Courts and Crime

Both Maine and New Hampshire will receive $1.4 million each as their share of a multistate settlement with medical device companies.

A federal judge in Portland ordered the indefinite detention today of a Chinese woman and her naturalized U.S. husband on sex-trafficking charges.

Federal prosecutors allege New Hampshire residents Derong Miao and her husband, Shou Chao Li, used social media app WeChat to recruit more than 25 young Chinese women as sex workers in northern New England.

A former teacher at a private Christian school in Maine accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student is expected to change his plea to guilty this month.

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A federal judge has acquitted a Camden charter boat captain of a seaman's manslaughter in connection with the death of a crew member who jumped overboard during a trip to the Caribbean.

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A few years ago the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals in Windham was struggling financially.

A Maine police officer involved in a shooting that left a New Hampshire man dead has returned to work while the public still waits to hear details of the shooting.

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Earlier this week Maine Public reported that former Republican Gov. Paul LePage had pardoned a former GOP state legislator Jeff Pierce for a 35-year-old drug trafficking conviction. Pierce confirmed that he had received clemency for the felony conviction.

A Maine mother charged with beating her 10-year-old daughter to death with her husband's help is expected to ask a judge to annul the marriage.

At a hearing in Wiscasset District Court on Thursday, the woman charged with murder in the death of her 10-year-old daughter Marissa Kennedy will file a petition to annul her marriage to Julio Carrillo, who is also charged with murder.

Maine State Legislature

Gov. Paul LePage has pardoned a former Republican state lawmaker for a 35-year-old felony-level drug trafficking conviction, a move that could affect an ongoing investigation into whether that same lawmaker illegally hunted with firearms.

PORTLAND, Maine - A couple is due in federal court in Maine for a detention hearing related to their indictment on charges of using Chinese nationals in a sex-trafficking operation.

PORTLAND, Maine - A judge has rejected motions to dismiss charges against a Maine sailboat captain who is charged in the death of a crew member who jumped overboard.

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There is a new development in the missing toddler case that caused the largest and most costly police investigation in Maine's history.

PORTLAND, Maine - A New Hampshire husband and wife accused of using Chinese nationals in a sex-trafficking operation in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are due in court.

The attorney for a man who spent weeks at the Cumberland County Jail after being placed under state care for mental illness has filed a motion for contempt against the acting commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

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