Ryan McLaughlin

Bronx man arrested in Searsport in oxycodone distribution ring

SEARSPORT, Maine — A New York man was arrested on Monday night in connection with distributing oxycodone from the Bangor area to the midcoast, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Jason Jones, 32, of the Bronx is facing a Class A felony charge of aggravated trafficking in schedule W …

Stetson man facing gross sexual assault charge in Franklin County

FARMINGTON, Maine — A man currently incarcerated at the Penobscot County Jail is facing a gross sexual assault charge out of Franklin County, according to Sheriff Scott Nichols. Shawn Flagg, 39, of Stetson, a Farmington native, was arrested and charged at the jail on Monday, according to Nichols. Flagg is …

Husband, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide

FRYEBURG, Maine — State police are investigating the death of a husband and wife that is being classified as a domestic violence murder-suicide, Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Tuesday morning. The bodies of Jody Buzzell, 52, and her 52-year-old husband Mark, were located early Tuesday, according to …

Blizzard whips into Maine

BANGOR, Maine — Traffic was expectedly light in Bangor on Tuesday morning as a snowstorm expected to bring blizzard conditions blew into the state. The normally bustling streets of downtown Bangor were fairly quiet as officials urged commuters to stay off the streets if possible, as heavy snow and strong …

Tractor-trailer destroyed by fire at turnpike service plaza

KENNEBUNK, Maine — A tractor-trailer was destroyed Friday after it caught fire at a Maine Turnpike service plaza, Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said. Adem Bajrami, 32, of Massachusetts had pulled into the southbound service plaza and discovered the truck’s cab was on fire, McCausland said. Bajrami told …

County man faces jail on bath salts charge

BANGOR, Maine — An Aroostook County man pled guilty Friday to a bath salts charge and is awaiting sentencing, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Nate Brewer, 34, of Blaine will be sentenced at a later date and faces up to 20 years behind bars and a $1,000,000 fine. He …

Woman hit by car in downtown Bangor

BANGOR, Maine — A local woman escaped major injury Thursday night after being struck by a vehicle on Main Street, according to Bangor Police Sgt. Tim Cotton. Sherry Small, 36, was crossing Main Street at Union Street when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Philip Guerrette, 77, of …

Woman hit by car in downtown Bangor

BANGOR, Maine — A local woman escaped major injury Thursday night after being struck by a vehicle on Main Street, according to Bangor Police Sgt. Tim Cotton. Sherry Small, 36, was crossing Main Street at Union Street when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Philip Guerrette, 77, of …

Man struck by vehicle on Hammond Street dies of injuries

BANGOR, Maine — A 55-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle on Hammond Street earlier this week has died, Bangor police said Friday. Timothy Gotto died of his injuries at Eastern Maine Medical Center on Thursday night, Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton said in an email. Gotto, formerly of …

Milford man accused of robbing Orono convenience store

ORONO, Maine — A Milford man was scheduled to appear in a Bangor courtroom Friday to face a robbery charge, according to police. Jason Foster, 21, is accused of robbing the Circle K convenience store on Stillwater Avenue, according to Orono Police Chief Josh Ewing. The robbery occurred shortly after …