Courts and Crime

BOSTON - The Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a witness tampering charge against a Maine man convicted of mailing fatal cyanide to an Englishman.


After conducting a review of complaints made against the state's chief medical examiner, the Maine office of the Attorney General says it is standing by Dr. Mark Flomenbaum.

Maine State Police seized six tractor trailer trucks Friday, all owned by the same company, for allegedly failing to pay $75,000 in tolls over the past three years to the Maine Turnpike Authority.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Opening statements in the trial of Sharon Carrillo were delivered Friday in Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast. Carrillo is the mother charged with depraved indifference murder for the death of her 10-year old daughter, Marissa Kennedy, in February 2018. 

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AUGUSTA, Maine — After years of disagreement, the state of Maine, tribes and the federal government appear to agree that a long-running lawsuit over water quality standards is nearing its end, though procedural disagreements stand in the way.

A sting operation by a Maine police department found that lots of drivers haven't changed their habits in the wake of the state's new hands-free cell phone law for drivers.

In Defense Of The Defendants

Nov 29, 2019

Plea deals handed out and negotiated before defendants meet with the state’s free ‘Lawyer of the Day’ have Maine defense attorneys calling a constitutional foul.

MADISON, Maine - Maine's attorney general says officers involved in a 2017 fatal shooting of a man who killed three people acted in self-defense.

The Lewiston Police Department has released a video of the city's mayor-elect hitting a woman in a crosswalk with his van.

BANGOR, Maine - A Maine man is due to be sentenced for the death of a 6-month-old-boy in Millinocket. A judge found Jessee Mackin guilty of manslaughter in the baby's death in May, 2015.

Police say a 17-year old male from Westbrook is facing a juvenile charge of terrorizing for allegedly making a threat over social media against students at Casco Bay High School in Portland. The alleged threat prompted the cancellation of classes Wednesday at the high school and at the Portland Arts & Technology School, which share a campus.

The Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court is calling for a pay increase for judges in the state.

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Maine State Police have identified a man who was fatally shot at a homeless shelter in Brunswick.

Gabor Degre / Bangor Daily News

Penobscot County commissioners are meeting again Thursday with the architects they’ve hired to design a new jail in an effort to keep the cost “reasonable” so voters will support borrowing money for the new facility.

Maine State Police say two people are dead following a crash in the town of Litchfield.