1. Colin Kroll, the co-creator of Vine and HQ Trivia, has died of a suspected drug overdose in New York City, according to published reports. A representative for the New York City Police Department told CNBC that a 35-year-old male was discovered in his Lower Manhattan apartment shortly after midnight. Authorities declined to name him publicly pending family notification, however the company confirmed Kroll died. (CNBC)
2 Catriona Gray from the Phillipines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday evening. Miss South Africa, Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, and Miss Venezuela, Sthefany Gutiérrez, came in second and third place, respectively. (ET Online)
3. Text to 911 is now available across Maine, the Maine Public Utilities Commission announced Friday. The service allows a person to send a short text message to a 911 answering point. The PUC said texting 911 should only be used when a voice call cannot be made. (WMTW)
4. The University of Maine’s football season ended in bitter defeat Saturday afternoon, a 50-19 loss to Eastern Washington in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision semifinals. With 16 of 22 starters returning, Maine will have an experienced crew coming back with renewed motivation. (Press Herald)
5. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows “toxic,” picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and “misinformation,” plucked by Dictonary.com. (Press Herald)
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