1. Residents of Hawaii are stocking up on water, food and emergency supplies as Hurricane Lane threatens to hit. Schools, businesses and government offices were also closed. Hurricane Lane weakened to a category 4 storm overnight, but is packing 155 MPH winds. President Donald Trump urged people to prepare for the storm, which could bring torrential rains and dangerous surf. “Everyone in the path of #HurricaneLane please prepare yourselves, heed the advice of State and local officials, and follow @NWSHonolulu for updates. Be safe!” he tweeted.
2. Four bells and five gongs that help guide mariners in dangerous waters off Maine’s coast have been stolen since last winter. Although Maine has scores of navigational aids and only nine buoys have been targeted so far, Coast Guard officials say the situation puts mariners who depend on the buoys for emergency navigation at risk. They’re offering a potentially hefty reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. By federal law, anyone who steals a navigational aid could be liable for up to $25,000 per day in penalties per buoy, or up to one year in prison.
3. A truck carrying 7,000 of pounds of live lobster crashed on Route 1 in Brunswick Wednesday spilling the crustaceans all along the roadway. Police say they think the Cozy Harbor Seafood Inc. truck carrying the 60 to 70 crates of the cash crustaceans probably hydroplaned sending the truck rolling down a steep embankment. Many of the 7,000 pounds of lobsters were packed up and hauled away from the crash scene but will not be for sale.
(News Center Maine)
4. Amazon debuted a new version of Alexa that won’t answer certain questions posed by children. The new version of the virtual assistant won’t tell the truth about Santa Claus’ existence, and won’t divulge Stormy Daniels’ profession. If a kid asks this Alexa where babies come from, it will direct the child to ask a parent.
5. Saturday, September 1 (Labor Day Weekend) Hot 104.7 & Grass Monkey Present another #HOTSHOW starring Lil Jon at the State Theatre. Just added King Combs and Caye. Tickets are ON SALE HERE! Charge by phone at 800-745-3000, in person at the Port City Music Hall box office Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM or online at Hot1047Maine.com.