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(5TYNTK) Tuesday, April 9, 2019

1. Thousands of people are expected in downtown Portland on today for the funeral of Maine State Police Detective Benjamin J. Campbell. Campbell stopped to assist a motorist on April 3 when he was fatally struck by a tire that detached from a passing logging truck. He would have turned 32 Monday. Portland officials announced that a number of local streets will be closed because of the service and warned drivers to expect extra congestion around the Cross Insurance Arena. Street closures will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. (Press Herald)

2. City council chambers were filled Monday night with people looking to make their voices heard on the earned sick pay ordinance. The measure would give most Portland workers one hour of earned sick pay for every 30 hours worked. The vote on the earned sick pay ordinance will happen on May 6. (NewsCenterMaine)

3. The Virginia Cavaliers beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime for their first NCAA men’s basketball national title on Monday. Kyle Guy finished with 24 points for Virginia, while De’Andre Hunter had 27 points and seven rebounds. Virginia’s title comes a year after the team fell in the first round, becoming the first overall #1 seed to lose to a 16-seed. (USA Today)

4. Today is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s! Since 1979, Ben & Jerry’s has dished out free ice cream once a year to thank its fans. You can get a free ice cream cone between noon and 8 p.m. at their Freeport or Kennebunkport location. (WGME)

5. Just announced! Hot 104.7 & SIS Bank Present Hot Beach Bash w/ Lil Jon at Bernie’s Beach Bar in Hampton Beach on Saturday June 15th. Tickets go on sale this Friday 10AM – Hot1047maine.com / ticketweb.com. Win tickets before you can buy them all week 4pm w/ Hayley. (Hot1047Maine)

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