Courts and Crime

LEWISTON, Maine - Police in Maine say a man robbed a bank while using his unwitting father as a getaway driver.

‘Franky’s Law’ Would Give Animals Legal Advocates In Cruelty Cases

May 1, 2019
Phillip Torrey / BDN

A bill that proposes creating a court advocate for the victims in animal cruelty cases would be named for Franky, the Boston terrier-pug mix stolen from his Winter Harbor home and killed last year, if passed into law.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A judge has delivered a guilty verdict against a Wiscasset woman in a 4-year-old girl's death that led to scrutiny of Maine's child welfare system.

WISCASSET, Maine - A Maine judge is set to reveal his verdict in the murder trial of a Wiscasset woman charged in the death of a 4-year-old girl.

A judge has concluded a law enforcement officer's punch when a man was taken into custody for a deputy's death was "not inflicted to secure a confession."

The father of a 13-year-old boy who drowned on a field trip to a Maine state park is suing the state and the city of Lewiston in federal court.

A Maine corrections officer who once made headlines for donating a kidney has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a female inmate.

LEWISTON, Maine - Prosecutors want to try a teenager as an adult for manslaughter in connection with a fatal park brawl in Lewiston, Maine.

Police and school officials in Maine say student medications were stolen from a Rockland elementary school during a break-in. Rockland Police detective Alex Gaylor says police are still in the early stages of the investigation into the break-in at the South School that was reported Saturday morning.

Law enforcement officials say the body of a man who went missing this week has been found in Acadia National Park.

PORTLAND, Maine - A hearing for a Maine man who wants his confession to killing a sheriff's deputy tossed out has ended without him taking the stand.

A Portland man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last month.

An attorney for a woman charged in the death of a 4-year-old girl is suggesting that the woman's fiance could have caused some of the injuries.

A 21-year old woman from Bucksport has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of two-year old Kloe Hawksley. Savannah Smith was the partner of the child's father.

Hawksley was found dead inside a Bucksport home in October of 2017 after a 911 call about an unresponsive child. Her death was ruled a homicide that December.

Smith is at the Hancock County jail, and is scheduled to appear in court in Ellsworth at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has taken legal action against a Freeport concert promoter and his business, alleging Jeffrey E. Wall and Lighthouse Events defrauded nearly 150 people out of more than one-million dollars.