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Maine real estate listings show median home prices grew 8.1 % to $200,000 in April compared to the same period a year before. Home sales were up 8.6 % and the increase sale prices are linked to limited inventory in some areas according to US News.

Officials say vaccination rates in Maine for kindergartners was down for the most recent school year according to US News. (More info from Centralmaine.com)

A new report is out about an investigation into the state's handling of two cases in which abused children died according to US News.

The founder of Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream, Randall Gifford, has died at the age of 90 According to centralmaine.com .

A Rhode Island man convicted of breaking into an 84-year-old Sidney woman's home, attacking and injuring her son with a hammer, has been sentenced to at least 20 years behind bars according to centralmaine.com.