Courts and Crime

Patty Wight / Maine Public

A Dixmont man facing criminal charges stemming from a mental health crisis that led to a 20-hour standoff with Maine State Police is free on probation.

YORK, Maine - A woman charged with driving onto a baseball field and killing a man with her car is scheduled to be arraigned next month.

Nearly half of all homicides in Maine are the result of domestic violence. That’s the finding of a new report.

The Maine Department of Corrections is going to allow a prisoner to receive medication in prison to treat his opioid addiction in the wake of a lawsuit on his behalf.

A federal judge has awarded $1.1 million to a woman who says she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a former Maine State Prison guard.

A Superior Court judge has ruled that a Republican candidate for district attorney in Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties has violated several Maine bar rules, including unlawful conduct. Seth Carey will now face a hearing to consider whether any sanctions should be imposed, including possible disbarment.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine man cleared of sexually assaulting his wife has reached a $375,000 settlement in his lawsuit against more than a dozen defendants.

Maine Public staff

PORTLAND, Maine - A judge has ruled a Republican candidate for district attorney in Maine violated several state bar rules, including unlawful conduct stemming from unwanted sexual advances.

PORTLAND, Maine - A lobster boat captain charged in the death of two crew members is pleading guilty and facing four years in jail.

Maine Department of Corrections

A prisoner who walked away from the Mountain View Correctional Center in Charleston last Thursday has been taken into custody.  The Piscataquis County Sheriff's Office says Arnold Nash was found in the Charleston area at about 7 o'clock Tuesday morning.

CHARLESTON, Maine - Maine corrections officials say a convicted murderer serving a 45-year sentence has escaped from prison.

Maine Public staff

Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce runs a jail. But in a recent Portland Press Herald op-ed, Joyce writes that too many people are behind bars.  And many of them, he says, are the wrong people.

Maine’s Midcoast, Hit Hard By Opioid Crisis, Wants Its Own Drug Court

Sep 10, 2018
Lauren Abbate / Bangor Daily News

Maine’s judicial branch is eyeing the midcoast as the future location of an expanded drug court that would offer an array of services to criminal defendants struggling with addiction.

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The Augusta Police Department says there is a highly lethal heroin supply that has surfaced in surrounding communities.

SACO, Maine - A Maine lobster wholesaler is suing one of its owners, claiming he embezzled nearly $1.5 million worth of lobsters.