Courts and Crime

The trial of former Massachusetts priest Ronald Paquin begins Monday morning in Superior Court in Alfred. 

Disability Rights Maine has filed a lawsuit against Maine's Department of Corrections (DOC).

Maine's top state court is declining to weigh in on the constitutionality of tribal gambling.

A financial adviser in Maine has been accused of spending over $200,000 of an investor's money on real estate deals and a cannabis business.

A federal judge has freed a Somali immigrant who was held for nine months in a New Hampshire jail.

State police are investigating an inmate death at the Maine State Prison.

U.S. Marshals Service / Associated Press/file

BRUCETON MILLS, W. Va. - Notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey'' Bulger has died in federal custody nearly five years after being sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.

JACKMAN, Maine - U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a Canadian citizen who they say illegally entered the U.S. and hunted moose.

Newly released crime numbers from the Maine Department of Public Safety show that although crime decreased overall, reports of rape were up 17 percent between 2016 and 2017.

BANGOR, Maine - A Maine man has admitted he threatened four U.S. Navy instructors with a pistol near a remote military base in northwestern Maine.

Bangor police say an officer shot a man while responding to a report of a domestic disturbance.

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.

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