Court News

Matthew Davis

Oakfield double murder trial delayed, will have to be moved

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 01, 2016, at 5:20 p.m.
A trial scheduled to start next week of a man accused of killing two Oakfield residents in 2013 has been postponed and will have to be moved out of Aroostook County.

Rockland man accused of attempting to strangle lobsterman

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 31, 2016, at 6:51 p.m.
Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison said her department investigated and that the dispute was over lobster traps and cut gear.

Bangor woman pleads guilty to illegal border crossing

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 31, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
U.S. Border Patrol agents saw Smith, 43, walking on Lincoln Road in Hodgdon near the border between Canada and the United States on Aug. 5.

Man claims Rockland marine company fired him because he was old

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 31, 2016, at 12:53 p.m.
The lawsuit states that Ricciardi was 65 when he was fired.

Swanville man pleads guilty to violating federal firearms law

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 30, 2016, at 8:16 p.m.
BANGOR | A Swanville man pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing four firearms during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court. According to court records and evidence cited during a trial in April 2013, two Waldo County Sheriff’s deputies went to the home of 50-year-old John T. Hines to investigate …

Maine man ordered to repay nearly $80K for federal program fraud

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 30, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
A Jay man was sentenced to one year and a day in prison for federal program fraud during a hearing Tuesday.

Massachusetts man stockpiled arms, mulled attack

By Reuters on Aug. 30, 2016, at 6:51 a.m.
His arsenal included parts for an assault-style rifle, six ammunition magazines, Tasers and explosives.
Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent

Fort Kent hospital to pay $125,000 to settle civil drug act allegations

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 29, 2016, at 8:05 p.m.
The settlement resolves allegations that NMMC negligently failed to maintain and keep records of its destruction of Schedule II through V controlled substances at Forest Hill and at its on-site pharmacy.

Maine man sentenced to 1 year after terrorizing woman

By Abigail Curtis on Aug. 29, 2016, at 6:34 p.m.
Richard Peavey threatened to “run his tractor-trailer into the house and kill everyone in it,” according to the police report filed at Waldo County District Court.
Alton Cobb, who is accused of breaking into a neighbor's apartment and beating a man, appears in court Monday afternoon in Rockland.

Bail set for convicted killer accused of beating Rockland neighbor

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 29, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
Alton Cobb was convicted of manslaughter in 1996 in connection with the December 1994 stabbing death of David Ouellette in Waterville.
Andrew Jura

Judge refuses to lower bail for two men accused of threatening to kill women

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 29, 2016, at 11:06 a.m.
A state judge refused Friday to lower bail for two men in separate domestic assault cases in which the defendants are accused of threatening to kill their victims.

Portland firm admits illegally importing 48,000 pounds of sea urchins

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1 a.m.
A local firm pleaded guilty to importing seafood from a Canadian firm not licensed under Canadian law to export sea urchins, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Timothy Sanford

Cushing man gets four-day sentence for contact with 6-year-old

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 26, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
He also was placed on probation for one year.

Warren man gets 90 days for unemployment fraud

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 26, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
A Warren man was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail for illegally filing for unemployment benefits in 2008.
Garrett G. Brosnan

Attorney: Former police officer finalizing plea deal for federal charge

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 25, 2016, at 11 a.m.
A former Brunswick police officer charged with two counts of attempting to send obscene material to a 13-year-old girl will likely plead guilty to one count in exchange for federal prosecutors dismissing the second charge, his attorney said Wednesday.
Douglas Merrifield

Judge lowers bail, frees Rockland man accused of torturing son

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 24, 2016, at 6:08 p.m.
A sheriff has called it “one of the worst” domestic violence cases she has seen.
Troy McVey (left) appears in court for his arraignment to be charged with the murder of a man in Hollywood, while his lawyer, Arthur P. Lindars, looks on in Los Angeles, California, in this January 2015 file photo.

Former Maine man granted third trial in Hollywood shooting

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 24, 2016, at 5:54 p.m.
“[Troy] McVey’s defense attorney asked for a new trial on the manslaughter conviction, and the judge granted the motion this morning.”
Francis Murphy

Maine man, 83, indicted in connection with assault on companion

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 24, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
An 83-year-old man arrested in June after allegedly attacking his 85-year-old companion and attempting to strangle her was indicted.

New Hampshire drops drug charges against former Maine nurse

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 24, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
Kerry Bridges said she is still waiting for a hearing before the New Hampshire Board of Nursing to have her suspension to practice nursing lifted.
Benjamin Hodgdon

Former MDI teacher gets 3 years for sexually assaulting girl

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 23, 2016, at 5 p.m.
A former sixth-grade teacher at Tremont Consolidated School has been sentenced to serve more than three years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl who just two years before had been one of his students.