1. Maine Senator Susan Collins says she will vote in support of the motion to allow witnesses and documents to be subpoenaed. Democrats need four Republicans to vote with them to secure new witnesses. (WGME)
2. The federal government has announced a nearly $10 million broadband investment in Maine communities. This will bring high speed internet to over 4,500 homes and 215 businesses making up the island, coastal, Downeast and western Maine rural communities. (WGME)
3. Montigo Navari Moss, the youngest son of Hall of Famer Randy Moss, has committed to attend UMaine. Moss on Thursday afternoon made the announcement on his Twitter feed. Moss is a 6-foot-1 wide receiver from Charlotte, North Carolina, who attends Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. (Bangor Daily News)
4. The NBA has announced some major changes to the All-Star Game this year.
In addition to the format changes, the game will also honor Kobe Bryant. The game will feature three quarters of “mini-games” for charity before an untimed fourth quarter with a “target score.” (NBA)
5. Hot 1047 is now Hot Radio Maine. In addition to the new branding and broadcasting to southern Maine on 104.7, we can now be heard on 100.3 FM in Lewiston/Auburn and Brunswick and 102.9 FM in the Bangor/Brewer metro. (Hot Radio Maine)