Courts and Crime

PORTLAND, Maine - A hearing for a Maine man who wants his confession to killing a sheriff's deputy tossed out has ended without him taking the stand.

A Portland man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last month.

An attorney for a woman charged in the death of a 4-year-old girl is suggesting that the woman's fiance could have caused some of the injuries.

A 21-year old woman from Bucksport has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of two-year old Kloe Hawksley. Savannah Smith was the partner of the child's father.

Hawksley was found dead inside a Bucksport home in October of 2017 after a 911 call about an unresponsive child. Her death was ruled a homicide that December.

Smith is at the Hancock County jail, and is scheduled to appear in court in Ellsworth at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has taken legal action against a Freeport concert promoter and his business, alleging Jeffrey E. Wall and Lighthouse Events defrauded nearly 150 people out of more than one-million dollars.

Police in Portland are investigating an incident Tuesday night, in which a man fired two shots on a busy street while chasing another man he says tried to rob him.

Maine Christian Music Promoter Accused Of Defrauding Investors

Apr 4, 2019
Troy R. Bennett / BDN

A Freeport-based concert promoter who raised millions from investors to promote Christian music is accused of defrauding more than 100 investors.

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.