1. State police confirmed that Quinton Hanna, who police arrested Sunday morning for a series of violent attacks at knifepoint on the Midcoast, is the same man allegedly responsible for the early Sunday morning murder of Jim Pearson in Scarborough. (WGME)
2. In a letter emailed to her supporters this morning, Senator Susan Collins officially announced her intention to seek re-election to the United States Senate. (News Center Maine)
3. Based on the number of job postings, median wage, and other criteria ZipRecruiter identified the Top 10 hottest job markets in 2020. Portland-South Portland-Biddeford is listed at number 5. Fargo, North Dakota got the number 1 spot. Boston came in at number 2 and Providence-NewBedford-Fall River was in at number 4. (CNBC)
4. Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day. Today celebrates the 2003 film Elf and challenges everyone to answer the phone like the loveable overgrown elf by saying, “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”
5. Hot Radio Maine, we’re closing out the decade and bringing in 2020 at Thompson’s Point. New Year’s Eve Halo At The Point hosted by Ryan Deelon and Hayley w/ DJ Jon providing the music. Get Your Tickets Here – bit.ly/HotRadioNYE
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