade relations days after President Donald Trump threatened to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump, a Republican, drew cheers at a Tuesday campaign-style rally after he said that he believes Mexico and Canada are coming out ahead on the 23-year-old agreement.
Officials say the body of a 53-year-old woman has been recovered after the boat she was in capsized about 10-miles off the Maine coast. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Barresi says the body was found Sunday by the Maine Marine Patrol. Barresi says the four people on the 21-foot power boat were not wearing life jackets when they were thrown into the water. Three other people who were in the boat were rescued by another boat after they spent about 30 minutes in the water.
Maine’s wild blueberry crop is likely to be much smaller this year than in recent summers because the industry is contending with troubles such as disease and a lack of pollination. The state is the wild blueberry capital of the U.S., and in recent years crop sizes have soared and prices have plummeted. But University of Maine horticulture professor David Yarborough says “mummy berry disease” and other factors could cut the crop as much as 36 percent this summer.
The state is hosting a job fair geared at encouraging employers to hire veterans. In 2016, the initiative says it help 197 veterans get hired by 147 employers with a $22.23 average wage.
Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been named Uber’s top executive, taking the difficult job of mending the dysfunctional ride-hailing giant and turning it from money-losing behemoth to a profitable company. Two people briefed on the decision say that Uber’s fractured eight-member board voted to hire Khosrowshahi late Sunday, capping three days of meetings and the withdrawal of once-top candidate Jeffery Immelt, the former CEO and current chairman of General Electric.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s dormant campaign committee recently sold a motor home at a steep discount to a Montana legislator. The sale is prompting questions because the RV was sold for just half its apparent $50,000 market value. The Federal Election Commission prohibits the sale of political committee assets below fair market value. The buyer, state Sen. Ed Buttrey, maintains there was nothing improper about the sale. An Interior spokeswoman didn’t respond to requests for comment.
A government audit finds that more than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police. The Health and Human Services inspector general’s office faults Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law that requires nursing homes to immediately notify police. The IG’s office is issuing an “early alert” based on findings from a large sample of cases in 33 states. Investigators see an urgent need for corrective action.