Members Of Anti-Violence Group Arrested
In a rather ironic turn of events, two members of a local anti-violence group have been arrested and charged with beating a man. Washington City Police say 30-year-old Nikole Ardeno, one of the co-coordinators of the "Stop the Violence" group, and 30-year-old Emanuel Velez, both of Washington, are charged with punching and kicking Joshua Magraff yesterday afternoon, leaving him in critical condition. Police say they believe a domestic issue led to the attack on Magraff, who was a former roommate of Ardeno's and Velez. Both are being held in the Washington County Jail.
Maine Governor Say Negotiations Have Stopped
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to protect the public.
LePage said Thursday that the state was willing to agree to arrangements that would have allowed Hickox to go for walks, runs and bicycle rides while preventing her from going into public places or coming within 3 feet of others.
But the governor said those discussions failed.
The state previously vowed to go to court to have Hickox confined to her home against her will for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10.
Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, says confinement violates her rights. She says that she has no symptoms and poses no risk to the public.
Economic Report Card Looks Good
The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter. It was propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. The Commerce Department says that the third quarter result followed a 4.6 percent rebound in the second quarter. The economy shrank at a 2.1 percent rate in the first three months of the year due to a harsh winter.
Lava Flow Moving Closer To Town
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Civil defense officials on Hawaii's Big Island say lava from the Kilauea volcano is about 225 yards away from the main road in the town of Pahoa. Once the lava crosses the road and a bypass road, it'll effectively slice the town in half, and most residents won't be able to get to the area's only supermarket a mile from the town center. Some of Pahoa's 950 residents already have left and some businesses are closing. But other people are vowing to stay.
Fans Celebrate Giants World Series Win
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jubilant fans of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants partied well into the night, gathering in the streets to celebrate the big victory. The spontaneous party was mostly peaceful, but the atmosphere grew more rowdy as the night wore on. Three people were injured in separate incidents, and police in riot gear set up a perimeter after fans started spraying beer on one another, lighting fires, smashing bottles and setting off fireworks.