A man accused of transforming a children’s playroom inside a church into a meth lab is facing charges. Police say Matthew Anderson was allegedly manufacturing the drug in the playroom at the Buxton United Methodist Church.

TSA officials are encouraging Mainers to get a REAL ID compliant license now, if they plan to travel in the new year. People whose licenses are not due to expire next year can purchase a duplicate REAL ID for 30 dollars. While the regular license will be fine for driving, the REAL ID or other form of acceptable identification will be required to fly in October.

A smash and grab-type theft in Bath is a good reminder to keep valuables out of sight when leaving your vehicle unattended. A Georgia man broke out the window of a parked car and allegedly stole a purse, before taking off in another vehicle. Purses, wallets, electronics, and holiday presents should be removed from the vehicle, or moved to the trunk with the vehicle securely locked.

The historic Black House in Ellsworth is filled with unique Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. Visitors can tour the house in its holiday decorations, as well as take part in a breakfast with Santa and high tea. Find more information on the Woodlawn Museum website.

Some kids in Bangor have presents for themselves and their families for the holidays, thanks to the Shop with a Cop program. Bangor Police teamed up with C and L Aviation to help 13 kids, giving each a shopping budget, to spend on their loved ones. The kids will be heading to the police department today to wrap their gifts.

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