Courts and Crime

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The highly publicized trial of the man accused of killing Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole began Monday morning in Cumberland County Superior Court.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The trial for the man accused of killing Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole last April is underway in Cumberland County Superior Court.

PORTLAND, Maine - Portland police say a woman who left a suspicious package in the police station lobby has been charged with terrorizing.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public/file

Trials for the mother and stepfather accused of murder in the abuse death of 10-year old Marissa Kennedy will be held separately.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public/file

A juvenile defense attorney says Long Creek Youth Development Center is holding a 13-year-old boy unlawfully. Defense Attorney Sarah Branch argued in court Thursday that her client should no longer be held at the institution.

The family of a 22-year-old man shot and killed by a Portland police officer two years ago has filed a civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit against the officer and the pawnshop that sold the victim a BB gun.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

After a shorter-than-expected selection period, the jury is in place for the trial of John Williams, who is charged with murder in the killing last April of Somerset County Sheriff's Deputy Corporal Eugene Cole.

LIVERMORE, Maine - State police in Maine say they've used radar equipment to search for a missing person who was last seen 33 years ago.

Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News

About 60 percent to 85 percent of inmates in Maine prisons struggle with some kind of addiction, whether it be alcohol or opioid. Despite those statistics, inmates in Maine Department of Corrections custody have not been able to receive medication-assisted treatment, which research shows is a more effective way to treat opioid addiction than counseling alone.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine - Jury selection is getting underway in the trial of a Maine man charged with killing a sheriff's deputy before eluding law enforcement officers for several days.

Insurance companies' medical reviews of patients must be conducted by medical professionals under a new Maine law.

WARREN, Maine - A Bangor man who was serving a 45-year sentence for shooting a man in the head in 1992 has died at the Maine State Prison.

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A custody battle over a pet dog that made it to Maine's Supreme Judicial Court is over.

How A New District Attorney Is Shaking Up The Justice System In Midcoast Maine

May 28, 2019
Courtesy Natasha Irving / via Bangor Daily News

Shortly after she was elected district attorney for Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Waldo and Knox counties in November, Natasha Irving sent a memo to assistant district attorneys and law enforcement agencies informing them of significant changes in how her office would prosecute crime.

Police in Maine say they found weapons including "approximately seven" rifles and a handgun in the basement where a man was fatally shot by police, ending a six-hour standoff.