(NEWS CENTER Maine) — Here is what you need to know as you start your day.
1. PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH TO BE LAID TO REST
Former President George H.W. Bush will be laid to rest on Thursday at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. He will be buried next to his late wife, Barbara and his daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia in 1953.
2. RECOUNT IN MAINE'S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT RACE BEGINS THURSDAY
3. MAINE'S 129TH LEGISLATURE BEGINS
New members of the 129th Legislature were sworn in, Wednesday in Augusta. Maine Supreme Court's Chief Justice Leigh Saufley administered the oath of office in place of Gov. Paul LePage. He missed the ceremony because of a scheduled back surgery, according to his office.
4. SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSIONS UNDERWAY FOR 2 U.S. MARINE CORPS AIRCRAFT
Search missions are underway off the coast of Japan for two U.S. Marine Corps aircraft; a KC-130 refueling tanker and a F/A-18 fighter jet. According to the U.S. Marine Corps, both crashed after an incident in midair on Wednesday. Two people have been recovered safely. Five other military personnel are still missing.
5. UMAINE FOOTBALL HEADS TO UTAH TO FACE WEBER STATE
The University of Maine football team will head to Utah on Thursday to face the Weber State Wildcats in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship. Weber State is the number two seed in the FCS Playoffs. They defeated Southern Missouri in the FCS Playoffs' second round last Saturday, 49-23. The University of Maine is the number seven seed. They defeated Jacksonville State, in the FCS second round, 55-27. Kickoff in Ogden, Utah is slated for 8 p.m. ET on Friday night.