Here is a collection of the things you need to know today.....

Border patrol in Maine is being accused of racial profiling according to US News.

Portland is looking at a plastic straw ban according to US News.

Gas prices down in Maine to an average of $2.52 a gallon according to US News.

Panel to look at the growing use of ATV’s in Maine according to US News.

A student in Sanford was called the N-word by an assistant principal according to Newscenter.

Waterville looking at approving a new mobile home park according to centralmaine.com.

Hallowell’s city council behind a plan to reopen the dog park according to centralmaine.com.

A miscommunication and poorly timed joke led to some confusion in Norridgewock according to centralmaine.com.