Ryan McLaughlin

Bangor fire chief to serve remaining weeks of contract on non-disciplinary paid leave

BANGOR, Maine — Fire Chief Scott Lucas will serve the remaining four weeks of his employment on non-disciplinary paid administrative leave, the city announced Friday afternoon. City Manager Cathy Conlow said in a statement Lucas submitted his resignation effective Dec. 3, which coincides with the end of his two-year employment …

Bangor winter parking regulations to take effect Saturday

BANGOR, Maine — The city on Friday announced winter parking regulations will start Saturday. Between Nov. 1 and March 31, parking is prohibited in all city parking lots between midnight and 6 a.m. Parking also is prohibited on city streets outside the downtown parking management district between midnight and 6 …

Repairs to Gray bridge to result in turnpike traffic stoppages

GRAY, Maine — Bridge construction in Gray will result in frequent traffic stoppages on the Maine Turnpike starting next week. Stops of up to 25 minutes will occur in the northbound lanes at Mile 59 for heat straightening repairs to the Dutton Hill Road bridge. Stoppages will take place 10 …

Waterville police investigating series of car burglaries

WATERVILLE, Maine — Local police are investigating a rash of car burglaries that occurred in Waterville earlier this month. Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said 11 cars were burglarized on Oct. 24 near the Alfond Youth Center on North Street. Police were called to the area shortly before 11 a.m., …

Anson man indicted for two counts of manslaughter in February double-fatal

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — An Anson man has been indicted on two counts of manslaughter in connection with a double-fatal accident in the town of Embden in February. Mark Schobel, 24, was involved in a Feb. 27 head-on collision that claimed the lives of two people, according to Bangor Daily News …

Three arrested in Bangor drug bust

BANGOR, Maine — Two men and a woman face drug charges after a bust conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Bangor police. Terrence Douglas, 34, of South Carolina, Tiffany Sutherland of Bangor and Timothy Thorpe, 34, of Dedham were arrested, according to MDEA Cmdr. Peter Arno. Late Wednesday …

Man who fled state police in handcuffs captured in Portland

PORTLAND, Maine — A transient who reportedly bolted from state troopers while handcuffed on Wednesday night in Kennebec County was captured Thursday in Portland. Jason Langdon, 34, was taken into custody by Portland police late Thursday night, Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Friday. Langdon had hitched a …

Winthrop police arrest suspected house burglars

WINTHROP, Maine — A Winthrop police detective happened to be in the right place at the right time Tuesday, and two suspected burglars wound up going to jail. Detective Pete Strout was in the area of Old Lewiston Road when he said he saw “a couple of guys that looked …

York County man dies in Lebanon collision

LEBANON, Maine — An Acton man was killed Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash on Route 202, state police said. Antonio Vieira, 65, was pronounced dead at the scene at the intersection of Route 202 and Long Swamp Road, Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said. The driver of …

Potential for Halloween-weekend snow remains

GRAY, Maine — While the potential remains for snow to fall this Halloween weekend, recent forecasts indicate the best chances to see snow will be across central Maine and the mountains, according to the National Weather Service. According to the weather service, the chance remains for light accumulating snow Saturday …