Courts and Crime

The father of a 13-year-old boy who drowned on a field trip to a Maine state park is suing the state and the city of Lewiston in federal court.

A Maine corrections officer who once made headlines for donating a kidney has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a female inmate.

LEWISTON, Maine - Prosecutors want to try a teenager as an adult for manslaughter in connection with a fatal park brawl in Lewiston, Maine.

Police and school officials in Maine say student medications were stolen from a Rockland elementary school during a break-in. Rockland Police detective Alex Gaylor says police are still in the early stages of the investigation into the break-in at the South School that was reported Saturday morning.

Law enforcement officials say the body of a man who went missing this week has been found in Acadia National Park.

PORTLAND, Maine - A hearing for a Maine man who wants his confession to killing a sheriff's deputy tossed out has ended without him taking the stand.

A Portland man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last month.

An attorney for a woman charged in the death of a 4-year-old girl is suggesting that the woman's fiance could have caused some of the injuries.

A 21-year old woman from Bucksport has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of two-year old Kloe Hawksley. Savannah Smith was the partner of the child's father.

Hawksley was found dead inside a Bucksport home in October of 2017 after a 911 call about an unresponsive child. Her death was ruled a homicide that December.

Smith is at the Hancock County jail, and is scheduled to appear in court in Ellsworth at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has taken legal action against a Freeport concert promoter and his business, alleging Jeffrey E. Wall and Lighthouse Events defrauded nearly 150 people out of more than one-million dollars.

Police in Portland are investigating an incident Tuesday night, in which a man fired two shots on a busy street while chasing another man he says tried to rob him.

Maine Christian Music Promoter Accused Of Defrauding Investors

Apr 4, 2019
Troy R. Bennett / BDN

A Freeport-based concert promoter who raised millions from investors to promote Christian music is accused of defrauding more than 100 investors.

Police have threatened to arrest the founder of a Maine group called the Church of Safe Injection for distributing sterile needles during a needle exchange.

ALFRED, Maine - A judge says a Maine woman who drove onto a baseball field and killed a man with her car was not criminally responsible for her actions.

WARREN, Maine - Prison officials say a Maine man convicted in 2005 for killing his wife has died at a state prison.