Ryan McLaughlin

Breaking News Reporter


Two arrested on child pornography charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 28, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
GARDINER, Maine — Two men are facing child pornography charges after separate arrests in Gardiner and Fairfield last week, state police said. Barry Williams, 59, of Gardiner was arrested on Friday while Thomas Williams, 68, of Fairfield was taken into custody on Thursday, state police spokesman Stephen McCausland said. The …

Quebec man pleads guilty after attempting to smuggle wife across US border near Jackman

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 28, 2014, at 1:36 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Quebec man faces up to 10 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty in a Bangor courtroom Monday to a charge of illegally smuggling his wife into the U.S. Pierre Poulin, 40, will face sentencing at a later date, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. In …

Corinth man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 28, 2014, at 12 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Corinth man pleaded guilty in a Bangor courtroom Monday to a child pornography possession charge. David Livingston Brown, 40, faces up to 20 years behind bars and a fine of $250,000. A sentencing date has not been set, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. According to …

Lewiston woman dies in Saco crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 28, 2014, at 9:31 a.m.
SACO, Maine — A Lewiston woman was killed Sunday after her vehicle crashed into a telephone pole on Buxton Road, police said. Speed and alcohol were likely factors in the crash that claimed the life of Samantha Sabourin, 22, according to Saco Deputy Chief Jeff Holland. Sabourin was the lone …

Man charged in sex trafficking raid in trouble again after attending wedding

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 28, 2014, at 9:22 a.m.
WINSLOW, Maine — A Sidney man charged in an April sex trafficking raid is facing more charges after attending a wedding on Sunday, according to officials. Frederick Horne, 47, was summoned on two counts of violating conditions of release but not arrested, according to Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney. …

Power restored to Emera Maine customers in Bangor area

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 28, 2014, at 9:12 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Emera Maine customers who had lost their power on Sunday evening had their electricity restored by Monday morning, according to the company’s website. More than 1,100 customers were without electricity Sunday night, and customers in Bangor had been in the dark due to a problem with a …

Fire rips through two-bay garage in Gardiner

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 25, 2014, at 1:33 p.m.
GARDINER, Maine — An electrical issue is likely to blame for a fire that flattened a two-bay, single-story garage Friday morning. Firefighters were called to a West Street residence at 3 a.m. when a neighbor noticed the flames, according to Gardiner fire Lt. Rick Sieberg. The garage was not attached …

Body of Anson man found in Kennebec River

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 25, 2014, at 12:12 p.m.
ANSON, Maine — The body of a 21-year-old local man who disappeared while swimming in the Kennebec River on Thursday night was found Friday, officials said. Maine Warden Service officials recovered the body of Jordan Cummings shortly before 9 a.m. in 12 feet of water, according to Warden Service Lt. …

Man taken to Waterville hospital after found unconscious on riverbank

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 25, 2014, at 9:37 a.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — A 20-year-old local man was taken to a nearby hospital Thursday afternoon after he was found unconscious on the banks of the Kennebec River, according to police. Police were called to an area known as the Head of Falls around 2:15 p.m., when a passer-by spotted the …

Sanford police: Attempted abduction report was fabricated

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 24, 2014, at 2:05 p.m.
SANFORD, Maine — A report of an attempted abduction in York County on Tuesday turned out to be a hoax, Sanford police said Thursday. On Tuesday, two 10-year-old girls told police a black van had pulled up beside them while they were walking on the corner of High and Bates …

Purse-snatching suspect arrested in Augusta

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 24, 2014, at 1:46 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A local woman allegedly involved in several purse-snatching incidents was arrested Wednesday afternoon, police said. Audra Purington, 37, is facing four charges of theft, five counts of misuse of credit identification and eight counts of violation of conditions of release, Augusta Deputy Chief Jared Mills said. Police …

Kennebec County man who asked for a beer after being freed from vehicle charged with DUI

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 24, 2014, at 11:37 a.m.
CHELSEA, Maine — A Kennebec County man, who needed to be freed by witnesses from his overturned van, wound up going to jail Wednesday night when police learned he had been driving drunk. Dana Darveau, 42, of Whitefield allegedly had been spotted taking out three mailboxes on the Windsor Road, …

Police arrest Clinton man after he had been on the run for two days

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 24, 2014, at 9:32 a.m.
CLINTON, Maine — A local man with a lengthy criminal record, who had been on the loose since Monday, was captured by police Wednesday. According to Clinton police Chief Craig Johnson, an officer went to the residence of James Simonson, 54, Monday with intent to arrest and charge him with …

York County man injured in motorcycle accident

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 24, 2014, at 8:23 a.m.
ARUNDEL, Maine — A local man was injured Wednesday afternoon after his motorcycle struck a utility pole on Old Post Road, police said. Shawn Biggar, 47, lost control of his bike around 6 p.m., according to Chief Deputy William King of the York County Sheriff’s Office. Weather was not a …

Authorities responding to crash involving train, tractor-trailer

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 23, 2014, at 3:52 p.m.
LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine — Police and rescue crews were en route to an accident involving a train and a tractor-trailer in Livermore Falls on Wednesday. An Androscoggin County Communications dispatcher said the accident is on Route 17, but no other details were immediately available. Check bangordailynews.com for updates
Lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in Bangor in July 2013.

Entire state under severe thunderstorm watch

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 23, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
GRAY, Maine — Stormy weather was bearing down on Maine on Wednesday afternoon, and the National Weather Service has all of Maine on alert. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the entire state through 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to the weather service. Rain and heavy thunderstorms were moving …

Fire guts garage, guest house, woodshed at Davis Pond camp

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 23, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — An early morning fire at a camp on Davis Pond gutted a garage, guest house and woodshed on Wednesday, according to officials. Holden Fire Chief Ryan Davis said crews were dispatched to the camp at the end of Collette Road around 6:30 a.m., and he could see …

Augusta fire displaces 10 tenants

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 23, 2014, at 1:44 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Ten tenants were displaced when a fire ripped through a five-unit apartment building on State Street on Tuesday afternoon. Smoke was pouring from the attic of the two-story building when firefighters arrived shortly before 3 p.m., according to Augusta Fire Chief Roger Audette. A tenant had seen …
A U-haul truck and a sedan were involved in a collision in Brunswick on Wednesday morning.

Boothbay man hospitalized after Brunswick collision

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 23, 2014, at 11:32 a.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — A man was taken to a hospital Wednesday morning after his sedan collided with a U-Haul truck on Pleasant Street, police said. John Ramsey, 40, of Boothbay Harbor was traveling south around 7 a.m. when he crossed the center line and struck a northbound U-Haul truck driven …

Three taken to hospital in Corinth collision

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 23, 2014, at 11:07 a.m.
CORINTH, Maine — Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a collision on Route 15, police said Wednesday. Stacey Austin, 22, of Seal Harbor was heading northbound shortly before 3 p.m. when she stopped into Crescent Lumber long enough to pick up a passenger, Chief Deputy Troy …
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