Courts and Crime

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.

Tribal leaders and advocates say they will keep pushing for a bill that would give two Maine tribes jurisdiction over some domestic violence cases.

A new rule that limits referrals by abortion providers will not take effect in Maine or any other state, due to a Federal Appeals Court action.

The Androscoggin County District Attorney’s Office will not file charges in the case of an alleged sexual assault that involved two students at Lisbon High School in April, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP Photo

A federal judge has ruled that a Maine law prohibiting the use of publicly-funded tuition at religious schools is constitutional.

Maine Public File

A Maine State Prison inmate has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Department of Corrections and Wellpath LLC, a private contractor that provides medical care to prisoners.