Courts and Crime

The Maine State Police say they are following up on new leads into the disappearance of a Greenbush man who has been missing for more than two years.

One day after Maine's ban on using hand-held devices while driving went into effect, the fine for first-time violations has been lowered by $145.

Toby Talbot / AP File

Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family that owns the company have proposed a settlement for thousands of lawsuits filed against the company for its aggressive sales of the addictive pain drug Oxycontin. Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey says the state will not accept the deal.

Two former airport maintenance workers who sued the city of Portland, Maine, over alleged age discrimination have reached a settlement agreement.

BLAINE, Maine - Police say they made a third arrest in connection to a shooting in northern Maine.

Maine Public

Michael Grendell, the man whose house in Dixmont was blown up by Maine State Police in June of 2018, has filed a lawsuit against several officers and an official from the state Attorney General's Office. 

Grendell's attorney, David Bate, says his client is seeking clarity as to why police detonated a bomb after responding to a call that Grendell was experiencing a mental health crisis and needed help.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Vermont man convicted of impersonating a Somali man has been sentenced to two months in prison.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

John Williams, the man who killed Somerset County Corporal Eugene Cole last year, has been sentenced to life in prison.

Julie Pike / Maine Public

Update 2:25 p.m. Williams has been sentenced to life in prison.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine man is due to be sentenced for the first killing of a law enforcement officer in the line of duty in nearly 30 years.

Presque Isle Police

Police in Maine say they've arrested one of two men in connection with a shooting that critically injured a man.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine -  Police in Maine say they're looking for two men in connection with a shooting that critically injured a man.

Presque Isle police say there has been a shooting in the general vicinity of the Presque Isle International Airport.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

PORTLAND, Maine - An attorney says a defamation lawsuit against a Maine activist who accused an orphanage founder in Haiti of being a serial pedophile has been settled.

Pat Wellenbach / AP

A New Hampshire activist is suing the federal government and the state of Maine in an effort to end the use of vertical ropes in the state's lobster fishery.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's Supreme Court disagrees with a judge who suppressed cellphone data obtained from a warrant.