Ryan McLaughlin

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Orach, UMaine men dominate at UMass invitational

on Sept. 12, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Even though the cross-country season is in its early stages, early-season meets can be of significant importance as teams gradually prepare for the championship season. The University of Maine men took an important early-season step on Saturday at the UMass Invitational in Amherst, Massachusetts, against six other East Coast teams. …
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UMFK athletes accustomed to life on the road

on Sept. 10, 2016, at 1:01 a.m.
Whether it’s at the high school or college level, athletic teams from Aroostook County grow accustomed to spending lots of time on the road.
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UMFK athletes accustomed to life on the road

on Sept. 10, 2016, at 1:01 a.m.
Whether it’s at the high school or college level, athletic teams from Aroostook County grow accustomed to spending lots of time on the road.

UMaine-Fort Kent athletes thrive despite long hours on the road

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 09, 2016, at 10:17 a.m.
“Hopefully, we can get some more home games,” Bill Ashby said. “The [long-term] goal is to start a conference, so we can reduce our travel.”
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During the third quarter of a Class A North clash between Edward Little High School and Bangor at Walton Field in Auburn, what appeared to be a teenage girl in a gorilla costume darted onto the field on a pass thrown by Rams quarterback Gary Farnham.

Girl in gorilla suit interrupts Bangor-Edward Little football game

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 08, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
During the third quarter of a Class A North clash between Edward Little High School and Bangor at Walton Field in Auburn, what appeared to be a teenage girl in a gorilla costume darted onto the field on a pass thrown by Rams quarterback Gary Farnham.
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MDI senior Tardy sharp in debut with Trojans

on Sept. 06, 2016, at 11:20 a.m.
No matter what uniform she is wearing, Tia Tardy is typically winning races. That proved to be true once again last weekend as the high school cross country season got underway throughout the weekend. Tardy, a senior at Mount Desert Island who won the Beach to Beacon 10K’s inaugural high …
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Jesse Labreck, a former University of Maine track and field heptathlete, clears a hurdle in May 2013 at UMaine.

Oakland native eliminated from ‘American Ninja Warrior’

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 06, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
Even though she didn’t make it through Stage 1 of the TV show “American Ninja Warrior” Las Vegas finals, a Maine native made history in getting there.
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Sunday Hat Trick: UMaine football impressive in new coach’s debut

on Sept. 04, 2016, at 6 a.m.
Sometimes, you learn more from losing than you do from winning. The University of Maine football team, picked to finish 9th in the Colonial Athletic Association, arguably the best conference in the Football Championship Subdivision, sought to prove something in their opener at FBS foe Connecticut on Thursday. Even though …

Weekend Hat Trick: Bangor Labor Day race to celebrate 54th running

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 03, 2016, at 7:43 p.m.
In the Maine running community, the first Monday of September includes one of the state’s grandest athletic traditions in Bangor’s annual Labor Day 5-mile road race.
A man walks along the surf as Tropical Storm Hermine passes through Garden City Beach, South Carolina, on Friday.

Coast Guard: Use caution if boating in New England waters

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 02, 2016, at 2:51 p.m.
Coast guard officials are advising boaters throughout the region to use caution as the remains of Hurricane Hermine churn up the East Coast.

Brewer man pleads guilty to weapons charge

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 02, 2016, at 2:46 p.m.
Walter Botelho pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court.
Charles Hamel, who was reported missing Thursday afternoon, has been found.

Hampden police: Missing man found alive

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 02, 2016, at 7:42 a.m.
A local man reported missing Thursday has been found alive, according to Hampden police.
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Glenburn man facing multiple charges in wake of hit-and-run crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 01, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
A local man is facing multiple charges after a hit-and-run crash in downtown Bangor Wednesday afternoon, a police official said.
Jason Mackenzie

Bath man arrested in connection with hammer assault

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 01, 2016, at 11:57 a.m.
A local man has been arrested in connection with the assault of another man with a hammer, police said Thursday.
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Fall prognostications: Maine hockey will host playoff series; Pats will play in Super Bowl 51

on Sept. 01, 2016, at 5 a.m.
The mild, August-like weather may not suggest it, but the leaves are slowly changing colors, Halloween merchandise is filtering back into stores, and high school, college and professional athletes are thinking about fall and winter sports. The always-too-short Maine summer flew by like a comet this year – that tends …

Old Town man arrested in connection with Penobscot County burglaries

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 31, 2016, at 3:07 p.m.
Multiple charges of burglary and theft are pending against Jonathan Brothers, 28.
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Attorney general’s office warns of IRS scams

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 31, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
The state attorney general’s office is warning the public of IRS scams after seeing a recent increase in fake phone calls, the AG’s office announced Wednesday.
An Israeli F16 fighter jet flies on Nov. 15, 2012.

Loud noise over Bangor skies attributed to Israeli fighter jets

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 30, 2016, at 10:26 a.m.
If you heard a loud commotion over Bangor on Tuesday morning, it was several Israeli fighter jets that were on their way home.
Emera crew members work to restore power on Exchange Street in Bangor in this February 2016 file photo.

Emera Maine: Service work to interrupt power in downtown Bangor

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 29, 2016, at 2:52 p.m.
The work will start at 1 a.m. and will last about five hours.

Brewer police probe home, car burglaries

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 29, 2016, at 1:46 p.m.
Moffitt said burglars entered through unlocked doors and windows.