Ryan McLaughlin

Pittson man arrested after allegedly attempting to steal cash register

GARDINER, Maine — A Pittson man was charged with robbery after allegedly attempting to steal a cash register from a Water Street business, police said. Officers were dispatched to Berry & Berry Floral about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday after James Beckwith allegedly tried to steal a cash register, Gardiner Police Chief …

FedEx truck hydroplanes, rolls over on I-95

ORONO, Maine — Two accidents eight miles apart in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, including a rollover of a FedEx truck due to hydroplaning, kept state police busy on Tuesday evening. The first accident was reported at Mile 192, just north of the Kelly Road exit, around 6 p.m., …

National Weather Service: Up to six inches of rain possible

GRAY, Maine — With heavy rain moving into the state, much of Maine will be under a flood watch over the next 24 to 36 hours, according to the national weather service. The heaviest rain is expected throughout the day Wednesday and into Thursday, according to the weather service. Between …

Suspicious device found at Skowhegan motel

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A suspicious device that appeared to be a grenade was found at the Towne Motel on Madison Avenue on Tuesday, police said. Police were called at 11:30 a.m. after a groundskeeper picking up leaves saw the device wedged near an oil vent pipe, Skowhegan Police Chief Ted …

Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies seeking man accused of stealing purse

NAPLES, Maine — Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies are seeking a man who allegedly robbed a woman of her purse at the Umbrella Factory grocery store on Saturday. Detective Lt. Donald Foss said the 41-year-old woman was about to load grocery bags into her vehicle in the store’s parking lot when …

Man facing burglary charge in connection with crematorium break-in

BANGOR, Maine — A local man has been arrested in connection with a July burglary of a Bangor crematorium, according to police. Justan Adams, 28, is facing a Class C felony charge of burglary, according to Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton. While no remains were taken from the Pine Grove …

Dump truck rolls over on I-95

BANGOR, Maine — Afternoon rush hour on Interstate 95 on Monday was snarled by a rollover of a dump truck just north of the Broadway exit, state police said. Merle Vicnaire, 73, of Etna was traveling north at 3 p.m. when a tire blew on his truck, according to Maine …

Missing Gardiner teen found safe

GARDINER, Maine — A teenage boy who had been missing since last weekend was found safe Tuesday, police said. The 14-year-old had been reported missing on Saturday, Gardiner Police Chief James Toman said. Acting on a tip from the public, police were able to find the teenager at a residence …

Fall nor’easter could bring more than 5 inches of rain

CARIBOU, Maine — A fall nor’easter is bearing down on Maine, and it is expected to bring more than 5 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Rain was expected to arrive into central and Down East portions of Maine later Tuesday and is expected to be heavy …

Baby found dead in bathtub at Lewiston apartment

LEWISTON, Maine — A baby boy’s father found him dead in the bathtub in a Lewiston apartment Monday, according to state police. The infant, whose first birthday would have been next week, was placed in the tub along with his 2-year-old sister for a bath by the children’s father, who …