Here are the things you need to know today......

~Zone forecast from Maine.gov~

Augusta City councilors are looking at a fee-per-bag over a ban of plastic shoping bags according to centralmaine.com.

As U.S. shutdown at 20 days and President Trump still considering declaring emergency according to US News.

The oceans are warming faster than previously estimated set a new record in 2018 according to US News.

A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, missing since her parents were killed in October, was found alive yesterday about an hour from her home according to US News.

Maine is getting $1M for pre-school and early education programs according to US News.

Bills are being introduced that could clear the records of Mainers with past marijuana convictions according to US News.

Jan. 27, the price of a Forever Stamp will cost 55 cents each, up from 50 cents according to WMTW.

The RSU 73 school board unanimously accepted the resignation of superintendent according to WMTW.