Courts and Crime

BELFAST, Maine - A Maine woman charged in the fatal beating of her 10-year-old daughter wants prosecutors to return seven cellphones that her attorneys believe contain evidence that could exonerate her.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a West Virginia man accused of gunning down a motorist on Interstate 81 more than 5{ years ago.

A Maine court has upheld a city's tax on solar panels that seven families challenged in court.

A Maine man whose wife was slain inside of a supermarket two years ago is appealing a federal court's dismissal of his lawsuit against the grocery chain.

A Maine judge is ordering a 21-year-old man held without bail in the wake of his arrest stemming from a fatal shooting in a parking lot.

BATH, Maine - A former school bus driver who police say took cellphone photos up the skirts of six female children is set to appear in Maine court.

A 21-year-old Auburn man was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with murder in the shooting death of a 41-year-old Turner man.

Jean Fournier was shot in a Walmart parking lot Saturday evening in Auburn. The Lewiston Sun Journal is reporting that Gage Dalphonse was taken into custody.

Eight people face federal charges after they were arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents near Mars Hill last week. Seven have been charged with illegal entry into the U.S., and the eighth with bringing in and harboring certain aliens, a felony under federal law.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A judge has ruled one of three teenage boys charged in the strangling and stabbing of a Maine woman can be prosecuted as an adult.

Judge Ends Suit That Took Paul LePage To Task For Not Hiring Public Health Nurses

Jul 27, 2019
Troy R. Bennett / BDN

A superior court judge has ended a lawsuit a state senator brought against the state a year ago, after then-Gov. Paul LePage’s administration missed a legal deadline to bring Maine’s public health nursing program back to full staffing.

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Maine city and school district that were filed by the father of a teenager who drowned on a field trip.

Maine Animal Welfare Department

More than 80 animals were seized from a property in Solon on Tuesday after officials with the Maine Animal Welfare Department determined they were in need of medical care.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

The stepfather of 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy pleaded guilty in Waldo County Superior Court on Monday to her murder.

Maine corrections officials who are considering reforms to the state's juvenile justice system have hired a Washington, D.C.-based juvenile justice policy group.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a Superior Court ruling that Regional School Unit 21 must pay tuition for students from Arundel who choose to attend a private, middle school. RSU 21 includes Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel.