Courts and Crime

A woman who was scheduled to testify against the defendant in a sex trafficking trial has been found dead.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  - A man who said he drove cross-country to confront Google officials has been arrested in California with three baseball bats in his car's trunk.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Attorneys for John Williams argue that his initial confession to killing Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy Eugene Cole last April came as the result of physical violence while in custody and an opioid addiction, and should not be allowed at trial.

Former Portland developer Michael Liberty and an associate were indicted yesterday in federal court in Portland on wire and securities fraud charges in connection with an investment scheme.

Maine State Police / via Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine man charged with killing a deputy and leading police on a three-day manhunt wants his confession to be suppressed.

A woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against police officers who shot and killed her daughter and another man after their pickup truck rammed a police cruiser in Maine.

The federal trial began in Portland Monday of four people arrested in Maine last June during a protest of the Trump administration's newly-implemented family separation policy along the southern U.S. border.

Darren Fishell / BDN

A government watchdog agency tasked last year with studying frontline child welfare caseworkers in Maine found most to be overworked and regularly unable to fully meet the needs of families they are supposed to serve.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

The Auburn man charged in an unsolved crime described as one of Alaska’s most notorious is contesting his extradition to that state to face charges of sexual assault and murder.

LEWISTON, Maine - A Maine man charged with killing a woman 26 years ago in Alaska is contesting extradition.

LEWISTON, Maine - A Maine man who faces extradition to Alaska after his arrest in a 26-year-old cold case is due to make his first appearance in court.

Associated Press

The arrest of a Maine man in connection with a 26-year-old sexual assault and murder case in Alaska is once again highlighting the emerging use of genetic genealogy by police to solve crimes. The technology was used to link DNA from the crime scene at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to 44-year-old Steven Downs, a registered nurse living in Auburn.

A new report on Maine's child welfare system finds it's plagued by insufficient training and poor technology that leads to dropped and abandoned calls.

A former jail inmate in Maine has filed a lawsuit against a corrections officer saying the officer used a racial slur and disclosed to other inmates that he was a federal informant.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine lobster boat captain has been sentenced to four years in prison for the death of a pair of crewmen.