Things You Need to Know: January 5, 2021
Here is a collection of the things you need to know today.....
Maine has 376 new cases of COVID-19 added to the total of 25,968; there are 360 deaths according to WABI.
Over 33,000 Mainers have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and now they are starting to roll out the second dose according to WABI.
A new variant of COVID-19 that is more transmissible but the symptoms are less severe has been found in the US and Maine is monitoring for it according to WABI.
Of the homicide cases in Maine last year, 25% came from the Lewiston/Auburn according to the Sun Journal.
Shenna Bellows is Maine’s first female Secretary of State according to WABI. She was sworn in by Maine’s first female governor, Janet Mills.
Susan Collins has was sworn in for her 5th term in the US Senate, the longest-serving Republican woman in senate history according to WABI.
Voters in Georgia will decide today on two senate seats the will determine which party controls the senate according to the BBC.
Happy New Year to a Turner couple who won one million dollars in the lottery according to centralmaine.com.
The Alfond Youth Center has some new, healthier food options with their grab-and-go menu according to WABI.
Local, College, Professional sports scoreboard:
Celtics play Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
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