1. Two tornadoes touched down in Tennessee early Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and destroying roughly 140 buildings in and around downtown Nashville. Authorities were asking residents to stay indoors due to hazards like snapped power lines and broken trees. Courts, schools and transit lines were closed for the day, while four Super Tuesday polling stations were relocated just hours before voting was set to begin. (AP NEWS)
2. Biden and Bernie Sanders pulled away from Democratic challengers Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren on Super Tuesday. Sanders won four primaries, including the biggest prize of California. Meanwhile, Biden won nine primaries, including an upset in Texas. Biden and Bernie were neck-and-neck all night in Maine. (PRESS HERALD)
3. Mainers voted overwhelmingly against Question 1 on Tuesday. The question asked voters if they wanted to reject a new law that removes philosophical and religious exemptions for child vaccines. (BANGOR DAILY NEWS)
4. Grocery stores have already started preparing themselves for “panic shopping” associated with the coronavirus spreading throughout the world. Retailers have seen an increase in demand for hand sanitizers, bottled water, face masks and non-perishable food items. A retail trade organization published a retailer help guide that outlined changes which could happen. (CNBC)
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.