Bangor Police are investigating the death of an infant who officials say was injured by the family pet. The incident happened on July 29th, but police have released few details, including the kind of pet that attacked the child. The investigation is ongoing.

The state’s liquor agency is downsizing its plan to raise retail prices on "value" liquor products. Officials announced Thursday the increase will be capped to prevent prices on individual items from rising more than $1. The cap will not affect 50-milliliter bottles, known as "nips," whose price will increase from 99 cents to $1.49 after the proposal takes effect Oct. 1.

School districts facing shortages of bus drivers are turning to a new program to encourage military veterans to fill the gap in Maine. The state labor and education departments are offering free training at school districts for veterans and others interested in working as school bus drivers and mechanics, earning between 11 and 25 dollars per hour. This year's hire-a-vet campaign kicks off around Labor Day with a hiring fair set for Aug. 29.

It was a touching display of sportsmanship Saturday at the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K race in Cape Elizabeth when one runner sacrificed first place to help another across the finish line. Robert Gomez of Windham said another competitor, Jesse Orach of Gorham had a commanding lead and there was no way that he could catch him, until the front-runner collapsed just 100 meters from the finish line. Rather than taking the lead and finishing in first, Gomez helped him to his feet and the two crossed the line together, with Orach taking the first place prize and Gomez finishing in second.


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