Stories about John Morris


Maine’s crime rate drops, but pharmacy robberies, drug-affected births skyrocket

By Alex Barber on May 29, 2013, at 7:23 p.m.
Janet Mills

Legislative panel lines up week of hearings on Maine gun bills

By Scott Thistle on April 07, 2013, at 6:53 a.m.
Dr. Ben Zolper

Opiate abuse complicates doctors’ efforts to treat pain

By Tom Walsh on July 05, 2012, at 3:41 p.m.
Maine's Public Safety Commissioner John E. Morris speaks with Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, in February 2011 at the state house in Augusta.

Prescription drug abuse blamed for increase in Maine crime

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 19, 2012, at 10:37 a.m.

Transportation Committee split about using Highway Fund money for Maine State Police

By Mal Leary on April 08, 2012, at 4:03 p.m.

Agreement on LePage’s supplemental budget still elusive

By Mal Leary on April 01, 2012, at 2:59 p.m.

Legislative panel endorses bill to allow police to raise funds for their own

By Dawn Gagnon on March 29, 2012, at 9:59 p.m.
Michael Sefton (right), a Massachusetts police officer, and Brian Gagan, (left), a former Scarborough and Westbrook police officer, discuss the psychological autopsy of Steven Lake, who gunned down his estranged wife, Amy, and their two children before turning the gun on himself in June.

Shooting of Dexter family brings bipartisan focus to domestic violence bail decisions

By John Christie, ©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Dec. 26, 2011, at 2:08 p.m.

Chiefs worry about waiting for fire investigations

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 18, 2011, at 5:33 p.m.
John Morris (right) with Maj. Gen. John Libby

Maine should have just two emergency call centers, top cop says

By Mal Leary on Oct. 05, 2011, at 6:06 p.m.
This is a picture of confiscated bath salts, a synthetic drug that became illegal in Maine in July, collected recently by Bangor Police Department. The lab-made drug first surfaced in the Bangor area in February and has resulted in a number of users displaying paranoid and erratic behaviors. The street name for bath salts in Bangor is "Monkey Dust."

Legislature gears up for fight over bath salts

By Mal Leary on Aug. 30, 2011, at 7:14 p.m.

LePage working with legislators on emergency bath salts bill

By Eric Russell on Aug. 18, 2011, at 11:53 a.m.

‘Bath salts’ ban takes effect; state’s top cop seeks to halt drug’s march into Maine

By Mal Leary, Capitol News Service on July 06, 2011, at 4:54 p.m.

Drug-related crimes increased last year in Maine

By Eric Russell on May 25, 2011, at 11:37 a.m.

Maine crime rate rises 3.6 percent in 2010

The Associated Press on May 25, 2011, at 10:28 a.m.
Patrick Fleming

Retiring state police chief tapped to head gambling control board

By Dawn Gagnon on April 29, 2011, at 7:56 p.m.
John Morris (right) listens at a State House news conference in Augusta, Maine, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Paul LePage nominated Morris to be the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. Maj. Gen. John Libby (left) will stay on as commissioner of the Department of Defense. LePage said he will choose 15 Cabinet appointments by the beginning of next year.

LePage asks Libby to stay with Defense, former Waterville police chief to take Public Safety post

By Kevin Miller on Dec. 08, 2010, at 2:17 p.m.

Ethics panel cracks down on attack ads

By Kevin Miller on Oct. 28, 2010, at 10:34 p.m.