Courts and Crime

Insurance companies' medical reviews of patients must be conducted by medical professionals under a new Maine law.

WARREN, Maine - A Bangor man who was serving a 45-year sentence for shooting a man in the head in 1992 has died at the Maine State Prison.

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A custody battle over a pet dog that made it to Maine's Supreme Judicial Court is over.

How A New District Attorney Is Shaking Up The Justice System In Midcoast Maine

May 28, 2019
Courtesy Natasha Irving / via Bangor Daily News

Shortly after she was elected district attorney for Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Waldo and Knox counties in November, Natasha Irving sent a memo to assistant district attorneys and law enforcement agencies informing them of significant changes in how her office would prosecute crime.

Police in Maine say they found weapons including "approximately seven" rifles and a handgun in the basement where a man was fatally shot by police, ending a six-hour standoff.

A hostage standoff in Auburn Tuesday ended when a member of the Maine State Police tactical team shot and killed the man involved, 29-year-old Steven Case.

A Maine district attorney has been admonished for meeting with a judge about a case without the defendant's attorney present.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public - File

Juvenile justice advocates say kids in Maine are serving longer sentences in prison for petty, non-violent offenses than adults who commit misdemeanors do. And they say the time kids spend in detention comes at a high financial cost and result in poor and even traumatic outcomes.

Androscoggin County Sheriff's Department

AUBURN, Maine - A Maine man is no longer fighting extradition to Alaska to face charges that he raped and killed a woman there more than 25 years ago.

PORTLAND, Maine - A lawyer for the father of a missing Maine toddler who couldn't be located to be served a lawsuit says the man is living and working in California.

A federal judge in Maine has been appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in Washington, D.C.

A ten-year-long fight over access to Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport returns to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Wednesday.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Florida judge has blocked prosecutors from using video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor.

WEST BATH, Maine - A judge has ruled that a Maine teenager accused of killing his grandmother last year will be tried as an adult.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Supreme Court is wading into a long-running beach dispute in Kennebunkport.