Maine: Fatal accident on I-95 in Howland; 30-year old Ted MacArthur of Fort Fairfield, rest in peace.

State Police say the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt when he was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

HOWLAND, Maine — The Maine State Police say 30-year-old Ted MacArthur of Fort Fairfield died in a single-vehicle accident on I-95 south near exit 217 in Howland. The accident happened on Saturday at about 7:30 p.m.

Troopers say the driver, 30-year-old Leslie Greenlaw of Linneus, left the roadway and down the embankment hitting a culvert and rolled over.

MacArthur was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Greenlaw was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.

State Police Reconstruction team was called to the scene to assist and troopers continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

 

Maine: Family injured, including an 11-year-old girl, after an animal attack in Lisbon

According to police, the attack happened around 6:30pm on Saturday on a walking path in Lisbon.
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LISBON, Maine — According to Police, a family was injured after an animal attacked a family on Saturday evening on the Lisbon walking path near Androscoggin River.

The unknown animal is believed to be a dog or coyote of around 80 pounds.

The animal attacked an 11-year-old who suffered bite wounds to her leg.

The mom of the girl suffered a bite wound to her hand and piece of her finger when she attempted to pull her daughter away from the animal.

The dad suffered minor wounds to his hand when prying the animal’s mouth off his spouse’s hand.

The family dog was with them at the time of the attack was not bitten.

The family immediately fled the area and responded to St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston. All three are being treated for their wounds include rabies vaccine.

The Lisbon Police Department would like to warn anyone on or near the walking path to notify this agency immediately if you see any dog that is not with its’ owner, or coyote, in the area by calling 911 or 353-2500.

The police department will be conducting patrols on the walking path throughout the next several days as the investigation continues.

If anyone witnessed this attack or has further information as to the possible identity of the animal or its’ owner, you are asked to contact the Lisbon Police Department at 353-2500.

Maine: Body of missing young man, Ryan Messer, 25, found by Maine Forest Service

The Maine Forest Service helicopter found the body of Ryan Messer, 25, of Hermon on May 2 at 3:24 p.m. in Carmel.
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The body of the young man who went missing over two weeks ago was found on Thursday.

The Maine Forest Service helicopter found the body of Ryan Messer, 25, of Hermon on May 2 at 3:24 p.m. in Carmel.

The Maine Warden Service had a K9 team nearby and was able to respond. The Maine Association of Search and Rescue and Maine Search and Rescue Dogs also helped in the search.

Messer was last seen on Sunday, April 14 around 3:30 p.m. on Spruce Street in Hermon.

RELATED: Search on for missing Hermon man

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His body will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

This is an ongoing investigation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes made available.

Maine: Search on for missing Hermon man – Have you seen Ryan Messer, 25?

Ryan Messer’s father discovered his bike on a trail near a wooded area between Route 2 and the Souadabscook Stream.
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CARMEL, Maine — Clues have lead officials to conduct a search for a Carmel man reported missing 16 days ago.

According to a spokesperson for the Maine Warden Service, Ryan Messer, 25, of Hermon went missing on April 14th.

Messer was said to be living with his family at the time of his disappearance.

 

RELATED: Missing man last seen in Hermon two weeks ago, officers say

Messer’s father discovered his bike on a trail near a wooded area between Route 2 and the Souadabscook Stream, according to officials

There were clues in the woods that led officials to believe their search on Thursday would keep them in the woods.

Maine: 1 killed in fiery Hampden crash, police trying to identify victim

A single car went off the road on I-95 into several trees and burst into flames on April 30 around 5:15 p.m., according to Maine’s Public Safety spokesperson Steve McCausland.

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HAMPDEN, Maine — Maine State Police are still trying to identify the driver who died in a fiery crash  along I-95 southbound in Hampden Tuesday afternoon.

The single car went off the road into several trees and burst into flames on April 30 around 5:15 p.m., according to Maine’s Public Safety spokesperson Steve McCausland.

McCausland said the vehicle is registered in southern Maine. Troopers are still trying to determine who was driving it.

The crash happened near mile marker 176, located between the Route 69 exit in Newburgh (174) and the Coldbrook Road exit in Hampden (180).

Smoke could be seen a distance away from the scene.

Drivers were advised to seek alternate routes until the scene was cleared about two hours later.

Real-time traffic maps showed traffic backed up as far as two miles.

Maine: Samantha Rinaldi, 40, struck, killed by alleged drunk driver, Jay Westra, 58, in Gray.

A source close to the investigation tells NEWS CENTER Maine the alleged driver, Jay Westra, is the husband of Kristin Westra, whose body was found after an extensive search by law enforcement in October 2018.
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Jay Westra, husband of missing North Yarmouth woman, speaks

GRAY, Maine — A 40-year-old woman was hit and killed by a vehicle on Yarmouth Road in Gray Saturday night. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies and Gray Fire and Rescue responded to the scene around 7:45 p.m. and found Samantha Rinaldi of Gray unresponsive in the road. Investigators believe she was a pedestrian and Rinaldi was transported to Maine Medical Center where she later died.

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Woman hit by alleged drunk driver in Gray last night. She was transported to Maine Medical Center where she later died. The driver is at the Cumberland Country jail on suspicion of OUI http://bit.ly/2GEhe1f 

Deputies arrested 58-year-old Jay Westra of North Yarmouth for allegedly operating under the influence.

RELATED: TIMELINE | Kristin Westra’s husband recounts night his wife disappeared

A source close to the investigation confirmed to NEWS CENTER Maine that Jay Westra is the husband of Kristin Westra, whose body was found after an extensive search by law enforcement in October 2018. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Kristin Westra death was by suicide.

RELATED: North Yarmouth body identified, Kristin Westra’s death ruled suicide

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says Westra’s 11-year-old daughter was in the 2015 Honda Civic at the time of the crash.

Yarmouth Road is now open after being closed for approximately 30 minutes.

Cumberland County Detective’s Bureau and reconstructionists from Windham and Gorham Police Departments are investigating.

The mortal remains of Thomas Lynch’s, missing since September 2018, recovered near Stillwater Avenue in Bangor

Bangor Police and the Maine Warden Service found the remains in a wooded area.
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BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Police and the Maine Warden Service found human remains in a wooded area near 900 Stillwater Avenue on Sunday.

The Warden Service called Bangor Police around 10 a.m. Sunday to tell them they had found the remains.

Both the fiancee and the daughter of Thomas Lynch say that the remains discovered are his.

RELATED: Police ask for help in locating missing Bangor man

Police said in March of this year that Lynch went missing in September of 2018. Police said he was last seen entering a wooded area near 829 Stillwater Avenue in Bangor.

Missing Thomas Lynch

about 4 months ago

September 8th to December 28th. 
No news. No leads. Praying for answers. One day at a time. Please, will someone come forward. Praying.

 

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Sgt. Wade Betters wrote in an e-mail that the remains have been recovered and will be sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification.

900 Stillwater Avenue is the address of a Wal Mart in Bangor.

We will update this story when more information becomes available