1. Three Portland men were arrested in the Scarborough Walmart parking lot Wednesday after a police officer found them in possession of a stolen, loaded weapon, a stolen motor vehicle, fentanyl powder, a large amount of counterfeit money, and an embosser machine used to manufacture counterfeit credit cards. “The Secret Service is now assisting with this case and additional federal charges are likely forthcoming,” Scarborough police said in the news release. The Secret Service and Windham police are also investigating a Windham business and its associates in connection with a counterfeiting scheme that may have produced tens of thousands of dollars in fake bills used to buy heroin and cocaine. They searched Ron’s Auto Sales and an apartment in Windham in April.
2. Some Scarborough beachgoers had a gross start to their beach day Thursday when they found a rotting shark carcass on the sand. Experts from Marine Mammals of Maine told NewsCenterMaine the carcass was from a shark. Scarborough Animal Control Officer Chris Creps told NewsCenterMaine that the animal weighed between 500 and 600 pounds, was 15 feet long and 4 feet wide. The Public Works Department used heavy equipment to remove the shark species and took it to a nearby landfill to bury it.
(News Center Maine)
3. The NFL is putting its National Anthem policy on hold for now. The league and its players’ union said they’ve reached a “standstill agreement” to give the two sides more time to talk about what should happen if players protest social injustice and police brutality during the National Anthem. “No new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing,” an NFL statement says. In May, NFL owners OK’d the policy, which requires players to “stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem.”
4. Moon Day. This celebration commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969. “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.”
5. Saturday, September 1 (Labor Day Weekend) Hot 104.7 & Grass Monkey Present another #HOTSHOW starring Lil Jon at the State Theatre. 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.