Courts and Crime

A hostage standoff in Auburn Tuesday ended when a member of the Maine State Police tactical team shot and killed the man involved, 29-year-old Steven Case.

A Maine district attorney has been admonished for meeting with a judge about a case without the defendant's attorney present.

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Juvenile justice advocates say kids in Maine are serving longer sentences in prison for petty, non-violent offenses than adults who commit misdemeanors do. And they say the time kids spend in detention comes at a high financial cost and result in poor and even traumatic outcomes.

Androscoggin County Sheriff's Department

AUBURN, Maine - A Maine man is no longer fighting extradition to Alaska to face charges that he raped and killed a woman there more than 25 years ago.

PORTLAND, Maine - A lawyer for the father of a missing Maine toddler who couldn't be located to be served a lawsuit says the man is living and working in California.

A federal judge in Maine has been appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in Washington, D.C.

A ten-year-long fight over access to Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport returns to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Wednesday.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Florida judge has blocked prosecutors from using video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor.

WEST BATH, Maine - A judge has ruled that a Maine teenager accused of killing his grandmother last year will be tried as an adult.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Supreme Court is wading into a long-running beach dispute in Kennebunkport.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine woman is calling for the state's highest court to give domestic partners custody rights to pets after a relationship fizzles.

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The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is wading into a long-running beach dispute in Kennebunkport.

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The Sagadahoc County District Attorney has decided not to prosecute 25 protesters arrested for blocking the road outside Bath Iron Works last month.

School officials in Lisbon say they’re working to help students feel safe in the wake of an alleged sexual assault on school grounds.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine district attorney is facing a disciplinary hearing over an allegation she discussed a child sexual assault case with a judge without defense counsel present.