One year ago, the Boston Marathon took a violent turn from being a beloved sports event into a frightening story of terrorism and, ultimately into a story of courage. This year, the runners are returning in their thousands, hoping to turn it back into the peaceful competition it has always been.
An Aroostook County jury has convicted a Monticello man of theft of more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. Officials say a 16-year-old California boy flew to Hawaii in the wheel-well of a plane after running away from home. He is said to be physically fine even after going unconscious tens-of-thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean.