Things You Need to Know: Ice Cutting on Kennebec Stopped + Fairfield Stand Off Ends Without Injury
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Carbonite is bringing tech call center jobs back to Lewiston from India, but they are also sending some Lewiston jobs to Jamaica as they open up. According to the SunJournal in the few years they have cut in half the jobs in Lewiston.
The U.S. Coast Guard stopped the ice breaking on the Kennebec. According to centralmaine.com ice has been thick and strong and the cutting has not made a different with the ice jam that caused the recent flooding.
A man says two masked men broke into his Waterville home this past weekend. According to WGME they attacked him and his girlfriend. He said the two did not say anything to them or each other during the attack.
A Norwegian company will build one of the world's largest land-based salmon farms in Belfast. WABI reports that create 60 new jobs to start.
A Fairfield man was taken into custody last night after a police standoff. WABI reports it started mid-day as a domestic violence situation.
From the Associated Press:
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Office of the State Treasurer in Maine says it has received more than $11 million in unclaimed property in the past year and state residents should see if any of it belongs to them. The state collects unclaimed property from organizations such as former employers, banks and utility companies. Check for your name here.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says drilling for oil in waters off the state's coast could increase energy independence and provide more heating oil for Mainers. LePage in a Maine Public interview on Tuesday said the state has recently weathered a cold snap and severe shortages in petroleum products. With the exception of Maine, every governor on the Atlantic seaboard or the West Coast has voiced opposition to the Trump administration's hopes of expanding offshore oil and gas exploration.
MINNEAPOLIS, Kan. (AP) — A Maine man will be tried for murder in the shooting death of a Kansas man in August. Robert Colson, of Bucksport, Maine, was bound over for trial Monday after a preliminary hearing into the death of Matthew Schoshke at his home in Tescott, about 25 miles northwest of Salina. The Salina Journal reports Colson faces charges of second-degree murder, theft and burglary.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are starting an effort to gauge the East Coast lobster population over the next two years. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the assessment of lobsters will be complete by the summer of 2020. Its goal is to evaluate the health of the lobster stock to allow for better management of the species.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is challenging Congress to make good on a long-standing promise to fix the immigration system. In his first State of the Union address, Trump also warned that deadly gangs, drugs and violent immigrants are threatening the American way of life. Yet he also called for optimism amid a growing economy and gave himself credit for it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. military prison at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay to remain open and ready to accept enemy combatants. His predecessor, Barack Obama, tried to close the controversial facility. Trump defended his decision during his State of the Union address, saying the U.S. must be able to detain and question terrorists when necessary. European allies, Muslim leaders and others have criticized how detainees have been held for decades without charge.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it will give a controversial memo connected to the Russia election meddling probe a legal and national security check before President Donald Trump decides whether to release it. Yet Trump was overhead at Tuesday night's State of the Union address telling a Republican lawmaker that he is "100 percent" in favor of releasing the memo. Republicans say the memo reveals improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii state officials say the now-fired emergency worker who sent a false missile alert earlier this month had mistakenly believed that past drills for tsunami and fire warnings were actual events. Officials say the man's supervisors counseled him and kept him for a decade in a position that had to be renewed each year. The false alert warning of an imminent missile attack caused widespread panic and confusion.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sports doctor Larry Nassar's return to court to face another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts could unfold much the same as a hearing last week in another Michigan county. Judge Janice Cunningham has set aside several days for roughly 60 people who want to confront Nassar or have their statement read in court. The hearing starting Wednesday in Eaton County centers on his assaults at Twistars, a Lansing-area gymnastics club that was run by 2012 Olympic coach John Geddert.