22, Nov 2014 - Maine teen broke into homes naked, looking for car keys: police
By Dave Sherwood BRUNSWICK Maine (Reuters) - A naked Maine teenager who broke into two homes over the weekend while his parents' house was engulfed in flames is scheduled to appear in court on Monday to face attempted burglary charges, according to police. Police said Logan Valle, 18, forced his way into the two suburban homes in Falmouth, just north of Portland, while naked on a freezing cold ...
20, Nov 2014 - York, ME Man gets 42 years for killing married girlfriend
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A New York City man who shot his married girlfriend and left her in an SUV where the body was found two months later was sentenced Wednesday to 42 years in prison.
19, Nov 2014 - Special Master named in river dispute
The Supreme Court on Wednesday named Ralph I. Lancaster, Jr., of Portland, Maine, as the special master to review and propose a ruling to the Court in an original case, Florida v. Georgia. The appointment order is here. He has served as a special master in prior cases at the Court. The Court on November 4 […]
12, Oct 2014 - Banker gets 18 months for champagne, lap dances
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge is sentencing a former TD Bank executive to 18 months in prison for using a company credit card to buy $240,000 in champagne and lap dances at strip clubs.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge dismisses lawsuit against Maine newsletter
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by Pan Am Railways and its former president against a small Maine-based industry newsletter.
11, Oct 2014 - Venue change denied for marathon suspect's friend - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern
Lawyers for Robel Phillipos have asked their client's federal trial be moved to either Providence, Springfield, Mass. or Portland, Maine. Lawyers for Robel Phillipos have asked their client's federal trial be moved to either Providence, Springfield, Mass. or Portland, Maine.
11, Oct 2014 - Portland, ME Murder trial nears conclusion for NYC man in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Testimony is drawing to a close in the trial of a New York City man accused killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in an SUV in a motel parking lot in Maine.
11, Oct 2014 - York, ME Bank executive who charged $240,000 of champagne and lap dances on his corporate card jailed for 18
Married father-of-three Jeffrey Burnham, 42, was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay back $240,514.54 at court in Portland, Maine.
11, Oct 2014 - Portland, ME Jury deliberating in Maine murder case
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Jurors are set to resume deliberating in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting his girlfriend and leaving the body in a SUV in a Maine motel parking lot.
11, Oct 2014 - Portland, ME NYC man faces murder trial in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The trial of a New York City man charged with killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in an SUV in a motel parking lot in Portland is underway.
11, Oct 2014 - Judge dismisses suit against newsletter
PORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by Pan Am Railways and its former president against a small Maine-based industry newsletter. read more
10, Oct 2014 - Federal judge: Whistle-blower lawsuit can proceed
A federal judge has ruled that a whistle-blower lawsuit against the state of Maine can move forward. The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1uODFEk ) that a U.S. District Court judge ruled Friday ...
10, Oct 2014 - Maine supreme court dismisses mother's appeal after agency backtracks on no-resuscitate order
PORTLAND, Maine — The state supreme court has dismissed a mother's appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate decision for her brain-damaged baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother's wishes.
10, Oct 2014 - Maine court dismisses do-not-resuscitate appeal
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state supreme court has dismissed a mother's appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate decision for her brain-damaged baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother's wishes.
10, Oct 2014 - In the abortion wars, a new ground zero
This summer the Supreme Court declared a "buffer zone" separating protesters from patients at an abortion site to be unconstitutional. In Portland, Maine, as in other cities that once had buffer zone laws and now do not, the players in the ongoing abortion drama are trying to figure out what that means.
08, Oct 2014 - York, ME Ex-bank executive who used company credit card for booze, lap dances gets 18 months in prison
PORTLAND, Maine — A former TD Bank executive who used a company credit card to buy $240,000 in Champagne and lap dances at strip clubs to ease his stress from work has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
08, Oct 2014 - Boston man gets 15 years on drug charges
PORTLAND, Maine — A Boston man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking ring that distributed cocaine in the Lewiston-Auburn area. Brian Wilkerson was also sentenced this week to eight years' probation in U.S. District Court in Portland. He had pleaded guilty last October to a charge of conspiring to distribute cocaine. Federal prosecutors say the 36 ...
08, Oct 2014 - York, ME Prison for bank exec who used firm's card for wine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former TD Bank executive who used a company credit card to buy $240,000 in Champagne and lap dances at strip clubs to ease his stress from work has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
04, Apr 2014 - Judge Awards Woman $104,000 From Maine Aviation Company After Harrowing Flight And Emergency Landin
March 19--PORTLAND, Maine -- A federal judge Monday awarded an Ohio woman more than $104,000 in damages as a result of a private plane forced to make an emergency landing in Colorado last May that left her fearful of flying after a "harrowing 15 minutes" in which she believed her entire family would die.
04, Apr 2014 - Portland, ME LePage to offer plan to expand Maine's 'War on Drugs'
The proposal calls for four new judges, 14 agents and four assistant attorneys general for drug cases.
04, Apr 2014 - Portland, ME State supreme court overturns convictions of 2 men convicted of sex crimes
Posted March 28, 2014, at 5:14 p.m. PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday unanimously reversed the convictions of two men incarcerated after being convicted of sex crimes because jurors in the separate cases were told the defendants refused to cooperate with investigators.
02, Apr 2014 - Mass. rapist admits to federal charges in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A convicted rapist who eluded Massachusetts authorities for 34 years while living a quiet life in Maine before he was caught and sentenced last year has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to his years as a free man.
01, Apr 2014 - June 13 likely deadline for railroad blast claims
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has indicated a willingness to set June 13 as the deadline for claims against a Maine-based railroad responsible for a derailment that killed 47 people last summer in Quebec.
01, Apr 2014 - Ex-Brunswick pastor sentenced to probation
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The former pastor of a Brunswick church has been sentenced to two years of probation for receiving nearly $150,000 in federal benefits while also collecting a salary.
22, Jul 2013 - Cumberland, ME Donegal Illegal Detained in US
THE family of a young Irishman held in an American jail has appealed to the U.S. authorities to deport him without further delay.Soldier's son Brian Gethins was arrested last week while on his way by bus to visit his Irish American girlfriend Shannon Reynolds.The 22-year-old is being held as an illegal immigrant in Cumberland County Jail in Portland, Maine.His parents Jimmy and Majella Gethins ...