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West Bath man indicted in state’s first ‘revenge porn’ case

By Beth Brogan on April 20, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
A West Bath man accused of posting photos of nude women online in the state’s first “revenge porn” case has been indicted by a Sagadahoc County grand jury.

Maine man to serve nearly 3 years on drug conspiracy charge

By Judy Harrison on April 20, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
PORTLAND | A Scarborough man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 33 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone and cocaine, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Chad Conner, 35, also was sentenced to three years of supervised …
Bangor police arrested a Bangor man Monday afternoon after he allegedly fired several shots in the air near his Adams Street apartment. A resident of a nearby apartment looked behind her building to check the noise and reportedly saw a naked man with a gun.

Man accused of shooting gun in Bangor neighborhood unable to speak to judge

By Judy Harrison on April 20, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
It took three jail corrections officers Wednesday to get the man accused of firing shots in the air in a Bangor neighborhood on Patriots Day before a judge because of the man’s mental state.
New York City Police officer Peter Liang is led from the court room at the Brooklyn Supreme court in New York, Feb. 11, 2016.

No prison for ex-NYC officer who fatally shot black man

By Joseph Ax, Reuters on April 20, 2016, at 7:15 a.m.
A former New York City police officer avoided prison on Tuesday for the killing of an unarmed black man in an unlit stairwell, prompting demonstrations outside a Brooklyn courthouse.
Andrew Langley

Bail set at $50,000 for man accused in Pickering Square stabbing

By Judy Harrison on April 19, 2016, at 6:23 p.m.
Andrew Langley of Bangor is charged with aggravated assault, a Class A crime, due to his prior conviction for a Class B aggravated assault earlier this year in Piscataquis County.

Ex-tribal employee gets 1 year probation after paying restitution

By Judy Harrison on April 19, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
The former environmental director for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to one year of probation for embezzling more than $25,000 over six years.
Harvey Lembo of Rockland said he bought a gun last year after his apartment  was broken into for the fourth time.

Rockland man told he couldn’t have gun in apartment says he suffered emotional damage

By Stephen Betts on April 19, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
“Mr. Lembo is a very vulnerable person. Rather than improve security, they threatened to throw him out,” Harvey Lembo’s attorney said.

Boothbay woman pleads guilty to disseminating child pornography

By J.W. Oliver on April 19, 2016, at 1:45 p.m.
A Boothbay woman has pleaded guilty to six felony charges in connection with the dissemination and possession of child pornography.

Kennebec County man gets 6 years in connection with Rite Aid robberies

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 19, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
A Mount Vernon man will spend six years behind bars for his role in a pair of pharmacy robberies in Kennebec County last year, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Kayakers and canoeist take part in a flotilla on the Penobscot River in Bangor in this May 2015 file photo.

Penobscot Nation appeals decision over whether it owns water in river

By Judy Harrison on April 18, 2016, at 6:18 p.m.
The Penobscot Indian Nation and the U.S. Department of Justice are appealing a Maine federal judge’s ruling that found the tribe’s reservation includes the islands on the main stem of the Penobscot River but not the water itself.

Bangor man convicted for having 99 bags of heroin accused of perjury

By Judy Harrison on April 15, 2016, at 6:08 p.m.
A local man is facing perjury charges after he was convicted Friday by a Penobscot County jury on drug charges.
Jonathan Fishman of Phish speaks in Portland in March. Fishman has been granted a temporary protection from harassment order against a Belfast chimney sweep.

Phish drummer obtains protection order against Belfast chimney sweep

By Abigail Curtis on April 15, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
The Belfast man has been distributing pamphlets and letters that make unsubstantiated allegations about Fishman and others.

Mass. man pleads guilty in child pornography email case

By Judy Harrison on April 15, 2016, at 2:28 p.m.
Matthew McElroy was arrested after a federal agent in Maine investigating child pornography received an email containing child pornography.

Ex-Richmond man admits to stealing $80,000 from dead friend

By Judy Harrison on April 15, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
Howard Hoffman embezzled funds from his childhood friend’s bank account.
Cynthia Moody

Brunswick restaurants named in lawsuit related to OUI crash

By Beth Brogan on April 15, 2016, at 7:21 a.m.
A Harpswell lobsterman is suing the driver, a Brunswick convenience store and four Brunswick bars that allegedly served her alcohol that night.
Robert J. Robinson

Police: Thomaston man may have assaulted more children

By Stephen Betts on April 14, 2016, at 8:56 p.m.
Police say they are investigating whether there are more victims of a 64-year-old Thomaston man who was arrested Wednesday, accused of sexually assaulting two young girls. Robert J. Robinson served as a volunteer driver for the Sunday school bus for the Thomaston Baptist Church and police want …

Maine man sentenced for securities fraud, forgery, theft

By Dawn Gagnon on April 14, 2016, at 5:48 p.m.
An Old Orchard Beach man convicted of defrauding one of his clients was sentenced to three years in prison, with all but 90 days suspended, during a hearing on Tuesday in York County Superior Court.

Jay man admits embezzling $80,000 in construction scheme

By Judy Harrison on April 14, 2016, at 5:42 p.m.
A Jay man pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to federal program fraud, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Zachariah Sherburne

Ex-school employee faces sex assault charges, allegedly impregnated student

By CBS 13 on April 14, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
A former SAD 55 employee is facing felony sex charges, after court documents say he had sex with a 16-year-old student and got her pregnant.
A black bear stands at the edge of the forest in Hancock in June 2014.

Justices uphold dismissal of lawsuit over bear baiting question

By Judy Harrison on April 14, 2016, at 2:51 p.m.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit concerning the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s campaign activities in opposition to a question about bear baiting on the November 2014 ballot.