1. The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection late Monday. The move comes amid a number of new sexual abuse lawsuits. The Chapter 11 will allow the Scouts to reorganize its financials. Lawyers argue the bankruptcy will also shield assets that could be used to pay out abuse claims. (LA TIMES)
2. Opal Staudenmaier, of Gorham, is stuck in Cambodia after a passenger on her cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus. The ship tried to dock in four ports, but was denied until Cambodia agreed to accept the ship. A friend of Staudenmaier’s says she is now being quarantined in a hotel room in Cambodia’s capital. (WGME)
3. Production of Fireball Whisky in Lewiston is going 24/7, and the company that makes it is adding 46 new jobs. According to the latest sales data, Fireball Whisky has surged ahead of Allen’s Coffee Brandy as Maine’s favorite spirit. (WGME)
4. Graphic Designer Rebecca Blaesing of Cumberland worked for three years to get an inclusive Pinata emoji approved by Unicode. The piñata was one of 117 new emojis accepted this year, along with a polar bear, a fondue pot and a transgender flag. Piñata emojis will be available for use beginning in the fall. (PRESS HERALD)
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.