1. RAIN RAIN GO AWAY...OH, IT WILL? OKAY! GOOD.
It looks like there's another gray day ahead of us. Northern Maine could see a few scattered showers, but most places should remain pretty dry. Hang in there! Friday is looking gorgeous.
2. MAINE BANS CONVERSION THERAPY FOR MINORS
Maine has become the 17th state to ban conversion therapy for minors. This is the practice which aims to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill held bipartisan support in Maine's House and Senate before Governor Mills signed it into law Wednesday morning.
3. PERTUSSIS IN PORTLAND AREA SCHOOLS
There has been one confirmed case of pertussis at Longfellow Elementary school, two confirmed cases at Lincoln Middle School, and one confirmed case at Deering High School, according to Portland public schools. Pertussis is a highly contagious disease and the CDC says the best way to protect against it is by getting vaccinated.
4. SCAMMERS SWIPE MAIL TO STEAL CREDIT CARDS
Police are urging Mainers to check credit statements after two men were arrested with 9 stolen credit cards. Police say Mohamed Salboy Wisman of New Jersey and Arnold Toro Koroma of Maryland were seen taking mail from mailboxes in Kennebunkport and applying for credit cards in other people's names. Both men are being held at the York County Jail.
5. NEPAL CONSIDERING TO REGULATIONS FOR MOUNT EVEREST
The Nepalese Government is considering new regulations on who will be allowed to climb Mount Everest. This after the 11th person of the season died Monday while attempting to summit. The climbing season is expected to last only a few more days.