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(5TYNTK) Thursday, May 9, 2019

1. A bill that would raise Maine teachers’ starting salary to $40,000 has passed on initial votes in both the House and Senate. Critics say they worry about an increase in taxes, but Maine education association President Grace Leavitt tells News Center Maine that teacher workforce shortage is at a “critical level,” and that higher salaries would encourage more people to become teachers and provide better quality teachers. (NewsCenterMaine)

2. The World Series champion Boston Red Sox are headed to The White House today to meet with President Donald Trump. But according to The White House website, Trump will be hosting a different team — the Red “Socks.” (NewsCenterMaine)

3. Kennebunk resident Robert Stuart purchased a $25 scratch-off ticket at his local Hannaford and scored 1 Million Dollars. Maine lottery officials say Stuart is the 17th million-dollar winner since 2011 off of a scratch-off ticket. He says the money will mostly be invested or go to his kids. (WGME)

4. A woman bought what she thought was a box of Legos at a consignment store and gave it to a young child. Instead of Legos, there was three pounds of meth inside the box valued at $40,000. The DEA suspects the Lego/meth box was unwittingly purchased at a Postal Service auction of unclaimed packages. (StatesBoroHerald)

5. Hot 104.7 & SIS Bank Present Hot Beach Bash starring Lil Jon & Jay Sean at Bernie’s Beach Bar in Hampton Beach on Saturday, June 15th. Tickets on Sale Now

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