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~Zone forecast from Maine.gov~

The US government shutdown is now at 26 days according to CNN.

Convicted sex offender Robert Robinson, the guy who had been taking photos of central Maine girl in public, entered a plea of not guilty to three counts of possession of sexually explicit material depicting a child under the age of 12 according to centralmaine.com.

A Litchfield man was arrested on allegations he stole, than drank a box of wine at Augusta Walmart and burning items so they were “easier to steal," according to centralmaine.com.

Waterville is getting focused on the re-design of Castonguay Square according to centralmaine.com.

Maine State Police are now investigating serious injuries to a 6-month-old in Vassalboro according to centralmaine.com.

A Manchester man was injured hit a tractor-trailer in Farmington according to centralmaine.com.

The Hubbard Free Library is holding a forum about plans to move the library  to financial stability according to centralmaine.com.

Maine federal court have enough money to run through January 25th before they have to make decision on who might be furloughed according to US News.

A Maine lawmaker is now trying to ban "obscene" books from the state's public schools according to US News.