Ryan McLaughlin

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Slick roads lead to multiple York County crashes

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 20, 2015, at 8:34 a.m.
Icy road conditions kept York County sheriff’s deputies busy on Monday, as three crashes were reported within a few hours, according to Chief Deputy William King. None of the crashes involved serious injury, King said. The first accident was reported at 5:40 a.m. when Michael Linteau, 27, of Waterboro lost …

Deer Isle woman injured in single-vehicle accident

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 19, 2015, at 3:15 p.m.
PENOBSCOT | A Deer Isle woman was injured Monday morning after losing control of her vehicle on Southern Day Road, Maine State Police said. Doreen Gray, 57, suffered serious injuries not considered to be life threatening, according to Trooper Bryan Cramer. Gray was the only person in the vehicle, …
Two vehicles collided on Wilson Street in Brewer Monday early afternoon.

Medical issue likely cause of Brewer collision

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 19, 2015, at 1:26 p.m.
A medical issue was the likely cause of a head-on collision on Wilson Street Monday afternoon, police said. The low-speed collision involving two sport utility vehicles occurred shortly before 1 p.m. across the street from the Brewer Auditorium. Brewer Deputy Chief Jason Moffitt said the woman who …
A Livermore woman was killed Monday morning when a propane truck overturned and struck her vehicle on Route 17

Crash involving propane truck claims life of Livermore woman

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 19, 2015, at 10:48 a.m.
FAYETTE | A Livermore woman was killed Monday morning when a propane truck overturned and struck her vehicle on Route 17, according to police. Diane Gould, 45, died while en route to a hospital, according to Maj. Ryan Reardon of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office. The crash was reported …
The same two suspects allegedly robbed Key Bank locations on Forest Avenue and Auburn Street within minutes, according to Portland Assistant Chief Vernon Malloch.

Portland police seek two bank robbers

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 16, 2015, at 4:07 p.m.
Local police are investigating a pair of Key Bank robberies that occurred Friday afternoon. The same two suspects allegedly robbed locations on Forest Avenue and Auburn Street within minutes, according to Portland Assistant Chief Vernon Malloch. The first robbery occurred at 11:05 a.m. and the second at …

Fourteen facing drug charges in Lewiston-Auburn ring

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 16, 2015, at 3:38 p.m.
PORTLAND | Approximately 14 people were indicted by a grand jury in connection with the distribution of cocaine and heroin in the Lewiston-Auburn areas, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. According to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office, 11 suspects were arrested and indicted on Friday, while three …

York man indicted after allegedly stealing charity funds

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 16, 2015, at 3:29 p.m.
A local man was indicted on theft by misapplication charges out of New Hampshire recently after allegedly stealing money raised for a charitable organization, officials said. Jason Parent, 42, of York is facing a charge of theft by misapplication, a felony, along with a misdemeanor count of …
Firefighters battle a house fire in Hermon on Thursday afternoon.

Fire chief: Investigation unlikely to determine cause of Hermon blaze

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 16, 2015, at 2:44 p.m.
Officials will not be able to determine a cause for a fire that heavily damaged a home on Route 2 on Thursday, Hermon Fire Chief Ray Pipes said. Pipes said an electrical inspector from the state fire marshal’s office has ruled out an electrical problem as the …
A statue of former Vice President Hannibal Hamlin dons a red scarf during a cold snap in Bangor in December of 2013.

Snow squalls move across state in advance of arctic air

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 16, 2015, at 1:29 p.m.
GRAY | While most of the state was under sunny skies Friday afternoon, snow squalls moving across central Maine made for brief whiteout conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Squalls were expected for Somerset, Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford and Sagadahoc counties, according to the weather …

Fire that destroyed Milo home ruled accidental

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 16, 2015, at 1:28 p.m.
The state fire marshal’s office ruled the fire that destroyed a home in Milo on Wednesday night was accidental. Sgt. Ken Grimes of the fire marshal’s office said Friday it appeared a log rolled out of a fireplace, subsequently igniting combustibles. Grimes said it was unclear if …
William Quattrocchi

Grand jury indicts Solon man on sexual assault charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 16, 2015, at 9:08 a.m.
SKOWHEGAN | A Solon man was indicted recently by a Somerset County grand jury on charges of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. William Quattrocchi, 24, is facing up to 25 years behind bars if convicted of the Class A crime of gross sexual assault. Quattrocchi was arrested …

Waterville police seek man who called in fake shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 15, 2015, at 2:44 p.m.
Police are searching for a man who allegedly falsified a shooting report on Thursday afternoon, according to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey. Shortly before 1:30 p.m., a man had contacted Waterville police stating a friend of his had been shot on Norman Avenue, according to Rumsey. The call …
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Firefighters battle a house fire in Hermon Thursday afternoon.

Fire damages home on Route 2 in Hermon

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 15, 2015, at 12:29 p.m.
A home on Route 2 was heavily damaged by fire on Thursday afternoon, displacing a family. The blaze sent crews from seven fire departments to a two-story home near the busy intersection of Route 2 and Billings Road in the center of town, forcing traffic to be …

Emera Maine to host public meeting on Saxl Park substation proposal

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 15, 2015, at 10:59 a.m.
BANGOR | Emera Maine will host a public meeting Thursday night regarding the company’s proposal to build a substation at Saxl Park. The meeting will be held at Eastern Maine Community College at 7 p.m. Efforts for the substation began in 2011, when Eastern Maine Medical Center and Emera …
Noble High School

Noble High School evacuated due to bomb threat

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 14, 2015, at 11:45 a.m.
NORTH BERWICK | Noble High School was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a bomb threat, officials said. All students and staff were transported from Noble High to the middle school, MSAD 60 Superintendent Steve Connolly said in a statement posted on the district’s website. All middle and high school …

Odor of gas briefly evacuates Village Station businesses

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 14, 2015, at 11:45 a.m.
FREEPORT | Several businesses were briefly evacuated Wednesday morning after an odor of propane gas came from the buildings at Village Station. Freeport Deputy Fire Chief Paul Conley said the situation lasted about 15-20 minutes, and firefighters were called to the area around 10 a.m. Conley said the businesses …
Northbound traffic on Interstate 95 in Augusta was expected to be slowed for much of Tuesday afternoon after a tractor-trailer overturned at mile 111.

Interstate 95 traffic in Augusta remains at one lane after tractor-trailer wreck

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 14, 2015, at 10:48 a.m.
Work continued Wednesday morning to remove the wreckage of a tractor-trailer that overturned on Interstate 95 on Tuesday, Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said. Traffic remain at one lane and backups are expected, according to McCausland. The truck’s driver, Matthew Blackburn, 42, of Portland, was …
Firefighters work to put down a fire in Glenburn early the morning of Jan. 14, 2015.

Dryer is likely cause of fire that leveled mobile home

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 14, 2015, at 8:57 a.m.
GLENBURN | Subzero temperatures Wednesday morning gave firefighters a bit of trouble as they battled a blaze at a mobile home on Ohio Street. Crews from five communities were called to the scene around 4:30 a.m., Glenburn Fire Chief David Braley said. The call came in as a dryer …
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Bucksport man faces attempted gross sexual assault charge

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 13, 2015, at 2:21 p.m.
BANGOR | A Bucksport man was arrested Tuesday morning on a charge of attempted gross sexual assault, police said. Justin Wingate, 33, was taken into custody without incident by Bangor and Bucksport detectives at his home, according to Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton. An investigation by Bangor and Bucksport …
Northbound traffic on Interstate 95 in Augusta was expected to be slowed for much of Tuesday afternoon after a tractor-trailer overturned at mile 111.

Tractor-trailer overturns traveling north on I-95, slows traffic to one lane

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 13, 2015, at 1:57 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Traffic on Interstate 95 will be snarled for much of Tuesday afternoon because of an overturned trash truck at mile 111, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes just south of the Bond Brook Bridge, according to McCausland. …
 
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