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Andrew P. Baldwin Jr. (left) stands with his attorney, William Pagnano, during his sentence hearing at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Maine man goes to jail for three years for sexually assaulting teen

By Abigail Adams on Aug. 04, 2017, at 4:24 p.m.
A Friendship man has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Waldoboro in December 2016.
Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli exits U.S. District Court on Thursday

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli convicted of fraud

By Reuters on Aug. 04, 2017, at 2:56 p.m.
Prosecutors had accused him of defrauding investors in his hedge funds and stealing from his old drug company to pay them back.
Jean Léonard Teganya

Rwandan man arrested in Houlton faces fraud charge over genocide claims

By Reuters on Aug. 04, 2017, at 2:12 p.m.
He sought asylum in Canada but was denied after officials concluded he took part in atrocities against Tutsis.

Massachusetts woman gets 2.5 years in prison for suicide texts

By Scott Malone, Reuters on Aug. 03, 2017, at 4:15 p.m.
A Massachusetts woman was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison on Thursday for goading her teenage boyfriend into suicide with a series of text messages in 2014.

Alleged property theft from elderly veteran ‘like taking candy from baby,’ prosecutor says

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 02, 2017, at 8:10 p.m.
A judge will decide whether a veterinarian bilked an elderly veteran out of half of his Trenton property or if she simply paid less than the market price rather than accept it as a gift.
Nicholas Spencer

Drunk driving Greenbush man gets 2.5 years for death of his brother

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 02, 2017, at 6:47 p.m.
Nicholas Spencer was driving at a high rate of speed on the County Road in Milford when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a telephone pole and a large 800 pound rock.

Man screams that Portland deli workers will ‘burn in hell,’ charged with hate crime

By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 02, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
“Like all cities, Portland at times struggles with the impact of untreated mental illness throughout our society,” the city stated.

Lawsuit alleges White House link in Seth Rich conspiracy

By David Weigel and Paul Farhi, Washington Post on Aug. 02, 2017, at 8:16 a.m.
Seth Rich was killed in his D.C. neighborhood in July 2016 in what police said was a botched robbery attempt. But the timing set off a conspiracy theory among Trump supporters and those on the far right.
Mickey Gilley

Maine man pleads guilty to providing drugs that killed woman

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 01, 2017, at 3:12 p.m.
A West Bath man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court to providing heroin mixed with fentanyl that killed a West Bath woman in 2016.
Joseph F. Pinkham

Boothbay man, 31, sentenced for possessing child pornography

By Staff Report, Lincoln County News on Aug. 01, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
A Boothbay man on probation for possession of child pornography was sentenced July 25 after being convicted again of the same crime.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces newly launched program aimed at providing security around schools in Anthem, Arizona, Jan. 9, 2013.

Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio convicted of criminal contempt

By Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post on Aug. 01, 2017, at 7:10 a.m.
Arpaio faces up to six months in prison at his sentencing.
The scene after police shot out the tires of a front loader on Interstate 95 last year.

Officer who shot at front-end loader stolen by teens justified, AG’s office says

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 01, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
The chase concluded near mile 71 of the turnpike when St. Laurent fired at the tire.
Troy C. Bibber

Boothbay man sentenced to five years in prison for assaults on woman, child

By Abigail Adams on July 31, 2017, at 4:03 p.m.
Troy C. Bibber, 30, pleaded guilty to a single count each of Class B aggravated assault and Class C assault on a child younger than 6 years old.
Jessica Fagre talks about her daughter, 18-year-old Ambroshia Fagre, who was fatally shot by police on Feb. 10.

Mother of woman shot by police files notice of lawsuit

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 31, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
The goal of the lawsuit is to get law enforcement to change its policies, Jessica Fagre said.
Nurse Kaci Hickox (left) joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur, speaks with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, Maine in this Oct. 31, 2014, file photo.

Kaci Hickox drops lawsuit for ‘Bill of Rights’ in quarantine cases

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2017, at 6:35 p.m.
“[This] will ensure that no one will have to go through what I experienced in New Jersey, and that no one will be quarantined unless it is medically necessary to do so.”
Priest Paul Shanley, listens to a procedural discussion in his trial at Middlesex County Courthouse in Massachusetts on January 26, 2005.

Boston priest central to ‘Spotlight’ child sex abuse scandal released from prison

By Alex Horton, Washington Post on July 29, 2017, at 3:43 p.m.
Paul Shanley’s outing and eventual conviction were partly attributable to the Boston Globe’s landmark 2002 investigation that raised questions about widespread abuse among Boston clergymen.
Cara Blewitt

Couple accused of Memorial Day weekend robberies face more time in fed court

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.
A Connecticut couple accused of robbing a bank and dollar store near the Bangor Mall on Memorial Day weekend face stiffer penalties after their cases were moved to federal court.
Carrie Ballanger

4 indicted in connection with Old Town meth lab explosion

By Judy Harrison on July 28, 2017, at 11:02 a.m.
Four people who were staying in an Old Town apartment where a methamphetamine lab exploded were indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury.
The three boys charged with arson in connection with the Stenton Trust mill fire June 23 will undergo evaluations before their next court appearances in October, a judge said during their appearances on Thursday.

Prosecutors say rehab, not punishment, is top goal for Maine kids accused of felony arson

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on July 27, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Three boys charged with Class A felony arson in connection a Sanford mill fire will undergo risk assessment and mental health evaluations.
Quaneysha Greeley (left), Carine Reeves

NY pair charged with murder in Mainer’s death won’t be back soon

By Judy Harrison on July 27, 2017, at 9:42 a.m.
Two New Yorkers charged with murder in the death of a woman whose body was found on the side of a Cherryfield road won’t be returned to Maine any time soon, according to New York authorities.