Courts and Crime

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The man serving a life sentence for murdering an on-duty Somerset County sheriff’s deputy is asking the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to overturn his conviction and grant him a new trial.

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Cumberland County District Attorney Jonathan Sahrbeck says his office will not file any further criminal charges against 32 protesters arrested in June for failure to disperse.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine has joined a group of states suing to block changes at the U.S. Postal Service to ensure safe voting-by-mail.

A Maine biomass energy company has filed a breach of contract complaint in federal court against Canadian-based KMW Energy.


A federal appeals court judge has reaffirmed a lower court decision that blocked the suspension of a Cape Elizabeth High School student over a note she posted in the school's bathroom last year.


Update 12:40 p.m. August 13, 2020: Maine court rules that the peoples' veto effort on CMP transmission line is unconstitutional

Maine’s highest court heard oral arguments Wednesday on whether voters should get a chance to force state regulators to revoke their approval of Central Maine Power's controversial powerline project.

An embattled Lewiston dentist and oral surgeon who has been the subject of dozens of complaints about patient health and safety is now fighting disciplinary action from the Maine Board of Dental Practice.

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A federal judge says that within two weeks he will decide when, exactly, federal regulators must issue new rules to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has filed a civil rights complaint against a Portland man for allegedly threatening and using violence against a lesbian woman in the Northgate Shopping Center in Portland July 3.

WILTON, Maine - A Massachusetts man who is on the state's Most Wanted list for charges of murder and armed robbery was taken into custody in Maine.

A Somali woman says that Portland police officers used excessive force to illegally detain her at Maine Medical Center in 2014 when she was trying to locate her 16-year-old daughter there, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has backed Cape Elizabeth in a long-running land dispute over shoreline access.

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Several letter carriers are accusing the Portland postmaster of causing mail delays by prioritizing packages from Amazon.

The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the Trump administration's rule allowing employers to opt out of covering contraception, a decision that could affect 70,000 to 126,000 women in the U.S., including many in Maine.

Portland's Mayor and several city councilors are denouncing violent acts against Portland Police officers.