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James Kuhn, 28, of Brooks.

Brooks father accused of using shock collar on children sentenced

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 04, 2014, at 6:11 p.m.
BELFAST | A Brooks man accused last spring of kicking his 7-year-old son in the back and using a dog’s shock collar to punish the boy and his older sister pleaded guilty this week at Waldo County Superior Court to two counts of aggravated domestic violence assault. But if …

Plea deal reached in Rockland welfare theft case, judge recuses himself

By Stephen Betts on Dec. 03, 2014, at 5:48 p.m.
A plea agreement has been reached between the state prosecutor and defense attorney in a case involving a 33-year-old Rockland woman accused of stealing more than $20,000 in public assistance. But the hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Knox County Superior Court for Margaret Robinson to plead …
Adam Metropoulos, 52, of Bangor.

Suspended Greek Orthodox priest pleads not guilty to sex abuse, other charges

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 03, 2014, at 3:26 p.m.
BANGOR | The former priest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church pleaded not guilty Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to four counts of sexual abuse of a minor, one count each of possession of sexually explicit materials and violation of privacy. Adam Metropoulos, 52, of Bangor was indicted …

Woman gets 33 months after spitting in MDEA officer’s face

By Stephen Betts on Dec. 03, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
ROCKLAND | A 25-year-old Spruce Head woman was sentenced Wednesday to 33 months in prison after admitting to spitting in the face of a Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officer. Justice William Stokes revoked the probation of Becky Condon and ordered her to serve 33 months of a previously suspended …
Dalton Cross

Judge refuses to lower bail for Cushing man accused of beating stepfather who police later revived

By Stephen Betts on Dec. 03, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
ROCKLAND | Lower bail was denied Wednesday for a 21-year-old Cushing man accused of beating his 60-year-old stepfather to the point that police had to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation to revive him. Justice William Stokes denied the request made in Knox County Superior Court on behalf of Dalton Cross, who …

Three face felony charges in NH for alleged theft of $4,000 in razor blades

By Liz Markhlevskaya, Foster's Daily Democrat on Dec. 03, 2014, at 8:24 a.m.
ROCHESTER, N.H. — Three people are facing felony charges for allegedly stealing almost $4,000 worth of razor blades from Kmart and Walmart in August. Jonathan Welch, 24, of Arundel, Maine; Darien Young, 21, of 20 Glenwood Ave., Rochester, New Hampshire and Molly Sloan, 23, of 256 Barn Door Gap Road, …
From left: Nicole Maines, her mother Kelly Maines and her twin brother Jonas listen to Wayne Maines (right) as he delivers a speech about their experience in helping Nicole seek justice and acceptance as a transgender youth in this October 2011 file photo.

Insurance to cover Orono legal costs, $75K settlement in transgender student case

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 02, 2014, at 4:56 p.m.
The Orono school district’s insurance has covered almost all of the legal and settlement costs stemming from the lengthy court battle over a transgender student’s access to the girls bathroom, according to Superintendent Joanne Harriman. “The attorney fees are covered by insurance so there is no cost …
Jeffrey Hurd

Two accused of impersonating police, stealing pot plead not guilty

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 02, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.
BELFAST | Two of the three men accused of impersonating police officers in September in order to steal medical marijuana from a Winterport man have pleaded not guilty to the crime. Scott Roberts, 35, of Glenburn was arraigned Monday in Waldo County Superior Court, at which time he entered …

Former Howland police chief to serve 4 years for molesting two girls

By Staff, CBS 13 on Dec. 02, 2014, at 7:47 a.m.
BANGOR | The former Howland police chief has been convicted of molesting two young girls. As part of a plea deal, Carl Smith, 73 will serve four years of a 17-year sentence. Smith was taking care of the twin 5-year-old girls while their parents were away. The assault took …
Nicole Maines (from left), 14, her mother Kelly Maines and her twin brother Jonas listen to Wayne Maines (right) as he delivers a stirring speech about their experience in helping Nicole seek justice and acceptance as a transgender youth.

Transgender student’s lawsuit ends with $75K award, order telling Orono schools to allow bathroom access

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 01, 2014, at 6:15 p.m.
BANGOR | A final order has been issued in a transgender student’s lawsuit against the Orono School Department over the denial of her access to the girl’s bathroom in grade school and middle school. The Penobscot County Superior Court order, dated Nov. 25, enjoined the school department from discriminating …

Police say Rockport man slapped woman after she refused to help pull SUV out of yard

By Stephen Betts on Dec. 01, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
A 31-year-old Rockport man made his initial court appearance Monday after police said he slapped a woman who refused to help him to get his stuck sports utility vehicle out of a yard. Eldon B. Bennett was arrested Thanksgiving morning by Rockport police Officer Cooper Plaisted and …
Members of the MDEA, USDEA, Bangor Police Department, and the Bangor Special Response Team execute search warrants in the area of 100 Ohio Street after several months of a drug investigation in this November 2011 file photo.

Man who introduced New York crack dealers to Bangor, co-conspirator sentenced to federal prison

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 01, 2014, at 12:49 p.m.
The man who admitted introducing crack cocaine dealers from New York City to dealers and users in Bangor and the operation’s second in command were sentenced Monday to federal prison in U.S. District Court. Robert “Ranger” L. Jordan Jr., 30, formerly of Eddington, was sentenced to five …

Portland man pleads guilty to creating, sending video involving teen

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 28, 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
A local man Wednesday pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to two counts of sexual exploitation of children after a federal judge denied a motion that would have allowed him to argue at his trial that he believed the girl he filmed having sex with him was …

Presque Isle man accused of stealing police cruiser among dozens indicted

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 26, 2014, at 2:41 p.m.
CARIBOU | A Presque Isle man who allegedly stole a Presque Isle Police Department cruiser and then crashed it on a dirt road in the nearby town of Chapman was among dozens of people indicted last week by the Aroostook County grand jury. In connection with the cruiser theft, …

Former Freeport private school teacher pleads guilty to maintaining a Lewiston drug house

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 26, 2014, at 1:32 p.m.
PORTLAND | A former world languages teacher at the Coastal School for Girls in Freeport pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to allowing his Lewiston home to be used by others to process cocaine and sell drugs. Noel Thibodeau, 43, was arrested on Aug. 5 at his …

Supreme court upholds protection from abuse order against Howland contractor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 25, 2014, at 6:52 p.m.
A local contractor who abruptly closed his business despite having collected thousands of dollars in deposits for natural gas connections in southern Maine, lost his appeal of a protection from abuse order involving a child he is accused of molesting in 2012. David C. Ireland Jr. said …

Bangor woman accused of fracturing infant’s skull

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 25, 2014, at 5:38 p.m.
A local woman was indicted Tuesday by the Penobscot County grand jury after allegedly fracturing the skull of her 4-month-old son on Oct. 4. Darcy Henderson-Keaton, 32, of Bangor was indicted on one count of assault on a child younger than 6 years old, a Class C …

Relative of Caribou fire victims indicted by Aroostook grand jury on unrelated drug charges

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 25, 2014, at 4:33 p.m.
A woman whose sister, niece and two nephews were killed in a fire that ripped through their mobile home last week has been indicted by the Aroostook County grand jury on drug charges. Amy L. Bouchard, 32, of Caribou was indicted last Friday on charges of unlawful …
Adam Metropoulos (right) during his arraignment at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor with attorney Kaylee Folster on Sept. 17.

Suspended Bangor priest indicted for sexually abusing minor, possession of child pornography

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 25, 2014, at 1:47 p.m.
The former priest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church was indicted Tuesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on four counts of sexual abuse of a minor, one count each of possession of sexually explicit materials and violation of privacy. Adam Metropoulos, 52, of Bangor was arrested …

Bail reduced for Fairfield man accused of stabbing his brother

By Susan Morse, York County Coast Star on Nov. 24, 2014, at 6:18 p.m.
ALFRED | A York County Superior Court judge on Monday agreed to reduce bail for Justin P. Main, 25, the man accused of repeatedly stabbing his brother at a Kennebunkport home earlier this month. Main’s $10,000 cash bail was reduced to $1,000, with conditions, including no drugs, alcohol or …
 
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