Ryan McLaughlin

Breaking News Reporter


Augusta officers hurt in motorcycle crash during charity ride recovering

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2014, at 9 a.m.
Two Augusta police officers involved in a motorcycle accident earlier this month continue to recover, according to Deputy Chief Jared Mills. Augusta Police Chief Robert Gregoire is focusing on rehabilitation, according to Mills. Sgt. Christopher Shaw and Gregoire’s wife, Cathy, were also involved in the accident, Mills …

Police nab Hermon man after daylong manhunt

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:22 p.m.
A 21-year-old local man was captured late Monday night after a daylong manhunt, according to police. Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies and state police had been called to a Billings Road residence at 8 a.m when it was reported Tyler Thomas, 21, had been acting disruptive, according to …

New I-95 interchange in Waterville proposed

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 1:32 p.m.
The city is moving forward on a new Interstate 95 interchange built at Trafton Road. City Manager Michael Roy said Tuesday the project will cost approximately $6 million, with funding coming from Trafton Properties out of Rhode Island and the Maine Department of Transportation. Trafton Properties also …

Orrington crash remains under investigation; Brewer woman in critical condition

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 12:06 p.m.
A two-vehicle accident that sent a Brewer woman to the hospital Saturday remains under investigation, police said on Tuesday. Chief Deputy Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said Robin Rie, 59, whose vehicle was struck from behind on Route 15, known locally as River Road, …

Emera Maine plans service interruption for downtown Bangor

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
Maintenance work in the downtown area will result in several local businesses being without electrical service early Saturday morning. According to an Emera Maine statement, the service interruption will start at midnight and last until 6 a.m. The planned outage is necessary to make improvements to the …

Culvert replacement work to detour traffic in Sidney

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.
Culvert replacement work on Middle Road this week will force traffic to be detoured. The replacement work will start Wednesday, according to a Maine Department of Transportation statement. The exact location of the pipe replacement is about a half-mile south of Drummond Road. Traffic will be detoured …

Farmington man accused of sexual assault against minor

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 8:57 a.m.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on a gross sexual assault charge late last week, police said. Josh Austin, 27, is being held at the Franklin County Jail, according to Farmington Police Detective Marc Bowering. Bowering said the investigation leading up to Austin’s arrest lasted about three weeks. …
Tyler Williams

Man accused of assaulting girlfriend after she confronted him over text messages

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 15, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
BANGOR | A local man is facing charges after he was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, according to police. A woman went to the Bangor police station alleging Tyler Williams, 19, assaulted her after she confronted him about text messages on his phone, according to Bangor police …

York County sheriff’s deputies investigating alleged abduction

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 15, 2014, at 9:20 a.m.
LIMERICK | York County sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate a possible abduction, according to Chief Deputy William King. The alleged abduction was reported at 2 p.m. Sunday when a Parsonsfield woman reported she was pulled into an older, mint green pickup truck as she walked along Parsonsfield Road, King …

St. Albans man involved two three-car wrecks in same week

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 12, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
A 70-year-old man involved in a three-vehicle accident in Canaan earlier this week was involved in another three-car wreck on Thursday, according to police. Harold Field, 70, was attempting to turn from Todd’s Corner Road onto Willow Lane when his Ford Ranger pickup turned into the …

Freeze watch in effect for Aroostook County late Friday, early Saturday

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 12, 2014, at 9:49 a.m.
CARIBOU | Summer is not officially over, but chilly temperatures are expected in Aroostook County on Friday night and into Saturday. Temperatures are expected to dip as low as 30 degrees in northern Maine late Friday, and the National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch. According to the …

Deputies arrest 2 in connection with Manchester Rite Aid robbery

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 11, 2014, at 2:20 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Two people have been arrested in connection with a Rite Aid pharmacy robbery in Manchester, according to sheriff’s deputies. Brooke Frost, 24, and Devon Gray, 26, both of Manchester, are both charged with robbery, stealing drugs, possession of scheduled drugs and theft, according to Sgt. Frank Hatch …

Emera Maine customers in Aroostook, Piscataquis counties without power

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 11, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
MILO | More than 1,600 Emera Maine customers were without power on Thursday afternoon. According to a company statement, approximately 1,144 customers are without electricity in Milo, Atkinson, Sebec and Bowerbank. In addition, 533 are without power in Caribou. The company said services were expected to be restored by …

Moose rams into car in Franklin County

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 11, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
DALLAS PLANTATION | A New York woman’s car was damaged early Thursday morning in Franklin County when a moose rammed into it on Loon Lake Road. Rita Tempel of Bellport, New York, spotted the moose in the road ahead of her around 1:30 a.m., according to Franklin County Sheriff …
Several business owners near West Market Square have seen an impact from Bangor's construction project.

Emera Maine plans service interruption for West Market Square

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 11, 2014, at 12:39 p.m.
BANGOR | A planned power outage in West Market Square will affect several downtown residents Wednesday, Emera Maine said in a statement. The planned service interruption will occur between 1 and 5 a.m. on Sept. 17, the company said. The outages are taking place so crews can install upgrades …

Union Street Athletics hosting second annual Fit Fight

on Sept. 11, 2014, at 11:17 a.m.
For Les Mills group fitness instructors, fall launches are always special. It marks the end of the so-called “summer lull,” which sees group fitness attendance drop slightly. But once Labor Day weekend comes and goes, the rooms get packed again, membership deals are offered, and new stashes of choreography are finally …
Police are seeking this man in connection with a robbery of a Rite Aid in Saco Wednesday.

Police seek man who robbed Rite Aid in Saco

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 11, 2014, at 8:44 a.m.
Local police are seeking a man who allegedly robbed a Rite Aid Pharmacy on Main Street on Wednesday night. Saco Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland said the robbery was reported shortly after 7:30 p.m. The robber did not display a weapon and fled the scene on foot, Holland …
Kenneth Goodrich

Newport man charged with arson in connection with fire that destroyed mother’s house

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 10, 2014, at 3:53 p.m.
A 44-year-old man has been charged with arson in connection with an early August fire that gutted a Rutland Road home. According to a court affidavit filed by Sgt. Kenneth MacMaster of the state fire marshal’s office, Kenneth Goodrich of Newport intentionally started the Aug. 8 fire …

Three-car accident on Route 2 in Canaan blamed on driver inattention

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 10, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
A three-vehicle accident on Route 2 near the center of town Tuesday sent two people to the hospital and clogged traffic for nearly an hour, police said. Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office said the crash occurred shortly before 2 p.m. in a …

Border Patrol agents arrest two for allegedly crossing border illegally

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 09, 2014, at 4:07 p.m.
RANGELEY | Two men were arrested on Sunday for allegedly entering the United States illegally from Quebec, officials said. According to a statement from the U.S. Border Patrol, a 44-year-old man from Lebanon and a 40-year-old man from the United States were arrested around 2:30 p.m. The men’s names …
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