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

What is the weather today? Check out the ZONE FORECASTS from Maine.gov!

A propane explosion destroyed a newly constructed building in Farmington, killing one firefighter and injuring eight other people according to US News. (more info and photos from centralmaine.com)

Hallowell is having a meeting about the dog park issues Thursday night, 6.30p at city hall according to centralmaine.com.

The Rite Aid on Hospital St in Augusta is not being converted to a Walgreen’s and will be closing at the end of the month according to centralmaine.com.

Ch 8's 'Marty on the Mountain' inducted into Maine Broadcasting Hall of Fame according to WMTW.

Gas prices are down a bit in Maine to $2.52 according to US News.

18 year old Oklahoma woman accused of threatening to “shoot 400 people for fun” according to WABI.,

A BUNCH of new laws take effect Thursday: cell phone use, school food shaming, e-cigs, vaccines, assisted suicide, gun laws, safety seats and lots more according to centralmaine.com.