Courts and Crime

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine woman is calling for the state's highest court to give domestic partners custody rights to pets after a relationship fizzles.

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

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The Sagadahoc County District Attorney has decided not to prosecute 25 protesters arrested for blocking the road outside Bath Iron Works last month.

School officials in Lisbon say they’re working to help students feel safe in the wake of an alleged sexual assault on school grounds.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine district attorney is facing a disciplinary hearing over an allegation she discussed a child sexual assault case with a judge without defense counsel present.

LEWISTON, Maine - Police in Maine say a man robbed a bank while using his unwitting father as a getaway driver.

‘Franky’s Law’ Would Give Animals Legal Advocates In Cruelty Cases

May 1, 2019
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A bill that proposes creating a court advocate for the victims in animal cruelty cases would be named for Franky, the Boston terrier-pug mix stolen from his Winter Harbor home and killed last year, if passed into law.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A judge has delivered a guilty verdict against a Wiscasset woman in a 4-year-old girl's death that led to scrutiny of Maine's child welfare system.

WISCASSET, Maine - A Maine judge is set to reveal his verdict in the murder trial of a Wiscasset woman charged in the death of a 4-year-old girl.

A judge has concluded a law enforcement officer's punch when a man was taken into custody for a deputy's death was "not inflicted to secure a confession."

The father of a 13-year-old boy who drowned on a field trip to a Maine state park is suing the state and the city of Lewiston in federal court.

A Maine corrections officer who once made headlines for donating a kidney has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a female inmate.

LEWISTON, Maine - Prosecutors want to try a teenager as an adult for manslaughter in connection with a fatal park brawl in Lewiston, Maine.

Police and school officials in Maine say student medications were stolen from a Rockland elementary school during a break-in. Rockland Police detective Alex Gaylor says police are still in the early stages of the investigation into the break-in at the South School that was reported Saturday morning.

Law enforcement officials say the body of a man who went missing this week has been found in Acadia National Park.

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