Ryan McLaughlin

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UMaine smart to bid for NCAA hockey regional

on Aug. 21, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
For as long as I’ve been following the University of Maine’s fabled men’s ice hockey program, the Black Bears have never played in an NCAA regional in their home state. I’ve traveled as far as Albany and Worcester to watch the Black Bears play in the postseason. In the future, …
Police are seeking two men in connection with a theft at the Sports Arena in Hermon earlier this month.

Sheriff’s deputies seeking alleged Sports Arena thieves

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 19, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a theft complaint from a local bar.

Homeless man charged with murder of man found in Falmouth parking lot

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 19, 2016, at 12:25 p.m.
Kenneth Briggs is charged in connection with the death of Roger Nelsen, 67, who was found bleeding in a parking lot in Falmouth earlier this week.

Missing Sanford man found safe in Knox County

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 19, 2016, at 8:46 a.m.
Police reported in the statement Lapierre is OK but disorientated.

Brunswick home damaged by fire

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 18, 2016, at 10:34 a.m.
A basement fire damaged a home on Lori Drive on Thursday morning, a fire official said.
A note left under the windshield wiper of a car owned by a Muslim resident of the Westbrook Pointe Apartments complex.

Westbrook police investigating written threats against Muslims

By Jake Bleiberg and Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 17, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
City police are investigating an alleged threat against Muslims that was reported on Wednesday morning.

Brunswick police, Cumberland County deputies to conduct sobriety checkpoint

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 17, 2016, at 2:33 p.m.
Local police and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department are combining to participate in a sobriety checkpoint in Brunswick between Aug. 24 and 31.
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Skowhegan man facing sexual assault charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 17, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
A local man is facing sexual assault charges after an alleged assault of a 32-year-old woman earlier this month, police said.
A man was killed on Tuesday night in a crash on Route 9 in Unity.

One dead, two injured in Unity crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 17, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
A Clifton man was killed on Tuesday night when the pickup truck he was riding in struck a utility pole on Route 9, state police said.

Hampden man injured in accidental shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 16, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
A Hampden man suffered critical injuries Monday in what sheriff’s deputies are deeming an accidental shooting.

Police arrest 5 on drug charges, seize heroin and cocaine in Augusta bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 16, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
Police found 2 ½ grams of cocaine and 10 grams of heroin.

Sanford police investigating ATV crash that sent one to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 15, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
The crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m., according to a statement released by Sanford police.
A right whale that was entangled was freed after a long-running, five-hour rescue on Saturday in the Bay of Fundy.

Tangled whale rescued in Bay of Fundy

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 15, 2016, at 2:59 p.m.
The whale had line wrapped multiple times around its head, back and flippers.
Maine State Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle from a York County campground last week.

Jeep reported stolen from York County campground

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 15, 2016, at 2:39 p.m.
A woman was seen leaving the campground with the stolen vehicle.
The Frank J. Wood Bridge between Brunswick and Topsham can be seen in this April 2016 file photo.

Topsham-Brunswick bridge to have posted limit of 25 tons

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 15, 2016, at 2:28 p.m.
The Frank J. Wood Bridge spanning Brunswick and Topsham is being posted to a lower weight limit because of recent inspections.
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Monday Hat Trick: Make or break time for Sox

on Aug. 15, 2016, at 11:04 a.m.
After two moribund summers that saw the Boston Red Sox finish in the American League East cellar, New England’s Boys of Summer are keeping Red Sox Nation faithful. At least so far. The Sox concluded a six-game homestand Sunday with a 16-2 pasting of the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks, and start …

Waterboro man crushed to death in workplace incident

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 12, 2016, at 3:36 p.m.
A man was crushed to death Friday morning upon opening a trailer containing excavation debris, officials said.

Man hospitalized following collision with tractor-trailer on Telos Road

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 12, 2016, at 2:19 p.m.
A collision between a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck in rural Piscataquis County sent one man to the hospital Thursday.

Rabid skunk found in Whitefield

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 12, 2016, at 1:51 p.m.
The Maine CDC recommends the public stay away from wild or stray animals, not to touch bats and and vaccinate pets and livestock.
A tractor-trailer rolled over on the Falmouth Spur on Thursday.

Tractor-trailer rolls over, slows traffic in Falmouth

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 11, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
Southbound traffic on I-295 was expected to remain slow for the rest of the afternoon.