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

~Zone forecast from Maine.gov~

The US government shutdown is now at 24 days according to CNN.

Mainers with SNAP will get the February benefits this week to help them withstand the impacts to SNAP caused by the shutdown according to centralmaine.com.

Hallowell Councilors not reversing decisions about medical marijuana stores in the city according to centralmaine.com.

Gardiner Library has a new fee structure for surrounding communities that will be based on population and usage or circulation according to centralmaine.com.

Gov Mills is set to sign senior housing bonds held up by Gov LePage since 2015 according to US News.

Maine's federal courts are expected to run out of money by the end of the week but trials, hearings and new cases are expected to proceed during the partial federal government according to US News.

A 10-month-old girl who was critically injured in a crash in Waterboro had died according to US News.

Maine's average gas price is down 1.8 cents to $2.23, the national average is $2.24 a gallon and is 28.4cents per gallon lower than a year ago according to US News.

There is a giant ice disk in the water in Westbrook according to centralmaine.com.