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(5TYNK) Monday, June 28, 2021


1. Rescuers continue digging for survivors for the fifth straight day today in Surfside, Florida. The death toll rose by just four people Sunday, to a total of nine confirmed dead. But more than 150 people are still missing in Surfside. (AP)

2. The Maine CDC on Sunday reported 12 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths, the 11th day of cases under 50. The seven-day average of new daily cases was 21.4. 858 people have died with COVID-19 in Maine since the pandemic began. (PRESS HERALD)

3. The price of regular-grade gas rose by 2 cents over the weekend, with a national average of $3.15 per gallon. Industry analysts say a similar hike is coming over the next few days as some states hike their taxes on gas beginning July 1st. (ABC)

4. An 11-year-old boy was rescued from the Androscoggin River in Lewiston. The boy who fell into the river was clinging onto a branch for about 45 minutes before he was pulled to safety. (WGME)

5. It’s earlier than usual, but strawberry-picking season is at it’s peak across Maine. Growers say the berries are ready for the taking. (NEWS CENTER)

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