Rail Exec Blames Train Blast On Firefighters

Hermon - The head of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway blames Canadian firefighters for killing the brakes on an oil train that derailed at high speed and exploded in a deadly fireball Saturday.  

Mainer's Protest Crude Oil Rail Travel in Maine

HERMON - The devastating explosion in Quebec, Canada has some Mainer's thinking how can such an event be avoided here.  On Monday, they gathered in Hermon to voice their concerns.

Maine Man Dies Off Cape Cod Coast

GLOUCESTER, MASS. - A Maine man is dead after suffering a medical issue at sea off the coast of Cape Cod, early Sunday morning.

Maine Lags In Job Growth

Maine is doing quite poorly when it comes to job creation, according to the Pew Charitable Trust. 

Maine Air, Water Likely Safe From Quebec Train Derailment

Maine's air and water should be safe from the aftermath of a devastating train derailment, explosion and oil spill in Quebec. 

A runaway train carrying crude oil derailed about ten miles west of Maine Saturday. 

Peter Blanchard of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection says meteorologists believe smoke from the fire won't have a significant effect on Maine's air. 

Blanchard says the oil spilled into a river that runs north, away from Maine.

Death Toll at 5 in Quebec Train Explosion

LAC MEGANTIC - At least five people are confirmed dead and 40 people still missing, after a massive train explosion rips through a picturesque Canadian town.

The driver-less 73-car train was carrying thousands of pounds of crude oil when it somehow left the tracks and exploded in the Lac Megantic town center near Quebec's border with Maine.  

The blast sent a massive cloud of fire into the sky and flattened as many as 30 buildings.  

Today, Canada's prime minister visited the town, saying it's an unbelievable disaster.

Emergency crews from Maine as well as Vermont rushed to the scene to assist for more than 24-hours, but as of Sunday afternoon all of Maine's fire crews were headed back to the state.

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