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(5TYNTK) Thursday, March 28, 2019

1. Police arrested and charged a 13-year-old student within the Bangor school system with terrorizing following threats made to two schools. Schools in the Greater Bangor area were put on lockdown Wednesday morning due to a threat made on social media, school officials said. The threat originated from a fake social media account. (WMTW)

2. Hemp-derived food products are officially allowed to be sold again in Maine. Governor Mills signed a bill making it clear that the production and sale of CBD products are legal. Democratic Rep. Craig Hickman of Winthrop introduced the bill earlier this year after guidance from state regulators to retailers to stop sales of food products containing CBD. (NewsCenter Maine)

3. Facebook has officially banned white nationalism and white separatism content after waffling on the issue for years. “Today we’re announcing a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism on Facebook and Instagram, which we’ll start enforcing next week,” Facebook said Wednesday in a statement. “It’s clear that these concepts are deeply linked to organized hate groups and have no place on our services.” (Gizmodo)

4. Opening Day! Boston’s title defense begins today. The Red Sox play the Mariners in Seattle. First pitch 7:10pm. (CBS)

5. Check your Powerball tickets! Nearly two dozen tickets sold in Maine are worth several hundreds of dollars. A ticket sold in Wisconsin matched all six Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday night for the $768.4 million jackpot. According to Powerball, 20 tickets in Maine matched four of the numbers or three numbers and the Powerball, meaning those tickets are worth at least $100 each. (WMTW)

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