Articles from Bangor Daily News

Verona Island man indicted on charges of arson, making meth

A Verona Island man arrested in April on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine was indicted Thursday by a Hancock County grand jury.

Craig D. Kneeland, 28, was indicted on two counts of operating a meth lab, one count of arson, one count of aggravated criminal mischief, four counts of unlawful possession of illegal drugs, and one count of violating conditions of release.

The charges of operating a meth lab and arson are Class A crimes in Maine that, with a conviction, are punishable by up to 30 years and a fine of up to $50,000.

You have to hand it to the Green Party. They still believe.

Were the Greens the spoilers — yet again? So you might think, reading about Tuesday’s special election in the vacant Ohio 12th Congressional District seat, in which Republican Troy Balderson is ahead of Democratic opponent Danny O’Connor by the slimmest of margins — a mere 1,754 votes. And so comes the familiar trope: Had it not been for the dastardly hippies voting Green, Balderson’s victory margin would have been far smaller, just 627 votes, assuming that all 1,127 Green voters would have opted for O’Connor. That tiny margin would have triggered an automatic recount under Ohio law.

Freight train catches fire in North Yarmouth

NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine — Cumberland County dispatchers say a freight train caught fire in North Yarmouth Friday morning.

The call came in around 3:15 a.m. to the Sligo Road overpass area.

North Yarmouth Fire Rescue says a locomotive on a train carrying 78 freight cars caught fire.

No one was hurt.

There was some minor damage to the railroad tracks, but crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to any of the cargo.

Traffic in the area is not affected.

Three injured in 3-vehicle crash in Arundel

ARUNDEL, Maine — Three people were hurt after a three-vehicle crash in Arundel around noon Thursday at the intersection of Portland and Post Roads.

The York County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of an SUV, identified as 39-year-old Shawna Taylor, was slowing down to turn left on to Post Road when a car, driven by 27-year-old Christopher Doten, hit her from behind.

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