Matt Byrne has covered crime and public safety for the Press Herald since 2016. It is his second beat since being hired at the Press Herald in late 2012, when he left the Boston Globe's suburban news bureau. Matt grew up outside Philadelphia, moved to Boston to attend Emerson College and now loves living in Maine. When he is not nerding out on court documents or listening to a police scanner, Matt loves to work on old cars, make things out of metal and try new craft beers. Offers to drive your race car, or news tips, are always welcome.

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  • Published
    July 27, 2018

    Acquitted Kennebunk teacher has no regrets, hopes to teach again

    Jill Lamontagne, 30, said she does not think texting with students was inappropriate, and left open the question of whether she could ever return to the classroom.

  • Published
    July 26, 2018

    Oxford County deputy terminated after probe of alleged firearms accident

    Stephen Witham’s firing is the latest setback for the sheriff’s office, after its leader resigned in December amid allegations of sexual misconduct and who is now being investigated by the FBI.

  • Published
    July 25, 2018

    State_VS_BrianLandis_Excerpt

    Oxford County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Christopher Wainwright was questioned under oath by attorney Ted Dilworth July 11 during an open court hearing where Wainwright discussed allegations of past sexual misconduct by former sheriff Wayne Gallant, and ongoing FBI investigation into Gallant’s tenure as sheriff.

  • Published
    July 25, 2018

    State_VS_BrianLandis_Excerpt

    Oxford County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Christopher Wainwright was questioned under oath by attorney Ted Dilworth July 11 during an open court hearing where Wainwright discussed allegations of past sexual misconduct by former sheriff Wayne Gallant, and ongoing FBI investigation into Gallant’s tenure as sheriff.

  • Published
    July 25, 2018

    State_VS_BrianLandis_Excerpt

    Oxford County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Christopher Wainwright was questioned under oath by attorney Ted Dilworth July 11 during an open court hearing where Wainwright discussed allegations of past sexual misconduct by former sheriff Wayne Gallant, and ongoing FBI investigation into Gallant’s tenure as sheriff.

  • Published
    July 25, 2018

    FBI investigating former Oxford County sheriff who sent explicit images, deputy testifies

    Court testimony reveals that the probe into the destruction of documents and other records began before Wayne Gallant stepped down amid allegations he sexually harassed department members.

  • Published
    July 25, 2018

    State_VS_BrianLandis_Excerpt

    Oxford County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Christopher Wainwright was questioned under oath by attorney Ted Dilworth July 11 during an open court hearing where Wainwright discussed allegations of past sexual misconduct by former sheriff Wayne Gallant, and ongoing FBI investigation into Gallant’s tenure as sheriff.

  • Published
    July 25, 2018

    State_VS_BrianLandis_Excerpt

    Oxford County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Christopher Wainwright was questioned under oath by attorney Ted Dilworth July 11 during an open court hearing where Wainwright discussed allegations of past sexual misconduct by former sheriff Wayne Gallant, and ongoing FBI investigation into Gallant’s tenure as sheriff.

  • Published
    July 25, 2018

    State_VS_BrianLandis_Excerpt

    Oxford County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Christopher Wainwright was questioned under oath by attorney Ted Dilworth July 11 during an open court hearing where Wainwright discussed allegations of past sexual misconduct by former sheriff Wayne Gallant, and ongoing FBI investigation into Gallant’s tenure as sheriff.

  • Published
    July 24, 2018

    Portland man arrested after daytime stabbing in Bayside neighborhood

    Police say the suspect, who resides in the area, choked and cut the victim during a fight.