Things You Need to Know: Ayla’s Mom Asking for Death Certificate
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Ayla Reynolds mom is asking for a death certificate. According to WGME, Trista Reynolds feels it will help bring closure. Ayla disappeared from her father's Waterville home in December of 2011. Police have said they do not believe she is alive.
The woman who accused the Hallowell police chief of sexual assault accusation has a settlement. According to centralmaine.com the $60,000 damages and legal cost. An investigation by the state police found 'the encounter was consensual'.
From the Associated Press:
Republican Gov. Paul LePage is heading to southern Maine once again for his next town hall-style forum. LePage wants the public to demand that lawmakers pass his final two-year $6.8 billion budget proposal. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. next Wednesday at Spire 29 on the Square in Gorham. The Legislature continues to hold hearings on his budget, which call for income and corporate tax cuts paid for by expanding the sales tax and other initiatives.
Maine Sen. Susan Collins says there are "serious problems" with President Donald Trump's proposed budget. Collins, a Republican, says she is particularly troubled by proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health.
A Maine man who was convicted of shooting another man in 2014 and then fleeing the state has been sentenced to 39 years in prison. Abdirahman Haji-Hassan was convicted in December of murder, and a sentencing hearing was held Thursday. He was accused of killing 23-year-old Richard Lobor during a dispute in Portland. He then fled to Minneapolis, where he was arrested about a month later.
Maine lawmakers are preparing for a day full of hearings on gun legislation. The Legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Friday will consider bills sponsored by Republicans and Democrats. The measures include lowering the age requirement for a concealed handgun and requiring gun locks with every new firearm purchase.
A federal judge in Seattle says his order blocking President Donald Trump's original travel ban will not apply to the revised executive order. Judge James Robart entered his ruling Thursday, one day after a federal judge in Hawaii blocked Trump's new executive order that would've suspended new visas for people from six predominantly Muslim countries and halted the U.S. refugee program. On Thursday, a federal judge in Maryland blocked the revised ban.
Republican congressional leaders are turning to President Donald Trump to wrangle support for their divisive health care legislation meant to dismantle and replace "Obamacare." On Thursday the House Budget Committee narrowly voted to advance the GOP bill, with defections by three GOP conservatives. And four GOP governors have written congressional leaders saying the bill would not work for their states.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is taking a personal tour of the Demilitarized Zone, which was created after the Korean War ended in 1953 and remains a tense buffer zone between North and South Korea. Tillerson touched down by helicopter at the U.S. base that sits just over 400 yards from the DMZ. Speaking earlier in Tokyo, Tillerson said there would be a tougher strategy to confront North Korea's nuclear threat. But he offered no details.