Home 5 Things (5TYNTK) Tuesday, January 29, 2019

(5TYNTK) Tuesday, January 29, 2019

1. Winter storm warning in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. The snow is expected to hold off until after today’s evening commute. This would make Wednesday morning travel the trickiest. A change to rain will happen more rapidly along the coast, where snowfall totals will remain lowest at 3 to 5 inches. (WMTW)

2. Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates – the former Westbrook High and University of Maine player – is undergoing a psychological evaluation at a New York hospital, his agent said Monday. Bates was arrested over the weekend on charges of punching a police officer after failing to pay a taxi fare. A police union tweet said Bates was worse than a “wild animal,” drawing criticism from police reform activists who see the language as racist and dehumanizing. “Trevor Bates acted beyond that of a wild animal,” the Sergeants Benevolent Association said in the tweet, which also described the player as “dog crap” and alleged the NFL “condones criminals.” (PressHerald)

3. Acadia National Park was back up and running at full strength on Monday as park employees, many of whom had been furloughed by the partial government shutdown, returned to work. During the shutdown, which began Dec. 22, Acadia National Park remained open to the public, but public restrooms were unavailable and there was no trash collection.(PressHerald)

4. Lewiston will be in the national spotlight this week. The city will be featured on “Criminal Minds,” which airs on CBS 13. The episode called “Sick and Evil,” is set to air this Wednesday at 10 p.m. CBS says the plot sends the behavioral analysis unit to Lewiston to investigate a string of murders taking place in haunted houses. (WGME)

5. Despite a couple of close calls when he scrambled to buy tickets, Don Crisman has never missed a Super Bowl, attending all 52 so far beginning with the inaugural game in 1967. Crisman, 82 years old of Kennebunk, is a select member of the Never-Missed-A-Super-Bowl club that was featured in a 2010 Visa commercial. The original group, which began with five, is down to two – Crisman and Tom Henschel of Pittsburgh. (PressHerald)

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