- Eleven active shooter hoax calls were made to school districts throughout Maine, officials confirmed during a press conference outside Sanford High School (Fort Fairfield, Rockland, Portland, Gardiner, Wiscasset, Ellsworth, Sanford, Brunswick, Winslow and Houlton). The Sanford call came from an untraceable number, reporting there was an active shooter dressed in a black coat and black pants with a gun on the first floor of the high school. The caller told authorities they were locked in a staff room. (WMTW)
2.Yesterday the twice-impeached former reality TV show host Donald Trump declared his intent to run for President. From his Mar-a-Lago Country Club Trump told supporters, “In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.” (Complex)
- Less than a month after its employees voted to unionize, Starbucks announced on Tuesday that it will close its location at the corner of Exchange and Middle streets in Portland’s Old Port. Starbucks claims the Middle Street location no longer meets the company’s needs. (WMTW)
- Portland City Staff Members presented their recommendation for the future of Eastern Promenade food trucks during a meeting on Tuesday. The recommendation is that the city maintains the Cutter Street food truck park, with a limit of seven food trucks on-site at a time and a $3,900 annual license fee for operators. There would be no limit on licenses and the spots would be first come first serve each day.The city is also considering adding picnic tables, built-in electricity and trash removal changes for the site if they move forward with the plan.
- Hot Radio Maine’s Annual Free Turkey Giveaway is going down on Tuesday the 22nd at the Wells IGA (1517 Post Road). We’re proud to partner with Maine Credit Unions Campaign for ending hunger. Together, we’ll give away one hundred free turkeys. First come. First Serve. Starting at 11am. (HRM)