1. Snow is making for a messy Monday morning commute. The heavy snow will end by late morning on Monday. Light snow may linger through the afternoon. The storm will have moved out by the Monday evening commute. There’s a small chance of snow on Wednesday. (WGME)
2. The body of fallen Berwick Fire Capt. Joel Barnes was escorted from Dover, New Hampshire, to an Old Orchard Beach funeral home on Sunday. The procession moved from the Tasker Funeral Home in Dover, where firefighters had kept a 24-hour vigil over Barnes’ body, to the Old Orchard Beach Funeral Home. Firetrucks from several communities were stationed on highway overpasses along the route on the Maine Turnpike. Barnes was a 2005 graduate of Old Orchard Beach High School and had worked at the Old Orchard Beach Fire Department in the past. Maine Gov. Janet Mills has ordered all state and U.S. flags be lowered to half-staff to honor fallen Berwick firefighter Capt. Joel Barnes. (Press Herald)
3. At least 23 people are dead and dozens more injured after powerful tornadoes swept through eastern Alabama on Sunday. Gov. Kay Ivey declared a statewide emergency on Sunday. (NBC News)
4. Rep. Janice Cooper, a Yarmouth Democrat, is sponsoring a bill that would see the state lower its current flag, which features the state seal on a field of blue, and raise a new version that depicts a lone pine tree and a blue star on a field of light yellow. The design was adopted as the state flag in 1901 but in 1909 it was retired in favor of the current flag. Most state flags violate what Cooper describes as the basic tenets of good flag design: easy to recognize from a distance, no more than three colors and easily remembered and drawn by schoolchildren. (Press Herald)
5. The Brooklyn Nets are continuing to wear Notorious B.I.G. tribute jerseys despite a lawsuit filed against them over the gear. As TMZ reports, the team wore the special jerseys during their Friday night game against the Charlotte Hornets. The jerseys honor the famed Brooklyn rapper by utilizing a pattern reminiscent of his favorite Coogi sweater brand. These “Brooklyn Camo” jerseys made their debut in November and the Nets have worn them several times since then. Coogi, however, claims it has copyrights for their famous designs and that the team has co-opted them. Coogi is suing to end sales of the jersey, as well as for damages. The NBA told The New York Times, “There is no merit whatsoever to their claims.” (TMZ)
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