Ryan McLaughlin

Breaking News Reporter


Man, 21, arrested in two Augusta pharmacy robberies

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 03, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A man police believe is responsible for a pair of Rite Aid robberies in Augusta has been arrested, police said. Dominic Pomerleau, 21, was taken into custody early Wednesday morning, according to Augusta Deputy Chief Jared Mills. The FBI assisted Augusta police in locating Pomerleau, according to …
David Foss

Drug agents arrest four in connection with heroin distribution in Bangor, Down East

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 03, 2014, at 2:09 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Four men, including two from New York City, were arrested on Tuesday in connection with a heroin distribution investigation, officials said. Investigative efforts by numerous law enforcement agencies believed that Carlos Ramirez, 38, and Lazaro Ramirez, 23, both of New York, had been distributing heroin from several …

Report: Oakland man killed in Quebec plane crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 03, 2014, at 1:47 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A man killed in a plane crash in Quebec on Tuesday has been identified as an Oakland resident, according to a report. According to a report from the French newspaper Plein Jour de Baie-Comeau, the dead man has been confirmed as William McKay, 68. McKay was piloting …
Domenic Fagone

Portland man accused of eluding drunken driving checkpoint

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 03, 2014, at 9:24 a.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — A Portland man is facing multiple charges after allegedly running from a drunken driving checkpoint over the weekend, according to police. Old Town, Orono and Maine State Police were operating a checkpoint on Route 2 on Saturday night when a blue Toyota driven by Domenic Fagone, …
Edwin Duquette

State police seeking alleged reckless driver last seen in Durham

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 02, 2014, at 1:40 p.m.
DURHAM, Maine — State police are looking for a man allegedly involved in a reckless driving episode on Tuesday morning. A trooper had attempted to pull over Edwin Duquette, 48, on Route 136 in Durham when he failed to stop, according to state police. Duquette nearly struck a pair of …

More than 2,000 Emera Maine customers have power restored

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 02, 2014, at 11:02 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — Electricity has been restored to more than 2,000 Emera Maine customers who were without power on Tuesday morning. The company said in a statement that approximately 2,597 customers in Brewer, Bradley, Hampden, Holden, Clifton and Amherst were in the dark. The outages were reported around 7 a.m., …
Roger Severance

Bangor man charged with alleged possession of child pornography, sexual touching

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 29, 2014, at 2:20 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local man is facing multiple charges after his arrest Friday on sex charges, police said. Roger Severance, 42, is facing a charge of possession of sexually explicit material, a Class C felony, and unlawful sexual touching of a child under the age of 14, a Class …

Boy, 10, reported missing Friday found safe

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 29, 2014, at 2:02 p.m.
OGUNQUIT, Maine — A 10-year-old boy who had been reported missing early Friday afternoon was found safe, according to police. Ogunquit police Lt. Matt Buttrick said the boy, who is from New Hampshire, was found safe by a member of the town’s fire department around 2 p.m. The boy, whose …
A gun was allegedly discovered in a passenger's carry-on luggage at Portland International Jetport on Thursday.

Passenger stopped at Portland jetport security checkpoint after gun allegedly found in luggage

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 29, 2014, at 1:26 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A Portland International Jetport passenger was stopped at a security checkpoint Thursday when a firearm was reportedly discovered in his carry-on luggage. The passenger, a 51-year-old man, was stopped about 10:30 a.m., according to Michael McCarthy, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration. While the man may …

Not enough supply for the Tribe’s demand

on Aug. 29, 2014, at 11:18 a.m.
If you know me well, you certainly know I have a tendency to be impatient about things. It certainly applies to the fact that I’m eager to see the University of Maine’s hockey team return to the prominence this longtime fan is accustomed to, but that is another topic for …
Officials are investigating a fire at Brewer Motor Inn that occurred early Friday morning in Brewer.

Officials investigating fire at Brewer motel

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 29, 2014, at 8:48 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — Officials are investigating a fire at the Brewer Motor Inn that broke out early Friday morning. Brewer police and fire personnel were dispatched to the Wilson Street motel about 12:30 a.m., according to Brewer Deputy Fire Chief Ralph Cammack. The blaze started on the outside of the …

New Hampshire man arrested in connection with Bangor assault

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 28, 2014, at 3:45 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Berlin, New Hampshire, man involved in an alleged assault in Bangor earlier this month was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire, police said. Adam Morton, 27, was involved in an Aug. 2 incident in which a young child suffered serious injuries, according to Bangor police Sgt. Tim …
A vehicle was destroyed Wednesday in a crash in New Sweden. The driver was not seriously hurt.

County man escapes major injury after vehicle rolls into woods

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 28, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
NEW SWEDEN, Maine — A Fort Kent man escaped major injury Wednesday when his vehicle left Route 161 and went into the woods, police said. Ray Jalbert, 81, was traveling north at the time of the accident, according to Chief Deputy Darrell Crandall of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office. Jalbert’s …

Bangor man charged with OUI after crash sends four to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 28, 2014, at 2:50 p.m.
GLENBURN, Maine — A Bangor man was charged with operating under the influence and driving with a suspended license after an early-morning accident sent four people to the hospital Thursday, according to state police. Perry Newell, 24, was driving along Lakeside Landing Road about 3 a.m. when the accident occurred, …
Mark Bureau

Saco man accused of stealing paving roller in New York City

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 28, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
SACO, Maine — A joint investigation by Saco and New York City police has led to the arrest of a 37-year-old local man. Mark Bureau turned himself in to Saco police on Tuesday, according to Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland, and was booked on a fugitive from justice charge based on …

Waterville cyclist seriously injured after being struck by van

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 27, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — A 29-year-old local man suffered serious injuries Wednesday when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a van on Upper Main Street, according to police. Matthew Grover was cycling against traffic when he was hit by a van driven by Donald Paradis, 67, of Winslow, according …

Waterville man accused of breaking into Winthrop residence

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 27, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
WINTHROP, Maine — A Waterville man believed to be involved in several burglaries in Kennebec County was arrested after breaking into a Holmes Road home Tuesday, police said. Brian T. Mulkern, 34, allegedly knocked on the front door of the residence around noon but was ignored by a young girl, …

Portland woman injured while rock climbing on Tumbledown Mountain

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 27, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
BYRON, Maine — A Portland woman suffered a broken leg in a fall on Tumbledown Mountain in Franklin County Tuesday, according to officials. Maris Toland, 28, was rock climbing when she fell, according to Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service. Game wardens responded to the area shortly after …

Route 1A in Dedham reopens after tractor-trailer becomes stuck, blocks road

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 27, 2014, at 12:20 p.m.
DEDHAM, Maine — A Maine Department of Transportation truck hauling a backhoe became stuck across Route 1A on Wednesday afternoon, snarling traffic for about an hour, state police said. The driver, whose name was not available, was attempting to pull onto the road from a private dirt road just before …

Farmington man drowns in Wilson Lake

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 27, 2014, at 12:14 p.m.
WILTON, Maine — A Farmington man drowned in Wilson Lake on Tuesday after going for a swim, according to officials. Jeffrey Mitchell, 63, had been boating with a friend and planned on going swimming, according to Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service. Mitchell dived into the water but …
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