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Bangor Police Officer Keith Larby

Bradley woman sues Bangor police over chase that ended in crash

By Judy Harrison on June 02, 2016, at 2:07 p.m.
A Bradley woman who suffered a brain injury last year when the car in which she was a passenger crashed after allegedly being chased by a Bangor police officer has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court.
Kelly J. Hill

Ex-manager of Camden inn jailed, ordered to repay $45,000

By Stephen Betts on June 01, 2016, at 3:20 p.m.
The former manager of a Camden lodge was sentenced Wednesday to 21 days in jail for stealing $83,000 from the business’ owners.
Willie Walter Harper

Guilford man who testified in Bangor murder trial pleads guilty to drug charges

By Judy Harrison on June 01, 2016, at 3:09 p.m.
A Guilford man who testified in a 2010 murder trial admitted Wednesday in U.S. District Court to selling drugs twice last year to an undercover agent.
Don McLean

Don McLean seeks alleged assault victim’s emails, texts

By Stephen Betts on June 01, 2016, at 11:34 a.m.
The attorney for renowned singer/songwriter Donald P. McLean has asked for all emails and texts that his alleged assault victim sent anyone concerning McLean following his arrest.
A state judge said Tuesday he would try to issue a decision as promptly as possible on what financial penalty should be imposed on an Appleton man who was forced to remove this house.

Judge to rule soon on penalty for Appleton man forced to move house

By Stephen Betts on May 31, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
A state judge said Tuesday he would try to issue a decision as promptly as possible on what financial penalty should be imposed on an Appleton man who was forced to remove a house.
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Harvey Lembo of Rockland said he bought a gun after his apartment at the Park Street Apartments in Rockland was broken into for the fourth time. He shot an alleged intruder trying to steal his prescription pain medication.

Rockland tenant appeals dismissal of lawsuit against landlord in gun rights case

By Stephen Betts on May 31, 2016, at 10:38 a.m.
An attorney for a 68-year-old Rockland man who shot an alleged intruder in his apartment has appealed to the state’s highest court the dismissal of his lawsuit against the landlord and property management company that ordered him to give up his gun after the shooting.
The family of a 25-year-old Rockland man who died last year after falling off the balcony is suing the bar.

Family sues Rockland bar over fatal fall

By Stephen Betts on May 31, 2016, at 10:10 a.m.
The estate of a 25-year-old Rockland man who died last year from injuries he suffered after falling from the balcony of a downtown pub has sued the business.
Nathaniel Kibby

NH man gets 45 to 90 years in girl’s kidnapping, torture, rape

By Mark Hayward, The New Hampshire Union Leader on May 27, 2016, at 6:59 a.m.
LACONIA, New Hampshire — The imprisonment, torture and systematic rape of a teenage girl who accepted a ride home from a stranger after school was aired in horrific detail during a hastily arranged hearing Thursday in which her captor pleaded guilty. Nathaniel Kibby, 35, will serve 45 to 90 years …
Ann Lord

Enfield mother, father, son indicted on drug charges

By Judy Harrison on May 25, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
The Lords came to the attention of law enforcement last year when a confidential informant allegedly purchased oxycodone.
Steven E. Clarke

After more than 2 years and 7 attorneys, Owls Head man convicted

By Stephen Betts on May 25, 2016, at 2:50 p.m.
ROCKLAND | A 51-year-old Owls Head man who has been held in jail for more than two years while awaiting trial was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison. Steven E. Clarke pleaded guilty in Knox County Unified Court to burglary, domestic violence assault, criminal mischief, tampering with a …

Woman sentenced for stealing $20,000 from Jackson Lab to start rival science fair

By Bill Trotter on May 25, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
The woman, who as of Friday had repaid only $500 of the $20,000 she owes the lab, told the judge she was sorry for what she had done.

2 Cuban men plead guilty in multi-state burglary spree

By New Haven Register on May 24, 2016, at 8:59 p.m.
HARTFORD, Connecticut — Two Cuban citizens pleaded guilty in federal court in the last week to burglarizing stores across the country, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. One of the businesses hit was a Fossil store in Clinton. Alionis Perez, 40, and Yoandrys Cue, 30, both of Cuba, allegedly broke …
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the second day of hearings at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Feb. 3, 2016.

Pennsylvania judge orders Cosby to trial on sexual assault charge

By Joseph Ax, Reuters on May 24, 2016, at 1:16 p.m.
A Pennsylvania judge ordered Bill Cosby to stand trial for sexual assault.
Merrill “Mike” Kimball awaits sentencing in Portland for the October 2013 murder of Leon Kelley, June 5, 2015.

North Yarmouth man convicted in shooting at bee farm denied new trial

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2016, at 12:53 p.m.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld the murder conviction of Merrill Kimball, who is serving a 25-year sentence for a shooting at a North Yarmouth bee farm in October 2013.

Judge rules search was legal in Rockland child porn case

By Stephen Betts on May 24, 2016, at 12:34 p.m.
The search of a former Rockland man’s computer three years ago as part of an investigation into child pornography was legal, but some statements the suspect made to police during a sweep of his home cannot be used at trial.

Maine nurse accused of diverting drugs acquitted of four charges

By Stephen Betts on May 23, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
The New Hampshire jury issued its verdicts in the case against 47-year-old Kerry Bridges of Warren.
Lewis Conlogue

Widow of man killed by Maine State Police files wrongful death suit

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
The widow of a LaGrange man shot and killed in August 2014 by a Maine State Police sergeant has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Penobscot County Superior Court.
A man, who refused to give his name, preaches loudly against abortion outside Planned Parenthood on Congress Street in Portland, Nov. 13, 2015.

Judge rules in favor of Maine abortion protester

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
A federal judge Monday ordered police to stop enforcing a state law intended to protect women receiving reproductive services from the shouts of abortion protesters outside.
Firefighters battle a blaze on Feb. 10, 2013, that destroyed a landmark Owls Head business, Frankie's Garage.

Owls Head seeks to kill lawsuit over garage fire before trial

By Stephen Betts on May 23, 2016, at 12:47 p.m.
The town’s attorney argues the municipality should be ruled immune from a $400,000 lawsuit filed against it by the owner of a commercial garage destroyed by fire.
Protesters hold a banner as Austin DeCoster (left), owner of Wright County Egg, and his son Peter DeCoster testify before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the “Outbreak of Salmonella in Eggs” on Capitol Hill in Washington Sept. 22, 2010.

DeCosters appeal jail time for tainted eggs that made 1,900 sick

By Erin Jordan, The Gazette on May 23, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
Jack DeCoster, 82, of Turner, Maine, and Peter DeCoster, 52, are trying to get out of their jail time.