Courts and Crime

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.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The trial of a Maine woman charged with killing her fiance's granddaughter is underway.

What’s Next For A 13-year-old Accused Of Threatening Violence At Bangor Schools

Mar 29, 2019
Gabor Degre / BDN

The 13-year-old student arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening violence at two Bangor schools faces a juvenile justice system that has rehabilitation rather than punishment as its sole goal.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's Supreme Judicial Court says the company Acadian Seaplants doesn’t have the right to harvest rockweed on private intertidal property if the landowner says no.

New Hampshire's attorney general's office says a man has been killed in an officer-involved shooting with police and Drug Enforcement Agency agents at a hotel. Two people remain barricaded in a first-floor room.

A pair of bills in Maine would reopen a shuttered prison in the Down East portion of the state.

PORTLAND, Maine - A judge has granted the mother of a missing Maine toddler an extension to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the child's father.

Russ Dillingham / AP via Anchorage Daily News

An Auburn man charged in connection with one of Alaska's most famous unsolved murder cases will continue to be held without bail while he waits extradition to that state.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Authorities in central Arkansas are searching for two people who shot and killed a military serviceman who tried to stop a robbery at a gas station.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Maine State Police detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide following a standoff in Presque Isle that ended in the deaths of a man and a child.

PORTLAND, Maine - Portland police have arrested a man on murder charges in the killing of a woman in downtown Portland.

Police say a 22-year-old man is dead after he was shot during an altercation inside a Portland home.

A federal judge has awarded $1.8 million in damages to a former Maine man who was cleared of charges of sexually assaulting his wife.

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