Things You Need to Know: Sidney Home Invasion + KKK Info Found in Hallowell
Here are the things you need to know today……
A wrong way driver in Pittsfield on I-95 may have been drinking at the time. The Bangor Daily News reports the driver hit another vehicle Sunday night. Both men are in the hospital.
A home invasion in Sidney put intruder and homeowners son in the hospital. According to WABI the intruder hit the homeowners son on the head. He was able to shoot the intruder in the chest. Both are in the hospital. Officials say it appears to be a random crime.
Sally Anne Schofield has been released from jail. According to WABI is the woman convicted of manslaughter for the 2001 death of 5 year old foster child Logan Marr. Schofield was a state child case worker. Logan was bound in duct tape.
A woman from Hallowell found a KKK card on her car. According to centralmaine.com the info is the same as other flyers found in central Maine over the last few months.
From the Associated Press:
The same storm that’s expected to pummel New York City and Boston is also going to clobber northern New England. The National Weather Service is forecasting a foot to 20 inches of snow across most of Maine and New Hampshire between Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
A powerful nor’easter is beginning to lash the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings from city and state officials to stay off the roads. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. The storm is expected to dump 1 to 2 feet of snow on the New York City metro area with wind gusts of up to 55 mph.
A new state report is praising and also raising questions about a tax credit program that directed millions of dollars to a paper mill that shut down within 14 months. The Legislature’s Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability says the capital investment program spurs $21.67 of value for every $1 in tax credits. The program provides a 39 percent tax credit over seven years for investors who make certain investments in low-income community businesses.
A plan to try to preserve southern New England’s lobster fishery could come up for a vote in May. The interstate Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has been working on a plan to stave the decline of the lobster fishery in Connecticut, Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. The plan is scheduled to come up for a vote on May 8.
The House Intelligence Committee says it could subpoena the Justice Department if it fails to provide evidence that President Donald Trump was wiretapped during the election. The committee set Monday as the deadline for getting the information, but the Justice Department said it needs more time. The committee now says it wants the information in hand before March 20 when it holds its first public hearing on its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Health Secretary Tom Price says a Congressional Budget Office report that says 14 million Americans would lose coverage under a House plan to replace “Obamacare” is “simply wrong.” But Republican Congressman Mark Walker of North Carolina says Monday’s report “does little to alleviate” concerns about the bill, including tax credits considered too costly.
The Federal Reserve seems all but sure to raise interest rates Wednesday, and it’ll be the third time in 15 months. Fed Chair Janet Yellen and several other Fed officials separately suggested earlier this month that the economy was sturdy enough to withstand a modest raising of loan rates. And after Friday’s robust February jobs report of an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent, the likelihood has increased.