Members of the Bates College cross country track team practice in below-freezing temperatures Monday as they jog down Hogan Road in Lewiston. Credit: Russ Dillingham / Sun Journal via AP

Today is Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the high teens to low 30s from north to south, with sunny skies throughout the state. See what weather is in store for the rest of the day here. Here’s the latest on gas prices in Maine.

Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

Maine lawyer who defended accused terrorists could lose license over criminal charges

Scott Fenstermaker has been ordered to withdraw from his caseload of more than 100, straining an already struggling indigent legal service.

Victim’s family escorted from court as Lincolnville homicide suspect appears

They continued to yell as a judicial marshal escorted them from the courtroom.

Hermon parents may try ousting school board members who rejected library book restrictions

Concerned Citizens of Hermon will either take out recall petitions or wait to advance its own candidates for the June election.

Bangor proposes how it will spend $20 million in COVID relief funds

Bangor has until Dec. 31, 2024, to allocate the relief funds, and the money needs to be spent by Dec. 31, 2026.

Bangor psychiatric hospital’s president to step down 

A Northern Light employee of 30 years, Scott Oxley became president of Acadia Hospital, Bangor’s psychiatric hospital, in 2017.

GOP lawmakers expect spending fight with Janet Mills on upcoming budget

The release of Gov. Janet Mills’ two-year budget today will kick off a likely contentious negotiation process.

A minuscule snail is attacking Maine’s growing seaweed farms

It may be smaller than an M&M, but this sea snail is creating a big headache for Maine seaweed farmers.

Maine lakefront estate sells for $8.2 million

The 6,500-square-foot retreat on the shores of Craig Pond in Orland nearly broke a Maine real estate record last month when it was sold.

What Mainers need to know about ‘hidden hazard’ of gas stoves

Four in 10 Maine children with asthma live in homes where gas is used for cooking.

Presque Isle Inn closure blindsides employees and city

Once a popular hotel, restaurant and night spot, the Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center was at the center of controversy.

Mainers earn prestigious festival nomination for moose hunting film

“The Gift” is a chronicle of a September moose hunting expedition into northwestern Aroostook County.

Aroostook schools add only varsity lacrosse teams north of Bangor

The boys and girls varsity lacrosse teams will be made up of athletes from Houlton, Hodgdon and Southern Aroostook schools.

UMaine football will open 2023 season against Florida International University in Miami

UMaine will face FIU on Sept. 2, and then North Dakota State on Sept. 9.

Maine high school basketball has more blowouts this year, and it’s going to get worse

“No one wants to watch a 71-9 game, not even the coach of the team that wins 71-9.”

Monarch butterflies inspire the 2023 Common Ground Fair poster

Monarch butterflies were categorized as endangered last summer, and were added to the “red list” of threatened species.

I’m finally learning how to tie my own fishing flies

BDN Outdoors Editor Pete Warner is finally tackling an item on his bucket list, and enrolling in a six-week fly-tying course in Brewer.

In other Maine news …

Janet Mills preaches restraint ahead of unveiling her spending plan

Rachel Talbot Ross says addressing Maine’s troubled court system a ‘top priority’

Maine cable law upheld after US Supreme Court declines to hear appeal

Ellsworth council splits on selling house back to owner who didn’t pay taxes

Maine man dies at Charleston correctional facility

Wells man accused of machete attack faces federal terrorism charges

Maine lobstermen must now report what they catch

Recreational cannabis sales nearly doubled in Maine in 2022

Etna house a total loss after Tuesday morning fire

Crash on I-295 backs up traffic near Yarmouth exit

Machias boys basketball fights back for a big victory over Bangor Christian

UMaine women’s basketball game at UNH postponed