Annual Kids Count report: Maine kids healthier but poorer

The 25th annual Kids Count report released Tuesday shows Maine kids are healthier, going to school earlier and more are graduating high school on time, but increasingly home life is a struggle. The figures, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, show one-third of children live with par...

Ex-teacher, 71, convicted of pushing wife off Camden cliff

ROCKLAND — A 71-year-old man faces up to 30 years in prison after a jury convicted him of trying to kill his wife by pushing her off Maiden Cliff in Camden in order to have her money and be with his former high school girlfriend. The 11-woman, one-man Knox County jury deliberated for...

NTSB files preliminary report on plane crash that killed Gray pilot

LIMINGTON (AP) — A preliminary report by accident investigators into a fatal plane crash indicates the single-engine plane clipped trees shortly after taking off from Limington-Harmon Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board said the 1942 Culver two-seat airplane flown by 52...

UMaine trustees approve plan to address shortfall

BANGOR (AP) — University of Maine System trustees have approved a five-year plan to address a projected $69 million funding gap that calls for the streamlining of academic programs and workforce reductions. Trustees of the seven-campus system unanimously approved the plan on Monday.