Courts and Crime

BELFAST, Maine - Bad weather has delayed the sentencing of a woman convicted of murdering her 10-year-old daughter in a high-profile case that prompted changes to Maine's child protection system.

Kevin Bennett / Maine Public

The suspect accused of killing three people and injuring a fourth Monday in Washington County will be held without bail as he awaits trail on murder charges.

A 63-year-old Northfield man charged with murder in connection with three shooting deaths Monday in Washington County is expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

A Bangor man has been charged with murder after a fight in a parking lot.

Bangor police say they got a report early Saturday morning about a man who had sustained life-threatening injuries in a parking lot altercation.

Twenty-five-year-old Demetrius Snow, of Bangor, was taken to a hospital, where he died. On Saturday afternoon, police arrested 34-year-old Rayshaun Moore and charged him with one count of knowing or intentional murder. Moore is being held at the Penobscot County Jail. It was unknown Sunday whether he has an attorney.

An autopsy was set for Sunday.

If you or someone you know needs resources or support related to sexual violence, contact the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s 24/7 hotline at 800-871-7741.

Case workers at Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, say they counseled 503 victims of alleged sex crimes last year. But only 76 filed a police report.

Police in Bangor are investigating the death of a man Saturday morning outside a nightclub.

A Maine prosecutor is trying to increase the number of sexual assault cases that make it to court.

Maine Schools In 'Soft Lockdown' After Threat Mentioning Susan Collins

Jan 31, 2020
Gabor Degre / BDN

A threat made Friday that mentioned U.S. Sen. Susan Collins forced several schools from Machias to Bangor and Aroostook County into a “soft lockdown.” School remained in session, but no one could enter or leave the buildings without authorization.

Police in Maine said a person who was shot in Gardiner has died, and a man arrested in connection with the shooting has been charged with murder.

Twenty-two-year-old Jordan Johnson died Tuesday at Maine Medical Center, where he was being treated.

Detectives charged Dylan Ketcham, of Gardiner, with murder in connection with Johnson's death Wednesday. Ketcham was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Wednesday afternoon in Augusta. It was unclear if he had been able to hire an attorney.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's highest court says a state law requiring blood tests in all fatal crashes regardless of probable cause is unconstitutional.

Mal Leary / Maine Public

Maine Chief Justice Leigh Saufley says the state’s court system needs additional funding to improve compensation for trial judges and hire more marshals.

Maine State Police say a 21-year-old man is charged with stabbing one man and shooting another in an altercation.

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Officials say two men are hospitalized following a shooting and a stabbing in Gardiner, Maine.

Tim Sharp / AP

A Maine woman who was harassed by a drone for two days says police told her they could nothing about it.

Maine animal welfare officials today seized 25 dogs in Hampden, including 8 puppies, from an owner who had applied to be a licensed breeder. Most of the dogs are Great Danes.