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Charges Lewiston • Manuel Rodrick, 40, of 73 School St., operating after suspension, 5:07 a.m., Tuesday on Main Street. Auburn • Tania Howell, 60, of 25 Drayton Ave.,...

Lewiston man sentenced to 60 days in prison for criminal conspiracy

PARIS — A Lewiston man was sentenced Tuesday morning at Oxford County Superior Court to five years in prison for criminal conspiracy to commit...

Detroit’s Comerica Park worker arrested after video shows spitting on pizza

An employee at a Major League Baseball stadium was fired and arrested this weekend after a video appeared to show him spitting on a...

Lisbon man charged after pickup driven through Auburn Mall doors

LEWISTON — A 26-year-old Lisbon man police said drove a truck through entrance doors at the Auburn Mall was arrested Sunday. Tyler Nickerson was charged...

Judge finds Seth Carey violated bar rules

PORTLAND — A judge has ruled district attorney candidate Seth T. Carey violated several Maine Bar Rules, including unlawful conduct stemming from his unwanted...

Former priest and Cheverus teacher pleads guilty to sexual abuse

James Talbot, a former Roman Catholic priest and long-time teacher at Cheverus High School in Portland, pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he sexually...

Side effect of trafficking law: More street prostitution?

NEW YORK (AP) — Recent crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry have reduced the number of commercial ads on the internet and helped fight online...

Lewiston cracking down on sex trafficking not prostitutes

LEWISTON — When police arrested seven women for engaging in prostitution one night last week, they took them to the police station, not the...

Former priest, Cheverus teacher due to go on trial on sex assault charges

Michael Doherty remembers the moment he finally saw James Talbot in handcuffs. Talbot has a history of alleged sexual abuse of children dating to the...

Farmington man accused of assaulting a police officer at the fair's truck pull

FARMINGTON — A local man is accused of assaulting a police officer who tried to get him off the track during a truck-pull contest...

Westbrook officer exposed to fentanyl during traffic stop, goes to hospital

A Westbrook police officer was briefly hospitalized Tuesday after he was exposed to suspected fentanyl powder during a late-night traffic stop and began to...

Brunswick man's attempted murder case argued before judge

AUGUSTA — The prosecution maintains Scott Bubar placed a shotgun and car keys under his father’s dead body after a shootout with police May...

Rumford woman jailed for high-speed chases through Turner

LEWISTON — A Rumford woman who led police on multiple high-speed chases in March pleaded guilty to related misdemeanor charges Thursday. Heather Grant, 42, of...

Suspect in threat against CMCC arrested on bail violation then released again

TOPSHAM — Police arrested a Bowdoinham man accused of threatening to “shoot up” Central Maine Community College for violating the conditions of his bail,...

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland Rite Aid warehouse shooting

ABDERDEEN, Md. (AP) — An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life,...
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