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(5TYNTK) Tuesday, October 30, 2018

1. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Robert Bowers, the 46-year-old Pennsylvania man who allegedly killed 11 people and wounded six others when he went on a shooting spree in a Pittsburgh synagogue. BuzzFeed reports that Bowers, who was shot by police during his attack, made his first court appearance on Monday handcuffed in a wheelchair. He only spoke to confirm his name and say he understood the 29 charges against him, which include 11 of using a firearm to commit murder and the hate crime of obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death. Bowers expressed his hatred for Jews during the 20-minute attack and told police, “I just want to kill Jews.” (BuzzFeedNews)

2. The community in southern Maine will come together tonight for a vigil put on by the Jewish Community Alliance. The Jewish community is holding a public vigil at the Congregation Bet Ha’am in South Portland to remember the victims. Members of the Jewish community hope all community members, Jewish and non-Jewish, can join in solidarity to fight against anti-Semitism and all forms of bias, discrimination and hate. (WGME)

3. Fire up the duck boats! The Boston Red Sox World Series Parade is set for Wednesday at 11 a.m. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh made the official announcement at news conference at City Hall Monday morning, according to WBZ-TV. (WGME)

4. The Patriots picked up a win against the Buffalo Bills, but the game was pretty slow; the Patriots got their first touchdown in the fourth quarter after getting six field goals in the first three quarters. Pats are now 6-2 in the season. They play the Chicago Bears next Sunday at 1 p.m. (PressHerald)

5. Candy Corn Day. The best way to celebrate this day is by eating a ginormous amount of candy corn, which was created in the 1800s by George Renniger of the Wunderle Candy Company.

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