Courts and Crime

Mal Leary / Maine Public

Maine Chief Justice Leigh Saufley says the state’s court system needs additional funding to improve compensation for trial judges and hire more marshals.

Maine State Police say a 21-year-old man is charged with stabbing one man and shooting another in an altercation.

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Officials say two men are hospitalized following a shooting and a stabbing in Gardiner, Maine.

Tim Sharp / AP

A Maine woman who was harassed by a drone for two days says police told her they could nothing about it.

Maine animal welfare officials today seized 25 dogs in Hampden, including 8 puppies, from an owner who had applied to be a licensed breeder. Most of the dogs are Great Danes.

Three people have been arrested following a shooting and apparent standoff in the city of Lewiston.

A standoff outside a Lewiston apartment building has reportedly been resolved, though police remain on the scene, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal.

In a statement, Lewiston police said, "Several calls reporting gun shots and fighting were received beginning just minutes before 3:00 am this (Saturday) morning. Officers immediately responded to learn some of those involved had fled into an apartment building at 21 Walnut St. and surrounded the building."

Maine State Police are investigating a domestic violence homicide, the first murder of the year.

A federal appeals court in Boston took up the case of three Maine families who are challenging a long-standing state law prohibiting public tuition payments to religious schools.

A Maine game warden will pay a $300 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge after an off-duty incident at a Bangor concert last summer.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

A former Maine attorney for the Passamaquoddy tribe — allegedly framed by police and later convicted of felony possession of six marijuana cigarettes more than 50 years ago — has received a posthumous pardon from Gov. Janet Mills.

The Maine attorney general’s office has identified the teenager killed during an armed confrontation with a sheriff’s deputy in Limerick on Friday night.

A spokesperson for the Maine Attorney General’s office, Marc Malon, says Christopher Camacho, 16, died after being shot by York County Deputy Sheriff Robert Carr.

“The Office of the Attorney General is investigating the incident, as we do with all officer-involved uses of deadly force,” he says.

The State of Maine has filed suit against the former owners of Castle Builders Inc. for allegedly using deceptive marketing practices that resulted in dozens of people paying for contracting work that they never got.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

After eight days of testimony, a jury in Waldo County Superior Courty found Sharon Carrillo guilty Wednesday of depraved indifference murder in the abuse death of her 10-year-0ld daughter Marissa Kennedy.

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