Courts and Crime

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.

Three people have been arrested following a shooting and apparent standoff in the city of Lewiston.

A standoff outside a Lewiston apartment building has reportedly been resolved, though police remain on the scene, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal.

In a statement, Lewiston police said, "Several calls reporting gun shots and fighting were received beginning just minutes before 3:00 am this (Saturday) morning. Officers immediately responded to learn some of those involved had fled into an apartment building at 21 Walnut St. and surrounded the building."

Maine State Police are investigating a domestic violence homicide, the first murder of the year.

A federal appeals court in Boston took up the case of three Maine families who are challenging a long-standing state law prohibiting public tuition payments to religious schools.

A Maine game warden will pay a $300 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge after an off-duty incident at a Bangor concert last summer.

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