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Greene found man not guilty of sex abuse

AUBURN — An Androscoggin County Superior Court  jury acquitted a Greene man of 15 counts of sexual abuse Tuesday, apparently believing the testimony of...

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Lewiston • Elizabeth Rose, 40, listed as transient, on a charge of disorderly conduct, 7:45 p.m. Monday at 26 Walnut St. • Matthew Snow, 41, of...

Owner of Brunswick senior housing pleads not guilty of taking money from resident

The owner of a Brunswick senior housing complex has pleaded not guilty to charges that she committed financial crimes against one of her residents. Amy...

Pennsylvania man sentenced 90 days for accessing nude photos on woman's phone

FARMINGTON — A Franklin County justice sentenced a Pennsylvania man to 90 days in jail Tuesday for accessing a car buyer's deleted photo album...

No, the giant marijuana bricks washing up on Florida beaches are not for the...

It sounds like the opening for another stoner movie, maybe "Harold and Kumar Go to Heaven." Giant bundles of marijuana, apparently containing individually wrapped...

Police capture escaped murderer in Dover-Foxcroft

A convicted murder was arrested Tuesday morning in Piscataquis County, five days after he escaped from a minimum-security prison in Charleston. Arnold Nash, who has...

Greene man stands trial for sex abuse charges

AUBURN — A 9-year-old girl clutching a teddy bear testified Monday her mother's ex-boyfriend sexually abused her when she was 7 and 8 years...

Police are still looking for escaped murderer Arnold Nash

UPDATE: Police capture escaped murderer in Dover-Foxcroft There have been no confirmed sightings of convicted murderer Arnold Nash since his escape from prison last Thursday night. Maine State Police...

Nearly yearlong investigation of Saco shooting death ends with finding of self-defense

SACO — Maine State Police will not charge the Saco resident who shot a New Hampshire man to death last September, saying the shooting...

Andrew Balcer makes new abuse allegations after parents’ Halloween killings in Winthrop

AUGUSTA — Andrew Balcer would take back the bloodshed during the darkness of early Halloween morning two years ago. The moment he snapped, plunging a...

Police hunt for murderer who escaped state prison

A convicted murderer who walked away from a northern Maine prison late Thursday had escaped from incarceration twice before, including 37 years ago when...

Some Mainers report having fake unemployment claims filed in their names

In identity theft cases apparently connected to last year’s massive Equifax data breach, some Mainers are reporting that fake unemployment claims are being filed in their...

Convicted murderer is sought in his third escape

A convicted murderer who walked away from a northern Maine prison late Thursday had escaped from prison twice before, including 37 years ago when...

Prostitution crackdown nets 4 more men in Lewiston

LEWISTON — Police arrested four more men Wednesday night as a crackdown on downtown prostitution continued. Charged with engaging a prostitute were: • Clovis Niyukuris, 36,...

Judge orders competency exam of woman who pleaded guilty to fraud charges

AUBURN — A judge Thursday ordered a Lewiston woman to undergo a competency evaluation, the same day she was due to be sentenced on...
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