Court News

Lt. Brian Rice, right, is escorted from Courthouse East in Baltimore to a waiting car after being found not guilty on all charges related to the death of Freddy Gray, July 18, 2016.

Baltimore police lieutenant acquitted in Freddie Gray case

By Donna Owens, Reuters on July 18, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
Lt. Brian Rice was the fourth of six officers to stand trial in the case.
Perry Antone Jr. sits in court on the first day of his trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor in this February 2016 file photo.

Hampden man gets 4 months for threatening wife, children

By Judy Harrison on July 15, 2016, at 6:04 p.m.
A jury convicted Perry Brent Antone Jr., 33, in February of felony domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and threatening display of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

Driver in fatal Belfast crash charged with manslaughter

By Abigail Curtis on July 15, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
The grand jury indicted Chelsea Larrabee on a charge of manslaughter, a Class A offense punishable by as much as 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.
Zachary Carr talks with his lawyer Hunter Tzovarras in court Friday morning at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy set aside the murder conviction of Zachary Carr and allowed him to plead guilty to manslaughter in the 2010 death of John “Bobby” Surles in a Bangor street brawl after finding that his lawyers did not adequately explain to him the plea deal offered by prosecutors.

Judge sets aside murder conviction in 2010 street brawl shooting

By Judy Harrison on July 15, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.
“I don’t remember anyone telling me there was a chance of me being convicted of murder,” Zachary Carr said.

Teen who shot Scarborough man admits role in home invasion

By Judy Harrison on July 15, 2016, at 8:40 a.m.
The teenager who admitted shooting a Scarborough man during a January home invasion most likely will avoid serving time in an adult prison.

Milford man gets 10 years for possessing child pornography

By Judy Harrison on July 14, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
In addition to prison time, Anthony Parent was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release.
Derek Poulin

State Supreme Court upholds murder, arson convictions of man who killed grandmother

By Judy Harrison on July 14, 2016, at 12:41 p.m.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday unanimously upheld the conviction of an Old Orchard Beach man in the brutal slaying of his grandmother in October 2012.
The former Great Northern Paper Co. paper mill in East Millinocket as it appeared on Sept. 25, 2014.

Court: GNP must pay $1.5M for natural gas upgrades it didn’t use

By Darren Fishell on July 14, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
The state’s top court upheld a ruling that the former managers of the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill will have to pay all of a $9.2 million claim related to a partially fulfilled natural gas contract.

Waldoboro man to serve 41 months in prison for role in Bangor-area crack cocaine distribution ring

By Beth Brogan on July 13, 2016, at 6:05 p.m.
A 38-year-old Waldoboro man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 41 months in prison for conspiring to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine in the Bangor area.

Portland man charged with illegal oil discharge in Lake Huron

By Judy Harrison on July 13, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
A Portland man has been charged in federal court in Bay City, Michigan, in connection with an illegal discharge of oil into Lake Huron, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Maine.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws during minicamp at Gillette Stadium last month.

Brady’s Deflategate appeal denied, suspension stands

By The Sports Xchange on July 13, 2016, at 10:07 a.m.
The New England Patriots quarterback can still ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider his case.
This Saco home where the shooting took place.

NH man gets life for 2014 Saco shooting, home invasion

By Judy Harrison on July 13, 2016, at 8:38 a.m.
In addition to prison time, Owens was ordered to pay more than $80,000 in restitution.

Man facing federal charges in York overdose death

By Deborah McDermott, The York Weekly on July 12, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
A Lebanon man was in U.S. District Court last week following his arrest last month on federal charges that he sold fentanyl last March to a York man who subsequently died of an overdose.

Woman who pawned jewelry stolen in Bangor burglaries to serve 60 days

By Judy Harrison on July 12, 2016, at 1:58 p.m.
The woman who pawned jewelry her boyfriend stole during a series of burglaries last summer in Bangor pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to two counts of receiving stolen property.
Randall Daluz (right) with his attorney Hunter Tzovarras at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor, July 28, 2015.

State high court upholds man’s triple murder, arson convictions

By Judy Harrison on July 12, 2016, at 12:15 p.m.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld the triple murder and arson convictions of Randall Daluz in the August 2012 deaths of two men and a woman in what prosecutors called a drug deal gone bad.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick attends the summer World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China, last month.

Man who sued Uber CEO says former CIA officer’s firm targeted him, his Maine lawyer

By Darren Fishell on July 11, 2016, at 6:31 p.m.
The chain of emails unfurled previous claims that attorneys for Uber CEO Travis Kalanick didn’t know about the investigations into the man who sued him personally in December, alleging violations of antitrust law in a potential class action.

Bangor man gets 50 years for filming, posting abuse of girls online

By Judy Harrison on July 11, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
A local man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 50 years in federal prison for photographing the sexual abuse of three Maine girls, all under the age of 9, and posting the pictures on a website.
Tiffany Sutherland

Bangor woman gets 4½ years for selling crack cocaine

By Judy Harrison on July 11, 2016, at 2:27 p.m.
A local woman was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 4½ years in prison for her role in a drug distribution ring between April and October 2014.
Roberto Lueje-Rodriguez

Florida man pleads guilty to $50,000 in fake credit card purchases

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 09, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
A Florida man pleaded guilty Friday to manufacturing fake credit cards to illegally purchase more than $50,000 in goods in eight Maine counties in January.
Jeremy Erving

Man accused of killing uncle to undergo competency, mental evaluation

By Judy Harrison on July 08, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
A St. Albans man will undergo a psychological exam to determine if he is competent to assist in his own defense in connection with the death of his uncle