Courts and Crime

Associated Press / Penobscot Sheriff's Office via Norwalk Police Department.

NORWALK, Conn. - Police in Maine have arrested a man in connection with the 1986 rape and killing of an 11-year-old girl in Connecticut.

Alex Brandon / Associated Press/file

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - A spokeswoman for the national prosecutor's office in the Dominican Republic says a second person has been arrested in the investigation into the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz. There is no public indication the man is the suspected shooter.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

An unusual civil trial is underway this week in Kennebec County Superior Court, in a case brought by a Maine State prison inmate against the Department of Corrections.

WISCASSET, Maine - A Maine man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing a fatal crash while under the influence of methamphetamine and THC, the active ingredient of cannabis.

Shawn Patrick Ouellette / Portland Press Herald/via AP pool

The highly publicized trial of the man accused of killing Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole began Monday morning in Cumberland County Superior Court.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The trial for the man accused of killing Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole last April is underway in Cumberland County Superior Court.

PORTLAND, Maine - Portland police say a woman who left a suspicious package in the police station lobby has been charged with terrorizing.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public/file

Trials for the mother and stepfather accused of murder in the abuse death of 10-year old Marissa Kennedy will be held separately.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public/file

A juvenile defense attorney says Long Creek Youth Development Center is holding a 13-year-old boy unlawfully. Defense Attorney Sarah Branch argued in court Thursday that her client should no longer be held at the institution.

The family of a 22-year-old man shot and killed by a Portland police officer two years ago has filed a civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit against the officer and the pawnshop that sold the victim a BB gun.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

After a shorter-than-expected selection period, the jury is in place for the trial of John Williams, who is charged with murder in the killing last April of Somerset County Sheriff's Deputy Corporal Eugene Cole.

LIVERMORE, Maine - State police in Maine say they've used radar equipment to search for a missing person who was last seen 33 years ago.

Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News

About 60 percent to 85 percent of inmates in Maine prisons struggle with some kind of addiction, whether it be alcohol or opioid. Despite those statistics, inmates in Maine Department of Corrections custody have not been able to receive medication-assisted treatment, which research shows is a more effective way to treat opioid addiction than counseling alone.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine - Jury selection is getting underway in the trial of a Maine man charged with killing a sheriff's deputy before eluding law enforcement officers for several days.

Insurance companies' medical reviews of patients must be conducted by medical professionals under a new Maine law.

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