The Daily News Meeting

Stories we are pursuing Thursday

Posted Jan. 27, 2011, at 12:24 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2011, at 12:47 p.m.

Flu in Maine is now widespread. State epidemiologist and acting head of Maine Center for Disease Control Dr. Stephen Sears says it’s not too late to get a vaccination and that this year’s vaccine is a good match for the strains of virus that are circulating. Reporter: Meg Haskell

John Pelletier, head of the Indigent Legal Defense Commission, informed the Legislature’s appropriations committee this week that not only couldn’t he cut $98,000 Gov. Paul LePage requested from his budget, the commission needed $400,000 more to get through the fiscal year. The commission pays for attorneys to represent those can’t afford them in criminal and child welfare cases. What happens next? Reporter: Judy Harrison

The kidnapping trial of Randall Hofland, the man accused of taking a classroom of students hostage at Stockton Springs Elementary School in 2008, continues in a Belfast court with Hofland presenting his defense. We’ll bring you the latest developments. Reporter: Abigail Curtis

Our Lifestyle section will feature Emily Burnham’s Rockin’ Out column. She’ll tell you about Andrew Luckless, a Belfast singer songwriter with a new album, “2 Ghosts in Gravy.”

In Sports, our staff will cover lots of high school contests, including the Old Town at John Bapst boys hockey game.