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(5TYNK) Tuesday, June 29, 2021


1. The Surfside, Florida condo search is on to day 6 with 150 people still missing. Two additional bodies were found Monday, raising the count of confirmed dead to 11. No one has been found alive since hours after the collapse on Thursday. (NEWS CENTER)

2. COVID-19 case counts remain low in Maine, with 13 new cases reported Monday. There were no additional deaths. The seven-day average of daily new cases is 23, compared to 36.3 a week ago and 127 a month ago. At the pandemic’s peak in mid-January, Maine was often topping 600 new cases per day. (PRESS HERALD)

3. Maine workers could soon get a $300 one time payment. Mainers qualify for payments if they filed a W-2 last year and made $75,000 or less, or $150,000 or less for joint filers. (WGME)

4. For the 2nd day in a row a heat advisory will be in effect for York, Cumberland, and Androscoggin counties from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. High temps today will climb into the 90s and feel like it is nearly 100 degrees across much of southern and central Maine. (WMTW)

5. Starting tomorrow you may get less robo calls. Major phone companies will begin implementing a new tech called STIR/SHAKEN. STIR/SHAKEN requires that all calls going through any phone network have a legitimate carrier ID attached to them. If they don’t have a legit ID on them, the phone carriers stop the robocall from ringing you up. (CNET)

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