Ryan McLaughlin

Breaking News Reporter

 
A fire broke out at a home at 10 Oakdale St. in Waterville on Wednesday. A neighbor reported the blaze, and firefighters quickly extinguished it. No one was home at the time, and damage to the building was minimal.

Separate fires damage two Waterville homes

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 21, 2016, at 4:04 p.m.
No one was hurt in either fire.
Two Bronx, New York, men were arrested in a heroin bust in Portland.

Pair of Bronx men arrested in Portland heroin bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 21, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
A pair of Bronx men were arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of selling heroin out of a Cumberland Avenue apartment, according to officials.

Two charged in alleged drug use in Bangor

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 21, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Police were called to the scene on a report that two people “appeared to be ill or overdosing.”
A two-vehicle crash snarled the morning commute on Outer Hammond Street in Bangor on Thursday morning. Neither driver required a trip to the hospital.

Crash slows traffic on Outer Hammond Street

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 21, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
A two-vehicle collision involving a Pontiac Vibe and a pickup truck snarled traffic on Route 2 on Thursday morning.

Millinocket women charged after Mass. police find 1,200 baggies of heroin

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 21, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
Approximately 1,200 baggies of heroin were found in the vehicle, along with a substantial amount of cocaine, the sergeant said.

Multi-vehicle crash shuts down Route 302 in Cumberland County

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 20, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
The closure is expected to last several hours and commuters urged to find alternate routes.
Brewer police on Wednesday are investigating a rash of car burglaries that occurred on Tuesday evening in Brewer.

Brewer police probe string of vehicle burglaries

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 20, 2016, at 2:53 p.m.
Nine vehicle burglaries and one garage burglary were reported Tuesday night.
Westbrook police are seeking the public’'s help in solving several criminal mischief incidents involving graffiti.

Westbrook police investigating graffiti incidents

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 20, 2016, at 2:35 p.m.
City police are seeking the public’s help in connection with several criminal mischief incidents involving graffiti.

Two construction projects to affect Bangor traffic Wednesday

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 20, 2016, at 9:41 a.m.
Delays are expected, so motorists are advised to avoid these areas.

Kennebec County man gets 6 years in connection with Rite Aid robberies

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 19, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
A Mount Vernon man will spend six years behind bars for his role in a pair of pharmacy robberies in Kennebec County last year, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Man, 25, found dead at Dixmont residence

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 19, 2016, at 1:15 p.m.
Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man, according to Detective Bill Flagg.
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Rockland man arrested in connection with alcohol poisoning incident

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 19, 2016, at 10:16 a.m.
A Rockland man has been arrested in connection with an alleged alcohol poisoning incident involving a pair of 14-year-olds, according to police.
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Man accused in Bangor stabbing remains in county jail

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 18, 2016, at 2:13 p.m.
A local man accused of stabbing another man in Pickering Square over the weekend remained jailed Monday.

Augusta police to conduct distracted driving enforcement

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 18, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
City police and the Bureau of Highway Safety will be cracking down on distracted driving throughout the spring and summer, Augusta police announced in a statement Monday.
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Monday Hat Trick: Barron extension home run for UMaine women’s hoop

on April 18, 2016, at 8 a.m.
Two months ago, the University of Maine made the right decision in giving men’s hockey coach Red Gendron a two-year extension that will keep him in Orono through the spring of 2019. Last week, UMaine athletics made another excellent decision, this one concerning women’s basketball coach Richard Barron, whose contract …
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A coach’s lessons can extend off the court, away from the classroom

on April 14, 2016, at 8 a.m.
In this profession, it can be easy to develop close professional relationships with coaches. Over the course of my journalistic career, I’ve been spoiled to be able to work with numerous sideline generals who have made my job extremely easy. Some, like longtime Bangor High School girls basketball coach Tom …
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Monday Hat Trick: Bruins have nobody to blame but themselves for embarrassing finish

on April 10, 2016, at 8:29 p.m.
In Mid-March, the Boston Bruins headed for a West Coast road trip on top of the Atlantic Division, prime to be a lock for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Little did Bruins fans know that an 0-for-California swing would jumpstart another late-season collapse that appeared all too familiar. Boston’s season came …
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Monday Hat Trick: Another statement for the Celtics

on April 03, 2016, at 10:34 p.m.
It’s truly remarkable what coaching can do for a basketball team – or any high school, collegiate or professional ballclub. To say that Brad Stevens has done an outstanding job with the Boston Celtics is a huge understatement. Coming into the season, these Celtics were supposed to be a scrappy …

Two men arrested in Brewer drug bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 31, 2016, at 2:28 p.m.
A search warrant executed Wednesday night led to the arrests of two men and the seizure of a significant amount of heroin, officials said.
A man was arrested for allegedly breaking into a barn and stealing these recovered tools.

Man on probation accused of stealing tools from Chelsea barn

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 31, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
A local man is facing multiple charges after allegedly breaking into a barn and stealing tools worth $3,000, according to police.