Courts and Crime

BATH, Maine - A former school bus driver who police say took cellphone photos up the skirts of six female children is set to appear in Maine court.

A 21-year-old Auburn man was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with murder in the shooting death of a 41-year-old Turner man.

Jean Fournier was shot in a Walmart parking lot Saturday evening in Auburn. The Lewiston Sun Journal is reporting that Gage Dalphonse was taken into custody.

Eight people face federal charges after they were arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents near Mars Hill last week. Seven have been charged with illegal entry into the U.S., and the eighth with bringing in and harboring certain aliens, a felony under federal law.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A judge has ruled one of three teenage boys charged in the strangling and stabbing of a Maine woman can be prosecuted as an adult.

Judge Ends Suit That Took Paul LePage To Task For Not Hiring Public Health Nurses

Jul 27, 2019
Troy R. Bennett / BDN

A superior court judge has ended a lawsuit a state senator brought against the state a year ago, after then-Gov. Paul LePage’s administration missed a legal deadline to bring Maine’s public health nursing program back to full staffing.

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Maine city and school district that were filed by the father of a teenager who drowned on a field trip.

Maine Animal Welfare Department

More than 80 animals were seized from a property in Solon on Tuesday after officials with the Maine Animal Welfare Department determined they were in need of medical care.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

The stepfather of 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy pleaded guilty in Waldo County Superior Court on Monday to her murder.

Maine corrections officials who are considering reforms to the state's juvenile justice system have hired a Washington, D.C.-based juvenile justice policy group.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a Superior Court ruling that Regional School Unit 21 must pay tuition for students from Arundel who choose to attend a private, middle school. RSU 21 includes Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel.

A 77-year-old man who stabbed a woman at least 11 times outside a laundromat while her 11-year-old twins watched has been convicted of murder.

BELFAST, Maine - An attorney for the mother of a 10-year-old girl killed in February 2018 says he will ask the state to dismiss murder charges against her, if the girl's stepfather pleads guilty.

The stepfather accused of killing 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy last year will change his plea to guilty.

BRIDGTON, Maine - Police say they have arrested a man for attacking a car dealer and his wife inside their home.

BANGOR, Maine - A Nepalese man has told federal court that he paid a Maine woman to marry him so he could stay in the country.