Ryan McLaughlin

Breaking News Reporter


Portland man arrested in South Portland hit-and-run

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 04, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
A Portland man was arrested on Wednesday night after an alleged hit-and-run at a South Portland intersection, police said. Officers were called to the intersection of Broadway and Harriet Street shortly after 6 p.m. when it was reported a man was lying in the road unconscious, …
Christopher Lee

Four arrested in connection with Cumberland County drug bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 04, 2014, at 3:04 p.m.
PORTLAND | Three men and a woman were arrested in connection with a drug bust on Wednesday evening, according to police. Christopher Lee, 52, of Portland; Gary Reynolds, 56, of Milbridge; Coleen Singer, 32, of Bangor and Omaid Shir, 25, of Portland were arrested, according to a statement from …

Eat, Sleep, Pump, Repeat: The best tracks of 2014

on Dec. 04, 2014, at 10:46 a.m.
On a yearly basis, we don’t know what to expect from BodyPump. No release is the same. That’s what makes this program so spectacular and awesome to present. And at the end of the year, there comes that time in every instructor and member’s life where it’s time to reflect …

Bangor police seek woman who allegedly damaged door of Hammond Street courthouse

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 04, 2014, at 9:56 a.m.
Local police are searching for a woman who allegedly damaged the door of the Hammond Street courthouse. According to Bangor police, the door to the old courthouse was substantially damaged by the woman kicking the glass. A surveillance video of the incident is posted on the department’s …

Cony High School briefly locked down after report of suspicious man

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 03, 2014, at 1:01 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Two schools, including Cony High School, were briefly locked down Wednesday afternoon due to a report of a suspicious man. Augusta Deputy Chief Jared Mills said in a statement Cony High and the Farrington School were affected. The area was searched by Augusta police and a canine …
A man braves the slippery sidewalk as ice accumulated on just about everything Wednesday morning in Bangor. The overnight snow changed to rain in the early hours making driving and walking hazardous.

Snow, freezing rain give way to rain, freezing drizzle, dense fog

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 03, 2014, at 9:23 a.m.
CARIBOU | Commuters throughout the state woke up Wednesday to icy vehicles, slushy roads and even fresh snow thanks to a midweek storm. Their ride home likely wasn’t much better, with rising air temperatures combining with the day’s precipitation to create dense fog Wednesday evening in York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, …
Derek Lee Black

Pennsylvania escapee arrested on Maine Turnpike

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 02, 2014, at 2 p.m.
WELLS | An escapee from a Pennsylvania correctional facility was arrested on the Maine Turnpike early Monday morning, state police said. The vehicle Derek Lee Black, 34, was riding in, was driven by a Bangor woman, 26-year old Mindy Baxter, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. …
Gary Robichaud, a Maine Discovery Museum maintenance  worker, shovels snow away from the front of the museum Thursday morning in Bangor.

Nearly entire state under winter weather advisory with snow, sleet, freezing rain bearing down

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 02, 2014, at 10:40 a.m.
GRAY | Forecasted sleet, snow and freezing rain Tuesday night into Wednesday has the potential to make driving conditions throughout the state slick, according to the National Weather Service. Nearly the entire state will be under a winter weather advisory beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to the weather …

Truck crashes into vacant house in Skowhegan

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 02, 2014, at 10:34 a.m.
A trucker escaped injury Tuesday morning after his rig crashed into a vacant house on Route 201, according to officials. The accident occurred shortly after 4 a.m., according to Capt. Mike Savage of the Skowhegan Fire Department. The driver, whose name was not available, was not hauling …
Raymond Pinkham

Mother, son arrested in York County on firearm charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 02, 2014, at 10:26 a.m.
BUXTON | A mother and son duo were arrested Monday on firearm charges, according to sheriff’s deputies. Raymond Pinkham, 21, and his 49-year-old mother, Louise Cook, both of Buxton, are both being held at the York County Jail on $25,000 bail, according to Chief Deputy William King of the …
Matthew Pelkey

Medway man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 02, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.
BANGOR | A Medway man is facing a long list of charges after an alleged assault on his pregnant girlfriend last week, according to officials. Matthew Pelkey, 31, made his initial appearance in a Bangor courtroom on Monday to face charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence assault, domestic violence …

Glenburn man facing multiple charges after alleged assault on girlfriend

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 01, 2014, at 12:50 p.m.
A local man is facing multiple charges stemming from an altercation with his girlfriend Friday morning, according to police. Bail for Brandon Cronk, 28, was set at $25,000 cash at his first court appearance in Bangor on Monday afternoon. He is facing charges of aggravated assault, domestic …
Bangor police are seeking this man in connection with a theft at Walmart on Monday.

Bangor police seek man involved in Wal-Mart theft

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 01, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
Local police are seeking a man allegedly involved in a theft at Wal-Mart on Stillwater Avenue on Monday morning. According to Bangor police, the theft occurred when a man tried to leave the store with a substantial number of items. Police did not disclose what was taken. …

Vacant Augusta home destroyed by fire, crews investigating

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 01, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
Officials are investigating a fire that gutted a vacant residence on Civic Center Drive on Sunday night. Augusta Deputy Chief Dave Groder said crews from four departments were called to 118 Civic Center Drive around 7:30 p.m. The one-story home was across the street from Denny’s, Groder …

More than 2,500 lose power in Penobscot County

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 01, 2014, at 8:25 a.m.
BREWER | Emera Maine officials are investigating a string of power outages that left more than 2,500 customers without power Monday morning. The company said in a statement approximately 2,596 customers woke up Monday morning without electricity in several Penobscot County communities. Shortly after noon Monday, the utility reported …
Shane Robert Jones

Biddeford man allegedly responsible for killing his mother arrested

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 28, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
SANFORD | A Biddeford man wanted for allegedly killing his mother was arrested in nearby Sanford on Friday, police said. Shane Jones, 26, was taken into custody by Biddeford police early Friday afternoon, according to a posting on the department’s Facebook page. An arrest warrant was issued for Jones …
A New York man escaped injury after losing control of his pickup on Route 11 in Aroostook County on Wednesday.

NY man uninjured after pickup strikes utility pole in The County

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 28, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
MORO PLANTATION | A New York man escaped injury Wednesday after losing control of his pickup truck on Route 11 in Aroostook County, according to state police. Adam Mullings, 23, lost control on the slippery highway and struck a utility pole, according to a state police statement. Mullings initially …

Two men killed in Dover-Foxcroft collision

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 28, 2014, at 8:51 a.m.
Two men were killed Thanksgiving morning in a collision on Route 15, according to police. William Viney, 71, of Sangerville and Josh White, 25, of Greenville were traveling north shortly after 10 a.m. when Viney lost control of his Pontiac Aztec and collided with a pickup driven …

Berwick police investigating fatal accident

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 26, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
Local police are investigating a fatal traffic accident Wednesday afternoon on Route 9. Route 9, known locally as School Street, was closed to traffic between Cranberry Meadow and Guinea Road according to Berwick police. The road reopened Wednesday evening. The accident occurred in the area of the …
David Ireland

Corinna man, teenager charged with burglary, theft in connection with stolen firearms

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 26, 2014, at 10:39 a.m.
SALEM TOWNSHIP | A Corinna man and a 17-year-old boy are facing charges in connection with the theft of multiple firearms from a Franklin County residence, according to Maine State Police. David Ireland, 53, was arrested earlier this week, and the juvenile was charged but not arrested, Department of …
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