A 4-year-old boy received life-threatening injuries when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by another  vehicle as it pulled out of Hancock Grocery. Officials say the accident happened at around 7:30 Wednesday morning. The boy was flown to a local hospital while the two drivers were treated for minor injuries.

The amount of money being spent on education in Maine is going up while the amount of funding to cover those costs is going down. A new report from a national think tank says that local governments have been picking up an increasing share of education costs thanks to the fact that local spending on k-12 education was up 12 percent from 2008 to 2015, while state and federal funding each declined by 9 percent.

The Red Cross in Bangor is looking for people interested in becoming disaster volunteers. A series of information sessions will be held to discuss training and available volunteer roles for people interested in helping after events like hurricanes and floods. Find more information about where and when the sessions are being held  at red cross dot org slash local slash maine.

The reason behind that home run derby in Bangor last month was revealed on Giving Tuesday when U.S. Cellular announced that Tommy Hosmer of Team Mimi has been chosen one of 15 young humanitarians nationwide for the company’s 2017 The Future of Good Program. Hosmer started holding charity baseball tournaments as a young child for cancer research after losing his grandmother. U.S. Cellular donated ten thousand dollars to Team Mimi and Hosmer is featured in a documentary on The Future of Good dot com.