Court News


Topsham man charged with 20 counts of sex crimes against a child

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 17, 2017, at 2:47 p.m.
The crimes allegedly took place from October 2008 to June 2017, when the alleged victim was between and 7 and 15 years old.

Lawsuit claims Poland Spring a ‘colossal fraud,’ selling groundwater

By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 17, 2017, at 1:11 p.m.
A group of bottled water drinkers have brought a class action lawsuit against the company behind Poland Spring, alleging that the Maine business has long deceived consumers by mislabeling common groundwater.
Capitol Hill staffers come out onto the steps to watch the space shuttle Discovery fly past the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012. (Scott Sutherland/MCT)

Charges dropped against marijuana activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol

By Perry Stein, Washington Post on Aug. 17, 2017, at 10:59 a.m.
Adam Eidinger, a marijuana activist, faced misdemeanor possession charges for allegedly carrying 78 joints that day.
Sally Shaw

Cherryfield victim, alleged killers were in love triangle, court documents say

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 16, 2017, at 7:11 p.m.
Sally Shaw, 55, of New Gloucester was the girlfriend of Carine aka “T” or “Terror” Reeves, 37, who was also allegedly in a relationship with Quaneysha Greeley, 19, according to court documents.
Khary Payton as Ezekiel and Cooper Andrews as Jerry in AMC's "The Walking Dead."

Creators of ‘The Walking Dead’ say AMC is ripping them off, lawsuit alleges

By Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post on Aug. 16, 2017, at 10:22 a.m.
On Monday, many key members of the show’s creative team sued AMC in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming the network hasn’t fairly compensated them.
The husband of the woman killed two years ago in the Shaw’s supermarket in Saco has filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the company needs to do more to protect customers.

Husband of woman killed in Saco Shaw’s files wrongful death lawsuit

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 16, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Wendy Boudreau died Aug. 19, 2015, after she was attacked from behind by Connor S. MacCalister.
Taylor Swift presents Entertainer of the Year to Garth Brooks at the 50th Annual CMA Awards that took place at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Nov. 2, 2016.

Jury says Taylor Swift was groped by radio DJ, awards her a symbolic $1 verdict

By Emily Yahr, The Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2017, at 8:28 a.m.
Her attorney said during closing arguments that the lawsuit represents the fact that “no means no, and it tells every woman that they will determine what is tolerable to their body.”
Tiger Woods' booking image in 2017.

Tiger Woods reportedly had THC, four other drugs in system at time of arrest

By Des Bieler, The Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
At the time, Woods told authorities that he was taking Vicodin and Xanax, but a toxicology report indicated the additional presences of Ambien, Dilaudid and THC.
James Alex Fields Jr., 20, is seen in a mugshot released by Charlottesville Police Department after being charged with one count of second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death after police say he drove a car into a crowd of counter protesters during the "Unite the Right" protests by white nationalist and "alt-right" demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 12, 2017.

Judge denies bail for man accused of ramming car into Charlottesville protesters

By Joe Heim, The Washington Post on Aug. 14, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
James Alex Fields Jr., 20, who appeared via a video link from Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, was denied bail on Monday.

Family settles lawsuit against teacher accused of putting bag on daughter’s head

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 14, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.
The family will receive about $5,500 for past expenses for counseling and the girl’s computer and education costs. About $9,500 will be deposited into a trust account for the girl’s future counseling and educational expenses.
The Orono Pharmacy is shown in 2016.

Orono Pharmacy to pay $60,000 in settlement over controlled substances

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 11, 2017, at 4:40 p.m.
In signing the settlement agreement, Ali Aghamoosa did not admit to any wrongdoing and cooperated with the investigation.
A sketch of Taylor Swift and her attorneys in Denver Federal Court during the Swift groping trial in Denver U.S. Aug. 8, 2017.

Taylor Swift says DJ subjected her to long, ‘horrifying’ grope

By Keith Coffman and Jann Tracey, Reuters on Aug. 11, 2017, at 6:21 a.m.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Taylor Swift testified on Thursday she was subjected to a “very long” and “intentional” grope by a Colorado disc jockey who appeared to be drunk during a photo session four years ago.
Tom Adams, owner of the Maine Coast Company.

Top lobster wholesaler indicted on drunken driving charges

By Deborah McDermott, The York Weekly on Aug. 10, 2017, at 5:45 p.m.
Lobster wholesale giant Tom Adams was indicted by a York County Superior Court grand jury on numerous charges in connection with an alleged drunken driving accident.
Michael Liberty

‘Donald Trump with a Maine accent’ sentenced to four months for illegal campaign donations

By Jake Bleiberg and Seth Koenig on Aug. 09, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.
Michael Liberty, 56, was ordered to pay a fine of $100,000 in addition to serving the prison time after pleading guilty to making $22,500 in illegal campaign contributions to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.
Cassidy Charette

Parents of teen killed in haunted hayride settle lawsuit against operator

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 09, 2017, at 7:34 a.m.
The parents of Cassidy Charette, who died during a haunted hayride crash nearly three years ago, have settled the wrongful death lawsuit against the farm owner who operated the attraction for an undisclosed amount.
A man, who refused to give his name, preaches loudly against abortion outside Planned Parenthood on Congress Street in Portland in 2015.

State noise ordinance can be used against abortion protesters, court rules

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 08, 2017, at 5:18 p.m.
Portland police may enforce Maine’s noise ordinance against protesters outside Planned Parenthood’s Portland clinic, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said.
Kevin S. King

Man who hid stolen gold, guns and drugs in Maine home pleads guilty

By J.W. Oliver on Aug. 08, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.
A Waldoboro man convicted of grand theft in Florida after police found $200,000 of stolen gold under a false floor in his basement nearly two years ago has returned to Lincoln County and pleaded guilty to possessing firearms and heroin.
Convicted murderer Anthony Lord walks into court at the Penobscot Judicial Center, where he was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment.

Man who killed two in 2015 rampage gets life for murders

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 07, 2017, at 5:03 p.m.
Anthony Lord, 37, of Crystal, who killed two people and wounded three others in a two-county rampage over two days in July 2015, was sentenced Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to life in prison.
D.L. Allen III

Maine man pleads guilty to playing part in sale of heroin that caused fatal overdose

By J.W. Oliver on Aug. 07, 2017, at 4:50 p.m.
D.L. Allen III was sentenced to five years in custody with all but 30 days suspended, plus three years of probation and a $400 fine.
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, Feb. 28, 2016.

Taylor Swift in federal court over groping allegation

By Keith Coffman, Reuters on Aug. 07, 2017, at 8:44 a.m.
Taylor Swift may turn up in a federal court in Denver on Monday as lawyers for the pop star and a Colorado radio personality start jury selection for dueling lawsuits over whether the former disc jockey groped her four years ago during a photo shoot.