Courts and Crime

PORTLAND, Maine - A judge has granted the mother of a missing Maine toddler an extension to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the child's father.

Russ Dillingham / AP via Anchorage Daily News

An Auburn man charged in connection with one of Alaska's most famous unsolved murder cases will continue to be held without bail while he waits extradition to that state.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Authorities in central Arkansas are searching for two people who shot and killed a military serviceman who tried to stop a robbery at a gas station.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Maine State Police detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide following a standoff in Presque Isle that ended in the deaths of a man and a child.

PORTLAND, Maine - Portland police have arrested a man on murder charges in the killing of a woman in downtown Portland.

Police say a 22-year-old man is dead after he was shot during an altercation inside a Portland home.

A federal judge has awarded $1.8 million in damages to a former Maine man who was cleared of charges of sexually assaulting his wife.

Maine State Police detectives have made an arrest in Friday morning's shooting in Swanville.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A former Maine lawmaker who was pardoned by former Gov. Paul LePage has pleaded not guilty to fraudulently obtaining hunting licenses.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Police have charged a former Maine lawmaker with fraudulently obtaining hunting licenses.

A woman who was scheduled to testify against the defendant in a sex trafficking trial has been found dead.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  - A man who said he drove cross-country to confront Google officials has been arrested in California with three baseball bats in his car's trunk.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Attorneys for John Williams argue that his initial confession to killing Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy Eugene Cole last April came as the result of physical violence while in custody and an opioid addiction, and should not be allowed at trial.

Former Portland developer Michael Liberty and an associate were indicted yesterday in federal court in Portland on wire and securities fraud charges in connection with an investment scheme.

Maine State Police / via Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine man charged with killing a deputy and leading police on a three-day manhunt wants his confession to be suppressed.