1. The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday, ending America’s longest war. The frantic final exit cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members. (WMTW)
2. Rescuers in boats, helicopters and high-water trucks brought hundreds of people trapped by Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters to safety Monday. More than 1 million homes and businesses in Louisiana and Mississippi – including all of New Orleans – were left without power. It could be weeks before the power grid is repaired. (PRESS HERALD)
3. The man accused of creating an armed, nine-hour standoff with police at the Walmart in Brewer last Friday made his first court appearance on Monday. According to court documents, the incident stemmed from the man having a payment dispute with a tow truck driver. (WGME)
4. After more than 150 years on Portland’s waterfront, the iconic B&M Baked Beans factory is shutting down. B&G Foods, which owns the factory, announced Monday it is selling the facility. The property will eventually become the home of The Roux Institute at Northeastern University. (WMTW)
5. Hot Radio Maine’s Cuts For Class went down yesterday for 8 hours at Crow’s Nest Barbershop 600 Turner Street Auburn. 106 FREE back to school cuts were given for students 18 and under. Made Hot in Maine Dirigo Federal Credit dirigofcu.com.