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Auburn woman pleads guilty to heroin trafficking conspiracy

PORTLAND — An Auburn woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute heroin. U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank said Sierrha Frisbie, 26,...

Federal judge questions suspect in pot bust about '$300,000 hidden under a rock'

PORTLAND — The father of an Auburn man charged earlier this year in connection with a federal drug raid in the Twin Cities appeared...

Paramedic pleads guilty to driving to call under the influence

BATH (AP) — A Maine firefighter who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence while working as a paramedic has been sentenced to a...

Police searching for suspects in Winslow home robbery and assault

WINSLOW — Two suspects are at large following a robbery and assault that took place at a Winslow home Friday morning. According to Winslow police,...

Boston man sentenced 17 years for sex trafficking of Maine women

A Boston man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in federal prison for his role in a sex trafficking case involving two young women...

Former West Paris selectman could face 10 years in prison

WEST PARIS — Toby Whitman, a former SAD 17 director and West Paris selectman, is scheduled to appear Jan. 9 in Unified Criminal Court...

Former Auburn teacher to spend six months in jail

AUBURN — A former high school teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to three felony charges stemming from two earlier drunken-driving convictions. Andrew Cessario, 27, of Limerick...

Lewiston man seeks new trial, claiming lawyer failures

AUBURN — A Lewiston man sentenced to spend 22 years in prison for stabbing his former girlfriend was seeking a new trial Wednesday, claiming...

Brewer man's bail lowered in sexual abuse case in Jay

FARMINGTON — A Brewer man accused of sexually abusing a girl younger than 15 in January 2017 in Jay had his bail reduced to...

Waterford man arrested after car chase

NORWAY — A Waterford man who led police on a chase and crashed his car at the intersection of Richardson Hollow and Greenwood roads...

Son gets 7 years for Auburn robbery of woman who was tied up at...

AUBURN — A 20-year-old local man who, with his father, tied up a Park Avenue homeowner at gunpoint and stole her SUV and motorcycle...

Auburn man indicted on arson charges

LEWISTON — An Auburn man charged in a September fire that destroyed a historic Auburn home was indicted by an Androscoggin County grand jury...

Auburn man indicted on robbery charge

LEWISTON — An Auburn man charged in an October robbery of the Big Apple Store on Main Street was indicted Tuesday by an Androscoggin...

Winthrop woman who killed parents gets 40-year sentence

AUGUSTA — Andrew T. Balcer was sentenced Tuesday to serve 40 years in prison for murdering both parents in the family’s Winthrop home during...

Maine private school teacher indicted on sexual assault charges

LEWISTON — A former teacher at a private Christian school in Freeport was indicted by an Androscoggin County grand jury Tuesday on 26 charges...
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