YARMOUTH - A Yarmouth man running for U.S. Congress was been arrested in Texas.

 

Zak Ringelstein, a Democrat who hopes to unseat Independent Senator Angus King in November, was attempting to deliver food, water, toys and blankets to children of illegal immigrants who have been separated from their families when the arrest took place, according to his campaign.

 

Ringelstein's staff said he arrived at an internment camp in Mcallen, Texas with a truck filled with supplies and asked to visit the facility.

 

He was confronted by border patrol officers who said he did not have permission to be there and was warned he was impeding their operation. He was arrested when he apparently refused to leave.

 

It was not immediately clear what charges Ringelstein may be facing, His campaign said it had not heard from him since his arrest.

MILLINOCKET - Federal officials are joining the investigation into a church fire in Millinocket.

 

They say it was intentionally set in two places inside the Church of the Nazarene.

 

According to Sgt. Scott Richards of the state fire marshal's office, the pastor discovered the fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday and called 911. The pastor then used a fire extinguisher to snuff out the flames.

 

One of the fires was small but the other was spreading up a wall.

 

Richards said the building would have been destroyed if the pastor had not discovered the fire early.

 

Investigators are now working to determine how the fires were set and by whom. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms also is investigating.

AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislature wants to keep Downeast Correctional Facility operational.

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK - A former Acadia National Park senior official violated federal law, according to a report released Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the interior.

BANGOR - When more than one person a day dies in a drug overdose in Maine, it's clear the state has a drug problem.

WINTERPORT - No matter what age cancer is something you never think you could have, but when a family member is diagnosed with it you will do anything to support them.

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EMMC starts support group for new mothers

BANGOR - Studies show that one in seven new mothers faces postpartum depression, a condition occurring after childbirth.

BREWER - Eastern Maine Medical Center is collaborating with Dana Farber Cancer Care on a new breast cancer research trial.

STATEWIDE - A drop in real estate listings and new deals for movie lovers are some of the topics generating buzz in Thursday's business news.

AUGUSTA - The sponsor of a bill designed to slow minimum wage increases in Maine expects it to fail.

NEWPORT - A Pennsylvania couple is safe after their canoe capsized in Newport early Wednesday afternoon. First responders said that had it not been for one thing they most likely would not have survived.

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage's office said he is sending a National Guard helicopter and two pilots to the southwest border with Mexico.

BANGOR - A Polish citizen wanted for grand theft in Florida was arrested Tuesday when the Saudi Arabian royal family's jet touched down in Bangor.

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