Ryan McLaughlin

Breaking News Reporter


Hit-and-run accident sends Anson man to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2014, at 3:46 p.m.
SMITHFIELD | Somerset County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left an Anson man injured Wednesday morning. Deputies were dispatched to a gravel pit off Sand Hill Road shortly before 11 a.m., where a pickup had struck Doug Nile, 42, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster. Witnesses …

Pittsfield man escapes major injury after rolling vehicle on Interstate 95

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2014, at 1:37 p.m.
CARMEL | A Pittsfield man escaped major injury Wednesday morning after rolling his vehicle on Interstate 95, police said. David Miles, 24, was on his way home from work when the accident occurred around 5:25 a.m., state trooper Barry Meserve said. Meserve said the crash occurred just south of …
Pierre Dupera

Drug agents nab New York man for alleged oxycodone trafficking

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2014, at 1:33 p.m.
BIDDEFORD | A Brooklyn man is behind bars Wednesday after he was arrested by drug agents Tuesday night for alleged drug trafficking, police said. Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officials were conducting an unrelated investigation on Elm Street when they approached Pierre Dupera, 31, according to Commander Scott Pelletier. When …

Chilly temperatures equal frost, freeze potential

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2014, at 12:19 p.m.
CARIBOU | While the National Weather Service has yet to issue any weather alerts, there is potential Thursday night for some chilling temperatures. According to the weather service, temperatures in the northern part of the state are expected to dip into the 20’s on Thursday night, with Bangor-area lows …
Herbert Conway

Bangor man accused of unlawful sexual contact with child

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
A 66-year-old man is facing an unlawful sexual contact charge after his arrest on Tuesday, police said. Herbert Conway was taken into custody after an investigation that was launched on Sept. 8, according to Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton. On that date, police were called by a …

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 …
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